University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Lincoln, NE, USA

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University of Nebraska-Lincoln

3.87 Average Rating

Danielle from Lincoln, NE

a current student here
6 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I am a current student at the College Of Business at the University of Nebraska, and I give this college 5 stars. The teachers and classes are exceptional, making it definitely worth your money. If you choose to attend this college, you will not regret it. However classes are challenging, and require you to study! Always study.
Am enjoying being here
I have enjoyed my experience at the University of Nebraska greatly. The teachers and alumni are amazing, along with all of the students. I didn't become involved in the Greek Affairs, but instead participated in many activities offered through the campus intramural department. If you are a high school student wanting a highly competitive recreational atmosphere to participate in, UNL is the place for you!
Bang for the buck
The University of Nebraska College of Business in a nationally recognizable program, and I urge students to enroll!
Tips for prospective students
Study!
Great for these types of students
UNL is great for types of students wanting to meet a lot of people and network. There are so many opportunities to be had at this university if you just take advantage of them!
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Vanessa from Los Angeles, CA

a current student here
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In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
UNL's campus is easy to navigate but I highly recommend planning out your classes with distances in mind. There is only 10 minutes between class periods and with two different campuses, you could find yourself panicked if you are running late. If you have to go back and forth, make sure you give yourself plenty of time. I also recommend living on campus, either in the dorms or a greek house, if at all possible. This will give you an opportunity to meet more people, spread out your classes, and give you the ability to become involved in one of the many on-campus organizations.
Academic Rigor
The classes at UNL are challenging enough that you don't feel like you are wasting your time but not too difficult that you feel like you are in over your head. If you are having any problems or not understanding the material being taught in class, there are so many resources on campus that can be a huge help. I have spent many afternoons in the chemistry resource center and there is always someone there to answer your questions.
Dorm Life
There are so many different options for living on campus at UNL. With tons of new dorms and apartments, there is definitely something for everyone.
Food and Dining
You can get an a 5 or 7 day meal plan that will allow you to eat at the dining halls on campus. (Essentially this is all-you-can-eat, which can either be a good or a bad thing.) If you take a short walk from campus, there are a ton of restaurant options as well. Something for everyone; Thai, Mexican, Pizza, Mediterranean, BBQ, etc. There are also a few places located inside of the Union.
What to do for fun
Even if you've never had interest before, the football culture in Lincoln is infectious! Saturdays in the fall are so much fun it will make you wish that football season was year round. Go Huskers!!
Bang for the buck
This university is incredibly affordable for both in-state and out-of-state tuition. There are also many programs in place to ensure that anyone who gets accepted at UNL can afford to attend (i.e. College Bound Nebraska).
Great for these types of students
UNL is a perfect option for those students who are pursuing a career in Agriculture/Agronomy, Nutrition and Health Sciences, Engineering, Forensic Science, and Food Processing/Technology. Many students are very active, which you can see by the steady flow in and out of each campus' recreational centers.
Campus Safety
UNL's campus is located in a very safe part of the country. The university uses a text messaging alert system that if you sign up for it, you will be immediately notified if anything out of the ordinary is going on. The campus is also well lit and I feel very safe walking around at any time of day.
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Kathryn from Denton, TX

a current student here
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Am learning a lot
I feel like the Math Placement Exam is a bit ridiculous to have to take as a freshman to see what class you should take based on about 18 questions, but I guess it's acceptable. Aside from that, even though I'm a freshman and haven't been here for too long, I feel like I'm learning useful things in the classes I'm taking. Although you have to fulfill curtain requirements as a freshman, there are SO MANY choices in classes you can take to accomplish those credits.
Am enjoying being here
It's hard being away from home, but I guess I'll eventually grow into being here and adjust soon enough. I LOVE the downtown area. Although I haven't had a chance to really go do much there, I love it. I'm a city girl, so I immediately connected with that. The campus is confusing at first, but I've kind of gotten the hang of it.
Bang for the buck
The professors [that I have] are all amazing and love to keep you chuckling and have you participate in class. My out-of-state tuition is horrible though. :[ Coming from a family (me, my mom, and our two cats in an apartment) with very low income helps, yet doesn't help at the same time. Financial Aid has helped a ton, but I'm still having to take out extra loans (which I vowed never to do). Other than that, what I've gained from my classes so far is very intriguing and makes you think. I love it. :]
Tips for prospective students
The Nebraska Union will be one of your best friends. :] Well, it was to me anyway. It has a post office, a mini market, the University Bookstore, places to hang out and eat, a Wells Fargo, and plenty more for student access. You'll want to try and get involved as much as you can handle as a freshman. It'll help you grow closer to the campus and meet new people! Attend floor events. Join a Learning Community. But above all things, make sure you get homework and studying done early so you have time to not only do other things outside the classroom , but to give yourself a bit of leeway to correct anything that you may have messed up on before an assignment is due.
Great for these types of students
Anyone really. I guess if you're into sports, you'll enjoy the spirit and atmosphere of cheering on Big Red. If you're the type of person that likes to meet people with the same interests or major as you, you'd love the Learning Communities. If you're major is undecided, that's fine, too. They love working with you to help you figure out what your passions and interests are. So again, really anyone is great for becoming a Husker. :]
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Katie from Omaha, NE

