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General Information

The University of Nebraska Omaha
(affectionately known as UNO) is a vibrant, exciting university with a
welcoming student body. It is a national leader in distance learning
and military friendliness, illustrating its commitment to making
educational excellence accessible to students of all types. Whether
your interests include the fine arts, urban planning, an MBA, or
joining the award-winning Mavericks hockey team, you are sure to find
plenty to enjoy and learn at UNO.

UNO is a member of the University of Nebraska system, which also
includes three other campuses: Kearney, Lincoln, and the Medical
Center. Cooperation between the four campuses benefits students and
makes additional distance learning possibilities available. Choose to
live in one of the five residence complexes on campus, or earn your
degree at home with one of UNO's highly developed online degree

Admissions Information

UNO requires SAT/ACT scores, a high school transcript, and a $45.00 fee
for application. The school accepts about 84 percent of applicants, and
provides specialized admissions information for military members, adult
students, transfers, and other non-traditional students. Once the
admissions process has begun, applicants can check their status online.

College Majors

UNO offers majors in the following categories:

  • Arts & Sciences
  • Business Administration
  • Communication, Fine Arts, and Media
  • Education
  • Information Science & Technology
  • Public Affairs
  • Community Service
  • Undergraduate Programs
  • Freshmen at UNO can choose from the following bachelor-€™s degree programs:
  • African-American Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Women's Studies
  • Arts, Visual & Performing
  • Drama/Theater Arts
  • Fine/Studio Arts
  • Music
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Accounting
  • Banking/Financial Services
  • Business – General
  • Investments/Securities
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing Management
  • Real Estate
  • Small Business Administration
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Communications/Rhetoric
  • Journalism
  • Computer Science
  • Education of Speech Impaired
  • Elementary Education
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Physical Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering – General
  • Electrical/Communications Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • Construction/Building Technologies
  • Industrial Technology
  • Manufacturing Technologies
  • Creative Writing
  • English Language & Literature – General
  • Speech/Rhetorical Studies
  • Family Resource Management Studies
  • Family/Consumer Sciences – General
  • Human Sciences Communication
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Community Health Services
  • Health System Administration
  • Premedicine
  • History
  • General Studies
  • Library Science
  • Mathematics
  • Gerontology
  • Global Studies
  • Natural Sciences
  • Environmental Studies
  • Exercise Sciences
  • Parks, Recreation & Fitness
  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Geology
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Social Work
  • Criminal Justice Studies
  • Cartography
  • Geography
  • Political Science/Government
  • Sociology
  • Urban Studies
  • Air Transportation
  • Aviation Management

Graduate Programs
Master's and Doctoral degrees are available in these fields, plus others:

  • Accounting
  • Athletic Training
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Computer Science
  • Criminology
  • Education
  • Geography
  • History
  • Music
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Special Education
  • Theatre
  • Urban Studies

In addition, students can earn their certifications in:

  • Advanced Writing
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Gerontology
  • Human Resources Training
  • Project Management
  • Software Engineering
  • Technical Communication

Online Programs

UNO is widely known for its highly developed distance education
program the U.S. News & World Report ranks its online bachelor's
degree program #11 in the nation. Military personnel, adult students,
and others who can not live on campus can earn a degree from UNO in the
comfort and convenience of their own home. There are more than 40 areas
of study available at the bachelor's degree level, and master's degree
programs include:

Social Gerontology
Political Science
Special Education
Public Administration


UNO has been nationally recognized as one of the country's top schools
for community involvement. In addition, the school is proud to be
consistently ranked as one of the most military-friendly universities.
The Military Times declares UNO to be the best public college in the
nation for veterans of the military. The distance learning program is
one of the best in the nation, and the school is dedicated to improving
it even further.


The North Central Association of the Higher Learning Commission
provides accreditation for the University of Nebraska system.
Individual degree programs are accredited by organizations such as the
National Association of Schools of Music, Accreditation Board for
Engineering and Technology, and National Council for Accreditation of
Teacher Education.


UNO students receive education through its six colleges:

Arts & Sciences
Business Administration
Communication, Fine Arts, and Media
Information Science & Technology
Public Affairs & Community Service

Financial Aid

A number of scholarships are available for Nebraska residents,
veterans, and other specific groups. In addition, all students are
welcome to apply for federal grants, loans, and scholarships. On-campus
student employment is a possibility, as well as graduate assistantships
and study grants for master's and doctoral level students. The
financial aid office is prepared to assist students make an education
at UNO affordable.

Library System

The Criss Library serves the student and faculty of UNO with course
reserves, special collection, online resources, and other educational
tools. Interlibrary loan and technology services are also available
through the library.


Students have the opportunity to compete in multiple NCAA Division I
sports, from baseball and softball to tennis. The Mavericks boast the
state's only hockey team in Division I, which consistently earns
national recognition for its high quality.

Student Housing

Five housing complexes are available for the students of UNO. The
school does not have a campus residence requirement, but does encourage
students to live on campus in order to streamline and enhance their
college experience. Immersion in the many organizations, activities,
and academic pursuits of campus life helps students go beyond the
classroom to gain an appreciation of all that UNO has to offer.
Twelve-month and nine-month contracts are available for housing, as are
meal plans. UNO also has a program to help students find affordable,
high quality off-campus housing.

General Information

Admission Office

6001 Dodge Street

Omaha, NE 68182-0005

(402) 554-2393

(800) 585-8648

Fax: (402) 554-3472

[email protected]

Contact: Jolene Adams

Director of Admissions
Main Address

6001 Dodge Street

Omaha, NE 68182

(402) 554-2800

Total undergrads: 11,327

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,816

Degree-seeking undergrads: 11,069

Graduate enrollment: 2,886


Urban setting

Large city (250,000 – 499,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $45

Online application fee: $45

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 84%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 69%

College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

African-American Studies B
Latin American Studies B
Women's Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music – Piano/Organ B
Music – Voice/Opera B
Music Theory/Composition B
Stringed Instruments B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Bioinformatics B
Biology B
Biotechnology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Banking/Financial Services B
Business – General B
Business Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Finance/Banking B
Human Resources Development C
Investments/Securities B
Management Information Systems B,C
Marketing Management B
Real Estate B
Small Business Administration B

Communications & Journalism

Broadcast Journalism B
Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B


Education of Speech Impaired B
Elementary Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Secondary Education B
Special Education B


Architectural Engineering B
Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Engineering Physics B

Engineering Technologies

Construction/Building Technologies B
Industrial Technology B
Manufacturing Technologies B

English Language & Literature

Creative Writing B,C
English Language & Literature – General B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B,C

Family & Consumer Sciences

Family Resource Management Studies B
Family/Consumer Sciences – General B
Human Sciences Communication B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
German B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Community Health Services B
Health System Administration B
Premedicine B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies B

Library Science

Library Science B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Gerontology B
Global Studies B
Natural Sciences B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Studies B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B
Parks, Recreation & Fitness – General B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Public Administration B
Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences

Cartography C
Geography B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B
Urban Studies B,C

Transportation & Materials Moving

Air Transportation B
Aviation Management B

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

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

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