Northern Kentucky University

at nku you will Light the way to a successful career. You will burn bright.


From accounting to visual communication and much more, we can help you find and develop your passion. And when you do, we’re there to provide fuel for your fire, with a 17:1 student-faculty ratio, and a young, energetic campus just minutes from downtown Cincinnati. Ignite your spirit with 17 division one sports teams. Blaze new trails through study abroad in over 40 countries. Visit campus today and get the scoop on NKU.


Ask NKU Podcast: Episode 11

Dr. John Alberti and P. Andrew Miller compiled essays exploring the various ways Harry Potter fans engage with the wizarding world, and they joined us for a chat about the boy who lived.

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A Curious Thirst

One simple question led an educator into entrepreneurism. 

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Alumni Spotlight: Renee Vincent

Renee Vincent always has a story running through her head—usually multiple stories, to be honest.

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Celebrating Our Spring 2018 Graduates

More than 1,600 graduates received a diploma this May.

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Speaking of Research

The Scripps Howard Center serves public intellectualism.


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The Show Must Go On

NKU alumnus Marty Boyer finds a new stage in life.

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Lost in Translation

Four English students preserve the legacy of unsung Victorian poets.   

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JumpStarting Success

Local high school students get a jump on entrepreneurship.

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Game-Winning Shots

NKU sophomore’s passion for sports leads to a courtside role. 

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Pilot Season

NKU alumna Maggie Murphy’s Kentucky roots carried her to Hollywood success.

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NACU Serves the Underserved

NKU's nurse-led program brings health care to disadvantaged communities.

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aerial view of campus

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