University of Nebraska – Lincoln

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The University of Nebraska – Lincoln (typically referred to as UNL, NU, or Nebraska) is located in Lincoln, NE and is a public research university. It is the flagship university of the University of Nebraska system and is known as the state’s oldest and largest university. The university is spread between two campuses in Lincoln, totaling over 100 classroom buildings and research facilities. Nebraska offers nine faculties which comprise more than 150 undergraduate majors, 20 pre-professional programs, 100 graduate programs and over 270 programs of study. These include:

  • College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
  • College of Architecture
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Education and Human Sciences
  • College of Engineering
  • Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts
  • College of Journalism and Mass Communications
  • College of Law

General Information

Admission Office

1410 Q Street

Box 880417

Lincoln, NE 68588-0417

(402) 472-2023

(800) 742-8800

Fax: (402) 472-0670

[email protected]

Contact: Alan Cerveny

Dean of Admissions
Main Address

14th and R Street

Lincoln, NE 68588

(402) 472-7211

Total undergrads: 18,526

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 4,200

Degree-seeking undergrads: 18,526

Graduate enrollment: 4,568


Urban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $45

Online application fee: $45
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 63%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 84%

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agricultural Business B
Agricultural Communications B
Agricultural Economics B
Agricultural Mechanization B
Agricultural/Food Processing B
Agriculture – General B
Agronomy/Crop Science B
Animal Sciences B
Food Science B
Horticulture Science B
Landscaping B
Pest Management B
Range Science/Management B
Soil Science and Agronomy B

Architecture & Related Programs

Architecture B
Interior Architecture B
Landscape Architecture B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

Ethnic studies B
Latin American Studies B
Regional Studies B
Western European Studies B
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Dance B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Film Studies B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B
Botany B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Actuarial Science B
Business Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Finance/Banking B
Hospitality Administration/Management B
International Business B
Management Science B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Advertising B
Broadcast Journalism B
Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B
News and editorial B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B


Agricultural Education B
Art Teacher Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Business Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Computer Teacher Education B
ESL Teacher Education B
Economics and history B
Education of Deaf/Hearing Impaired B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Foreign Language Teacher Education B
French Teacher Education B
Geography and history B
German Teacher Education B
Health Teacher Education B
History Teacher Education B
Journalism and mass communications B
Junior High Education B
Language arts B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Physics Teacher Education B
Political science and history B
Reading Teacher Education B
Sales/Marketing Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Social Science Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B
Special education and communication disorders B
Speech and english B
Speech, drama, and english B
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels B
Teaching, learning, and teacher education B
Technical education B
Technology/Industrial Arts Education B
Theatre and english B
Trade/Industrial Education B


Agricultural Engineering B
Architectural Engineering B
Biomedical Engineering B
Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Industrial Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B

Engineering Technologies

Construction/Building Technologies B
Electrical Engineering Technologies B
Industrial Technology B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child, youth and family studies B
Clothing/Apparel/Textile Studies B
Family/Consumer Sciences – General B
Foods/Nutrition Studies B
Housing Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature

Classics B
French B
German B
Greek, Ancient B
Latin B
Russian B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Community Health Services B
Predentistry B
Premedicine B
Prepharmacy B
Preveterinary Medicine B
Speech-Language Pathology B
Veterinarian Assistance B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Humanities B
Liberal Arts & Sciences B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Ancient Studies/Civilization B
Medieval/Renaissance Studies B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Studies B
Natural Resources & Conservation – General B
Natural Resources Management/Policy B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Atmospheric Sciences B
Chemistry B
Geology B
HydrologyWater Resources B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Security & Protective Services

Fire Protection/Safety Technology A
Forensic Technologies B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
Geography B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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