Northern Kentucky University is one of the fastest growing universities in the Cincinnati region! We have more than 15,000 undergraduate and 1,600 graduate students, with a diverse student body representing 90 countries and 42 states, plus more than 300 international students.
NKU’s campus is situated on 400 acres and includes a Student Union with a food court, a 600-seat ballroom, several meeting rooms, and a gaming room; The Bank of Kentucky Center, a 9,200-seat arena boasting concerts by many of the countries top artists and some great sporting events.
Griffin Hall is the most technically advanced informatics center in the nation, as well as being the first certified “green” building on campus. The building also features CAVE (Computer Assisted Virtual Environment), which is available to students, faculty, and businesses for product development and the George and Ellen Rieveschl Digitorium, with its impressive Christie digital micro tile wall (visible in the 360 degree virtual tour) that is capable of running complex simulations in homeland, computer, and financial security among others.
The Haile Digital Planetarium is one of only 7 laser projection planetariums worldwide and the only one installed at an educational institution.
Cincinnati was named one of the “Top Ten Cities that Rock” and the “Best City for Nightlife”. There are plenty of venues catering to every musical taste, the world-renowned Cincinnati Zoo, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, and professional baseball and football teams.
NKU’s Haile/US Bank College of Business is ranked in the top 10% of Business Schools. It is also among only 15% of business schools to receive AACSB accreditation. The MBA has been consistently recognized as one of the best in the U.S. by the Princeton Review in its “Best Business Schools”.
The Chase College of Law offers several cutting-edge, skills-focused centers for study: The Center for Excellence in Advocacy and the Transactional Law Practice Center. These give students the opportunity to work in the field and learn from judges, practitioners, and other members of the legal community. They handle real cases alongside an attorney and can even earn a Certificate in Advocacy or Transactional Law. Students repeatedly win top honors in advocacy competitions.
Regional stewardship is part of NKU’s mission and students have many opportunities to work in service projects in the community (either as part of a class or organization, or individually). NKU has been named 3 years running to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll – the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service learning, and civic engagement.