About University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Founded in 1869, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. is a Public college. Located in Nebraska, which is a city setting in Nebraska, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 20,833 full time undergraduate students, and 5,064 full time graduate students.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 21:1. There are 1319 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at University of Nebraska-Lincoln include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate75%
Application Deadline
Application Fee45
SAT Range990-1280
ACT Range22-28

Admissions at UNL are considered Less Selective, with ,131% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 43 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

83% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 54% were in the top quarter, and 26% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

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

4%
“We”re apathetic”
25%
“We know about current events and vote”
63%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
8%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
2%
“We save it for the classroom”
19%
“Sometimes, but not often”
63%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
16%
“All the time, including weekends”
1%
“I”m always terrified”
3%
“I only go out in groups”
44%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
52%
“I feel extremely safe”
2%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
4%
“We bought the gear”
94%
“We live for the big game”
4%
“It”s not really our thing”
21%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
64%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
11%
“We”re a very artistic group”
3%
“Haven”t met them”
6%
“Available in class”
67%
“They keep regular office hours”
24%
“They”re always available”
3%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
6%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
83%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
9%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
2%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
17%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
47%
“We only party on weekends”
34%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
8%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
64%
“There might be people who do”
25%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
3%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
4%
“We”re apathetic”
25%
“We know about current events and vote”
63%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
8%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
2%
“We save it for the classroom”
19%
“Sometimes, but not often”
63%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
16%
“All the time, including weekends”
1%
“I”m always terrified”
3%
“I only go out in groups”
44%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
52%
“I feel extremely safe”
2%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
4%
“We bought the gear”
94%
“We live for the big game”
4%
“It”s not really our thing”
21%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
64%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
11%
“We”re a very artistic group”
3%
“Haven”t met them”
6%
“Available in class”
67%
“They keep regular office hours”
24%
“They”re always available”
3%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
6%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
83%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
9%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
2%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
17%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
47%
“We only party on weekends”
34%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
8%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
64%
“There might be people who do”
25%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
3%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

University of Nebraska-Lincoln REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    267 Students rated on-campus housing 3.9 stars. 23 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

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

  • How would you rate campus food?

    275 Students rated campus food 3.7 stars. 22 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    281 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 47 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    280 Students rated class size 3.9 stars. 23 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    281 Students rated school activities 4.2 stars. 47 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    281 Students rated local services 4.2 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    282 Students rated academics 4 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of University of Nebraska-Lincoln?

157 Students rated University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Emilie - 01/03/2023

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is an amazing school. There are so many unique and diverse opportunities to experience, such as the squirrel-watching club. It'll be hopefully a good experience for me to break out of my comfort zone. I am hoping to attend it with a major in Business Administration in the Fall of 2023.

Parker - 09/27/2021

It is a very interesting and diverse school. It has a lot of opportunities and is very accomadating to all of the university's students. I would definitely recommend the university as a school to attend if you are looking to further our education and get your degree.

Paige - 12/09/2020

It is a great place to be. I didn't expect to love it as much as I do, but now I hate being in my hometown because life on campus was so amazing. It has great food all over campus that can be bought with our meal plan so I rarely spend money while in college.

Carin - 12/06/2020

I love my school, but I wish they took more pride in what they served their students to eat. I also think that the opportunities for work for international students could be more. Especially since it is already a struggle for their families to afford. Every little bit helps.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln FAQS

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

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for University of Nebraska-Lincoln is 75%. 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?

    Looking back at my first year of college, one of the first things I would tell myself as a high school senior is to purchace your textbooks (at least the expensive ones), from somewhere other than the bookstore on campus. They really pump the money out of you and I could have easily saved over $1000 on books alone. I also would have told myself to not get a seven day meal plan and only stick with the five day one. I always went home on the weekends and I never used my meal plan on those days so I could have saved some more money there. On the academic side of things I would advise myself in high school to study extra hard and try and score good on the ACT. I was one point away on my ACT from getting a free ride from the University so I definately would advise that. Besides those few things the biggest things I would have told myself would have been to relax during that first year and have fun, because college only comes once so you should live it up and explore, and find ways to meet new people.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    They are fun, outgoing, and strive for excellence.

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

    The campus is all close together so you have to walk everywhere. In a lot of places the sidewalks are cracked and unlevel so you have to watch your step!

