Founded in 1968, Northern Kentucky University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the suburban setting of the small town of Highland Heights (population range of 2,500-9,999 inhabitants), Kentucky. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Cincinnati. Officially accredited/recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Northern Kentucky University (NKU) is a large (enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Northern Kentucky University (NKU) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, associate degrees, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 48 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. NKU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.