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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
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  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  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
    C+
Nebraska is a highly rated public university located in Lincoln, Nebraska. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 19,534 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Nebraska acceptance rate is 64%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Public Relations. Graduating 68% of students, Nebraska alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $37,200.
About University of Nebraska - Lincoln...
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
64%
Application Deadline
May 1
SAT Range
1100-1380
ACT Range
22-29
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$16,813/ 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
$8,538/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
87%

Academics

Professors
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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.153 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.151 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
19,534Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,420
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
24%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 106 responses
Report
  • Passionate
    23%
  • Social
    22%
  • Nebraskan
    19%
  • White
    11%
  • Alcoholic
    7%
  • Dedicated
    6%
  • Genuine
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
47%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.221 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.251 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 115 responses
Report
  • Proud
    46%
  • Football
    20%
  • Diverse
    10%
  • Big
    9%
  • School pride
    7%
  • Personable
    3%
  • Home away from home
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
68%
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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This university is huge! That being said, there are a lot of resources to assist students in away. The student centers are chic and updated with the latest gadgets! The campus is nice and is in the heart of Lincoln, Nebraska so its very city-like. The emphasis on greek life and athletics is the focal point of the school, so there is a hype surrounding that. The school itself is a BIG party school and people can often get lost in the hype surrounding said parties and can fall behind in academics. Because the school is so big, it can be hard to form relations with any teachers or any relations with potential friends. If you don't belong to an organization, it can be difficult to get out there. However, if you value independence, this school can be the one for you. The dorms are the typical campus dorm, however they are doing renovations/ making new ones. This school is amazing and despite the few flaws, the good totally outweighs the bad.
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I am a freshman here at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and I love it here! The atmosphere and size are just what I wanted in a school; big enough that I can walk around campus and not know everyone and yet small enough that most of my professors know my name. The course options are varied and interesting but can become challenging if you get behind. There is something for everyone too! From academic and recreational clubs to intramural sports and campus events, there's almost always something to do to fit your interests.
If you aren't from Nebraska, let me start by saying, Nebraska Nice is a very real thing. The people and atmosphere around the University of Nebraska—Lincoln is so warm and filled with kindness. UNL provides a whole array of opportunity for extra curricular, class content and lifestyles. Whether you are standing in the Boneyard Student Section at a sold out football game or you are eating an ice cream cone from the Dairy Store, UNL will find a place in your heart and really help you expand on your goals- helping you make them a reality. The faculty is very involved in student success. Overall, attending the University of Nebraska was the best decision I could make!