Students Say

At the University of Nebraska—Lincoln, students feel that their professors are “very knowledgeable” and “engage the class in discussion rather than a lot of lecture,” and that “overall the professors genuinely care and want the students to succeed,” although they feel that “UNL could definitely improve on the communication between the students, particularly first year, and the advisors or deans of colleges,” with some students sticking up for the Business school saying “the advisors in the business school are great.” Students feel that, at UNL, they “have so many resources such as the Career Center, Student Involvement, Writing Resource Center, etc.”

Overview

Applicants
10,929
Acceptance Rate
64%

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
490 - 660
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
520 - 670
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
22 - 28

Deadlines


Regular
May 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Class Rank
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating

Overall

Students Say

At the University of Nebraska—Lincoln, students feel that their professors are “very knowledgeable” and “engage the class in discussion rather than a lot of lecture,” and that “overall the professors genuinely care and want the students to succeed,” although they feel that “UNL could definitely improve on the communication between the students, particularly first year, and the advisors or deans of colleges,” with some students sticking up for the Business school saying “the advisors in the business school are great.” Students feel that, at UNL, they “have so many resources such as the Career Center, Student Involvement, Writing Resource Center, etc.” Students are “particularly pleased with the honors program at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln…The opportunities for unique academic projects are endless and strongly supported by the faculty.” Because of the university’s location “right next to downtown Lincoln…there are infinite opportunities for socializing or jobs and internships within walking distance.” A Microbiology major sums it up by saying “Nebraska is an excellent school academically yet athletics are very prominent.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
21:1
Total Faculty
1,091
with Terminal Degree
1,031

762
Men
329
Women
192
Minority
26
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
32%
Graduate in 5 years
61%
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences

  • Agricultural and Food Products Processing
  • Agricultural Business and Management, General
  • Agricultural Communication/Journalism
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Mechanization, General
  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other
  • Agriculture, General
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Food Science
  • Horticultural Science
  • Landscaping and Groundskeeping
  • Range Science and Management
  • Soil Science and Agronomy, General
  • Turf and Turfgrass Management

  • Architecture and Related Service

  • Architecture
  • Interior Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other
  • Latin American Studies
  • Western European Studies
  • Women's Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Botany/Plant Biology
  • Entomology
  • Microbiology, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Banking and Financial Support Services
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Finance, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Insurance
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Investments and Securities
  • Logistics and Materials Management
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Journalism, Other
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General

  • Education

  • Agricultural Teacher Education
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Computer Teacher Education
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • German Language Teacher Education
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Special Education and Teaching, Other
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
  • Trade and Industrial Teacher Education

  • Engineering

  • Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Biological/Biosystems Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Construction Engineering
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Engineering, General
  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians

  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

  • Apparel and Textile Marketing Management
  • Apparel and Textiles, General
  • Family and Consumer Economics and Related Services, Other
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • Textile Science

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant

  • History

  • History, General

  • Legal Professions and Studies

  • Legal Professions and Studies, Other

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Ancient Studies/Civilization
  • International/Global Studies
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Studies
  • Natural Resources Management and Policy
  • Natural Resources/Conservation, General

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences

  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Forensic Science and Technology

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Economics, General
  • Geography
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Film/Cinema Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Music, General


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Willa Cather
author

Warren Buffett
financier

Harold Edgerton
science; high speed photographs

Mari Sandoz
author

Johnny Carson
entertainer

Barbara Hendricks
opera singer

Ted Sorensen
communications; politics

Academic Rating

Career overview

Students Say

University of Nebraska—Lincoln students do pretty well for themselves. After all, according to Payscale.com, the average starting salary for UNL grads is a solid $42,400. Certainly, given the number of career fairs hosted by the university, that kind of success is unsurprising. Indeed, UNL hosts many industry-specific events. Students can attend an actuarial science career fair, an agriculture career fair, an engineering career fair, etc. To help undergrads prepare for these events, the career services office also hosts multiple mock interview days. Students unable to attend these fairs may use the university’s online resources to search for job and internship openings. Finally, companies that often hire UNL graduates include Union Pacific Railroad and the Gallop Organization.

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
32%
Graduate in 5 years
61%
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Information from PayScale:

Median Starting Salary
$42,400

Median Mid-Career Salary
$76,700

Alumni with High Job Meaning
56%

Return on Education (ROE) rating
85

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Bottom Line

“UNL is very affordable for in-state students and offered me a generous financial aid package that other schools did not,” one student says. As a state school, UNL is extremely attractive for Nebraska students. In-state tuition is $6,480 annually, while outof-state tuition is $20,400. In addition, students can expect to pay another $1,050 for books and supplies, and about $9,532 for room and board. However, 88 percent of freshmen receive some amount of financial aid. Fifty-nine percent of students take out loans and the average University of Nebraska—Lincoln student can expect to graduate with about $23,951 in debt. The Collegebound Nebraska program promises that all Nebraska students eligible for Pell Grants will receive gift assistance to cover the total tuition costs.

Bang For Your Buck

UNL is committed to helping students plan their education at the university as well as their life beyond it. UNL’s new Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center and Guided Professional Shadowing Program were created to help students pick their course of study and graduate in four years. Graduates will also join a vast network of alumni to help them in their career beyond college. As one student puts it, “The University of Nebraska—Lincoln is a wonderful school that allows a student to create one’s own destiny by supplying caring professors, ample opportunities for research and growth both academically and socially, in a college town environment second to none.”

