B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B+
University of Nebraska at Kearney is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Address
905 W 25th St
Kearney, NE 68849
Website

University of Nebraska at Kearney Rankings

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

Admissions

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Test Scores and GPA for University of Nebraska at Kearney

Cost

Net Price
$14,553/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,119/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,990/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,528/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,619/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,407/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.38 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.34 responses
71%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.34 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,668Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 26 responses
Report
  • Motivated
    38%
  • Average
    23%
  • Average, not dumb but not geniuses either
    15%
  • Slightly above average
    12%
  • Dedicated to making a difference
    8%
  • Many are above average, but some just don't care
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
48%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.46 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.47 responses
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After University of Nebraska at Kearney

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
56%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.24 responses
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University of Nebraska at Kearney Reviews

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I have been at the University of Nebraska at Kearney for one year now and I love it. The size of the town and campus are perfect for getting to know people without getting overwhelmed with too many people. Kearney is also very welcoming to college students and offer great deals around the town. The campus is all within walking distance so getting to class is very easy. The only downside to UNK is the cafeteria food. It has gotten better since I first started here, but it could be better. The dorm rooms are a tad small and outdated, but the way the halls are set up allow for great socializing. So far my experience as a loper has been great!
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UNK has a decent Greek life! Not as much so as UNL, but Greek life is still pretty important here. Many kids don't go Greek because it is so expensive to be in. It doesn't really matter if you're Greek or not, most people will still talk to you either way. Some of the higher-status frats and sororities think that they are better than Non-Greeks, and mostly only associate with other high-ranked frats/sororities. But many are super nice and outgoing and take pride in the university. They are higher in academic standing than average non-Greeks, and do get involved on campus and in good causes much more than non-Greeks. Some Greeks can be pretty cliquey, but it isn't too big of an issue here. G-Phis are the party sorority, and A-Phi's are the most academic sorority (and some might say most stuck up) and keep their partying on the down-low for the most part to protect their image. A lot of Sig Eps (frat) have parties that they only let other Greeks into, but usually if you're a non-Greek girl who is friends with a Greek girl, they will still let you in.
Life on campus is pretty different depending on which dorm you live on. For example, my freshman year, I lived in CTW, where most of the freshman tend to live (as well as CTE). These are the cheapest halls. As far as living, it was sort of sucky. The rooms were small and shaped weird so that it was hard to organize your room effectively, and it was farther from most of the buildings classes are held in. Since they're mostly filled with rambunctious freshman and football boys, there's usually more vandalism, especially to the elevators, laundry room, and things left on the outsides of doors. However, since the college experience is new to everyone there, it is a very social hall and you make tons of friends! I had tons of fun living there, even if it was dumpy. As a sophomore, I live in Antelope Hall. They are the most expensive halls because they are apartment style and you have 4 people to a room, but you each get your own small bedroom within the space. You get two bathrooms and cleaning ladies come and clean them every other week. It's super nice there, but it's not as social of hall since it's apartment style and for upperclassmen only.The dining hall sucks for how expensive it is, and you have to buy the unlimited meal plan if you live on campus.

Basically, lliving on campus is overpriced, but it's worth it while you're an underclassmen to meet new friends and it's closer to your classes.