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You know the kind of place that offers a comfortable, safe, energetic learning environment - a place that will get the most out of you and mold you into a person who will shape the future?

We're that kind of place.

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It's in the numbers

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Student to Faculty Ratio

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Years in a Row America's Best Colleges Forbes

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Division I Athletic Teams

National Championships

Meeting Your Needs

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Located for Success


Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Ky. - just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati - NKU has become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost. While we are one of the fastest-growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names.

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Life @ NKU


Being a student at ɫƵ means you will have more than a great classroom experience. Enjoy co-curricular learning opportunities from direct leadership training to interpersonal learning through active involvement with and . Our lively campus community will welcome you and offer you endless opportunities to build lifelong skills, get involved, and create lasting relationships with others in the process.

NKU offers a comprehensive selection of services to ensure your success including,,, and more .

Get Ready to Lead

Through our efforts in the community and our ties to numerous local businesses, we are not only molding students, we are helping to shape and expand the ever-changing world into which they will graduate.

And yes - we want our students prepared to enter that workforce. But we also want them ready to lead, to change it for the better. We want them ready to make our community and region a better place.

Students at ɫƵ improve themselves - then they improve the world.

That's what we're all about here at ɫƵ.

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Only minutes away from downtown Cincinnati and surrounded by distinctive neighborhoods and thriving businesses, NKU is a diverse, dynamic and great place to be.

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