University of Nebraska -- Lincoln

Lincoln, NE

University of Nebraska -- Lincoln

Lincoln, NE

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Tuition & Fees

$9,366

$25,806

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
18%
600-699
41%
500-599
34%
400-499
6%
300-399
1%
700-800
25%
600-699
38%
500-599
30%
400-499
6%
300-399
1%
30-36
23%
24-29
40%
18-23
34%
12-17
3%
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undergraduateRatios

53%

male

47%

female

17

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

78%

acceptance rate

Accepted 13,165
Declined 3,664
Total Received 16,829
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Public

20,478

undergraduate students

4,912

graduate students

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School Facts

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln, founded in 1869, is a public land-grant university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Human Sciences, Engineering, Hixon-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts, Journalism and Mass Communications, and Law; and the Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center. Its 856-acre campus is located in Lincoln, 55 miles southwest of Omaha.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 25,390
Established in 1869
Coeducational Coeducational

856-acre campus in Lincoln (population: 287,401), 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.

  • Campus Setting: Major city
  • Metropolitan area: Omaha
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Lincoln Municipal

University of Nebraska — Lincoln
1400 R Street
Lincoln, NE
68588-0419

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
41%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through freshman year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Alumni Association
  • Mexican American Student Association
  • University Program Council Nebraska
  • eSAB (Engineering Student Advisory Board)
  • ASUN (Association of Students of the University of Nebraska, student body government)

Top Events

  • University Program Council Concerts
  • Big Red Welcome
  • Homecomming

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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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • emergency notification system, CCTV surveillance, and public weapons storage for students/faculty/staff

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
28%
Top 1/4
56%
Top 1/2
87%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
18%
600-699
41%
500-599
34%
400-499
6%
300-399
1%
700-800
25%
600-699
38%
500-599
30%
400-499
6%
300-399
1%
30-36
23%
24-29
40%
18-23
34%
12-17
3%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $45
Application deadline May 1
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.61

Moderately Selective

78%

acceptance rate

Accepted 13,165
Declined 3,664
Total Received 16,829

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
class rank
standardized test scores

Important

rigor of secondary school record

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 100
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Riflery
Sand volleyball
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Table tennis
Tennis
Track and field
Ultimate frisbee
Volleyball
Wrestling

Club Sports - Men's

badminton, baseball, bowling, broomball, climbing, crew, cross-country, curling, cycling, dodgeball, equestrian sports, figure skating/ice skating, golf, ice hockey, judo, lacrosse, riflery, rodeo, rugby, running soccer, swimming/diving, table tennis, tae kwon do, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, water polo, water skiing, weight lifting

Club Sports - Women's

badminton, baseball, basketball, bowling broomball, climbing, crew, cross-country, curling, cycling, dodgeball, equestrian sports, golf, ice hockey, ice skating, judo, lacrosse, martial arts, riflery, rodeo, rugby, running, soccer, softball, swimming/diving, table tennis tae kwon do, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, water skiing, weight lifting

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Crew, Equestrian sports, Golf, Ice hockey, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Riflery, Rock climbing, Rowing, Rugby, Sailing, Sand volleyball, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Track and field, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo, Weight lifting, Wrestling

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Crew, Equestrian sports, Golf, Ice hockey, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Riflery, Rock climbing, Rowing, Sailing, Sand volleyball, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Track and field, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo, Weight lifting, Wrestling

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Divison I

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Actuarial Science
Agricultural Business and Management, General
Agricultural Communication/Journalism
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Mechanization, General
Agricultural Teacher Education
Agricultural and Food Products Processing
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other
Agriculture, General
Agronomy and Crop Science
Ancient Studies/Civilization
Animal Sciences, General
Anthropology
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management
Apparel and Textiles, General
Architecture
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Athletic Training/Trainer
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
Banking and Financial Support Services
Biochemistry
Biological/Biosystems Engineering
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Botany/Plant Biology
Broadcast Journalism
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Teacher Education
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry Teacher Education
Chemistry, General
Civil Engineering, General
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Software Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Construction Engineering
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering, General
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Entomology
Environmental Studies
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
Family and Consumer Economics and Related Services, Other
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Finance, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Food Science
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Foreign Language Teacher Education
Forensic Science and Technology
French Language Teacher Education
French Language and Literature
Geography
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language Teacher Education
German Language and Literature
Graphic Design
History, General
Horticultural Science
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Insurance
Interior Architecture
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International Relations and Affairs
International/Global Studies
Investments and Securities
Journalism, Other
Landscape Architecture
Landscaping and Groundskeeping
Latin American Studies
Legal Professions and Studies, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Microbiology, General
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Natural Resources Management and Policy
Natural Resources/Conservation, General
Philosophy
Physics Teacher Education
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Pharmacy Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies
Psychology, General
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
Range Science and Management
Russian Language and Literature
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Science Teacher Education
Sociology
Soil Science and Agronomy, General
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, Other
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Sports Communication
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Textile Science
Turf and Turfgrass Management
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant
Visual and Performing Arts, General
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

25,390

total students

75%

in-state

25%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

81%

20,478
students

Female
47%
9,720

Male
53%
10,758

19%

4,912
students

Female
53%
2,581

Male
47%
2,331

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

93%

19,132
students

Female
49%
9,189

Male
51%
9,943

7%

1,346
students

Female
40%
531

Male
60%
815

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 81%
Student 4 year graduation rate 40%
Student 5 year graduation rate 20%
Student 6 year graduation rate 4%

Student Break-down

8%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
74%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

871

Transfer students enrolled

3%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: May 1

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

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

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Other
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

95%

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
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