Northern Kentucky University is on a 428-acre campus in the suburban setting of Highland Heights, KY, not far from Cincinnati.
There are many activities and organizations for Northern Kentucky University students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? Northern Kentucky University has fraternities and sororities.
Northern Kentucky University has several thriving Sororities. In fact, more students participate in the 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.
This table offers information on housing at Northern Kentucky University.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for freshman|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Priortiy given to freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||Yes|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||10%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||2,015|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||1,315|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||90%|
Northern Kentucky University offers housing for students. 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 2022, 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 10,814 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 1,315 students chose to live on-campus. On the weekends, about 50% 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.
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 university, funding, and competition 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||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Indoor Track||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Golf||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Tennis||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
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. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Northern Kentucky University, take Interstate 275 to Highland Heights, KY. If you need to fly, book your flight to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International airport.
Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Northern Kentucky University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour
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