Northern Kentucky University

Welcome, Scholars!

​The Governor’s Scholars Program (GSP) is a summer residential program for outstanding Kentucky high school students.

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STEM #LikeAGirl

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





CAI Wins 2018 NACE/Chevron Award

Northern Kentucky University’s Center for Applied Informatics (CAI) has been named the 2018 National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)/Chevron Award winner. 





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Fall classes begin Monday, August 20. Register for summer and fall classes at






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.


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

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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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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