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  5. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    The football team

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  6. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    There are so many opportunities here and there is a club or organization for everyone. I have found so many great things to get involved in and I have met a lot of great people doing it. If there were one thing I would change, it would be the walking distances! Especially from Harper, Schramm, Smith!

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

    University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a large 4-year College. The campus is fair-sized and one can get to one side to the other in about 15-20 minutes. The classes are great and so are the students.

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  8. What's unique about your campus?

    Everything is easily reachable by foot, and if it is not, the school bus will take you where you need to go. You are given a bus pass at the begining of the year so no matter where you want to go, it wont cost you any money to get there. The people here are also very kind, it must be a midwest thing, but I have found the most friendly and approachable people so its very easy to fit in at a school like this.

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  9. What kind of person should attend this school?

    A Husker fan

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  10. What are the academics like at your school?

    -Some professors know my name, some. -Favorite: SPAN 319, Phonetics -Worst: ACCT 201 -I study every single day. -It depends on the class, but class participation is at a minimum. -I think my major is not adequately explained to incoming freshman. I was lucky that I found it (International Business). -I rarely spend time with my professors outside of class. -The academic requirements change CONSTANTLY! It's frustrating. I will graduate with almost 30 credits that won't be applied to my degree. -I feel that yes, the classes I have taken at UNL are definately geared torwards getting a job.

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

    The honor's program was very appealing because of the small classes and thesis you do your senior year. The greek life and the campus's appearence was also a big plus.

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

    Football! UNL is known for their football program, as well as the thriving social scene. I also brag about the Greek System here on campus, as well as the ability to get help finding a future job.

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  13. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    -The most populare groups are either the Greek system or ASUN. -I'm involved with CBA Student Advisory Board, a teaching assistant, volunteering as a notetake for students with disabilities, etc. -Athletics rule the school. Football is HUGE! It's the state's pride and joy. -My closest friends are people I knew from high school, met during study abroad, and serve with in the Army. -2 AM, I'm studying. -I party very rarely. I choose not to drink so I stay away from that scene. -I used to be Greek...not anymore. -What did I do last weekend? I was at drill for the Army.

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  14. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    This stereotype is absolutely not true. I have not had a problem fitting in or getting involved. My class sizes are appropriate and professors are easy to communicate with through e-mail and office hours.

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  15. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    A lot of farm boys and girls from small towns, everyone is a huge Husker fan, we hang out in cornfields

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

    I love my school, but if I had to name one thing that frustrates me I'd have to say the parking is pretty limited. I love the motorcycle parking up front, but if its rainy or snowing and I have to drive my truck, I have to park very far away.

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

    I cannot judge a person or say they cannot attend a college of his or her choice. God is the only one who can judge a person. No matter if they sin or not God forgives and ask us not to judge a person.

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

    Go to a community college first and take online classes for the intro stuff. While you do that, get a full time job and you will have a lot less debt.

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  19. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    Party school students and no

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  20. Tell us about the sports scene on campus.

    The sports scene at UNL is crazy especially for the football team. Tickets for the games go on sale in March the year before and if you don'tget on right away than you are stuck not going to a game or you have to buy one from another student who can't go, usually for a higher price tha the face value. Downtown Lincoln and the UNL campus are crazy with all the fans that come to support the Huskers. Nebraska Cornhusker football has sold out all of its home games since before 1968 and there is no end in sight.

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  21. Why did you decide to go to this school?

    I had always dreamed about going to this school bu I doubted at first that I could get in which is why I chose to go to a school in South Dakota. My family moved down to Nebraska a few months before I started college and so I was left all alone in South Dakota. After a year of being up there I decided to give it a shot and to see if I could get into UNL. I had decided that if I got accepted I would transfer and if not I would stay at SDSU. I got accepted and started my sophomore year at UNL.

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Student Body

Students

48%

female

52%

male

20,833

Total Undergrad Enrollment

5,064

Total Grad Students

22%

Out-Of-State

70%

In-State

8%

International

Organizations

540

Student Organizations

30

Fraternities

20

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

31%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
3%
% Black or African-American
3%
% Hispanic/Latino
6%
% White or Caucasian
76%

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.

79% of students attending University of Nebraska-Lincoln receive some sort of financial aid. 25% were awarded federal grants. While 48% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$23,050

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,012

Books and Supplies

$10,826

Room and Board

34,888

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$12,268
$30 - $48K
$13,165
$48 - $75K
$16,331
$75 - $110K
$19,964
$110K & UP
$20,973

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