Northern Kentucky University

100 Nunn Drive, Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA | Public University | Established 1968

About us

Welcome to Northern Kentucky University, a growing metropolitan university of more than 15,000 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 - NKU has become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost. It promotes a culture that fosters and celebrates excellence in everything it does and engage in honest, fair, and ethical behavior, with integrity at the heart of every decision and action.

The three pillars driving NKU's vision include access to all individuals seeking a higher education, helping students complete their educational goals, and preparing students for productive careers and community engagement.

Why Northern Kentucky University

As a public comprehensive university located in a major metropolitan area, Northern Kentucky University delivers innovative, student-centered education and engages in impactful scholarly and creative endeavors, all of which empower graduates to have fulfilling careers and meaningful lives, while contributing to the economic, civic, and social vitality of the region.

NKU has been acclaimed by students, alumni, the region, and the commonwealth for its:

  • Campus Life: Located just outside Cincinnati, Ohio and Newport, Kentucky, students can explore miles of natural trails and attend music, food and cultural festivals all year long. The city of Highland Heights has also been named one of the safest cities in America.

  • Facilities: NKU has seven facilities dedicated to Norse athletics including a BB&T Arena, Soccer Stadium, Regents Hall, the Bill Aker Baseball Complex, the Frank Ignatius Grein Softball Field, Valhalla Cross Country Course and Tennis Courts.

  • Culture and Inclusivity: NKU includes a community of more than 200 Student Organizations that embraces inclusiveness, diversity and global awarness. The Office of Inclusive Excellence ensures that the principles and practices of diversity, equity, inclusiveness and belonging are embedded into all aspects of University life.

  • Awards and Recognition: NKU has 17 Division 1 Athletics Teams including 3 National Championships, has a 19:1 student- to-faculty Ratio, and has been named by Forbes as one of the best college's in America for 9 years in a row.


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