Students Say

University of Nebraska—Omaha offers its students “a quality education at an affordable price.” Standout academic offerings include “a hidden gem” of a business school, “the only exclusively dedicated Center for Afghanistan Studies in the nation,” and “a huge information technology program.” All disciplines, but especially the business program, are “focused on maximizing the student’s employability after graduation.”

Overview

Applicants
4,955
Acceptance Rate
71%
Average HS GPA
3.40

GPA Breakdown

30%
Over 3.75
16%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
18%
2.50 - 2.99
6%
2.00 - 2.49
1%
1.00 - 1.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
-
SAT Math
-
ACT Composite
20 - 26

Deadlines


Regular
August 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Standardized Test Scores

Overall

Students Say

University of Nebraska—Omaha offers its students “a quality education at an affordable price.” Standout academic offerings include “a hidden gem” of a business school, “the only exclusively dedicated Center for Afghanistan Studies in the nation,” and “a huge information technology program.” All disciplines, but especially the business program, are “focused on maximizing the student’s employability after graduation.” Students here take a cue from hometown hero “Warren Buffet’s no-nonsense basics-first business ideology,” meaning that some of the results-oriented “students here seem less concerned with scholarship and academics, and more concerned with the amount of money they will make when they graduate.” Nontraditional students find a home here. As one junior writes, “all of my professors have been extremely willing to work with me when work and family conflict with my school schedule. My advisor and professors have been almost a cheering squad when I have been so overwhelmed that I am ready to give up on my education to pay the bills.” As teachers, professors are a mixed bag. “Many of them are actively doing research and being published in their area of study. That provides the students with excellent lessons and lectures based on the professor’s experience.” Then there are those “who are just bad teachers.” Interestingly enough, “Not only are the students well aware of it but so are other teachers. Some professors will [even] sit down with you and suggest who you should take…so you can get the most out of the class.” Despite the praise for an advisor quoted above, many other students complain of “poor advising.” Parking is also a problem, though “they are working on [this] by building parking structures.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
17:1
Total Faculty
1,044
with Terminal Degree
537

552
Men
492
Women
151
Minority
24
International

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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
34%
Graduate in 5 years
83%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral Other
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Michael Hill
Film editor, 1995 Academy Award recipient, multiple nominee

Chuck Hagel
Former US Senator

Dave Failor
Exec. Director, Stamp Services, U.S. Postal Service

Marlin Briscoe
Pro football's first black starting quarter back

Jim Young
President and CEO, Union Pacific Railroad

Alfonso Lenhardt
US Ambassador to Tanzania

Karrin Allyson
Jazz artist and multiple Grammy nominee

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,517

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,335

Average Need-Based Loan
$3,883

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$26,212

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
63%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$4,300

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$5,180
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$15,520
Required Fees
$1,370
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$1,320

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
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

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

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans

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

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall

Students Say

“There are two types of students” at UNO. First, you have “typical college-age student ranging from 18–22 years old” in addition to the “many ‘non traditional’ students who are older adults.” Many are “middle-class,” “white,” “Christian” “conservatives” who come from Omaha itself, and those “not from Omaha still tend to come from around Nebraska or the immediate geographical region like western Iowa.” “The state of Nebraska as a whole is not diverse. So thankfully UNO is a diverse campus when compared to the state.” That means that “There aren’t a lot of sideways glances going around…[because] even the ‘atypical’ students are pretty typical compared to larger cities.” Still, UNO is not completely lacking in variety, as there are “a lot of international students to counter this.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
12,335
Out of State
7%

International
4%
Foreign Countries Represented
62

Demographics

2.80%
Asian
6.69%
African-American
8.97%
Hispanic
74.72%
Caucasian
3.18%
Unknown
3.56%
International

