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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  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 19,466 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Nebraska acceptance rate is 80%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Public Relations. Graduating 69% of students, Nebraska alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $37,200.
14th and R St
Lincoln, NE 68588
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Big Ten Conference

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.

UNL Admissions

Acceptance Rate
80%
Application Deadline
May 1
SAT Range
1130-1360
ACT Range
22-29
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$17,315/ 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
$8,718/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
88%

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
72%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.133 responses
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.160 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.158 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    47%
  • On Campus
    52%
  • Online
    1%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
19,466Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,364
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
26%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 110 responses
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  • Passionate
    24%
  • Social
    21%
  • Nebraskan
    19%
  • White
    12%
  • Alcoholic
    6%
  • Dedicated
    5%
  • Genuine
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
47%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.228 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.258 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 122 responses
Report
  • Proud
    44%
  • Football
    20%
  • Diverse
    10%
  • School pride
    9%
  • Big
    8%
  • Home away from home
    2%
  • Personable
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
69%
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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I have been on campus multiple times for many different reasons. Although I have not gone on an official visit, I still love the campus. I've been to state football at memorial stadium, state basketball and volleyball at pinnacle arena, and explored the main hall during a journalism field trip. One thing that I really do like is the downtown area and how close it is to campus. Just down the street you can find hundreds of restaurants and shops to occupy free-time. I'm so excited to spend the next four years at UNL while rooming with my best friend!
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I love the university of nebraska! There is so much for you to do, and you especially meet so many great people! I am very involved, and the encourage that! There are always activities going on where you can meet new people, and they have so many resources for you if you're struggling at all!

Things that I would like to see change is the lecture hall format. I know it's not going to change, but I just have a hard time learning in that environment. Another thing is making it a little more affordable for incoming students. Other than that, it's great!
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.