University of Nebraska—Lincoln

Lincoln, NE

University of Nebraska—Lincoln

Lincoln, NE

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Tuition & Fees

$9,690

$26,820

not including housing and food

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
650
25th
550
75th
670
25th
560
75th
27
25th
21
75th
28
25th
21
75th
28
25th
22
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undergraduateRatios

52%

male

48%

female

17

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

77%

acceptance rate

Accepted 13,601
Declined 3,894
Total Received 17,495
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Public

26,359

undergraduate students

6,139

graduate students

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School Facts

Founded in 1869, The University of Nebraska—Lincoln 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 32,498
Established in 1869
Coeducational Coeducational

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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

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
41%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
86%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age

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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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
28%
Top 1/4
56%
Top 1/2
87%
Bottom 1/2
13%
Bottom 1/4
3%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
650
25th
550
75th
670
25th
560
75th
27
25th
21
75th
28
25th
21
75th
28
25th
22

Admissions Facts

Application fee $45
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Neither
Application deadline (priority deadline) March 1
Application deadline (final deadline) May 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Reasoning only Considered if submitted ACT only Recommended SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Not used

Moderately Selective

77%

acceptance rate

Accepted 13,601
Declined 3,894
Total Received 17,495

Admissions Factors

Required

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Secondary School Record
Secondary School GPA

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Recommendations

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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/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 housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

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Financial Aid

73%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$10,272

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,770
Housing $7,004
Food $4,278
Additional fees $1,920
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $21,972
Average Financial Aid - $10,272
Total with Avg. Aid $11,700

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Beach volleyball yes
Bowling yes
Football yes
Golf yes yes
Gymnastics yes yes
Rifle yes
Soccer yes
Softball yes
Swimming and diving yes
Tennis yes yes
Volleyball yes
Wrestling yes

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/Recreational Sports

Around-the-World, badminton, baseball, basketball, battleship, billiards, bowling, broomball, chess, climbing, crew, cross-country, curling, cycling, disc golf, dodgeball, equestrian, figure skating/ice skating, foosball, football, fun run, futsal, golf, husker combine, indoor hockey, judo, kickball, lacrosse, laser tag, mini golf, nine-ball, non-tackle football, pick-em football, pool, racquetball, riflery, rock climbing, soccer (bubble/indoor/outdoor), rocket league tournament, rodeo, rugby, runner, softball, spike ball tournament, sports officials, sports trivia, swimming/diving, table tennis, tae kwon do, three-point shootout, track and field (indoor/outdoor), volleyball (indoor/sand), water polo, water skiing, weight lifting, wrestling

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Big 10 Conference (Football FBS)

