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Northern Kentucky University can guide you to what’s next. There is something for everyone on our campus, educating and entertaining a diverse community of students from around the world. Minutes away from the vibrant downtown Cincinnati, you can find everything from theatres to sports to internships within your reach. And you’ll never take on a challenge alone, because at NKU we are with you every step of the way.

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Why NKU

ALYSSA WRAY

I knew NKU was the place for me. I found so much support here.

 

ALYSSA WRAY
Perryville, Kentucky
Musical Theatre

JULIA BOTTOMS

I love the wonderful opportunities that NKU offers that challenges students, faculty and staff to grow as community leaders.

 

JULIA BOTTOMS
31 Wise Women of NKU
Student, Organizational Leadership

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MOHAMED OMAR

The relationships I have formed with administrators, faculty and staff are what kept me at NKU.

 

MOHAMED OMAR
Journalism Major

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MOMOKA KINDER

Don’t pass on the opportunities you find at NKU. The connections I made on the NKU Cyber Defense team landed me my dream internship at Kroger. All of these opportunities I got because of NKU. When I first started them, I had no clue it would lead up to this.

 

MOMOKA KINDER
Nagoya, Japan
Cybersecurity Major

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Cedric Evans

"NKU R.O.C.K.S. is important to me because it allows me to be comfortable in a student space that is designed for me to be successful.

 

CEDRIC EVANS
Calumet City, Illinois

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Alyssa Wray while she was a contestant on American Idol

I knew NKU was the place for me. I found so much support here.

ALYSSA WRAY
Perryville, Kentucky

Musical Theatre

Luke Sander

My three sisters have all graduated from NKU, so I feel like I grew up here. I walked around campus and simply felt comfortable. The Health Innovation Center is essentially my second home.

LUKE SANDER
West Chester, Ohio

Nursing

Alexandra Shugart

Getting involved is a great way to meet people and experience NKU to the fullest. After I went through Orientation as a new student, I knew it was something I wanted to be involved in. During my first year, I waited until I had the first chance to apply and become an orientation leader. I found it rewarding to help incoming students adjust to college.

ALEXANDRA SHUGART
Louisville, Kentucky

Human Resources Management & Business Administration

Shraddha Dhakal

As an international student, I flew nearly 12,000 miles away from home to study at NKU. I was scared, and I really didn’t know what to expect, but now I am so glad that I took this step and came here. NKU has given and continues to give me so many great opportunities regardless of where I come from.

SHRADDHA DHAKAL
Kathmandu, Nepal

Marketing, International Business

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NKU Athletics is an NCAA Division I program with membership in the Horizon League. Following a storied history as a Division II program that included 72 conference titles, 25 regional championships and three national championships, NKU made the transition.

In May 2015, after just three years in Division I, Northern Kentucky accepted an invitation to join the prestigious Horizon League. Prior to the 2016-17 season, the NCAA granted Northern Kentucky active Division I status, and Northern Kentucky won Horizon League Tournament Championships in men's basketball and women's soccer and appeared in the NCAA tournament in both sports.

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