Originally founded as the Nebraska State Normal School, the University of Nebraska at Kearney is a 4-year public school in central Nebraska and a member of the NU system. UNK is home to four colleges granting undergraduate degrees in 170 academic majors. In addition to classroom facilities, the UNK campus hosts the Museum of Nebraska Art and the G.W. Frank Museum of History and Culture. For recreation, UNK features a climbing wall on campus and sponsors a number of outdoor adventure trips throughout the year.
Key Admissions Stats
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This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission
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.
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.
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.
Books and Supplies
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.
Average Aid Per Year
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.
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
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.
Average Loan Amount Per Year
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.
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.
UNK wasn't my first choice school but I'm exceptionally happy to be here now. It's a wonderful place and professors are amazing. I highly recommend to all that are eligible to apply to the Honors Program, it certainly isn't as daunting as it sounds.
Alyssa from Arcadia, NE
I love the music department at my school, simply because the faculty are incredibly fun and diverse, plus the fact that I get an intimate connection with most of them (only professors teach music classes). The cost of the meal plan could go down, though, and parking is a huge issue on campus, since there aren't enough spots for everyone. As a positive, virtually all the buildings on campus are close together and easy to walk to, with some exceptions.
John Paul from Kearney, NE
UNK is a diversity place for every students.
Great place to make life long friends and career.
UNK is one of the most safety campus' in NE
Cansu from Kearney, NE
The University of Nebraska at Kearney is simply, an amazing place to continue education. The professors here are fantastic and help their students be the best that they can be, The culture rich environment is great, and helps students learn more than what is just printed in textbooks.