52% female
48% male
7% are out of state
77% are full time
23% are part time

Overview

Students Say

From a social perspective, UNO is your “pretty typical midtown city commuter campus college.” “Lots of people are working and going to school full time,” so “most students just care about going to class and getting off campus as quickly as possible,” though there is a growing population of students living on-campus. In an effort to offer a more traditional college experience, the school is “building several new dorms as part of the new ‘Center Street Campus’ project.” But you can expect traditional college pastimes at UNO. For example, “If you love sports, Division I hockey games against schools like Michigan and Ohio State in sold-out arenas may suit you. If the size of the crowd doesn’t matter, the football, soccer, volleyball and basketball teams are consistently top-notch.” So while “The campus feel doesn’t hit you directly in the face, like at many other colleges…if you get involved with student organizations or activities, you’ll feel it.” Off-campus, “there is a very large bar scene here in Omaha,” and “partying is big here. The weekends are crazy.” One common, if somewhat unexpected, complaint is that there is “a lot of smoking in the open areas.” “We can’t get around it,” says a student.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
14%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
69
First-Year Students living on campus
46%

Campus Environment
Large Urban
Fire safety rating
97

Housing Options

Dorms Coed

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
153
Number of Honor Societies
23

Number of Social Sororities
8
Number of Religious Organizations
14

2% join a fraternity
2% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I


Men's Sports (Mavericks)
6 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Golf
Ice Hockey
Soccer
Tennis
Women's Sports (Mavericks)
9 Sports

Basketball
Golf
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 at cooperating institutions: creighton University
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

Located in the center of Omaha’s metropolitan community, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) partners with over 250 organizations on everything from sustainability to food security. The focus on building and maintaining sustainable communities is reflected in 380,000 hours of community service that UNO students served in 2014. Sustainability is one of five campus academic priorities and can be found throughout academics, research, operations, and outreach. The university offers an environmental studies program, minor in sustainability, and sustainability concentrations within its Bachelor of General Studies Degree and Master of Business Administration programs. The UNO Center for Urban Sustainability advances urban sustainability education, research, and partnerships across the community, the region, and planet. Mammel Hall, UNO’s first LEED-Certified (Gold) building was the first LEED-certified academic building in the state. In 2014, UNO was named a Tree Campus USA campus for the fourth year. The university’s sustainability master plan includes goals for carbon neutrality and zero waste. UNO partners with the Omaha Public Power District to host an Academy of Sustainable Environments & Renewable Energy for students and partners with the Green Omaha Coalition (GOC), with members serving its Board of Directors and is a regular host for meetings and events. With the GOC, UNO annually co-sponsors the Reel-to-Real film festival and the Green Home Tour and Expo. UNO unquestionably values sustainability and sees it as a means by which it can achieve its goals of placing students first, being academically excellent, and engaging with the community.

Green Rating
90
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
No

% food budget spent on local/organic food
0%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of February, 2014.

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

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
302

Average Number of PC's per Lab
28

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

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
85%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell, Apple

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

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

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Monica Bayles
Enrollment Specialist

Address
Office of Recruitment Services
6001 Dodge St., The Welcome Center
Omaha, NE 68182-0559

Phone
402-554-6281

Email
mbayles@mail.unomaha.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
University Library
The Health, Physical Education & Rec. Building
Milo Bail Student Center
Durham Science Center
The Peter Kiewit Institute

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Joslyn Art Museum
Omaha's Children Museum
Henry Doorly Zoo
The Old Market
Holland Performing Arts Center

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday
8am-5pm
402-554-6281

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

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
www.BEaMAV.com

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact department directly

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Limitations
N/A

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Eppley Airfield in Omaha is 8 miles from campus. Airport taxis are available for the ride to campus.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From I-680, take Dodge St. eastbound for 4 miles to the campus at 60th St. From I-80, take the 72nd N. St. exit to Dodge St. East. Turn right on 67th street. Take an immediate left onto university drive North. Turn into the first parking lot on your right, Lot I, Welcome Center Parking Lot.

Local Accommodations
You can stay 5 minutes from campus at Courtyard Omaha Marriott at Aksarben Village (1625 South 67th Street; 402-402-951-4300).
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Key Stats

4,955
Applicants
12,335
Size
71%
Acceptance Rate

Rankings & Lists