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

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.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (402) 472-7211
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 14th and R St, Lincoln, NE 68588
Setting: City: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 25,390
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 62%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 17 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 12,941 (51% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $9,522
Out-of-state Tuition: $25,828
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 91%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $8,863

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Programs

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

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 1686
Architecture and Related Services 32
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 4
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 545
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 1352
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 621
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 111
Education 32783
Engineering 13138
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 41
English Language and Literature/Letters 111
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 94
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 721
Health Professions and Related Programs 71
History 111
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 11
Legal Professions and Studies 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 122
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 421
Natural Resources and Conservation 311
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 1
Philosophy and Religious Studies 111
Physical Sciences 433
Psychology 112
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1
Social Sciences 654
Visual and Performing Arts 741
Grand total 311497344

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 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 Fees 2019-2020
In-state $9,522
Out-of-state $25,828
Books and supplies $1,044

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $7,575
Out-of-state $18,879

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 4,372 91%
Grant or scholarship aid 3,986 83% $8,863
Student loan aid 2,238 47% $6,404

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 14,250 68% $9,905
Federal student loans 8,055 39% $5,711

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 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 16,829 7,773 9,056
Percent admitted 100% 78% 78%
Percent admitted who enrolled 28% 30% 27%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
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 2020

Total Enrollment 25,390
Undergraduate enrollment 20,478
Graduate enrollment 4,912

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 Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education
    • Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) - Clinical training programs at the master's, doctoral, and postgraduate levels
  • 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)
    • Predoctoral
    • Post Doctoral - Advanced dental education programs (advanced education in general dentistry and general practice residency)
    • Post Doctoral - Advanced dental education programs (advanced education in general dentistry and general practice residency)
    • 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
    • Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs
    • Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship 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
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
    • Clinical doctoral program in Audiology
  • 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
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools
  • Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee
    • Baccalaureate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (BTEAC) - Baccalaureate programs
    • Graduate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (GTEAC) - Graduate programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does 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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