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Northern Kentucky University

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1968
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 12,647
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $33,747,000
Admissions Address

Nunn Drive
Highland Heights, KY 41099

Website

http://www.nku.edu

Admissions E-mail

admitnku@nku.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Less Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.1
Send application by: August 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Melissa Gorbandt
Admissions office telephone: (800) 637-9948
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: August 1
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $40
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Tuition deposit: N/A
Room deposit: $200 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 N/A
Science 3 N/A
Lab 1 N/A
Foreign language 2 N/A
Social studies 3 N/A
History 1 N/A
Academic electives 5 N/A
Total academic units 22 N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: August 1
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Not considered
Recommendation: Not considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Not considered
Talent/ability: Not considered
Character/personal qualities: Not considered
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Not considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Less Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 71%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 71%
Total applicants: 5,337
Total acceptances: 3,787
Total freshman enrollment: 2,019
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 2,140
Male acceptances: 1,573
Male freshman enrollment: 885
 
Female applicants: 3,197
Female acceptances: 2,214
Female freshman enrollment: 1,134
 
Out-of-state freshmen: 30%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 7%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 24%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 53%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 88%
Average high school GPA: 3.1
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 95%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 14%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 440 – 550
Math: 430 – 550
Combined: 870 – 1100

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 1.8% 0.7%
600-699 11.4% 9.6%
500-599 36.3% 38.4%
400-499 39.1% 38.1%
300-399 11.0% 12.1%
200-299 0.4% 1.1%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 91%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 18 – 23
Math: 17 – 23
Composite: 18 – 23

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 1.7% 3.6% 1.6%
24-29 22.1% 19.9% 20.6%
18-23 61.8% 52.9% 46.4%
12-17 14.3% 21.7% 31.3%
6-11 0.1% 1.9% 0.1%
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 

 



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