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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.”

Student Body

“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.”

Campus Life

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.

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Monica Bayles
Enrollment Specialist

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



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

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

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions
Not Available


Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Contact department directly

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available



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).


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



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