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University of Nebraska-Lincoln Review

Lincoln, NE, 14th and R St
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Career Preparation A-
Students and Culture A-
Facilities A
Activities and Groups A-
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University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a large, public, four-year university enrolling 25,260 students and offering 263 degrees in Lincoln, NE.

Study Areas, Degree Popularity

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
1
Business
947 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
111
34
Advertising
0
Banking and Financial Support Services
17
Business Administration and Management
282
74
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
6
15
Business/managerial Economics
39
Consumer Merchandising/retailing Management
6
Economics
16
4
4
Family and Consumer Sciences/human Sciences
0
Finance
169
Insurance
9
International Business
26
Investments and Securities
13
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
0
Management Science
0
Marketing/marketing Management
113
Marketing Research
8
1
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
2
Education and Liberal Arts
929 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Agricultural Teacher Education
23
6
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
9
5
Art Teacher Education
10
Business Teacher Education
19
Curriculum and Instruction
66
Education
19
Education/teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness
0
Educational Administration and Supervision
45
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research
22
1
Educational Leadership and Administration
45
4
6
Elementary Education and Teaching
95
English Language and Literature
89
13
20
English/language Arts Teacher Education
17
Foreign Language Teacher Education
0
Foreign Languages and Literatures
6
4
French Language and Literature
10
French Language Teacher Education
0
German Language and Literature
12
German Language Teacher Education
0
Health Teacher Education
0
Junior High/intermediate/middle School Education and Teaching
0
Latin Language and Literature
0
Liberal Arts
1
Mathematics Teacher Education
20
7
Music Teacher Education
22
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
26
0
Physics Teacher Education
0
Reading Teacher Education
0
Russian Language and Literature
6
Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education
16
Social Science Teacher Education
26
Spanish Language and Literature
51
Spanish Language Teacher Education
6
Special Education and Teaching
40
17
0
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
55
0
3
Speech-Language Pathology/pathologist
65
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas
2
0
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
20
Teaching English As a Second or Foreign Language/esl Language Instructor
0
Technology Teacher Education/industrial Arts Teacher Education
0
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
3
Engineering
805 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Architectural Engineering
36
26
4
Architecture
33
34
Biological/biosystems Engineering
30
1
Biomedical Sciences
3
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
1
Chemical Engineering
29
4
City/urban, Community and Regional Planning
10
Civil Engineering
90
21
0
Civil Engineering Technology/technician
0
Computer Engineering
34
Construction Engineering Technology/technician
56
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
57
6
8
Engineering
1
15
29
Engineering Mechanics
5
Environmental/environmental Health Engineering
6
Environmental Studies
28
Industrial Engineering
16
11
Industrial Production Technologies/technicians
0
Industrial Technology/technician
0
Interior Architecture
23
Landscape Architecture
9
Manufacturing Engineering
0
Mechanical Engineering
78
13
8
Natural Resources/conservation
46
20
9
Telecommunications Technology/technician
5
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
4
Human and Social Sciences
633 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Ancient/classical Greek Language and Literature
0
Ancient Studies/civilization
12
Anthropology
36
7
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
4
0
Community Health Services/liaison/counseling
0
Educational Psychology
8
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies
2
Family Resource Management Studies
0
History
65
6
4
Housing and Human Environments
0
Human Development and Family Studies
26
20
International/global Studies
24
International Relations and Affairs
8
Latin American Studies
3
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
3
Museology/museum Studies
0
Philosophy
10
1
3
Political Science
69
5
6
Psychology
226
9
16
Sociology
46
4
3
Western European Studies
0
Women's Studies
7
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
5
Mathematics and Science
492 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Actuarial Science
51
14
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology
10
Biochemistry
65
1
3
Biology
124
5
10
Botany
4
Chemistry
18
4
17
Entomology
4
13
7
Geography
12
4
3
Geology/earth Science
10
11
4
Mathematics
37
15
11
Microbiology
2
Physics
5
7
4
Statistics
14
3
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
6
Agriculture
402 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Agricultural and Food Products Processing
0
Agricultural Business and Management
40
Agricultural Communication/journalism
5
Agricultural Economics
47
5
4
Agricultural Engineering
8
4
Agricultural Mechanization
23
0
Agriculture
11
10
Agronomy and Crop Science
40
14
6
Animal Health
2
Animal Sciences
64
13
9
Floriculture/floristry Operations and Management
0
Food Science
17
7
8
Horticultural Science
16
0
0
Landscaping and Groundskeeping
26
Natural Resources Management and Policy
1
Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management
0
Plant Sciences
1
Range Science and Management
6
Soil Science and Agronomy
2
Turf and Turfgrass Management
13
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
7
Healthcare
277 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Athletic Training/trainer
17
Audiology/audiologist
8
Audiology/audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/pathologist
43
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies
169
24
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
0
Nutrition Sciences
2
3
Pre-Dentistry Studies
0
Pre-Pharmacy Studies
0
Pre-Veterinary Studies
10
Toxicology
0
1
Veterinary/animal Health Technology/technician and Veterinary Assistant
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
8
Communication and Media
233 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Broadcast Journalism
52
Journalism
39
Journalism
27
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
115
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
9
Art and Design
179 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Dance
4
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts
27
4
Film/cinema/video Studies
13
Fine Arts
60
10
Music
28
26
7
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
10
Trades and Careers
177 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management
21
Apparel and Textiles
17
3
Construction Engineering
10
11
Family and Consumer Economics and Related Services
115
Textile Science
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
11
Legal and Law
169 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/technician
6
Forensic Science and Technology
30
Law
122
Legal Professions and Studies
0
3
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies
8
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
12
Computer Technology
68 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer and Information Sciences
40
23
5
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
13
Hospitality
53 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Hospitality Management
53
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Agriculture
Apparel and Textiles
Architecture
Business Administration and Management
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Leadership and Administration
Engineering
Entomology
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies
Human Development and Family Studies
*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
School Accreditation Information
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 Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship (University of Nebraska - Lincoln Dietetic Internship)
Didactic Program in Dietetics (Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences)
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs (Department of Educational Psychology 49 Teachers College Hall)
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
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 Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology 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 Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee Baccalaureate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (BTEAC) - Baccalaureate programs
Graduate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (GTEAC) - Graduate programs
*Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)
Alumni & Student Reviews
A- Excellent
Career Preparation
What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?
Based on 17 Reviews
Alumni
Construction Management, Class of 2006