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
UNL has a world-renowned staff and their classes show it, the professors are great, they really know their subject material and many are engaged in ground-breaking research in their respective fields. What's more, if you ever have questions on any subject there are resource centers all over campus to help you out. But best of all are the students, while I'm learning tons in my classes, I'm also learning outside of them as I frequently discuss life, the universe and everything with my friends from class and roommates.
Am enjoying being here
I love college, and I love UNL! This University does everything it can to ensure that everyone has a great time. The University Programming Council hosts fun events about once a month (including concerts, plays, dances, midnight pancake feeds, etc) and other clubs and organizations always have something going on (Soap Carving Club, Nebraskans against the Unethical Treatment of Squirrels, Intramural Water Polo), and the dorms have dances and mixers as do the Greek houses. If there is an activity you want to do, it's here, and if it's not, the University makes it easy to create the group and I bet you'll find a fair few friends to join you!
Bang for the buck
I am getting an amazing education for really, a lot less money than some people. Other comparable universities cost up to $12,000 more to attend than UNL, and with no greater of an educational value. The University did a great job lining me up with prospective scholarships and helping provide with me as much financial aid as they were able including grants, loans and a generous work-study.
Tips for prospective students
Students who are planning to come to UNL would do well to go on a tour of the University before making their final decision. Campus is HUGE and this can be overwhelming and frightening on the first day when you only have 10 minutes between classes and no idea where you're going. I've known more than one person who had to drop out because the school was simply too big for them. Another tip is to room with a stranger, I know how scary that sounds, but trust me, you'll be grateful you did. If you room with a friend you might use them as a safety net and this could prevent you from really branching out and getting to know all the new people in your life. My last tip is to enroll as an undeclared major, or at the very least, keep an open mind and take a random selection of *applicable* classes your first semester. You might be shocked at what tickles your fancy and eventually leads you to your ultimate academic passion and career.
Great for these types of students
Anyone who's unsure what they want to do with their life should come to UNL, we have amazing general education classes and career services here. Also, we have a huge multitude of majors so when you finally do come to a decision chances are slim that your major wont be offered. Also for student athletes, the university is very conscious of the commitments student athletes have to their sports and are very accommodating for the most part. They will also get the full support of the student body as UNL prides itself on it's support of Husker Athletics in any form!
If you want to meet people from many walks of life, if you want to discover new parts of yourself, if you want a wide variety of classes and a chance to grow as an individual then the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is the place for you!
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Andy from TX

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The classes are all enjoyable. I have not come across a single professor that has not offered assistance out of class. They have also been open to answering questions after class, as long as this does not interfere with the next class or a meeting they must attend. I have heard of some professors being absent for illness, but only one of mine has ever been gone, and that was to present papers or research in England and Italy! I must say I have been a bit disappointed in the level of difficulty of certain classes, but I have also been in honors programs my entire life and I applied to UNL after the honors program deadline had passed. I intend to join it next year and I am sure my opinion of classes will improve.
Am enjoying being here
I was hesitant in my choice of UNL, but my decision to stay became clear soon after I arrived on campus. I met friends through a student organization and they have lasted throughout the semester. One thing to keep in mind about Nebraska is that it is a different culture. When I first arrived, I thought I was being mocked because students were so nice. Nope! They truly were that genuine.
Bang for the buck
I would say this is awesome. Tuition seems reasonable for a public school, though this is the only college I have attended. Of course, there is an increase in tuition fees for out of state students, but there are also many scholarships. Quite a few people, definitely more than I expected, have some kind of scholarship. Even if it is for $1,000 or less, it is money and incentive to do well.
Tips for prospective students
Don't be afraid to ask questions. I have a unique situation that requires somewhat awkward conversations at times, but I have not found anyone unwilling to discuss it if that's what it took to make me feel comfortable at UNL. Many people in authority, including other students, have gone out of their way to seek input on what they are doing.
Great for these types of students
Honestly, I don't know who wouldn't enjoy UNL. The football culture of Nebraska is fantastic and can suck you in easily. If that's not your thing, there really is a group on campus for most interests. UNL makes sure that with little effort on your part, you will feel included and soon be chanting, Go Big Red!
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Erica from Olathe, KS

