University of Nebraska at Kearney

Kearney, NE, USA
3.83 Average Rating

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.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

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

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
82%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
88%
Out-Of-State Students
8%
94%
Submitting ACT
1%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 22
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1089
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
6,644
Total Number of Undergrads
4,843
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
50%
20-39 Students
43%
40-99 Students
5%
0
100
28%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
61%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
14:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$15,909
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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.
$7,513
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.
$14,503
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.
$9,878
Books and Supplies
$908

Aid & Grants

0
100
68%
Need Met
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.
77%
Average Aid Per Year
$5,927
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.
77%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,216
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$4,081

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.
53%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,878
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.
$21,250
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.
$220
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
43%
57%
Student Organizations
159
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
35%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Lopers
School Colors
Blue/Gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Mid-America Intercollegiate Ath Assoc

Campus Safety

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

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Lincoln
Omaha
Denver
Kansas City
Phoenix
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$41,300
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What Students Are Saying

3.83 Average Rating
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.
Derek from Axtell, NE