The UNL construction management program is one of the top few in the country. It is well integrated with industry, and facilitates internships and competitive recruitment nationwide.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Labor Economics, Class of 1972

In depth understanding of the labor market and its costs

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BA, Class of 1994

That was 21 years ago. A lot has changed since then.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Animal Science, Class of 2015

husker hire link, classes, career center, career fairs

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BA Communication Studies, Class of 1997

Internships and a full career placement office

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Agribusiness: Banking and Financing, Class of 2013

Nebraska Higherlink, lots of career fairs, advisor suggestions, if you're member of an on campus club/organization they give many as well (though I guess that is not provided by the University itself)

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Ph.D. Plant Breeding and Genetics, Class of 1990

excellent technical knowledge experience in technical writing applied experience in the field

Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Students and Culture
What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?
Based on 17 Reviews
Alumni
Construction Management, Class of 2006

UNL students are friendly, easy-going, hard-working, and smart. Having now gone to grad school elsewhere, I am impressed looking back on my undergrad friends and classmates. UNL was a good institution with a solid student culture.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Labor Economics, Class of 1972

Strong relationship of the students to the community and schoool

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Class of 1979

something of a party school, but there are serious students

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Medical Technology, Class of 1986

Evenly mixed between traditional and non-traditional students.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BA, Class of 1994

Not a great deal of diversity 21 years ago. Somewhat conservative.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Animal Science, Class of 2015

good? mostly from Nebraska and surrounding states with a good population of international students

Rated January 2016
Alumni
History, Class of 1997

Didn't really have time to get involved. Not applicable.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Education, Class of 1981

Too long ago to remember

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Agribusiness: Banking and Financing, Class of 2013

As is the state, it is made up of mostly Nebraska football fans. The University is quite more diverse than the rest of the state, which is still heavily European/white. It's not a party campus at all and gives a peaceful/laid back feel with still a strong push towards academic excellence. It is easily one of the most friendly campuses in the whole U.S. (campus, city, and state)

Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
Based on 17 Reviews
Alumni
Construction Management, Class of 2006

Perfectly decent. Not extravagant, but not run-down or inadequate either. Our science labs were generally quite good, more than adequate for undergrad instruction but not quite state-of-the-art for advanced research (except in certain areas).

