Tuition & Fees

$7,513

$14,503

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
10%
500-599
70%
400-499
20%
600-699
20%
500-599
60%
400-499
20%
30-36
10%
24-29
24%
18-23
45%
12-17
20%
6-11
1%
30-36
3%
24-29
36%
18-23
41%
12-17
20%
30-36
6%
24-29
32%
18-23
52%
12-17
10%
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undergraduateRatios

43%

male

57%

female

1

teacher

14

students

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Moderately Selective

81%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,832
Declined + 1,079
Total Received 5,911
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Public

4,843

undergraduate students

1,801

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Teacher Education
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Codes

SAT 6467
ACT 2468

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Location

School Facts

The University of Nebraska at Kearney is a public institution. Founded as a state college in 1903, it gained university status in 1991. Its 235-acre campus is located in Kearney, west of Lincoln.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 6,644
Established in 1903
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

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Kearney, NE

514-acre campus in Kearney (population: 33,835), 180 miles from Omaha. Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

University of Nebraska — Kearney
2504 Ninth Avenue
Kearney, NE 68849

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
35%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
91%
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

 
7 fraternities 16% of male students
 
5 sororities 21% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
20%
Top 1/4
44%
Top 1/2
79%
Bottom 1/2
21%
Bottom 1/4
4%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
10%
500-599
70%
400-499
20%
600-699
20%
500-599
60%
400-499
20%
30-36
10%
24-29
24%
18-23
45%
12-17
20%
6-11
1%
30-36
3%
24-29
36%
18-23
41%
12-17
20%
30-36
6%
24-29
32%
18-23
52%
12-17
10%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $45
Common application accepted no
Application deadline August 15
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

81%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,832
Declined + 1,079
Total Received 5,911

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Secondary school record
State residency

Not Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Dusty Newton
Director of Admissions
P: 308 865-8526
F: 308 865-8987
admissionsug@unk.edu

Financial Aid

68%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$10,769

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $5,940
Room $5,058
Board $4,820
Additional fees $1,573
Books & supplies $928
Total $18,319
Average Financial Aid - $10,769
Total with Avg. Aid $7,550

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $6,532,230
State $1,233,670
Institutional $6,309,230
Other external $5,160,505
Total $19,235,635

Non-need-based

Federal $11,180
State $30,503
Institutional $4,184,577
Other external $1,581,716
Total $5,807,976
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 308 865-8520
F: 308 865-8096
finaid1@unk.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Mary Sommers
Director of Financial Aid
sommersm@unk.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

Bowling, Rodeo, Soccer

Club Sports - Women's

Bowling, Rodeo, Soccer

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Bowling, Rodeo, Soccer

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Athletic Directors

Paul Plinske (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Rachel Page (women's)
Assistant Athletic Director/swa
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Mascot
Antelopes/Lopers
School colors
royal blue and light old gold

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Agriculture Business Management
Art
Biology
Business Administration/Management
Business Teacher Education
Chemistry
Communication Disorders
Computer/Information Sciences
Counselor Education/Counseling/Guidance Services
Criminal Justice Studies
Curriculum/Instruction
Drama/Theatre Arts
Economics
Education Administration/Supervision
Elementary Teacher Education
English Language/Literature
Family Consumer Resource Management
French Language/Literature
Geography
German Language/Literature
German Languages/Literature
Health/Medical Diagnostic/Treatment Services
History
Instructional Technology
International Relations/Affairs
Journalism/Mass Communications
Liberal Arts/Sciences/Liberal Studies
Mathematics
Music
Operations Management/Supervision
Parks/Recreation/Leisure Studies
Philosophy
Physical Education Teaching/Coaching
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Science Teacher Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language/Literature
Special Education
Speech/Rhetorical Studies
Sport/Fitness Administration/Management
Teacher Education
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Teacher Education

Programs Offered

  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Health Professions

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

6,644

total students

92%

in-state

8%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

73%

4,843
students

Female
57%
2,783

Male
43%
2,060

27%

1,801
students

Female
69%
1,247

Male
31%
554

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

83%

4,063
students

Female
58%
2,328

Male
42%
1,735

17%

780
students

Female
59%
455

Male
41%
325

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Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Hispanic/Latino
72%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

62%

Transfer applicants accepted

73%

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) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Recommended of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

32

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Study skills

Career placement services

  • Interest inventory
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

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

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Tape recorders
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