Northern Kentucky University

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About

NKU is a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati.

Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost. While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names.

  • No. of undergraduate students: 13,206

  • No. of postgraduate students: 2,199

  • Total Students: 14,566

Admission

Application Statistics

  • Number of undergraduate applications received:7,397

  • No. of undergraduate students accepted:6,797

  • Undergraduate acceptance rate:

  • 92%

Scholarship for foreigners?

Application process

International students who are currently in secondary school (high school), or who have not attended a college or university since completing secondary school, can apply to Northern Kentucky University (NKU) by completing the following application requirements:

STEP 1: COMPLETE AN ONLINE APPLICATION
Click here to begin the application process today!

NOTE: You will need to create an account name and password before you can proceed with the application.

STEP 2: PAY THE $40 APPLICATION FEE
The fee should be paid at the time of the application, but if you do not have the means to pay it when you fill out the application online, you can always go back and pay it later. Be sure to have your account ID and password so you can log back in to do so, if needed. 

STEP 3: SUBMIT YOUR OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS
Official transcripts from all years of secondary school (or high school) must be sent directly to International Student & Scholar Services by the student’s current or previous educational institution(s). If your current or previous high school cannot send your transcripts directly do us, they can provide official documents to you in a sealed and stamped envelope. If transcripts are not in English, you must provide a certified translation.

STEP 4: SUBMIT YOUR OFFICIAL TEST SCORES
International Freshmen applicants must submit ONE of the following test scores:

TOEFL (school code: 1574)
IELTS
SAT (school code: 1574)
ACT (school code: 1566)
Your official score reports must be sent directly to Northern Kentucky University (NKU).

STEP 5: SHOW FINANCIAL SUPPORT
In order to receive the I-20 form, which you will show to the consulate to obtain your visa, you must prove that you can pay the 9 month cost of attendance at NKU, which is currently $31,017 for the 2017-2018 school year (summer not included).

STEP 6: SIGN UP FOR E-SHIP GLOBAL
To avoid delays in the application process, please be sure to review and submit all of the above listed documents. Your application will not be reviewed or considered for an admission decision until all of the required documentation has been received, and the application has been marked as complete. Furthermore, an I-20 will not be issued unless a student has been fully admitted, and has demonstrated proof of sufficient funding, as indicated above.

 

Standardized Test Requirements

SAT

Writing and language of 25 or higher; Reading (Verbal) 26 or higher

ACT    
English: 18

Reading: 20

SAT Percentiles

Sat scores

Cost of attendance

Cost of Attendance $31,464
Tuition and Fees $19,104
Room and Board $9,300
Books and Supplies $800
Other Expenses $2,260

Application Fee
$40

Miscellaneous

Provides guidance to foreign students for housing

Majors

Accelerated Bachelor of Science in NursingAccounting
AnthropologyAthletic Training
Biological SciencesBusiness Information Systems
ChemistryCommunication Studies
Computer Information TechnologyComputer Science
Construction ManagementCriminal Justice
Data ScienceEarly Childhood Education
EconomicsElectronic Media & Broadcasting
Electronics Engineering TechnologyElementary Education
EnglishEntrepreneurship
Environmental ScienceExercise Science
FinanceFrench
General BusinessGeography
GeologyGerman
Global Supply Chain ManagementHealth Communication
Health InformaticsHealth Science
HistoryHuman Resources Management
Human Services and AddictionsIntegrative Studies
International BusinessInternational Studies
JournalismLibrary Informatics
ManagementMarketing
MathematicsMechanical & Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Mechatronics Engineering TechnologyMedia Informatics
Middle Grades EducationMusic
Music EducationNeuroscience
Nursing, BSNOrganizational Leadership
PhilosophyPhysical Education (Non-Certification Track)
Physical Education (Teaching Certification)Physics
Political SciencePre-Dental
Pre-Engineering: Chemical, Biomedical, Materials, Agricultural/BioengineeringPre-Engineering: Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Mining
Pre-ForestryPre-Medical or Physician Assistant
Pre-OptometryPre-Pharmacy
Pre-Physical TherapyPre-Veterinary Medicine
Pre-Wildlife ManagementPsychological Science
Public RelationsRN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Radiation TherapyRadiologic Science
Respiratory CareSecondary Education
Social StudiesSocial Work
SociologySpanish
Special EducationSports Business and Event Management
StatisticsTheatre
Visual ArtsVisual Communication Design
Business InformaticsClinical Mental Health Counseling
CommunicationCommunication Teaching Certificate
Composition and Rhetoric CertificateComputer Information Technology
Computer ScienceConcentration in Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis
Corporate Information Security CertificateCreative Writing Certificate
Cultural Studies and Discourses CertificateDoctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership
Doctor of Nursing PracticeEducation Specialist in Educational Leadership (Ed.S.)
Education Specialist in Teaching & Leading (Ed.S.)Education: Teacher as Leader
Educational Leadership School Superintendent CertificationEmergency Management Certificate
EnglishEnglish as Second Language Endorsement
Enterprise Resource Planning CertificateEnvironmental Education Endorsement
Geographic Information Systems CertificateGifted and Talented Education Endorsement
Health InformaticsHealth Informatics Certificate
Health ScienceIndustrial-Organizational Psychology
Instructional Computer Technology EndorsementIntegrative Studies
Interdisciplinary Early Childhood EducationLLM in U.S. Law
Learning and Behavior Disorders CertificationMaster of Accountancy (MAcc)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)Master of Executive Leadership & Organizational Change (ELOC)
Master of Legal StudiesMaster of Public Administration (MPA)
Moderate and Severe Disabilities CertificationNonprofit Management Certificate
Nurse Practitioner Advancement CertificateNursing, MSN
Post-Graduate CertificatesPost-Master's of Science in Nursing Certificate
Professional Writing CertificatePublic History
Public Relations CertificateRank I Teaching
Reading EndorsementSchool Counseling
Secure Software Engineering CertificateSocial Work
TeachingTotal Worker Health Certificate

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