Overview

Applicants
1,775
Acceptance Rate
78%
Average HS GPA
3.65

GPA Breakdown

47%
Over 3.75
19%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
7%
2.50 - 2.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
480 - 600
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
460 - 650
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
22 - 27

Deadlines

Early Decision
December 1

Regular
August 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
13:1
Total Faculty
236
with Terminal Degree

12
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
55%
Graduate in 5 years
68%
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • Women's Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry/Biophysics and Molecular Biology
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
  • Political Communication

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer Science
  • Information Science/Studies

  • Education

  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Special Education and Teaching, General

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Speech and Rhetorical Studies

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Nursing Administration (MSN, MS, PhD)
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

  • History

  • History, General

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Biopsychology
  • International/Global Studies

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Health and Physical Education, General
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Social Work

  • Social Sciences

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

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
  • Visual and Performing Arts, Other


Students Say

A “small, intellectually challenging university in a great college town in the heartland of the U.S.,” Nebraska Wesleyan University offers “the whole package.” “The Business and Psychology Departments are major draws,” as are the biology, theater, and education programs. Students are prepared for postgrad academics with “a killer Premedical Professionals program” and “excellent preparation for law school,” “entrance exams,” and “graduate school.” They praise the “brilliant,” “compassionate” professors and the “individualized attention” in small classes and departments. One undergrad says, “Once I declared my major, I became a part of a family. I know my communication professors better than I knew [the] teachers [at] my small, hometown high school!” Another reports that she feels “compelled to go to classes because they are interesting.” Undergrads complain about “overpriced meal plans for food that most people don’t like and don’t eat” and dorms for first year students needing renovation, although newer suites and townhouses on campus are available to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
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
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
55%
Graduate in 5 years
68%
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes


Colleges that Create Futures

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Feb 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$17,594

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$14,527

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,771

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$28,627

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
73%

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$1,000

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

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


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,832
Out of State

International
2%
Foreign Countries Represented
20

Demographics

2.06%
Asian
2.90%
African-American
4.74%
Hispanic
84.46%
Caucasian
3.79%
Unknown
2.01%
International

62% female
38% male
82% are full time
18% are part time

Students Say

Students say that the Nebraska residents who predominate on campus (about 90 percent of students are from within the state) are “liberal, friendly, social[ly] conscious free-thinkers.” NWU is not ethnically diverse, but the fruits of multicultural recruiting strategies are “starting to show,” and students are “pretty open to social and ethnic diversity. If they’re not, they’re definitely willing to learn.” The student body includes plenty of jocks, “a lot of biology majors, and a lot of upper-middle-class students. There are also small groups of people . . . interested in politics, fine arts, global studies, etc., who get along at Wesleyan just fine.” Although Greek life is big, students say that “you don’t have to be a member of the mainstream crowd to be happy” and “There isn’t really a difference between the Greek and non-Greek students. Everyone kind of intermingles.” However, it can be difficult to fit in “if you don’t live on campus [or] attend on-campus events.”

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
91%

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Frat Sorority
Other
Theme Housing

Students Say

NWU students describe their school as a “small, private community much like a large family,” where it’s “easy to make friends” and “feel accepted.” The small size means that “generally, there’s at least one person you know in every class,” and “You can guarantee that mostly everyone will attend” certain “musical concerts, plays, sport activities . . . or [Greek-]sponsored events” on campus. Many students come to the “best athletic school in the GPAC conference” for a “chance to play” Division III sports. “Each sport team becomes its own family” and “Intramurals are huge!” “Theater and music” are also “big deals at Wesleyan,” and students attend their peers’ “awesome” productions. Students do go to parties and bars on weekends, but many admit they are “not into the whole drinking scene,” and keep busy with student government or other campus organizations. When they tire of the campus scene, students take advantage of Lincoln’s “movies, bars, coffee shops, [and] great system of bike trails.” Is NWU a Christian college? “Yes. Wesleyan is affiliated with the Methodist Church,” says one undergrad, “However, the largest religious groups on campus [are] non/interdenominational, Catholic, [or] nonreligious, but rather spiritual.”

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
80
Number of Honor Societies
18

Number of Social Sororities
4
Number of Religious Organizations
5

16% join a fraternity

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

Men's Sports (Prairie Wolves)
9 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Prairie Wolves)
9 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Navy ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Sustainability


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
45

Average Number of PC's per Lab
24

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

Partnerships with Technology Companies
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
78%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Apple, Dell, Gateway

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Heather O'Neill
Campus Visit Administrator

Address
5000 Saint Paul Avenue
Lincoln, NE 68504-2794

Phone
402-475-2218

Email
admissions@nebrwesleyan.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Weary Center for Health and Fitness
Wesleyan Coffee House
Old Main
Roy G Story Student Center
Great Hall, Smith-Curtis


Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Appointments scheduled M-F, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@nebrwesleyan.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Taxi, bus. Lincoln Municipal Airport is approximately 15 minutes from campus.

Driving Instructions to Campus
Driving maps available from the Admissions Office.

Local Accommodations
Available from the Admissions Office