Nebraska Wesleyan University

Lincoln, NE, USA
3.73 Average Rating

Nebraska Wesleyan University is a private, 4-year institution established in the capital city of Lincoln. Students attending NWU are eligible to receive a $1000 renewable grant if they schedule a campus visit. Academics at the college are based upon their Archway Curriculum, which includes a seminar, experiential learning, and a core that integrates interdisciplinary studies. The campus is home to a wide variety of academic facilities,  including the Studio Theater, the Olin Lecture Halls and Planetarium, and the Cochrane-Woods Library.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • United Methodist
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

0
100
71%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
No

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. December 1, 2019
Fall Regular Decision August 15, 2020

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
85%
Out-Of-State Students
14%
99%
Submitting ACT
5%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 24
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1213
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Total Number of Students
2,064
Total Number of Undergrads
1,779
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

0
100
51%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
62%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
11:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$23,652
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$34,202
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$34,202
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$9,622
Books and Supplies
$1000

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
27%
Average Aid Per Year
$18,976
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
27%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,414
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$17,448

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
72%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,121
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$17,225
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$260
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
40%
60%
Student Organizations
90
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
55%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Prairie Wolves
School Colors
Black/Gold/Brown
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conf

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$52,500
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What Students Are Saying

3.73 Average Rating
Nebraska Wesleyan is a great school for those planning on pursuing multiple majors/minors in 4 years. I would especially consider this school if you are interested in political science. The Capitol Hill internship program in Washington DC is an incredible opportunity open to Prairie Wolves!
Kate from Lincoln, NE
NWU is a small campus. It's easy to navigate.
Ninja
Nebraska Wesleyan is the perfect sized institute of higher learning. The faculty and staff at NWU are very knowledgeable and caring. I am receiving a great education at NWU.
Ellen from Rising City, NE
Nebraska Wesleyan is overall a great school, and is truly the 'Harvard' of the Great Plains. The staff and faculty are not only knowledgeable, but kind and helpful as well, they truly care about students. Although the student body is not necessarily diverse or friendly you do get a great academic experience that will help any student achieve their dreams.
Sarah from Lincoln, NE