University of Nebraska – Lincoln

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School Overview

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



Contact: Alan Cerveny

Dean of Admissions
Main Address

14th and R Street

Lincoln, NE 68588

(402) 472-7211

www.unl.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 18,526

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 4,200

Degree-seeking undergrads: 18,526

Graduate enrollment: 4,568

Setting

Urban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor’s
Master’s
Doctoral
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

Education

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

Engineering

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

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Humanities B
Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics

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

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.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(402) 472-7211
Website:www.unl.edu/
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:admissions.unl.edu/apply/
Address:14th and R St, Lincoln, NE 68588
Setting:Rural: Distant
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:25,897
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):67%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:21 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:15,660 (60% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$8,537
Out-of-state Tuition:$23,050
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:93%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$7,394

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences1586
Architecture and Related Services32
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies4
Biological and Biomedical Sciences545
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1352
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs521
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services111
Education32583
Engineering12138
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields41
English Language and Literature/Letters111
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences94
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics721
Health Professions and Related Programs71
History111
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service11
Legal Professions and Studies11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Mathematics and Statistics122
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies321
Natural Resources and Conservation311
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1
Philosophy and Religious Studies111
Physical Sciences433
Psychology112
Social Sciences654
Visual and Performing Arts641
Grand total311417344

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences11
Architecture and Related Services1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Education232
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences3
Grand total21112

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at University of Nebraska-Lincoln and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$8,537
Out-of-state$23,050
Books and supplies$1,012

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$8,810
Out-of-state$22,088

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid4,29893%
Grant or scholarship aid3,35773%$7,394
Student loan aid2,39652%$6,012

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid10,46552%$7,099
Federal student loans7,96840%$5,979

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled University of Nebraska-Lincoln students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants11,1935,0886,105
Percent admitted100%75%76%
Percent admitted who enrolled43%47%40%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment25,897
Undergraduate enrollment20,833
Graduate enrollment5,064

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics (Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences)
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics (Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences)
  • American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
    • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Dental Hygiene (DH)
    • Endodontics
    • Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
    • Pediatric Dentistry
    • Periodontics
    • Prosthodontics (including maxillofacial prosthetics and combined prosthodontics/maxillofacial prosthetics)
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
    • Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
    • School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs
    • Clinical doctoral program in Audiology
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation
    • Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
    • Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

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