Northern Kentucky University Reviews

  • 17 Reviews
  • Highland Heights (KY)
  • Annual Tuition: $19,680
94% of 17 students said this degree improved their career prospects
88% of 17 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Samantha Marcum
  • Reviewed: 7/3/2019
  • Degree: Organizational Leadership
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"Northern Kentucky University is a hidden gem. I chose NKU because financially I needed to stay in state for my education and it was unlike any other school in the state. The location is a large benefit, students are about 7 minutes from downtown Cincinnati. There is always something do and to get involved in. The faculty at NKU are the most genuine, caring, and truly loving individuals I have met. Students are encouraged to do what they are passionate about, they are never swayed down the wrong path just for the university to make an extra dollar, and it is small enough where you feel like you are known but big enough where it doesn't feel like high school. NKU will foster your dreams and individuality."
Mislead
  • Reviewed: 6/17/2019
  • Degree:
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"Chose this due to the "scholarship" award, was told several of MSN courses I had already would transfer in 8/18 but was not given the final decision until 1/26/2019 after already retaking several courses I already had, this was disheartening to say the least. The course work I had before was 10yrs old but was WORTH the time I spent, this program is 100% teaching yourself, ok, may 90% but most courses was 100% self-taught. I am now in a specialty tract with the same results. There are NO online or video lectures, I am reading 15 chapters a week, condensed a 16 wk course literally into 7 wks with discussion board postings that do nothing for my learning and actually take away from the time I need to teach myself the course content from the readings, there are only about 1% content covered in power points but no discussion or instructor review/commentary of the material on them. I've not gotten any feedback on my case studies, or discussion board postings or replies, and no correct answers on quizzes so I don't know what I am missing or not missing. I am not even sure they are reading the discussion board postings in the specialty track at all. If i had to do this over, I would NOT chose NKU! I feel unprepared for clinicals let alone the boards and practice."
Erin Neal
  • Reviewed: 5/25/2019
  • Degree: English
  • Graduation Year: 1998
"I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Northern Kentucky University when I attended for my Bachelor's degree. It is the perfect university for those who want a small town college, but close to Downtown Cincinnati at the same time. NKU offers plenty of performances in their BB&T Arena; have a superb basketball team; their theatre department can rival others in the area. I'm looking forward to heading back this fall for my graduate degree!"
Erin Neal
  • Reviewed: 5/25/2019
  • Degree: English
  • Graduation Year: 1998
"I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Northern Kentucky University when I attended for my Bachelor's degree. It is the perfect university for those who want a small town college, but close to Downtown Cincinnati at the same time. NKU offers plenty of performances in their BB&T Arena; have a superb basketball team; their theatre department can rival others in the area. I'm looking forward to heading back this fall for my graduate degree!"
Belinda
  • Reviewed: 1/19/2019
  • Degree: DNP
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"The faculty and course content was appropriate. My problem was the system called Canvass. I reviewed the online Canvass tutorial but it was not helpful when it came to staying organized with the live program. Too much content was printed, the canvass view was cluttered and confusing to use. I am a hands on person and a little older than my cohorts and the online review was not helpful. Contacts to the IT department were not helpful either. Maybe more input from older students returning for their doctorate should be incorporated in next canvass update. When I say older I mean those 60 and older. I withdrew because canvass was a big change from blackboard. So for students who are not computer savvy take learning a new/different online system into consideration"
Syreeta Briggs
  • Reviewed: 6/4/2018
  • Degree: Performing Arts
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"As far as quality of curriculum is concerned, the Northern Kentucky University Theatre Department is pretty darn good. It's often considered the most advanced university theatre program in the state of Kentucky. Western Kentucky University comes in at a close second (at least this was the case when I was still attending NKU between 2013 and 2017). With all of that being said, it is a tough program to endure if you are a minority student. I was the only black female playwriting student in the program for the duration of time that I was there. I found the sometimes racially insensitive department culture frustrating. However, there are some gem professors who will change your life: Mike Hatton, Daryl Harris and Corrie Danieley to name a few. If you've got the determination to get as much out of the program and from the surrounding Greater Cincinnati theatre community as you possibly can, then apply! It's a great place to get a B.A. and/or B.F.A in theatre."
Smoke RN
  • Reviewed: 6/11/2017
  • Degree: Education
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"This program is the most unorganized, confusing and mediocre program I have ever attended. Instructors expect Graduate level work but only put out elementary level instruction and materials. Rife with misspellings and poorly developed classes. Powerpoints look like they were assembled by a fifth grader, the instructors claim to want to help you succeed but are incapable of putting together an intelligible assignment. The clinical programs are so confusing that 3 weeks into a semester, few have started due to misinformation and contradicting information. They try to re-use material but do not change the original due dates and information that has changed since their lesson plans were developed. I had very similar situations in undergrad (ADN) courses here as well that led me to get a BSN elsewhere. Grad level is no different. I do not know how they keep accreditation honestly. I DO NOT recommend this graduate level program for anyone. I will probably end up leaving NKU and going to Mount Saint Joseph University in Cincinnati or Xavier."
Chadd S.
  • Reviewed: 2/22/2017
  • Degree: Education
  • Graduation Year: 2013
"Northern Kentucky University is a great institution for anyone seeking a degree and a positive experience. My favorite experience from NKU was being apart of a welcoming community that made an impact on my life forever. I was able to achieve my goal of becoming a teacher while taking part in a wonderful college experience!"
Meaghann Dynes
  • Reviewed: 2/10/2017
  • Degree: Political Science
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"NKU has a number of great majors that get students ready for what they want to do. If students are unsure of the major the want or what career paths they want to pursue, their advisors and professors are always willing to help. Most of the professors also understand that life happens, and they will do anything to try and help you."
Matthew Werner
  • Reviewed: 2/6/2017
  • Degree: Business
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"Northern Kentucky University is a wonderful, student centered university with many different educational options for every type of student. They are on the rise in many ways in the Ohio valley region be it in athletics, education, student life, and student diversity so this is a great time to be a part of the growth NKU is experiencing. The business management major was a great choice for me as it could be for you. There were a plethora of class options and great instruction for classes and even career by the college of businesses advising team. Overall I was most happy with the fact that the major offered so many different classes in different aspects of business such as finance, accounting, marketing, HR, business ethics, etc. NKU is a great university and if business interests you definitely check out the business management degree!"