a current student here
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Am learning a lot
At UNL, you will take a lot of classes that pertain to your major, but you will also have the opportunity to take elective classes on diverse subjects that will make you a well-rounded and well-informed individual. You can choose classes in the subjects and at the difficulty that interest you, so you can make your college education as challenging as you want it to be.
Am enjoying being here
A wonderful thing about UNL is that there are so many people and everybody is really friendly, so the chances of meeting friends that share your interests are very high. Even if you come from out of state and don't know a single person when you move in, I can almost guarantee that you will have at least one friend by the end of the first week of classes. Another great thing is the variety of activities you can get involved in on campus. There are so many student organizations, so while you are here you can work on developing your character and leadership as well as your mind.
Bang for the buck
There are tons and tons of scholarships that you can apply for. After your first year, you just have to fill out one application for your department/college and they will do the work for you and look for any/all departmental scholarships that you qualify for!
Tips for prospective students
College life is undoubtedly better than high school, but don't forget why you're there! Treat your classes like a full-time job. Show up every day, on-time, and do your work. Take advantage of the resources that are put there for you, such as your professors' office hours, teaching assistants, and don't forget about the upperclassmen! They might've taken the same class, or know the professor, and might have some tips for you!
Great for these types of students
UNL is great for students who are looking for a challenging and rewarding college experience, and those who want to do more than just learn. You will walk out of here not just a better scholar, but a better person. Your college experience is what you make it--you can get as much or as little out of it as you choose. And at UNL, you are given all of the tools and resources to make it great.
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Christina from Omaha, NE

a current student here
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In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
If you're nervous about fitting in or making friends, don't be. This is especially true if you have friends, but also works for people on their own. One of my new friends was homeschooled in Alaska, and she adapted to college easier than any of the people I already knew.
Academic Rigor
I'm in the honors program, which is great and offers a lot of opportunities that regular students don't get. The rigor of your coursework will of course depend on your major, but it's definitely manageable as long as you care about what you're learning.
Dorm Life
There are some dorms and floors that are more into the party life and some that care more about studying and education. You may not find the right dorm your first year, but that's cool. Talking to older students is a super great gateway into finding your ideal living space.
Food and Dining
Varies. Some days are great and some are just okay. There are also days where you just aren't feeling any of the food options. The Student Union has a Starbucks, Runza, and Subway (among other things) and there are three grab and go lunch options, along with every residence hall having an in-hall dining location.
What to do for fun
I certainly haven't experienced it all, but UNL is just walking distance from downtown Lincoln, in addition to the two museums on campus and of course, GAMEDAY.
Bang for the buck
I feel like I'm getting the full college experience and I can pay for the experience without excessive loans. ~20,000/year with room and board. Scholarships are pretty generous.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
The squirrels. They just walk all over the place and everyone loves them. I've gotten within a foot of a squirrel before it decided to move, and I probably would have ended up walking around it.
Great for these types of students
Anyone who wants a big city type of feel without the cost of living of a big city.
Nebraska football fans - I think they have the most fun.

Really everyone, Nebraska wasn't my first choice but I've learned to love it.
Clubs and Activities
There really is something for everyone. There are standard clubs, like intramurals and language clubs. There are also things that are more niche, like a club where you build and launch a rocket and a club for soap carving.
Campus Safety
I have never once felt uncomfortable on campus. One of my friends walked five miles from city to east campus every day last semester, and even though she was paranoid, she was never hurt.
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Alisha from Jackson , MO

