Tuition & Fees

$9,154

$24,949

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
19%
600-699
40%
500-599
30%
400-499
10%
300-399
1%
700-800
26%
600-699
35%
500-599
29%
400-499
10%
30-36
24%
24-29
33%
18-23
35%
12-17
8%
30-36
14%
24-29
47%
18-23
31%
12-17
8%
30-36
20%
24-29
43%
18-23
35%
12-17
2%
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undergraduateRatios

52%

male

48%

female

1

teacher

21

students

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Moderately Selective

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 9,623
Declined + 5,324
Total Received 14,947
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Public

20,954

undergraduate students

5,125

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Advertising/public Relations
  3. Accounting
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Codes

SAT 6877
ACT 2482

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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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Location

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 623-acre campus is located in Lincoln, 55 miles southwest of Omaha.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 26,079
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)
•  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)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  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)
•  PAB (Planning Accreditation Board)

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Lincoln, NE

623-acre campus in Lincoln (population: 284,736), 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
1400 R Street
Lincoln, NE 68588-0419

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
37%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
87%
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

 
26 fraternities 17% of male students
 
20 sororities 24% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
26%
Top 1/4
53%
Top 1/2
85%
Bottom 1/2
15%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
19%
600-699
40%
500-599
30%
400-499
10%
300-399
1%
700-800
26%
600-699
35%
500-599
29%
400-499
10%
30-36
24%
24-29
33%
18-23
35%
12-17
8%
30-36
14%
24-29
47%
18-23
31%
12-17
8%
30-36
20%
24-29
43%
18-23
35%
12-17
2%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $45
Common application accepted no
Application deadline March 1 (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

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 9,623
Declined + 5,324
Total Received 14,947

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

Abby Freeman
Director of Admissions
P: 800 742-8800
F: 402 472-0670
admissions@unl.edu

Financial Aid

74%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$14,021

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,350
Room & board $11,430
Additional fees $1,804
Books & supplies $1,016
Total $21,600
Average Financial Aid - $14,021
Total with Avg. Aid $7,579
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 742-8800, extension 2030
F: 402 472-9826
financialaid@unl.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Justin Chase Brown
Director of Scholarships and Financial Aid
justin.brown@unl.edu

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

Club Sports - Men's

Badminton, Baseball, Bowling, Broomball, Climbing, Crew, Cross-Country, Curling, Cycling, Dodgeball, Equestrian Sports, Golf, Ice Hockey, Judo, Lacrosse, Riflery, Rodeo, Rugby, Running Soccer, Softball, Swimming/diving, Table Tennis, Tae Kwon Do, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Water Polo, Water Skiing, Weight Lifting

Club Sports - Women's

Badminton, Baseball, Bowling Broomball, Climbing, Crew, Cross-Country, Curling, Cycling, Dodgeball, Equestrian Sports, Golf, Ice Hockey, Judo, Lacrosse, Riflery, Rodeo, Rugby, Running, Soccer, Softball, Swimming/diving, Table Tennis Tae Kwon Do, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Water Polo, Water Skiing, Weight Lifting

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Badminton, Basketball, Billiards, Bowling, Broomball, Dodgeball, Foosball, Football, Futsal, Golf, Indoor Hockey, Kickball, Mini Golf, Non-Tackle Football, Racquetball, Riflery, Rock Climbing, Running, Soccer (bubble/indoor/outdoor), Softball, Table Tennis, Track And Field (indoor/outdoor), Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball (indoor/sand), Wrestling, Yoga

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Athletic Directors

Bill Moos (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Pat Logsdon (women's)
Executive Associate Athletic Director/administration/swa
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Big 10 Conference (Football FBS)
Mascot
Herbie Husker and Lil' Red
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/Hearing Science
Biochemistry
Biological Engineering
Biological Sciences
Biological Systems Engineering
Biology Education
Broadcasting
Business
Business Administration
Business/Marketing/IT Education
Chemical Engineering
Chemical/Biomolecular Engineering
Chemistry
Chemistry Education
Child/Youth/Family Studies
Civil Engineering
Classical Languages
Classics/Religion
Coaching
Communication Studies
Community/Regional Planning
Complex Biosystems
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Construction Engineering
Construction Engineering/Management
Construction Management
Cooperative Education
Dance
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
Graphic Design
Grassland Ecology/Management
Grazing Livestock Systems
History
Horticulture
Horticulture Education
Hospitality/Restaurant/Tourism Management
Human Sciences
Individualized Program
Information Technology
Insect Science
Integrated Science
Integrative Biomedical Sciences
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
Software Engineering
Space Law
Space/Cyber/Telecommunications Law
Spanish
Spanish Education
Special Education
Speech-Language Pathology
Speech/Language Pathology/Audiology
Sports Media/Communication
Statistics
Supply Chain Management
Survey Research/Methodology
Teaching/Learning/Teacher Education
Telecommunications Engineering
Textiles/Clothing/Design
Textiles/Merchandising/Fashion Design
Theatre
Theatre Education
Theatre/Theatre Arts
Turfgrass/Landscape Management
United States Legal Studies
Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Science
Veterinary Technology
Water Science
Women's/Gender Studies
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Advertising/public Relations
  3. Accounting

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Agriculture
  • Engineering

Pre-professional Programs

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

26,079

total students

77%

in-state

23%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

80%

20,954
students

Female
48%
9,959

Male
52%
10,995

20%

5,125
students

Female
51%
2,606

Male
49%
2,519

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

93%

19,534
students

Female
48%
9,359

Male
52%
10,175

7%

1,420
students

Female
43%
600

Male
57%
820

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Student Break-down

9%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
75%
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

Transfer Admissions

43%

Transfer applicants accepted

92%

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 Some
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

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 transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 107
Countries most often represented China
India
Malaysia
Oman
Rwanda
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Luke Bretscher
Senior Assistant Director for Admissions
402 472-2023
admissions@unl.edu

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Lists & Rankings

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