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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  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 4,255 undergraduate students. The UNK acceptance rate is 85%. Popular majors include Business, Elementary Education, and Operations Management. Graduating 57% of students, UNK alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,300.
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
85%
Application Deadline
August 15
SAT Range
830-1020
ACT Range
19-25
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
$15,520/ 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
    $12,417/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,589/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,061/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,200/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,614/ year
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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
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
4,255Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 26 responses
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  • 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
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 18 responses
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  • Fun
    22%
  • Incredible
    22%
  • Accomodating
    17%
  • Not to big or small and new learning options daily
    17%
  • Not too small, friendly and a good time
    17%
  • Boring
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
57%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
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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My experience at the University of Nebraska at Kearney has been very good. I have meet a lot of people and have made several life long friendships. The academic part is excellent! The class sizes are the perfect size, not too big but not too small. The professors are very easy to talk to if you have any question. I have enjoyed my time here at Kearney! It is a great school.
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!