Admissions Information

The application fee is $40 for applying undergraduate school and $40 for graduate school at Northern Kentucky University. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$40
Graduate Application Fees$40
Admission Informationhttps://nku.edu/admissions.html
Online Applicationhttps://nku.edu/admissions.html
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Credits for Life Experiences, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree Offered1 Year Certificate, 2 Year Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2020-21, the acceptance rate is 87.03% and the yield is 31.55%. 2,436 men and 4,250 women applied to NKU and 2,152 men and 3,667 women students were accepted. Among them, 742 men and 1,094 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2020). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants6,6862,4364,250
Admitted5,8192,1523,667
Enrolled1,8367421,094
Acceptance Rate 87.03%88.34%86.28%
Yield 31.55%34.48%29.83%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2020-2021, 148 students (8% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 1,711 students (93%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 590 and the 25th percentile is 480. The SAT Math score is 600 (75th) and 480 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 26 (75th percentile) and 20 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing480590
SAT Math480600
ACT Composite2026
ACT Math1926
ACT English2027
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Northern Kentucky University are similar to the average score when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,078, ACT: 61 - public Master's College and University (larger programs)).

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript), Completion of College Preparatory Program, and Recommendations to its applicants.The school recommends to submit High School GPA and High School Rank. The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply Northern Kentucky University.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
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NKU Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankRecommended
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRequired
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission Test ScoresRequired
TOEFLRecommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Required



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