University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Lincoln, NE, USA
3.87 Average Rating

Founded in 1869, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is the oldest university in the state and flagship of the NU system. Nebraska is home to nine colleges conferring undergraduate degrees. In addition to classroom facilities, the NU campus hosts The Sheldon Museum of Art which houses a large-scale collection of 20th century American artwork as well as an arboretum and botanical garden. For sports fans, Nebraska fields 20 men’s and women’s athletic teams and the football Cornhuskers draw so many fans to home games that NU’s Memorial Stadium would qualify as the state’s third largest city.

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
Major city

0
100
80%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision May 1, 2020 May 1, 2020
Spring Regular Decision December 1, 2019
Other May 1, 2020

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
77%
Out-Of-State Students
14%
91%
Submitting ACT
11%
Submitting SAT
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
25,820
Total Number of Undergrads
20,830
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
35%
20-39 Students
39%
40-99 Students
17%
100+ Students
7%
0
100
33%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
67%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
18:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$17,315
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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.
$9,522
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.
$25,828
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.
$11,830
Books and Supplies
$1044

Aid & Grants

0
100
72%
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.
75%
Average Aid Per Year
$8,718
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.
75%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,312
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$7,037

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.
46%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,391
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.
$21,700
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.
$224
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
47%
53%
Student Organizations
365
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
37%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Cornhuskers
School Colors
Scarlet/Cream
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Big Ten Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
No
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Lincoln
Omaha
Denver
Kansas City
Chicago
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
47%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$43,700
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What Students Are Saying

3.87 Average Rating
UNL is big, but not as big as it initially seems. There will definitely be something that interests you. Find your niche or enjoy exploring all your options.
Christina from Omaha, NE
University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a great school with a comfortable campus that will become your home away from home! With so many clubs and organizations to join, school spirit is high and there is always something fun to get involved with. If sports are your thing, Husker athletics have so much going on and never disappoint.
Vanessa from Los Angeles, CA

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