Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneA-
- Campus FoodB
- Student LifeA
UNK is an above-average public university located in Kearney, Nebraska. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,941 undergraduate students. The UNK acceptance rate is 94%. Popular majors include Business, Elementary Education, and Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies. Graduating 58% of students, UNK alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,200.
NCAA Division II (with football)
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association
University of Nebraska at Kearney Rankings
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.38 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.35 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.35 responses
Most Popular Majors
Elementary Education110 Graduates
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies76 Graduates
Operations Management75 Graduates
Family Studies and Consumer Sciences46 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies29 Graduates
Social Work and Youth Services29 Graduates
Agricultural Business24 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.47 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.48 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.24 responses
University of Nebraska at Kearney Reviews
It is a really fun and family type place, I love the atmosphere with the sports because, the games that I have seen they're usually very packed almost like a division one football game, the meal plans are really good and the restaurants they offer on-campus like the chic-fil-a and subway's. Such good food and don't even get me started on the people! They are so accepting and open to meeting new people and making friends, they are so fun. The coaches are so respectful as well, I have seen coaches sit and talk to players about it all. I haven't moved in yet but I have been up there and been to some workouts, coaches have made this transitional experience such a breeze and have been there for me as soon as I decide to leave Fort Hays, making me understand that I wouldn't be able to play right away but that I will have an equal shot and that my talent in their opinion is exactly what they're looking for! The admission staff is one of the best. Tom Knott has kept me posted very well.
The online courses are obviously not the same as in person class, but it's really helpful since the professors find their way to make it easier for the class to not struggle. Being able to make an office appointment either in class or in person and they're really flexible especially when they have their own life to maintain as well. The online classes aren't much depending on what classes you're taking, but just like every other class it's for the degree that we are pursuing. There's nothing bad that i'd say about online classes now that I'm aware of everything since the pandemic happened in late March. The experience was new and I never thought I could handle doing classes from home, but it worked fine, since like I said professors understand especially when it's online. There's always a reason to why students take online classes especially when having a full time job or when you have reasons that are priorities and the professor understands what life can do to someone.
The diversity of UNK is amazing and I love how everyone is super friendly and we're all helpful to each other like a big family. UNK it not only about the friends, but it's also about finding who you truly are and what degree to pursue. The housing is good quality which makes being a student way easier since they help provide food us, as well as the food. There are different types of options to chose from, either fast food or a cooked meal in the cafeteria. The local area isn't bad as well, it's right when entering the town and it's easier for students that are planning to visit easy for them to locate especially when the town is getting so much bigger. The professors are very helpful and always try their hardest to make time for their students. The safety is amazing, which makes students travel from class to class way easier and whenever something is wrong it's awesome to have some safety around us and faculty.