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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
  • 5
  • Keenea from Omaha, NE
  • Dec-22-2014 I am a current student here

    Free food is awesome all day. You can eat as many time as you want. Ice cream is available all the time. We have chinese bar, taco and nacho bar, and philly bar. The dining has wide variety of food.

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  • 3
  • David from Lincoln, NE
  • Nov-19-2014 I am a current student here

    UNL cafeteria food is stomach-able. It changes, but starts to taste the same after a while. There are specials and special food bars on different weekdays that put in some newness. Overall, cafeteria food is decent; there's nothing to complain about but certainly nothing to brag about either. On the other hand, dining options are a lot more diverse given that UNL city campus is directly minutes from the heart of downtown Lincoln. Lots of fast food joints, different bars, and different restaurants for almost anyone of any pallatte.

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  • 3
  • Out of State
  • Nov-18-2014 I am a current student here

    The food here is pretty good and is probably what you would typically expect in a dining hall. The staff is usually friendly and the dining halls themselves are really clean. The variety of food is usually not really great, and healthy options are limited. The only really disappointing part of having a meal plan is that on the weekends, you only get two meals (Brunch and Dinner) and brunch doesn't start until 10:30. Also, the variety of food on the weekends is substantially less than what is available on the weekdays.

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  • 5
  • Jasmine from Ames, NE
  • Nov-15-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    On my various trips to UNL, I have ate the cafeteria food, and while at most places, like my school most of the time, that thought is unappealing, this is not the case here. They have a great buffet with several different options, and the food was delicious. I definitely get where the freshman 15 comes from, and that is the only problem with their food. Or with me I suppose, as they do have healthy options and a gym available.

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  • 2
  • Samantha from Atkinson, NE
  • Nov-11-2014 I am a current student here

    the food is ok there is a lot of potential but not really explored. you may want to stock up on ramen or microwavaeble food for the week ends instead of getting a 7 day plan.

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  • 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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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • David from Lincoln, NE
  • Nov-19-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life is what you would expect from a typical campus. There's the party fraternities and sororities and the studious ones. If you're looking to get into Greek life, do research and know exactly what you're getting into.

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  • 0
  • Out of State
  • Nov-18-2014 I am a current student here

    If you are interested in becoming involved in Greek life, I highly recommend you come here. I'm not involved in Greek life, but they have a wide presence on campus and there are many houses to choose from, most of them are even located on campus.

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  • 0
  • Jasmine from Ames, NE
  • Nov-15-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    While I know they have greek life there, I don't know too much about it, and I'm hoping to find out more as I get further along.

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  • 0
  • Samantha from Atkinson, NE
  • Nov-11-2014 I am a current student here

    this is a camppus known for greek life, i am a recent member of a sorority on campus and I enjoy the life a lot. you get to know a lot of people and it is a way of branching out if it is for you. i really recomend rushing in the fall if you are thinking about it.

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  • 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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