Abbreviation for Northern Kentucky University, a large metropolitan college in Highland Heights, Kentucky, just seven to eight miles from Cincinnati. Established in 1968 with just two buildings, it grew from a small state college into a large university that brought in students from dozens of countries and over 30 states by the 1980s. As of now, the usual population of students enrolled at NKU is roughly 14,000-15,000. Interestingly, the residents make up only 15% of the total student body (about 1,400 young adults). In addition to having excellent Disability Services; history, anthropology, religion, and art degree courses, Northern has one of the only three law schools in the state. Finally, it is said to actually be one of the most conservative college campuses in the entire nation.
I am enrolled as a Freshamore at N.K.U.
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