If you are thinking about applying to Northern Kentucky University, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is August 15 and the application fee costs $40. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for an application fee waiver.
Northern Kentucky University does not offer early decision or early action..
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
Northern Kentucky University is amoderately difficult school to get into. Northern Kentucky University has open admissions, which means admission is not competitive and any applicants that met the basic requirements can enroll.
In 2021, Northern Kentucky University **accepted 87% of students, around 5,819 of the 6,686 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Northern Kentucky University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT. Admissions to Nursing, Radiological Technology, Health Science, Respiratory Care is program moderately difficult.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis the areas where you shine.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Alumni/ae Relations||Not Considered|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Not Considered|
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Class Rank||Not Considered|
|Work Experience||Not Considered|
|Extracurricular Activities||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Not Considered|
|Application Essay||Not Considered|
|First Generation||Not Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
|Volunteer Work||Not Considered|
To apply, all applicants to Northern Kentucky University must submit the following items. Double check with Northern Kentucky University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for some||Details (if any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale)||2|
|Other Requirements||√||Some programs require separate applications|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Northern Kentucky University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.
Out of all students that were admitted, 61% submitted a class rank. At Northern Kentucky University 16% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 41% were in the top 25% and 74% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Northern Kentucky University, students GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||24.65%|
|3.50 and 3.74||19.83%|
|3.25 and 3.49||17.14%|
|3.00 and 3.24||14.01%|
|2.50 and 2.9||14.4%|
|2.00 and 2.49||4.31%|
|Northern Kentucky University does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.|
Northern Kentucky University is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 8% of Northern Kentucky University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 92% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Northern Kentucky University applicants, you should strive to earn between 980 and 1190 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Northern Kentucky University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1190 and 25% of scored lower than 980, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Northern Kentucky University students scored 600 or higher and 75% of students scored 480 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Northern Kentucky University students scored 590 or higher, and 75% scored a 480 or higher.
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To be most competitive at Northern Kentucky University, you should strive to earn between 20 and 26 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Northern Kentucky University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 on the ACT.
A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Northern Kentucky University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Northern Kentucky University.
For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is August 15.
Transfer students can enroll in Northern Kentucky University during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Winter Term Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Northern Kentucky University?
Students who are admitted to Northern Kentucky University must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..
Does Northern Kentucky University accept transfer credits?
Northern Kentucky University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Northern Kentucky University accepts:
CLEP subject tests DSST/DANTES Life Long Learning Credit ACE recommendations for credit
Does Northern Kentucky University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Northern Kentucky University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Northern Kentucky University?
No, Northern Kentucky University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application..
How hard is it to get into Northern Kentucky University? Northern Kentucky University is a somewhat selective institution. The Northern Kentucky University acceptance rate is 87%. This means that the institution accepts 87 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Northern Kentucky University is Aug 15.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Northern Kentucky University is Aug 15.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Northern Kentucky University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.41. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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