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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B
Nebraska Wesleyan is an above-average private, Christian university located in Lincoln, Nebraska. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,676 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Nebraska Wesleyan acceptance rate is 72%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Biology. Graduating 63% of students, Nebraska Wesleyan alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $37,300.
5000 St Paul Ave
Lincoln, NE 68504
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
American Rivers Conference

Nebraska Wesleyan University Rankings

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Nebraska Wesleyan Admissions

Acceptance Rate
72%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1010-1270
ACT Range
21-28
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$24,519/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$20,873/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
92%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.26 responses
82%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.33 responses
76%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.33 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    17%
  • On Campus
    83%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,676Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
175
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
31%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 25 responses
  • Nice! Everybody is super cool and friendly.
    44%
  • Passionate about succeeding in life
    20%
  • Caring and open
    16%
  • Diverse
    8%
  • Chill
    4%
  • Happy!
    4%
  • No comment
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
87%
Poll
57%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.37 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.38 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 25 responses
  • Small but mighty!
    44%
  • Awesome
    28%
  • Strives for the best in everything
    16%
  • Inclusive and quality education
    4%
  • No comment
    4%
  • Sort of good, sort of bad
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
63%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.21 responses
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Nebraska Wesleyan University Reviews

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Visiting Wesleyan was an amazing experience that I definitely will not forget. When I first arrived at the campus, the modern also new look of it just caught my eye. They had buildings that have been their for years and some that had just been built. The people on campus and in the buildings were very welcoming and accepting. I enjoyed meeting the professors and getting their input on what path I should take for my career choice. I liked the dorms/housing because they were pretty updated and we actually got to have a look inside them. They have quite a bit of space and they can be made to feel like home. I also liked how there was a police station right beside the University and that their is security guards on campus at all times. I enjoyed meeting with the softball coach, she was a very genuine person and seemed to love the game. In all, NWU is a great college and you should visit sometime!
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Nebraska Wesleyan encompassed all that I was looking for as an individual: great location, great diversity, excellent academics, people who are willing to work with you. It is truly an amazing university, creating such a warm and welcoming community!
The University encompasses everything that any student is looking for in a college all in one location! Academics take precedence, resources are available for all students.