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Academics

Set atop 300 grassy acres in the small town of Crete, Nebraska, Doane College is an independent liberal arts school characterized by its “warm learning environment” and strong teacher-student relationships. With excellent programs in fine and performing arts, journalism, and education, among other fields, students say Doane academics are “very well-rounded and rigorous,” overseen by “outstanding professors” and a responsive, student-oriented staff. More than anything else, students praise the incredible “personal relationships” they build with Doane faculty. Here, “Professors care about the successes of students, both in and outside of the classroom.” The school also encourages involvement in the greater community and teaches students to have “an impact on the world around us through leadership, service and education.” As “one of the most well known private schools in Nebraska,” Doane College “very highly respected in the state.” That reputation, combined with Doane’s emphasis on “educating students to their full potential to ready them for a competitive world,” pays off for graduates: 98 percent of students are continuing their studies or starting a career within six months of graduation.

Student Body

With fewer than 300 students in each incoming class, every person plays an important role of the Doane community. Drawing largely from the surrounding state, “The typical student is from Nebraska, middle to upper-middle class, and very involved” in campus life. Out-of-staters and international students make up about 16 percent of the student body, but overall, students admit that they “aren’t demographically diverse.” At the same time, Doane recruits “students with all kinds of strengths and interests,” so “Students of all types are able to find their niche.” No matter where they come from, students say there is “an incredible community feel” on campus, and “because the school is so small, students of all backgrounds interact and become friends with people they may not have even met at a larger school.”

Campus Life

Students come to Doane for more than just its academic programs, citing the “unique community” and “friendly atmosphere” as the school’s greatest strengths. Well-rounded and outgoing, “A typical student is involved in several extracurricular activities and leads an active social life.” In particular, many are involved with Greek organizations “community service projects both on campus and in the community,” or collegiate and intramural athletics; the school’s “athletic facilities are great.” When they have some downtime, Doane students might “hang out with friends in the coffee shop or go over to other dorm rooms to socialize.” Though “there isn’t much to do in Crete,” the state capital of “Lincoln is just 20 minutes away,” and there are “movie theatres, shopping malls, and restaurants” near campus, as well as “outdoor recreation areas.” Doane’s “alcohol policy has recently changed,” resulting in fewer campus shindigs. Nonetheless, “There is a lot of partying, especially in Greek groups and specific halls.” For mellower entertainment, “sober activities are also very popular,” including events put on by the school’s Student Activities Council. If none of those options strike your fancy, “It’s a matter of being creative!”

Overview

Applicants
2,116
Acceptance Rate
71%
Average HS GPA
3.52

GPA Breakdown

23%
Over 3.75
19%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49

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ACT Test Scores

ACT Composite Scores
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
20 - 25

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
11:1
Total Faculty
124
with Terminal Degree
89

62
Women
62
Men
3
Minority

Most frequent class size
2 - 9
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
55%
Graduate in 5 years
62%
Graduate in 6 years
62%

Majors

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biochemistry.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Business Administration and Management, General.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Communication and Media Studies, Other.
  • Journalism.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Information Science/Studies.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Business Teacher Education.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
  • Special Education and Teaching, General.
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

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

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES.

  • Pre-Law Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Biological and Physical Sciences.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.
  • Religion/Religious Studies.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Physical Sciences.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Public Administration.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Economics, General.
  • Economics, Other.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Social Sciences, General.
  • Sociology.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Art/Art Studies, General.
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Music, General.


Degrees

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

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Don Nyrop
Former CEO & Chairman of N.W Airlines

Tom Mangleson
World rename Wildlife Photographer

Dr. Toshihiro Takami
Japenese Versian of Nobel Peace Prize winner

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
55%
Graduate in 5 years
62%
Graduate in 6 years
62%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Mar 1
Notification Date
Jan 11

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$28,605

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$24,668

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,278

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
84%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$28,490

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$15,717

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$34,500
Required Fees
$800
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$4,650
Transportation for Commuters
$1,850

On-Campus Room and Board
$9,800
Comprehensive Fee

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 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
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,317
Foreign Countries Represented
8

Demographics

1.91%
Asian
3.44%
African-American
9.26%
Hispanic
77.58%
Caucasian
1.45%
Unknown
1.76%
International

51% female
49% male
23% are out of state
91% are full time
9% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
78%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
98%

Campus Environment
Rural

Housing Options

Dorms Coed
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Academic Success Center (ASC)

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Anita Harkins

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
50
Number of Honor Societies
8

Number of Social Sororities
4
Number of Religious Organizations
2

22% join a fraternity
35% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
NAIA

Men's Sports (Tigers)
9 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Tigers)
10 Sports

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

Student Services

Health
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of Nebraska at Lincoln

Sustainability


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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell and Apple

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Jake Hoy-Elswick
Vice President of Enrollment and Student Experience

Address
Office of Admissions
1014 Boswell Avenue
Crete, NE 68333

Phone
800-333-6263

Email
suzy.cochnar@doane.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Tiger Inn
Perkins Library
The Quads
Fuhrer Field House
Heckman Auditorium

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Tuxedo Park
9th Street Bar and Grill
Amigos
South Pointe Shopping Center (Lincoln)
Isis Movie Theater

Campus Tours

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

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
October 30 and 31 April 15th

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
suzy.cochnar@doane.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
Airport: Lincoln Airport, Lincoln, NE Greyhound, Lincoln, NE Amtrak, Lincoln, NE Doane College representatives will pick up guests from Lincoln

Driving Instructions to Campus
From Lincoln: Take Hwy. 77 south approx. 12 miles to Hwy. 33. Take Hwy. 33 west 14 miles to Boswell Avenue. Turn left on Boswell to 13th St. To Admissions, follow Boswell 2 more blocks - the Admission office is in the glass building (Padour Walker) on the left.

Local Accommodations
Super 8 Motel, 1880 W. 12th St. Crete, NE Villa Madrid Hotel W. Hwy. 33, Crete, NE


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