College Deliberately: Northern Kentucky University

Northern Kentucky University is a large, public, four-year University that emphasizes culture, character and career located in a suburb of Highland Heights, KY. It is known for Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse, Law and Organizational Behavior Studies.

Northern Kentucky University

place Nunn Drive, Highland Heights, KY 41099
phone Phone: (859) 572-5100
web Web: http://www.nku.edu/
  • Northern Kentucky University is also known as:
    Northern Kentucky University, NKU


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Institution Accreditation Agency Status First Accredited Next Review
Northern Kentucky University Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges Accredited 1973-01-01 2029-12-07
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Student Centeredness

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The extent to which the institution’s website emphasizes students, as opposed to research, athletics or other pursuits, compared with peer institutions.

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Students with disabilities:
Less than 3% of students registered with learning or other disabilty.
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Northern Kentucky University is in NCAA Division I without football. The largest three sports are:
Sport Total Athletes
Baseball Men’s 35
Basketball Women’s 24
Soccer Men’s 23

The complete list of sports at Northern Kentucky University is available for members.

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Tuition for Northern Kentucky University is in the 24 percentile of all colleges and universities, which we classify as inexpensive.
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We aim to provide you with the resources to properly evaluate a college or university. One way to do that is to watch how that college or university is discussed by others. Here, we provide overviews of that: how Northern Kentucky University is discussed on reddit and twitter.
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An approximation of whether tweets talking about Northern Kentucky University are, on average, positive or negative.
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Sentiment for tweets that say ‘Northern Kentucky University’ or an alias (see above). Twitter limits its API to the previous 7 days or 18,000 tweets. This chart shows the average daily sentiment of tweets containing Northern Kentucky University within those restrictions.
An approximation of whether tweets from the area around Northern Kentucky University are, on average, positive or negative.
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Sentiment for tweets from an area 1mi around Northern Kentucky University. Twitter limits its API to the previous 7 days or 18,000 tweets. This chart shows the average daily sentiment for tweets from around Northern Kentucky University within those restrictions. The chart will update as we get access to twitter’s full API.
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