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  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
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B-
Nebraska is a highly rated public university located in Lincoln, Nebraska. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 19,381 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Nebraska acceptance rate is 75%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Public Relations. Graduating 67% of students, Nebraska alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,500.
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
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

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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.145 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.143 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 98 responses
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  • Passionate
    24%
  • Social
    21%
  • Nebraskan
    17%
  • 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.213 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.243 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 107 responses
Report
  • Proud
    50%
  • Football
    20%
  • Big
    9%
  • Diverse
    8%
  • School pride
    7%
  • Personable
    3%
  • Home away from home
    2%

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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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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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!
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.