Northern Kentucky University

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

#BeANorse

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.

SIX COLLEGES & ONE SCHOOL CAN SPARK ENDLESS OPPORTUNITIES.

Out in the County

Out in the County

Born, bred and based in rural Kentucky, Jacqalynn Riley’s career spans the globe.

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NKU Magazine Spring/Summer 2018

NKU Magazine Spring/Summer 2018

The newest issue of NKU Magazine is available now!

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Inside the Health Innovation Center

Inside the Health Innovation Center

Take a tour of the new HIC before it opens in fall 2018.

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Ask NKU Podcast

Ask NKU Podcast

Dr. John Alberti and P. Andrew Miller compiled essays exploring the various ways Harry Potter fans engage with the wizarding world.

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Leading Indicators

Leading Indicators

How the economics professor son of an Indian government engineer became NKU's sixth president.

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STEM #LikeAGirl

STEM #LikeAGirl

At NKU, there are approximately 200 female students and faculty members working hard to break the STEM ceiling. 

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What's in a Name?

What's in a Name?

Campus buildings bear the names of some pretty impressive individuals. Get to know the people behind the nameplates.

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aerial view of campus

welcome to norse nation