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Academics

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln, is situated in a great spot—Nebraska’s capital city—to make “connections with companies in Lincoln, Omaha, and surrounding areas,” and provides “tons of undergraduate research opportunities,” “amazing internships,” and “leadership opportunities.” Students find the university to pair this practical focus on “job placement,” which is aided by “career coaches and employer-in residences, and partnerships with “local businesses,” with the recognition and prestige of a Big 10, “rigorous” research institution. Students also praise “phenomenal advisors,” especially for pre-health students, “great study abroad programs,” and other specific schools and programs such as the business school, the honors academy, and Raikes School of Computer Science and Management. Professors are “passionate,” and Nebraska being a research institution, can teach from “real world examples.” After their first year, students typically begin “moving toward…project based courses where you…are paired with a company or using a real world example” instead of textbooks to do homework. Faculty is known to be accessible and generous with students, offering “personal advice,” orienting students and “introducing campus resources,” and sometimes even “welcoming [students] to their home.” Nebraska is also known to have a “fantastic financial aid and scholarship program that makes it very affordable to attend,” offering “great scholarships, especially to out-of-state students” who would have a higher tuition bill.

Student Body

University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s student body is made up of an “array of students from small town Nebraska, the big cities of Lincoln and Omaha” as well as a number of “out-of-state and international students.” “Kindness permeates interactions across campus,” and the “passion that the students have for their institution is palpable.” Students are by and large “friendly but conservative,” a “mixture of rural and city kids.” “The mix of cultures works really well” reflecting “Midwestern manners of kind, friendly people.” Students are studious but interconnected, especially through their identification with “Husker power.” “Sports aren’t my main concern,” says another, “but it is super awesome attending a Big 10 university” because of the “pride” and “positive and outgoing” Lincoln community.

Campus Life

Nebraska is the “smallest Big 10 public school,” so students say their “beautiful campus” is “great if you’re looking for a prestigious school, but a bit smaller.” Students overwhelmingly name the Division 1 football team (“Go Big Red!”) as being a generator of school spirit that spreads into the “incredible college town.” “Since this is the only football team here in Nebraska, many people are very excited for game days here in Lincoln,” one student reports. Intramural sports are also popular: “there are always pick-up games of soccer, ultimate Frisbee, football” and so on “on the outdoor Astroturf fields, as well as the indoor practice facilities, which includes an “indoor football field for students ... [donated] by the Athletic Department and the Husker Football Team.”

About “20 percent of students are in Greek Life,” and “the whole campus is always attending their philanthropy events.” And with over 600 clubs, students need not leave campus to pack their schedules with activities outside of studying. However, campus is right next to downtown, so the campus isn’t isolated; students are “part of the Lincoln community,” which offers a “small town feel with big town amenities.” In the city, students “catch a movie at the downtown movie theater,” “take swing dancing classes at the Pla Mor ballroom,” go “ice skating,” and “jogging” or “shop in the Haymarket area.”

Contact & Visit

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
Adele Coryell Hall Learning Commons

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Antelope Valley trails & Union Plaza
Haymarket and downtown restaurants and shops
Pinnacle Bank Arena
Pioneers Park and Wilderness Park
Haymarket baseball park and Breslow Ice Center

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday
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
University: Th - 4:00pm; Transfer: M, Th - 4:00pm; International: M, F - 7:00am

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
Other

Contact Email Address for Visit
Nebraska Athletics Staff Directory: https://huskers.com/staff-directory

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
https://admissions.unl.edu/visit/#plan-your-trip/getting-to-lincoln

Driving Instructions to Campus
https://admissions.unl.edu/visit/#plan-your-trip/getting-to-lincoln

Local Accommodations
Go to https://admissions.unl.edu/visit/#plan-your-trip/husker-hotels for details regarding hotels for your visit. The Office of Admissions recommends these Husker Preferred Hotels for your stay in Lincoln. The hotels offer special discounts to Office of Admissions campus visitors. All rates are subject to hotel availability.

Admissions

Applicants: 17,495
Acceptance Rate: 78%
Average HS GPA: 3.60







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