About University of Nebraska at Kearney

Founded in 1903, University of Nebraska at Kearney. is a Public college. Located in Nebraska, which is a city setting in Nebraska, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 5,056 full time undergraduate students, and 1,732 full time graduate students.

The University of Nebraska at Kearney Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 14:1. There are 329 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at University of Nebraska at Kearney include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate85%
Application Deadline
Application Fee45
SAT Range830-1020
ACT Range19-25

Admissions at UNK are considered Less Selective, with ,34% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 36 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

76% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 43% were in the top quarter, and 17% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at University of Nebraska at Kearney.

9%
“We”re apathetic”
33%
“We know about current events and vote”
55%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
3%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
6%
“We save it for the classroom”
12%
“Sometimes, but not often”
61%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
21%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
38%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
63%
“I feel extremely safe”
21%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
39%
“We bought the gear”
39%
“We live for the big game”
9%
“It”s not really our thing”
15%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
67%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
9%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
64%
“They keep regular office hours”
36%
“They”re always available”
3%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
19%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
75%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
3%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
3%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
31%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
31%
“We only party on weekends”
34%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
13%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
66%
“There might be people who do”
19%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
3%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
9%
“We”re apathetic”
33%
“We know about current events and vote”
55%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
3%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
6%
“We save it for the classroom”
12%
“Sometimes, but not often”
61%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
21%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
38%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
63%
“I feel extremely safe”
21%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
39%
“We bought the gear”
39%
“We live for the big game”
9%
“It”s not really our thing”
15%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
67%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
9%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
64%
“They keep regular office hours”
36%
“They”re always available”
3%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
19%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
75%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
3%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
3%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
31%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
31%
“We only party on weekends”
34%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
13%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
66%
“There might be people who do”
19%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
3%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    74 Students rated on-campus housing 3.7 stars. 19 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    52 Students rated off-campus housing 3.8 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    73 Students rated campus food 3 stars. 15 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    76 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    77 Students rated class size 4.4 stars. 60 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    75 Students rated school activities 4.1 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    75 Students rated local services 4.3 stars. 57 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    77 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 48 % gave the school a 5.0.

University of Nebraska at Kearney REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of University of Nebraska at Kearney?

36 Students rated University of Nebraska at Kearney

Chelsea - 09/19/2023

I attend this school for graduate school in counseling. I have not had the opportunity to live on campus and I commute from a different city. In my opinion, the professors are passionate about what they do and have had experience being counselors themselves. The program is affordable as well. Most of the graduate classes are online and some are in person. The program is flexible if you want to be a part-time student or a full-time student for graduate work. I have seen that UNK has sports events and they are well attended. They also have some pretty big names come and perform on campus, like Yung Gravy. I consistently get emails about events on campus which range from multicultural events, academic conferences, and study abroad opportunities. The buildings I have seen are recently renovated as well. On campus they have multiple coffee shops (including Starbucks) and a few fast-food places (like Subway). There are multiple restaurants nearby too. I haven't had the chance to try campus food. They have a gym here too with a rock-climbing wall if you are interested! Apparently, every student has tried it once. The students I have worked with so far in the graduate program, are focused on the program. I would say half of them just earned their bachelor's degree and the other half are working adults. So, there is no partying. People came here to get a degree and change their careers after all. What I like about this program is that you get field experience. There isn't a thesis you complete, instead you are doing hours in the field of counseling. I like how practical it is to our lives.

Emily - 01/01/2023

My opinion of UNK is that I feel very welcome here. All of the professors are there to help you succeed. There are many opportunities to get help in any class. Students are also very helpful and very kind. Its an amazing campus. I may be just a freshman but I am glad I chose UNK to be my home for the next 3 1/2 years.

Jennifer - 06/06/2020

I think University of Nebraska in Kearney is great university to attend. It's very welcoming with all students. Professors are always willing to help with their students and focus on their grades. The university of Kearney very much do care about their students GPA and grades they reach out to their students that they believe are struggling.

Freeman - 07/05/2019

The University of Nebraska at Kearney is located in a growing town and has a variety of different activities that make it feel at home. The professors at UNK are available to help students whenever they need it. They are very concerned about student success, which is why I really enjoy and recommend UNK. UNK class size is great as well, I feel that the support we receive from professors is due to the lower classs size, which is amazing.

University of Nebraska at Kearney FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at University of Nebraska at Kearney?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for University of Nebraska at Kearney is 85%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Everyone changes their college major at least once throughout the course of their college carrer. It's okay if you don't know exactly what you want to do with your life, go in as undecided and take classes to learn what interests you most. From there decide which direction you want to take your life in. The transition into college isn't overly difficult, but be prepared to miss home. Save money so you don't have to work as much in college, that way you can participate in extra-curricular activities more. Study hard and pay attention to deadlines, late work isn't really accpeted in college. First tests are generally the worst of the whole semester, don't panic if you don't do as well as you normally do. Most of all: have fun your college years are suppose to be the best years.

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  3. What's unique about your campus?

    The opportunity for students to do research as undergraduates in their field that is meaningful.

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  4. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    It is a great school for the typical middle class Nebraskan.

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  5. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I would have known about all the cliques. Many different groups on this campus.

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  6. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    people who dont' put academics first

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  7. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    It had the programs I wanted, at a price I could afford and with abeautiful awesome campus. What else could I ask for?

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  8. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    I personally think that the cafeteria could serve the students a better variety of foods that will attribute to student athletes.

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  9. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are very fun to be around, outgoing, and high spirited.

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  10. What kind of person should attend this school?

    A person who is interested in being involved and wants to get involved with activities in and around the school.

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  11. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    UNK is best known for it's Education Majoring programs.

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  12. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I brag about the great art department that I am fortunate to have while attending here. The professors and how they're so talented with what they do and it keeps things interested and I feel great to know I am being taught by people who are blessed with such a gift.

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  13. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing about my school os that every teacher has different ideas and rules. They each do their own things. Some teachers give very challenging tests and other teachers don't give tests. It is frustrating that they can teach the same class and do completely different things.

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Student Body

Students

57%

female

43%

male

5,056

Total Undergrad Enrollment

1,732

Total Grad Students

8%

Out-Of-State

88%

In-State

4%

International

Organizations

150

Student Organizations

7

Fraternities

5

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

30%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
% Black or African-American
2%
% Hispanic/Latino
11%
% White or Caucasian
77%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

93% of students attending University of Nebraska at Kearney receive some sort of financial aid. 37% were awarded federal grants. While 52% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$13,381

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,316

Books and Supplies

$9,944

Room and Board

24,641

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$12,417
$30 - $48K
$13,589
$48 - $75K
$15,061
$75 - $110K
$18,200
$110K & UP
$18,614

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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