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University of Nebraska-Lincoln Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 1,254 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 36 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

46% Women
54% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Big Ten Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $604,804)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $210,905)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 180 127 - -
Baseball 42 - Yes -
Basketball 20 34 - Yes
Bowling - 8 Yes -
Football 167 - - Yes
Golf 11 10 - Yes
Gymnastics 22 15 - -
Rifle - 9 Yes Yes
Soccer - 28 Yes Yes
Softball - 21 Yes Yes
Swimming and Diving - 40 Yes -
Tennis 14 11 Yes -
Volleyball - 24 Yes -
Wrestling 38 - - -
Archery - - - Yes
Badminton - - - Yes
Court Sports - - Yes Yes
Curling - - Yes -
Cycling - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes -
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Indoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Mountaineering/Climbing - - Yes Yes
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Rowing - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Skiing - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - Yes Yes
Track and Field, X-Country - - - Yes
Water Polo - - Yes -
Water Sports - - - Yes
Weight Lifting - - - Yes


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2.6%
Black/non-Hispanic 2.6%
Hispanic 3.4%
Non-resident alien 6.4%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 4.6%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 79.6%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 19 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 1
Drug Law Violation 73
Liquor Law Violation 245
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 2
Property Crime 12

Notable Alumni

  • Aaron Douglas [Class of 1922] , Leader of the Harlem Renaissance, artist
  • Johnny Carson [Class of 1949] , Host of NBC's Tonight Show for more than 30 years
  • Ted Hustead [Class of 1929] , Founder of Wall Drug
  • Warren Buffett [Class of 1950] , Businessman, one of the richest people in the world
  • Willa Cather [Class of 1895] , Pulitzer Prize-winning author of My Antonia and O Pioneers!
  • John J. Pershing [Class of 1893] , Army general in World War I
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Nick from Holmen, WI
  • 5
  • Dorm life is great! I loved it so much my freshman year that I became a residents assistant. Living on campus is a social experience that you will…

  • Jul-28-2012 Read More
  • Lindsay from Lincoln, NE
  • 4
  • Every student can feel comfortable at UNL because there are so many different types of places to live. Each dorm is unique and the resident assistants and directors work hard…

  • Jan-16-2012 Read More
  • Jaime from Papillion, NE
  • 4
  • i appreciate the traditional residence halls here at unl. i have met a lot of people especially living in abel/sandoz. there are many opportunities in the dorms to get involved.…

  • Feb-08-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Cooper from Lincoln, NE
  • Oct-01-2014 I am a current student here

    The food and dining improves every year. The kitchen staff works exceptionally hard to provide good food with plenty of variety for the students. There are also themed food events that take place in the dining halls every so often. For example, on Mexican Independence day, there was a full authentic Mexican meal complete with enchiladas and tres leche cake.

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  • 4
  • Ariel from Lincoln, NE
  • Sep-28-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is pretty good. We do have a wide array of farms in the vicinity after all! The food does get boring after a while though due to the repetitiveness of it.

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  • 4
  • Sarah from Castle Rock, CO
  • May-25-2014 I am a current student here

    The dining hall food is above average. My only critique would be it does get slightly redundant, and when you are at school for nine months out of the year, you get to the point where you may have the menus memorized. However, because there are multiple dining halls on campus, you are able to pick and choose the specialty days that are offered that you like the best or you have the option to choose another dining hall if you don't like what the others are serving. The options and variety are very nice! All of the dining halls have a different feel: some are very modern and updated while others are old fashioned and home-y, but I thought my experience with the dining halls, food and dining staff was above average.

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  • 4
  • Kate from Lincoln, NE
  • Apr-13-2014 I am a current student here

    The dinning halls on campus are right with tons of options. Also, off campus food is close and really great variety. Watch out for the freshman 15 :)

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  • 3
  • Bertha
  • Mar-04-2014 I am a current student here

    You get pretty tired of the meal plan after a few weeks and start eating cereal for dinner most days.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Savanna from Mitchell, NE
  • Feb-03-2014 I am a current student here

    My roommate is in Alpha Chi Omega. I did not rush in time, but she LOVES it! From what I have seen, it is a pretty neat thing.

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  • 0
  • T from Lincoln, NE
  • Dec-05-2013 I am a current student here

    Including over 40 sororities and fraternities, there is a lot to choose from! These are mostly extremely nice buildings and they do many activities.

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  • 0
  • Travis from Beatrice, NE
  • Nov-13-2013 I am a current student here

    The Greek life at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln is NOT like what you see in the movies. The Greek students at UNL know how to have fun, but also work very hard and contribute a ton to the local community. The all-greek GPA is higher than the all-university GPA, as well as the many philanthropy events each chapter puts on each year!

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  • 0
  • Courtney from Golden, CO
  • Oct-06-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life is not the stereo typical here at UNL. They are all so genuine and sweet. There main priority is their philanthropy.

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