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| While going to NKU I worked a part-time job. I have not found a full-time job despite my efforts. And all the jobs listed on NKU's alumni job search site pay negligible salary. The NKU professors are good but they are discouraged. Many professors complained about the top-heavy administration. Policy and programs were constantly being changed. Overall the administration was unapproachable, you had to keep asking the same question until you found a helpful soul. Most of the professors were and still are part-time and they have little say in how they run their classes and grade their students. Students were given unimaginative textbook busy work. If you are a non-traditional student or other life situation, look elsewhere, stay away from NKU. |
|Nov 11 2008|| Alumna Female --
Class 2000 |
| I rather think that this university, while adequate for my general purposes at least for my first two years of undergraduate education, is quite deficient for those students who lay on the other side of ambitious.|
It is my intent to take graduate level courses in mathematics and physics while working towards my undergraduate degrees, and this school is quite lacking in its ability to provide me with such an opportunity. It is therefore necessary that I transfer to another university for my upper division courses.
I have managed to uproot a few people of interest who are currently attending this school, though they are few and far between. The vast majority of students seem preoccupied with the baser concerns of life and most seek only to be in the position to recieve more pay in the working world as a reward for their arduous 'waste of time' rather than savoring their opportunity for self development.
As I have a very diverse set of interests, including art(which I have won awards for), music(avant-jazz, I play a couple instruments and actively study advanced music theory), mathematics/formal logic, and philosophy to name a few, I do have trouble finding companionship here. This is not problematic. Many of my friends attend University of Cincinnati, where I plan to transfer for my upper division courses(and I do recommend it to any one in my boat if you wish to stay local), and I do not depend on making many new friends at NKU, my old ones suffice.
The staff is generally acceptable, though not as competent as I would like. One philosophy professor was entirely unsatisfactory and would skirt my questions anytime he had trouble answering them rather than saying 'I don't know', and it wasn't as if he didn't have time for debate, we often left with an hour left of class(it was a one time a week 3 hour course). The majority of the professors are semi-failed academics, which is really no surprise.Overall, I would say that should you want to save money, this school is good for the first two years, otherwise, get out and go somewhere else.
|Aug 13 2008|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2012 |
| If you are a non-traditional student, avoid this school. Many of the professors hand out "busy work" and are unsympathetic of your work, family or health issues. Forget about asking for extra time to do their "busywork" because it is against NKUâ€™s policy. Instead of giving an "I" for a class they give you an "Option to Repeat." This is a way of getting more money from their students. During one semester I was hospitalized and not one professor would allow me to make-up my "busywork". |
There are a handful of good professors but due to NKU policy, they cannot help. Do not expect to get help from the advising staff either. If you can get ahold of them, they appear annoyed besides any authority they had to help you had also been stripted by NKU policy.
|May 30 2008|| 4th Year Female --
Class 2008 |