Northern Kentucky University is located at Highlands Heights, Kentucky. It was founded in 1968 and newest of Kentucky’s state universities. An epitome of academic excellence; it offers bachelor’s and associate degrees, graduate programs and graduate certificates.
It is ranked among 600 top institutions by Forbes magazine 2010 as “Americas Best Colleges “. The class size is small with average of 24 students. Engaging in high teaching quality with distinguished faculty, the student /teacher ratio is 17:1 opening the doors for lively classroom interactions. NKU offers multiple program options benefitting the students to achieve their goals and online education to earn degrees and certificates.
NKU has branched out with special programs such as honors program, community outreach and study abroad program. The honors program has been awarded “Dollars for scholars “grant which enables the student to host a state wide conference during the 2010 fall semester. The sports business undergraduate program was first of its kind in America. Financial aid for students include summer 2010 grant, campus based aid and scholarships.
The student life is endowed with quality education, competence and leadership qualities .Northern Kentucky Leadership Institute has introduced the Leadership University Series at NKU, which is a diploma that can be obtained by completing eight workshops and a community service throughout the year. This program meets the needs of new as well experienced leaders. The other leadership services include The Norse Leadership Society and Freshman Service Leadership Committee.
NKU’s main library is the W.Frank Steely Library, which has huge volumes and periodicals collection. Students of electronic media and broadcasting program collaborate in producing studio programs though NKU retains the creative control of the station. Club Sports such as ice hockey, taekwondo, fencing, boxing, rugby etc are organized by the club sport program.
NKU’s main campus is situated in 400 acres land in Highlands Heights, Kentucky. The prime focus of the campus is the newly constructed Bank of Kentucky Center which has a 9,400 seating capacity; serves as a venue for athletics on campus and also serves as a venue for entertainment such as live bands and concerts.
The campus includes student building which houses cafeteria, store, game room, offices for the student life program and other amenities. The feather in the cap of the NKU campus is that, it is the first educational institute in the world to have a laser projection planetarium.