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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
    A
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B+
UNK is an above-average public university located in Kearney, Nebraska. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,063 undergraduate students. The UNK acceptance rate is 82%. Popular majors include Business, Elementary Education, and Operations Management. Graduating 61% of students, UNK alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,200.
About University of Nebraska at Kearney...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association
Address
2504 9th Ave
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

Acceptance Rate
82%
Application Deadline
August 15
SAT Range
1040-1140
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Neither required nor recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$15,909/ 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
$5,927/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
92%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.38 responses
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.35 responses
71%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.35 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,063Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
780
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 27 responses
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  • Motivated
    37%
  • Average
    22%
  • Average, not dumb but not geniuses either
    15%
  • Slightly above average
    15%
  • Dedicated to making a difference
    7%
  • Many are above average, but some just don't care
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
47%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.47 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.48 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Fun
    21%
  • Incredible
    21%
  • Not to big or small and new learning options daily
    21%
  • Accomodating
    16%
  • Not too small, friendly and a good time
    16%
  • Boring
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
61%
National
49%
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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I think the University of Nebraska at Kearney is a great college for students who want to be interactive with professors and other students. I have three older sisters who all attend Kearney, and two have transferred to Kearney from other colleges because it fits them perfectly. They had a lot of friends they knew from high school and they have made so many friends in the time of being at college. I have gone and visited them so many times and I love the campus of Kearney and the dorms are very nice I have probably over thirty friends who stay in the dorms and some of them are not all freshman! So if you want to have a relationship with others and your professors I highly recommend you go to the University of Nebraska at Kearney!
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I think the University of Nebraska at Kearney is an excellent college. There are countless amounts, and a large variety, of activities that you can get involved in. I have only been there for a year, so I haven't gotten involved in too much. However, everything that I did get involved with was amazing. The campus is great, there are some very pretty areas on campus. All of the professors I have had so far were all really nice, and good at what they do. For the food on campus, it is good, I am a somewhat picky eater, so I wish there were a few other options, or I wish some were an option more often, but besides that the food is quite good. So, in the end, the University is a really great place to be, and I would definitely recommend that people go here.
I was thrilled with the educational guidance the University of Nebraska at Kearney provided for my teaching career. I am currently in my sixth year teaching and continuously use the information and strategies I acquired at UNK in my classroom every day.

The College of Education is filled with many highly qualified professors who are willing and available to discuss your future goals with you. They are there to help answer any and all questions you have regarding classes and scheduling.

The campus is a quick 15-20 minute walk from one end to the other. It is a beautiful campus and UNK is continuing to extend and improve the campus and buildings.