a current student here
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Am learning a lot
The absolute only reason why I only put 4 stars is because as being a freshman I had to complete some general study classes that I felt was impractical for my major and felt I didn't benefit from. The classes designed for my major I would without a doubt give a 6 star.
Am enjoying being here
The University of Lincoln truly became my home away from home. For the first time ever on my summer vacation, I can truly say I cannot wait to go back to school
Bang for the buck
YES! One of the main factors why I choose the University of Nebraska, they offer great scholarships!
Tips for prospective students
Study EVERDAY even if its just 20 minutes ALWAYS!
ALWAYS read the assigned reading BEFORE class.
Sit in the FRONT roll, YES always! FRONT ROLL=NO DISTRACTIONS
ALWAY use your professor's office hours, trust me your professor will remember your effort!
STUDY IN THE LIBRARY! YES THE LIBRARY, Quiet and no distractions!
Start studying early, test in 2 weeks start reviewing NOW!
Skipping class= FORBIDDEN
Eat, Exercise, and Sleep Right
Fill out scholarships and start filling them out EARLY!
Take study breaks, not long, just enough to give your brain a breather
LEARN TO SAY NO TO FRIENDS OR SIGNIFICANT OTHERS INVITES!! ITS A MUST!
Get involved on or off campus
Learn to stay in and study for that huge exam next week on a Friday night.
Learn to double task, for example, you have a 10 minute walk to campus call the parents, instead of taking that 10 minutes out of your study time later that night
Halfway through a busy day take a 20 minute nap, allow your body to rest
Take vitamins, drink a lot of water
NEVER BE AFRAID TO ASK YOUR PROFESSOR QUESTIONS OR TALK TO THEM
Treat yourself every now and then
Review your Professor's lecture every night after it was given
Buy the highlight color bright sticky tabs to keep your place in your textbooks
Start a Resume NOW, if you have a resume already meet with your counselor or advisor for tips on improving it
USE THE RESOURCES AVAILABLE, if your school has a Chemistry Resource Center USE IT
Over holiday breaks allow yourself a relaxing break, but work on some homework
ALWAYS WORK HARD
Never be afraid to send your Professor an email, it's their job
Get a planner and USE IT
PLAN AHEAD, trust me all the big tests will hit you all at once!
Stay on a routine schedule, eat at the same time, go to bed at the same time. . .
SCHOOL ALWAYS COMES FIRST, STUDY FIRST, play SECOND
If your unsure about whether you want to be a part of the Greek system go through recruitment, never means you have to join, its a good exp...
Great for these types of students
Being a Husker is right for you if. . .
You want your school to become your home away from home.
You enjoy walking to class and everyone smiles politely or gestures.
You love football.
You can learn in a large lecture class room.
If you enjoy a large college city.
Having advisors that truly care about helping you and always have your best interest in mind.
You love snow and cold weather
You are undecided on your major and desire countless options
Being active in your school organizations are important to you and having many different organizations available
You want to start your own organization on campus
Being part of a strong Greek system is important to you
Having a University that will provide many options for you all throughout the world
Having a University that will bring in large and productive companies from across the country
Going to a University that provides everything you will ever need right on campus, never need a vehicle.
A University that provides a safe campus.
A University that has award winning research, staff, and programs
A school that has many options on living, parking, and dining arrangements
If you enjoy a diverse student body
You want a large campus yet compact
You want your school to become more than a school, you will truly become part of husker nation.
You see yourself yelling GO BIG RED and being a part of the Husker Red Sea on game day!
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Madeline from Lincoln, NE

a current student here
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Am learning a lot
There are a wide variety of classes offered. I'm an English major, and UNL has a great English program. It's home to the Prairie Schooner, which is a highly regarded literary magazine. There are a lot of great poets here and even in my freshman year I learned a lot. There are also a lot of opportunities for customizing your education. You can work with your professors to make sure you're getting what you need out of your classes.
Am enjoying being here
I lived on campus in Sandoz residence hall for my first year. The dining halls around campus are great--with a meal plan, you have access to all of them. They just remodeled Sandoz after I moved out, and all of the other residence halls are pretty up-to-date.

Lincoln is a great town. It's somewhere between a town and a city. It's bigger than most places in Nebraska, but it's college-centered, not business centered like Omaha. UNL has two campuses--downtown, and East campus. The downtown campus is the main campus--East campus is mostly for agricultural studies and overflow of classes.

Downtown Lincoln is perfect for college students. There are a few clubs with live music. Lots of delicious, affordable restaurants (Chipotle, Noodles & Co.) as well as regular fast-food and more pricey options. There are movie theaters, great options for used clothing stores, and plenty of green spaces for Frisbee and other stereotypical college activities.
Bang for the buck
I'm sensitive about money. I'm paying more for school than I want to (I'd like if it was free). UNL has helped me a little with scholarships and a grant or two. Mostly I have loans. I wish there were more options for financial aid, but I've exhausted the resources they've provided me with. (That's why I'm here).