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$7,192

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,765

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,253

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$23,951

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
58%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$9,549

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$6,480
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$20,400
Required Fees
$1,590
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,050

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$2,596
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Financial Aid Rating

Overall

Students Say

“The typical student is from Nebraska somewhere, but they are starting to diversify the campus more recently.” “Typical Midwesterner, nice and friendly.” “The typical student at University of Nebraska-Lincoln is friendly, often from within the state, and moderately studious. A large part of the student body is socially and politically conservative.” “A lot of people drink,” but students don’t think that that is something which is “exclusive to UNL.” Greek life is “a big part of this school.” Some older students “feel very alienated at times by my classmates and professors.” Students love to get involved in extracurricular activities and campus-wide events, which is usually how “everyone can find a niche that suits them.” “Even though it’s a big school,” says one student, “I never feel lost in the crowd,” and a Biology major says “every person I have met has had the courage to talk with me, listen to my story, and share with me their story. I have not met a single person that I couldn’t find something in common with.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
19,376
Out of State
19%

International
Foreign Countries Represented
107

Demographics

46% female
54% male
19% are out of state
93% are full time
7% are part time

Overview

Students Say

Students love UNL’s “location,” “affordability,” and the fact that it’s in the Big 10, along with Husker football. The sense of community on our campus is second to none,” according to students. They are proud to be members of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and think that the sense of “tradition here is amazing, and the support from the alumni and the community is awesome.” “There is a real sense of unity around the athletics here,” as students rally around Husker football games with staggering amounts of “school spirit and pride.” Many of the parties on campus revolve around the Greek scene. UNL provides students with access to all that Lincoln has to offer via their program called “Arts-For-All, which allows students to go to shows at the Lied Performing Arts Center for free.” “Life in Lincoln is fantastic. Campus is a five minute walk away from downtown, where there are a variety of restaurants, bars, shops, and anything else you could want. For fun, people go to the bars downtown, go to the movie theaters, go shopping, or hang out at one of the many cool little places around town.” Alternately, if you were to simply walk around campus, “you’re bound to run into people doing something fun, and they’re usually welcoming and will let you join.” For fun, many students “play sports at the outdoor sporting areas or at the rec.”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
39%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
91%

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Cooperative
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Frat Sorority
International Student

Special Needs Admissions


Director
Veva Cheney

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
Psychoeducational evaluation

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Psychoeductional evaluation is preferred; a doctor's statement required

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
No

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
671
Number of Honor Societies
37

Number of Social Sororities
20
Number of Religious Organizations
43

18% join a fraternity
22% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

36% participate in intramural sports
3% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Cornhuskers)
10 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Cornhuskers)
14 Sports

Basketball
Bowling
Cross Country
Diving
Golf
Gymnastics
Riflery
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Navy ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

The University of Nebraska—Lincoln is deeply committed to good stewardship of the land and to agricultural innovation. It is home to the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the Center for Applied Rural Innovation, and the national Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program, which is funded by the USDA and offers competitive grants and educational opportunities. The campus itself is surrounded by more green space and parkland per capita than most U.S. cities! Its first buildings were built in 1869, but as the story goes, the first few hundred trees planted perished and the first flowerbeds were decimated by “marauding hordes of locusts.” Undeterred, in 1873 a farm campus was built. Today, the university is further expanding, and continuing its mission to reduce the “impact of the University of Nebraska—Lincoln on its environment.” The new Innovation Campus, located right next to the city’s wastewater plant, launched in August of 2014. The campus’s Centralized Renewable Energy System uses treated wastewater from the plant to heat and cool campus buildings. The university also developed the Urban Waters Project, a living laboratory focusing on the city’s two watershed basins, as well as an “evidenced-based mobile toolkit” to educate city officials, students, and community members alike. The project monitors and assesses the effectiveness of green infrastructure strategies and education, and promotes “community involvement and multi-organizational partnerships through an integrated research-education-outreach model to improve water quality.” In addition, the university developed the Sustainable Schoolyard Partnership, which helps local schools create “beautiful and ecological places that foster learning and healthy mental and physical development.”

School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
No

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
No

% food budget spent on local/organic food
5%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
No

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Cash-Out Parking
No

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
No

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
No

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
Yes

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
No

School Developed Bicycle Plan
No

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
No

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
95%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Jean Colligan
Campus Visits Coordinator

Address
Office of Admissions
1410 Q Street
Lincoln, NE 68588-0417

Phone
402-472-4893

Email
jcolligan1@unl.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Student Union
Campus Recreation Center
Arboretum and Sculpture Garden
Memorial Stadium and Hewitt Center
Dairy Store

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Antelope Valley trails & Union Plaza
Haymarket and downtown restaurants and shops
Pinnacle Bank Arena
downtown movie theater
Haymarket baseball park

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday; Sat. by appointment
8am-5pm
402-472-4893

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Weekdays -9:15am and 1:00pm, Saturdays 10:00am

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
N/A

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@unl.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Varies

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
http://admissions.unl.edu/visit/lodging.aspx

Driving Instructions to Campus
http://admissions.unl.edu/visit-ne/maps.aspx

Local Accommodations
http://admissions.unl.edu/visit-ne/lodging/lincoln.aspx