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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes yes
Actuarial Science. yes yes
Advertising. yes
Agricultural Business and Management, General. yes
Agricultural Communication/Journalism. yes
Agricultural Economics. yes yes yes
Agricultural Engineering. yes yes
Agricultural Mechanization, General. yes yes
Agricultural Teacher Education. yes yes
Agricultural and Food Products Processing. yes
Agricultural/Animal/Plant/Veterinary Science and Related Fields, Other. yes
Agronomy and Crop Science. yes yes yes
Ancient Studies/Civilization. yes
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature. yes
Animal Health. yes
Animal Sciences, General. yes yes yes
Anthropology, General. yes yes
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management. yes
Apparel and Textiles, General. yes yes
Architectural Engineering. yes yes yes
Architecture. yes yes
Art History, Criticism and Conservation. yes yes
Art Teacher Education. yes
Athletic Training/Trainer. yes
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General. yes yes
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist. yes
Banking and Financial Support Services. yes
Biochemistry. yes yes yes
Biological/Biosystems Engineering. yes yes
Biology Teacher Education. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes yes yes
Biomedical Sciences, General. yes
Botany/Plant Biology. yes
Broadcast Journalism. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes
Business and Innovation/Entrepreneurship Teacher Education. yes
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other. yes yes
Business/Managerial Economics. yes
Chemical Engineering. yes yes
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. yes
Chemistry Teacher Education. yes
Chemistry, General. yes yes yes
City/Urban, Community, and Regional Planning. yes
Civil Engineering Technologies/Technicians. yes
Civil Engineering, General. yes yes yes
Communications Technology/Technician. yes
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling. yes
Computer Engineering, General. yes
Computer Software Engineering. yes
Computer and Information Sciences, General. yes yes yes
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician. yes
Construction Engineering. yes yes
Construction Management, General. yes
Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management. yes
Curriculum and Instruction. yes
Dance, General. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes yes
Economics, General. yes yes yes
Education, Other. yes
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness. yes
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other. yes
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research, Other. yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General. yes yes
Educational Psychology. yes
Electrical and Electronics Engineering. yes yes yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes
Engineering Mechanics. yes
Engineering, General. yes yes yes
Engineering, Other. yes yes yes
Engineering/Engineering-Related Technologies/Technicians, Other. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes yes yes
English/Language Arts Teacher Education. yes
Entomology. yes yes yes
Environmental Studies. yes
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering. yes
Environmental/Natural Resources Management and Policy, General. yes
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other. yes
Exercise Science and Kinesiology. yes
Family Resource Management Studies, General. yes
Family and Consumer Economics and Related Services, Other. yes
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, Other. yes
Film/Cinema/Media Studies. yes
Finance, General. yes yes
Fine/Studio Arts, General. yes yes
Floriculture/Floristry Operations and Management. yes
Food Science. yes yes yes
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General. yes yes
Foreign Language Teacher Education. yes
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General. yes yes
Forensic Science and Technology. yes
French Language Teacher Education. yes
French Language and Literature. yes
Geography. yes yes yes
Geology/Earth Science, General. yes yes yes
German Language Teacher Education. yes
German Language and Literature. yes
Gerontology. yes
Graphic Design. yes
Health Teacher Education. yes
History, General. yes yes yes
Horticultural Science. yes yes yes
Hospitality Administration/Management, General. yes
Housing and Human Environments, General. yes
Human Development and Family Studies, General. yes yes
Industrial Engineering. yes yes
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other. yes
Industrial Technology/Technician. yes
Insurance. yes
Interior Architecture. yes
International Business/Trade/Commerce. yes
International Relations and Affairs. yes
International/Globalization Studies. yes
Investments and Securities. yes
Journalism, Other. yes
Journalism. yes
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching. yes
Landscape Architecture. yes
Landscaping and Groundskeeping. yes
Latin American Studies. yes
Latin Language and Literature. yes
Legal Professions and Studies, Other. yes yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management. yes
Management Science. yes
Manufacturing Engineering. yes
Marketing Research. yes yes
Marketing/Marketing Management, General. yes yes
Mathematics Teacher Education. yes yes
Mathematics, General. yes yes yes
Mechanical Engineering. yes yes yes
Medieval and Renaissance Studies. yes
Microbiology, General. yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes
Museology/Museum Studies. yes
Music Teacher Education. yes
Music, General. yes yes yes
Natural Resources/Conservation, General. yes yes yes
Nutrition Sciences. yes yes
Philosophy. yes yes yes
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching. yes yes
Physics Teacher Education. yes
Physics, General. yes yes yes
Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes yes yes
Pre-Dentistry Studies. yes
Pre-Pharmacy Studies. yes
Pre-Veterinary Studies. yes
Psychology, General. yes yes yes
Public Policy Analysis, General. yes
Range Science and Management. yes
Reading Teacher Education. yes
Russian Language and Literature. yes
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education. yes
Social Science Teacher Education. yes
Sociology, General. yes yes yes
Soil Science and Agronomy, General. yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes
Special Education and Teaching, Other. yes yes
Speech Communication and Rhetoric. yes yes yes
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist. yes
Sports Communication. yes
Statistics, General. yes yes
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other. yes yes yes
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels. yes
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor. yes
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education. yes
Telecommunications Technology/Technician. yes
Textile Science. yes
Toxicology. yes yes
Turf and Turfgrass Management. yes
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant. yes
Western European Studies. yes
Women's Studies. yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration/management
  2. Psychology
  3. Public Relations/advertising/applied Communications

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

32,498

total students

73%

in-state

27%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

81%

26,359
students

Female
48%
12,615

Male
52%
13,744

19%

6,139
students

Female
53%
3,278

Male
47%
2,861

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

74%

19,466
students

Female
48%
9,313

Male
52%
10,153

26%

6,893
students

Female
48%
3,302

Male
52%
3,591

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Student Break-down

8%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
73%
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 Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

1%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: May 1

Spring: December 1

Summer: May 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

90

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 100
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

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