Northern Kentucky University Reviews
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
I am happy with the time I spent at NKU. I would say the quality of instruction is overall average, but there are teachers throughout the school who are fantastic. I spent the first several years of my college experience as a Music Education major, but then changed direction. I took several years off, and came back as a distance learner (online student). Both experience were valuable. Bottom line: I liked it, but always do your research.
Northern Kentucky University's Anthropology program is a great opportunity to discover interests that pertain to anthropology whether it be cultural, linguistics, physical/biological or archeology. During my time at the university, I was elated to learn that I could study cultural and archeology. There were many studies abroad trips one could take and professors encouraged hands-on and group work. However, I was not pleased with how many careers there would be in solely studying anthropology. I would not recommend anthropology as a major unless one wants to pursue a career in that field. I would recommend it as a minor, coupled with another field of study one is interested in.
It was a great program. I was able to complete most of my courses online, which allowed me to do my course work at night (I was working full time, too). Professors were nice, helpful, and knowledgeable.
I loved this program in the college. I only attended as a master's student, so I do not know what the undergraduate experience is like there. They had a good amount of activities and being located very near Cincinnati there were a lot of internship opportunities.
Northern Kentucky University is excellent for students who want a personalized experience in a large university feel. Class sizes are very small and you get to know your professors very well. Tuition is affordable and the opportunities for internships, co-ops, and jobs are amazing!