Tuition & Fees

$8,538

$23,058

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

53%

47%

male

female

1
22

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

76%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,425
Declined + 2,299
Total Received 9,724
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Public

20,182

undergraduate students

5,078

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Business Administration
  3. Advertising/public Relations
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Codes

SAT 6877
ACT 2482

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
13%
600-699
26%
500-599
37%
400-499
21%
300-399
3%
700-800
14%
600-699
30%
500-599
33%
400-499
21%
300-399
2%
30-36
23%
24-29
35%
18-23
35%
12-17
6%
6-11
1%
30-36
14%
24-29
46%
18-23
31%
12-17
9%
30-36
19%
24-29
43%
18-23
35%
12-17
3%
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Fun Facts

  • Need room to roam as you pump iron? The weight room at the University of Nebraska -- Lincoln is three-quarters of an acre, making it the largest in the country.
  • For decades, the University of Nebraska -- Lincoln's fans celebrated the Huskers' first touchdown by releasing 4,000-5,000 balloons. However, the tradition was indefinitely postponed after the September 1, 2012, game due to a helium shortage.

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School Facts

University of Nebraska at Lincoln, founded in 1869, is a public institution. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education and Human Sciences, Engineering, Fine and Performing Arts, Journalism and Mass Communications, and Law; and the Division of General Studies. Its 624-acre campus is located in Lincoln, 55 miles southwest of Omaha.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 25,260
Established in 1869
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  AAMFT (American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACCE (American Council for Construction Education)
•  ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication)
•  ACSP (Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects)
•  AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation)
•  NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASD (National Association of Schools of Dance)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  PAB (Planning Accreditation Board)

Lincoln, NE

622-acre campus in Lincoln (population: 272,996), 55 miles from Omaha. Served by air, bus, and train; major airport serves Omaha. School operates transportation between campuses and to remote parking lots. Public transportation serves campus.

University of Nebraska — Lincoln
14th and R Streets
Lincoln, NE 68588-0419

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
41%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
94%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
28 fraternities 19% of male students
 
19 sororities 22% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
26%
Top 1/4
52%
Top 1/2
83%
Bottom 1/2
17%
Bottom 1/4
3%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
13%
600-699
26%
500-599
37%
400-499
21%
300-399
3%
700-800
14%
600-699
30%
500-599
33%
400-499
21%
300-399
2%
30-36
23%
24-29
35%
18-23
35%
12-17
6%
6-11
1%
30-36
14%
24-29
46%
18-23
31%
12-17
9%
30-36
19%
24-29
43%
18-23
35%
12-17
3%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $45
Common application accepted no
Application deadline January 15 (priority deadline)
May 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

76%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,425
Declined + 2,299
Total Received 9,724

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Standardized test scores

Important

Secondary school record

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Amber Williams
Associate Dean of Enrollment Management
P: 800 742-8800
F: 402 472-0670
admissions@unl.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $18,116,871
State $3,157,197
Institutional $25,094,698
Other external $12,093,273
Total $58,462,039

Non-need-based

Federal $128,510
State
Institutional $28,586,276
Other external $3,448,394
Total $32,163,180

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
bowling
cross-country
diving
football
golf
gymnastics
riflery
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Big 10 Conference (Football FBS)
Mascot
Herbie Husker
School colors
scarlet and cream
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
Accounting
Actuarial Science
Advertising/Public Relations
Agribusiness
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Engineering
Agricultural Teacher Education
Agricultural/Biological Systems Engineering
Agricultural/Environmental Science Communication
Agronomy
Agronomy/Horticulture
Animal Science
Anthropology
Applied Climate Science
Applied Science
Architectural Engineering
Architecture
Art
Art History
Art History/Criticism
Athletic Training
Audiology
Biochemistry
Biological Engineering
Biological Sciences
Biological Systems Engineering
Biology Education
Broadcasting
Business
Business Administration
Business/Marketing/IT Education
Chemical Engineering
Chemical/Biochemical Engineering
Chemistry
Chemistry Education
Child/Youth/Family Studies
Civil Engineering
Classical Languages
Classics/Religion
Coaching
Communication Studies
Community/Regional Planning
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Construction Engineering
Construction Engineering/Management
Construction Management
Cooperative Education
Dance
Dentistry
Earth/Atmospheric Sciences
Earth/Space Science Education
Economics
Education
Educational Administration
Educational Psychology
Educational Studies
Electrical Engineering
Electronics Engineering
Elementary Education
Elementary Education/Early Childhood
Elementary Education/Special Education
Engineering
Engineering Management
English
English Language Arts
Entomology
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Restoration Science
Environmental Studies
Ethnic Studies
Film Studies
Finance
Fisheries/Wildlife
Food Science/Technology
Food Technology for Companion Animals
Forensic Science
French
French Education
Geography
Geology
German
German Education
Global Studies
Grassland Ecology/Management
Grazing Livestock Systems
Great Plains Studies
History
Horticulture
Horticulture Education
Hospitality/Restaurant/Tourism Management
Human Sciences
Individualized Program
Information Technology
Insect Science
Integrated Science
Integrative Biomedical Sciences
Interdisciplinary Engineering
Interdisciplinary Studies
Interior Design
International Business
Journalism
Journalism Education
Journalism/Mass Communications
Landscape Architecture
Latin American Studies
Latin Education
Law
Law/Combined Pre-Professional Program
Leadership Education
Legal Studies
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering/Applied Mechanics
Mechanized Systems Management
Medicine/Combined Pre-Professional Program
Medieval/Renaissance Studies
Meteorology/Climatology
Microbiology
Modern Languages/Literatures
Music
Music Education
Natural Resource Sciences
Natural Resources/Environmental Economics
Nutrition
Nutrition/Health Science
Nutrition/Health Sciences
PGA Golf Management
Pharmacy/Combined Pre-Professional Program
Philosophy
Physics
Physics Education
Physics/Astronomy
Plant Biology
Plant Health
Political Science
Psychological Studies in Education
Psychology
Russian
Russian Education
Science Education
Secondary English Education
Social Science Education
Sociology
Space Law
Space/Cyber/Telecommunications Law
Spanish
Spanish Education
Special Education
Speech-Language Pathology
Speech/Language Pathology/Audiology
Statistics
Supply Chain Management
Survey Research/Methodology
Teaching/Learning/Teacher Education
Telecommunications Engineering
Textiles/Fashion Merchandising/Design
Textiles/Merchandising/Fashion Design
Theatre
Theatre Education
Theatre/Theatre Arts
Turfgrass/Landscape Management
Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Science
Veterinary Technology
Water Science
Women's/Gender Studies
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Undergraduate

80%

20,182
students

Female
47%
9,481

Male
53%
10,701

Graduate

20%

5,078
students

Female
53%
2,668

Male
47%
2,410

undergraduateFull-time

93%

18,817
students

Female
48%
8,912

Male
52%
9,905

undergraduatePart-time

7%

1,365
students

Female
42%
569

Male
58%
796

Student Break-down

8%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
77%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

68%

Transfer applicants accepted

79%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Recommended of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: May 1

Spring: December 1

Summer: May 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 81
Countries most often represented Brazil
China
Malaysia
Oman
South Korea
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Karen Cagley
Director, International Student and Scholar Services
402 472-5873
isso@unl.edu

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