Northern Kentucky University

Northern Kentucky University Admissions and School Information

Northern Kentucky University is a public university located in Highland Heights, KY. The school offers associate's, bachelor's, master's and professional degrees as well as graduate certificates in a range of fields, including law, health, business, education, arts and sciences.

General Information About Northern Kentucky University

Northern Kentucky University operates a main campus in Highland Heights, KY, approximately seven miles southeast of Cincinnati, OH, as well as two educational centers in Covington and Williamstown, KY. The university accommodates a student population of over 15,000 students, of which 13,000 are undergraduates.

Currently, student housing is available to 1,800 students through university is in the process of expanding its campus. The school is home to 13 NCAA Division II varsity athletic teams and, in 2008, opened the doors of its 9,400-seat basketball and events arena, The Bank of Kentucky Center.

Admissions and Enrollment Information

Northern Kentucky University admits college freshmen and non-traditional learners as well as graduate, transfer and international students, all of whom may submit the school's online application. Depending on the type of program to which they apply, students are required to send SAT, ACT, GRE or LSAT scores along with transcripts and other application materials.

Schools and Colleges at Northern Kentucky University

College of Informatics

The College of Informatics offers bachelor's and master's degrees as well as graduate certificates through its four departments, which include computer science, business informatics, communication and the Infrastructure Management Institute. The college's undergraduate student population of 1,134 has access to cooperative work and internship programs, which prepare them for a range of careers, including broadcasting, web design and library informatics. The college's Infrastructure Management Institute connects college resources with global and local businesses, to research and promote business solutions.

Salomon P. Chase College of Law

Northern Kentucky University's Salomon P. Chase College of Law offers full- and part-time programs leading to a Juris Doctor (J.D.) as well as a combined J.D. and Master of Business Administration program. Students in all programs are heavily involved in learning beyond the classroom through the college's Traditional Law Practice Center and the Center for Excellence in Advocacy, which provide students with practical law skills and experience. The college is also home to the Chase Pro Bono Service Center, which engages each graduating class in 10,000 hours of free legal services.

College of Education and Human Services

The College of Education and Human Services houses three departments, which include counseling, social work and leadership, kinesiology and health and teacher education. The college offers undergraduate teaching certification in early childhood, elementary and secondary education in addition to programs in special education, physical education, athletic training and counseling. On the graduate level, master's and doctoral degree programs as well as instructional leadership and counseling programs are available.

Haile/US Bank College of Business

Through its five departments, the Haile/US Bank College of Business offers associate's, bachelor's and master's degrees in addition to certificates and undergraduate minors. The college is known for its unique programs in construction management and sports business as well as its Master of Business Administration program, which has been ranked among The Princeton Review's Best Business Schools picks. Through seven centers and institutes, the college connects students to business research opportunities and serves the needs of the regional business community.

College of Health Professions

The departments of allied health, nursing and advanced nursing studies comprise the College of Health Professions at Northern Kentucky University. The college accommodates a student population of 1,400 students, who receive instruction from a faculty of 56 members. In addition to offering traditional associate's, bachelor's, master's, graduate certificates and nurse practitioner programs, the college also offers many part-time and online programs. Students have the opportunity to acquire clinical experience at various sties across the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati region.

College of Arts and Sciences

As the largest college at Northern Kentucky University, the College of Arts and Science has an undergraduate student population of 4,200 undergraduates and 200 graduates. The college incorporates 13 departments that offer certificates, two associate's, 27 bachelor's and four master's degree programs in natural sciences, social sciences, fine arts, humanities and mathematics. Among the amenities boasted by the college are a digital planetarium, high-tech labs for various art forms, scanning electron microscopes and a spectrometer.

Contact Information

  • Address: Nunn Drive, Highland Heights, KY 41099
  • Phone Number: (859) 572-5100