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Northern Kentucky University Student Life

Northern Kentucky University is on a 428-acre campus in a suburban setting in Highland Heights, KY, not far from Cincinnati. There are many activities and organizations for Northern Kentucky University students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Northern Kentucky University also has fraternities and sororities.

Northern Kentucky University has a thriving Sororities. In fact, more students participate in Sororities than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Northern Kentucky University include Fraternities, Freshmen Service Leadership Committee, Student Alumni Association and Activities Programming Board.

The Northern Kentucky University community comes together each year for Fresh Fusion, Homecoming and Victorfest.

Does Northern Kentucky University Offer Student Housing?

Northern Kentucky University offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are given priority for on-campus housing.

Most Northern Kentucky University students live off campus. In 2021, 10% of undergrads at Northern Kentucky University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 90% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Northern Kentucky University. There are 2,015 spots available in on-campus housing for all 11,507 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 960 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 40% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Northern Kentucky University offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Northern Kentucky University Athletics

At Northern Kentucky University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the unversity, funding, and compention level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Northern Kentucky University:

Sport Mens Intramural Womens Intramural Mens Division Womens Division Mens Scholarships Womens Scholarships
Club Teamsheerleading NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Golf NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Track And Field NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Basketball Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Soccer Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Tennis NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1

Safety at Northern Kentucky University

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Northern Kentucky University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Northern Kentucky University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

Northern Kentucky University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Plan a Visit to Northern Kentucky University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Northern Kentucky University, take Interstate 275 to Highland Heights, KY. If you need to fly, book your flight to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in KY you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Northern Kentucky University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Northern Kentucky University Students

59%

Women

41%

Men

70%

Full Time

30%

Part Time

70%

In State

30%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

80%

7%

4%

3%

3%

2%

1%

0.15%

0.14%

Undergraduate Students

11,507

Graduate Students

4,704

Non-Resident / International Students

246

Northern Kentucky University Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Women's Center
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

16,211

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

87%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$10,032

Out-of-State

$19,680

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 15
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