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A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B-
University of Nebraska - Lincoln is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Big Ten Conference
Address
14th and R St
Lincoln, NE 68588
Website
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University of Nebraska - Lincoln Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
75%
Application Deadline
May 1
SAT Range
990-1280
ACT Range
22-28
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Neither required nor recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$16,462/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,268/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,165/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,331/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,964/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,973/ year
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Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
21:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
72%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.133 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.143 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.141 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
19,381Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
25%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 96 responses
Report
  • Passionate
    24%
  • Social
    22%
  • Nebraskan
    18%
  • White
    11%
  • Alcoholic
    7%
  • Dedicated
    5%
  • Genuine
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
47%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.211 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.241 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 105 responses
Report
  • Proud
    50%
  • Football
    19%
  • Big
    10%
  • Diverse
    9%
  • School pride
    7%
  • Personable
    3%
  • Confident
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
67%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.98 responses
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University of Nebraska - Lincoln Reviews

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Attending UNL was a wonderful experience! My classes were varied and engaging, I loved my professors, the campus is beautiful, and the tuition is fair. I made lasting friends and memories. I lived in Selleck which boasts a varied exchange student population. The dining halls are great and dorms are clean. The campus is right near downtown with plenty of entertainment within walking distance. There is a convenient on-site health clinic, and the athletics program cannot be beat. I would recommend UNL to any prospective college student.
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UNL is truly an up & coming school. With all the new renovations and expansions, the university is growing rapidly. The suites/dorms are all very modern and clean, along with all the other buildings on campus. There’s always something to do downtown! Overall, UNL is a fantastic school to attend and I would recommend to any upcoming college student.
I enjoy the University of Nebraska-Lincoln because of all the available opportunities and the campus lifestyles. Everyone is so polite and even holds doors open! As far as the opportunities go, they're practically endless. I'm high school, I didn't participate in sports or outside organizations, so that was one of my goals when I first arrived at the university. Thankfully, I have been able to find a plethora of organizations and groups to involve myself with, such as; a fraternity, Spanish club, hall government and Scarlett Guard-a networking organization.