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Northern Kentucky University (NKU) has an acceptance rate of 91% and enrollment Numbers pointing to 14,500 Plus candidates per year. The university accepts applications for Fall & Spring sessions.
NKU offers 90 Undergraduate programs, 24 Graduate programs, 2 Associate degree programs in the field of Accounting, Business Informatics, Communication Studies, Construction Management, Economics and Management.
|Application Fees||40 USD|
|Test scores||UG - SAT/ACT|
PG - GMAT/GRE
|English test score requirements||Recommended to submit TOEFL/IELTS/PTE Score|
|Intake Seasons||Fall & Spring|
|Contact details for International firstname.lastname@example.org|
The general deadlines for admission are given below -
|Priority Application||February 15|
|Confirmation of Application||May 1|
|Regular Action||June 1|
|Priority Application||October 1|
|Confirmation of Application||December 1|
|Regular Action||November 15|
Note - Deadlines for graduate programs vary from course to course
The university has International students from over 60 countries.
To apply for admission to the university, requirements for international students are the same as domestic applicants, however, they have to submit some additional documents. Visa applications can take months in some countries, the university recommends that the applicant should apply early.
Academic Requirements - Official Transcripts of schools attended, SAT/ACT Scorecard, English Language Proficiency Test Scorecard (TOEFL/IELTS/PTE)
Transcripts which are not in English should be translated by an authentic source and a certificate of translation should be obtained and submitted.
Additional documents - Copy of Passport, Financial Support Information
|Exam Type||Cut-off Score|
Northern Kentucky University invites applications for a wide variety of Undergraduate Courses in the area of Accounting, Chemistry, Communication Studies, Data Science, Geology, Human Resources Management, Social work.
Each Program has a different requirement, however, the general admission guidelines are given below.
Academic Requirements - Official Transcript of High School attended, Copy of SAT/ACT Scorecard, High School GPA
Additional requirements - Copy of ELP Test scorecard
|ACT||English - 18, Math - 19 and Reading - 20|
|SAT (Prior to 3/2016)||Writing 430, Math 460, Reading 470|
|SAT (After 3/2016)||Evidence-Based Reading and Writing 480, Math 500|
The University offers a plethora of Master programs from Accounting to Social Work. Though each course has its own deadlines and requirements, there are some general requirements for graduate programs -
Academic Requirements - Official Transcript of previous attended school and college, GMAT/GRE scorecard
Supporting documents - Statement of purpose, Letter of recommendations, Writing sample
The following table depicts the program requirements of some of the popular courses.
|Course||Application portal||Application fee||Deadlines||Academic requirements||Minimum English Requirements|
|Master of Accountancy||Admissions Application||40 USD||Fall – July 1|
Spring- December 1
|4+1 Track Undergraduate program, Official Transcripts, Minimum CGPA of 3.0, Resume, SOP, GMAT - 520||TOEFL - 550|
IELTS - 6.5
|Master of Business Administration||Admissions Application||40 USD||Fall 1 –Aug 7; Fall 2 – Sept 28; Fall - Oct 25;|
Spring 1 – Jan 2; Spring 2 – Feb 12; Spring - March 25
|Official Transcripts, Minimum GPA of 2.5, Resume, 3 years of Professional Experience, Letter of Purpose;||TOEFL - 550|
IELTS - 6.5
|M.S. in Computer Information Technology||Admissions Application||40 USD||Fall – Aug 1|
Spring – December 1
|Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field, Resume, Official Transcripts, Letter of Purpose, Minimum GPA of 2.5, Work Experience, Minimum of 30 Graduate credits|
TOEFL - 550
|M.A. in Communication||Admissions Application||40 USD||Fall – Aug 1|
Spring – December 1
|Minimum GPA of 3.0, Official Transcripts, Academic Writing Sample, Statement of Interest, 3 LORs||TOEFL - 550|
IELTS - 6.5
During the Fall 2018 admissions, the university received 6057 applications out of which 5519 applicants were offered admission. This indicates that the university is not very selective.
To secure admission the applicants' High school curriculum, High school GPA, class rank,
ACT and SAT subscores are considered.
The applicant can check the application status on onlineapps.nku.edu by logging in with valid credentials.
The university typically sends out admissions decisions a week or two after receiving all your documents.