Otherwise, it's a pretty solid education. I don't feel like my (huge) loans are being wasted. There are a few basic requirements that I wish I didn't have to pay for (science--I took astronomy). They make me feel like I'm in high school still, with all the wasted classes (when am I going to USE this?).

But those classes are few and far between. The classes I've taken have been meaty and interactive. At the same time I don't feel so overwhelmed that I stop going (except for that astronomy class). It's a delicate balance.
Tips for prospective students
Search hard for financial aid. This goes for any college. There are a lot of scholarships out there just for college freshmen, and if you don't get them now you never will.

If you don't know what major you want, there's a great general studies department to help you out. You'll get your requirements out the way sooner if you stay with them until you're sure what you want to do. If you jump into a major, you might end up taking classes that will be useless to you later. Most people end up switching eventually, so you're better off with the general studies people.

Look into housing off-campus. It's a good way to save money. I moved into an apartment downtown at the end of my freshman year, and it's saving me about $4,000. I ride my bike home for lunch and save tons of money that way, too. Also, bring a bike. It's cheaper than driving and MUCH cheaper than parking. UNL parking permits go into the high hundreds. On the other hand, it's nice to have reliable parking downtown for other things like concerts, movies, shopping, etc.
Great for these types of students
If you don't know what you want to do, UNL will help you figure it out. You won't waste your time here. It's also great for English students. There are a surprising amount of Engineering scholarships available. If you like to be involved in activities (student council, sports, clubs) there are tons at UNL.
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Brittany from Iowa City, IA

a current student here
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Am learning a lot
Looking back at high school, I never really applied myself to learn as much as I could. Now being in college, its a whole new schooling system and it means a lot more when you are learning for something you are going to do for the rest of your life. I am majoring in Biology and have learned SO much already in my first month and a half already. Everything from how to study, to how to take a test correctly, to individual concepts to even knowing how to make friends.
Am enjoying being here
I LOVE being here in Lincoln, Nebraska. I am from Iowa City, Iowa and I think choosing to go out of state was very scary not knowing anyone from Lincoln but it was probably the BEST decision I've ever made in my life, even though my family was not a huge supporter of leaving Iowa, I would recommend leaving wherever you are and trying something different because more then likely you'll end up loving it just like me!
Bang for the buck
Although going to an out of state school is expensive, I think it is completely worth it. I recently visited my old hometown, and saw my friends that all went to the same college. They are all still the same and hanging out with the same people, where as I got away and was forced to grow up and meet new people. The football here is AMAZING and is now entering the BIG TEN! (who doesn't LOVE that?!) The campus is so pretty, and all classes are within ten minutes walking distance so you usually will never be late to a class! It is very greek here, meaning a lot of people join fraternities and sororities, which you can rush for during the summer. Overall, this is a great school for the price you are paying and although there are COLD winters, I wouldn't choose to go anywhere else!
Tips for prospective students
Visit as many schools as you can before you set your heart on one, and even though it may sound scary to go away from your family and friends and leave everything your used to behind, don't be afraid to pursue and try something different. You will learn to respect and love your family so much more.
Really consider the price of the college and think about how much you will actually have to be paying. I am paying for my own college, and even though it is a lot of money to go to the University of Nebraska, I think I am gaining so much for the money I am putting into the school. Don't be afraid that you will not make friends... I PROMISE everyone feels the EXACT same way you do!
The sooner you figure out the college you want to go to, THE BETTER! What I mean by this is; Take your time narrowing down the colleges you like and visiting them, BUT as the end of your senior year approaches, your going to want to enjoy it without the stress of college on your mind! So, take your time thinking about choosing but get it done in reasonable time to ENJOY your senior year!
HAVE FUN! this is the BEST time in your life! Go somewhere you are going to have a great time and be able to study too! This is the time before reality starts for all of us in the working world.
Good luck and hope you really consider all I've said!
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Univeristy of Nebraska-Lincoln is great for...
FOOTBALL LOVERS- the huskers football games are AMAZING, its a completely different experience at every school but I've got to say, seeing the flood of red every single game
ENGINEERS- This is a GREAT school for engineer pursuers. The college of engineering is very skilled and although difficult, it is a great school.
SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO BE IN A SORORITY OR FRATERNITY-
This campus is mainly greek, and the sorority house's and fraternity house's actually surround the campus, they are closer to your classes then the dorms are!

If you think you need people to study with or tutors, this campus's dorms are made up of floors where everyone has your major! It's EXTREMELY nice! You can always walk right next door if you have any questions!


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