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Class of 1979

nice -- well kept, latest technology.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Human nutrition, Class of 1985

It was so long ago I do not think my answers are relevant to this survey

Rated January 2016
Alumni
History, Class of 1997

Never used any of the facilities, other than classrooms... they were fine.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Political science, international studies , Class of 2013

Dorms are very nice, good dining facilities with a lot of variety

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Education, Class of 1981

Too long ago to remember everything

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Agribusiness: Banking and Financing, Class of 2013

I was in a fraternity so I didn't spend much time in the dorms or dining halls as a student, but I do currently work for a nonprofit on the campus, not employed by the University, and the students I meet with enjoy the dorm life. There is a mix of both traditional dorms and the newer, apartment style dorms at the University. I personally hate the the newer apartment style dorms, since they ruin students' chances to meet people outside their room and only encourage seclusion and loneliness for students who already struggle making friends or who are from outside the state. Classrooms and nice and becoming better and better with UNL becoming a Big 10 school. I know little of the campus' labs

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS in Computer Science, Class of 1987

excellent, a lot of upgrades in the past 30 years

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Ph.D. Plant Breeding and Genetics, Class of 1990

OK at the time, significantly upgraded since then

Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Activities and Groups
What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?
Based on 17 Reviews
Alumni
Construction Management, Class of 2006

Husker football is a religion in Lincoln.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Class of 1979

not sure because I graduated a long time ago

Rated January 2016
Alumni
History, Class of 1997

Never took part... Not applicable.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Agribusiness: Banking and Financing, Class of 2013

Nebraska football, volleyball, basketball (i.e. Nebraskaball) and baseball. Free skate night and ice-skating in the Haymarket (the University is right next to downtown). Organizations: Scarlet Guard, The Navigators/Greekside, Fraternities/Sororities (Different Philanthropist they host), Innocence/Motor Board, Focus

Rated January 2016
CURRICULUM FOCUS
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Business Program
UDC Contributor

The University of Nebraska’s College of Business Administration was founded on two guiding principles: education and ethics. And for the last hundred years, the school has used these principles to create strong business leaders. For example, the school’s Center for Entrepreneurship gives business students the opportunity to learn valuable lessons inside and outside of the classroom. Academically, the Center offers coursework for graduate and undergraduate students that includes topics such as Managing Rapid Growth and Change in Organizations, Business Plan Development and Decision Making, and Talent Acquisition and Staffing. Outside of the classroom, students can take advantage of the Center’s mentorship program, which pairs them with a local entrepreneur that has similar interests. The Center also hosts business plan competitions that award a total of around $75,000 in cash prizes. During the contests, students present three-minute elevator pitches to sell their business ideas to the judges. One competition, 3-2-1 Quickpitch, is open to students from high schools, and two- and four-year colleges. The Center’s second competition (EntrepreneuringDays@UNL), exclusively for students at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, takes place during a celebration of entrepreneurial learning at the school. During the three-day event, UNL hosts a dinner and the Nebraska Distinguished Entrepreneur Awards ceremony. It’s time to turn your great idea into a business!

Featured Alumni Review
Christopher
Bachelor's in Biology, Class of 2011

U Part of the reason I applied to UNL was based on its Level I status as a research institution. I was interested in undergraduate research and knew that this status meant there would be myriad research opportunities. This status was also a factor because I knew the professors would be highly qualified and distinguished in their field. I was an undergraduate teaching assistant for Biology 101 (for non-science majors). This is hands down the most rewarding experience I had during my tenure at UNL. UNL is one of the few places that allows this opportunity for undergraduates. Not only did I further my education in biology through this experience, I also fine-tuned my public speaking, leadership skills, and organizational skills. My favorite college courses were with one specific professor on one specific topic. Dr. Stephanie Jesseau is one of the professors you only read about or see in movies. She was a fantastic lecturer and fully invested in students engaging in class and learning the material. She was my professor for multiple neuroscience/psychology courses. One of the most unique experiences I had at UNL was designing an independent study with Dr. Jesseau. Myself and three other students participated in the independent study. Dr. Jesseau allowed us to design the syllabus and choose the readings, allowing us to tailor the course to our collective interests. She also opened her home to us for a final dinner and discussion. For all my Harry Potter fans out there, it felt very much like the Slug Club.

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Erin
Bachelor's in Advertising, Class of 2010

U I liked that a majority of the classes I took were less than 25 students. I wanted to attend a big university, so I expected large lecture hall classes (which I did have), but that was not a bulk of my schedule. Most of the time, it was a smaller classroom where the teacher got to know you. I also liked how hands-on my education was. I got a lot of real-life experience and was able to build my portfolio. My major offered a lot of internship opportunities, so I felt prepared upon graduation. Sure, there are some things you'll never learn until you get into the "real world," but UNL did its best to prepare me through my major and minors. My favorite classes were my journalism classes. They were a lot of fun, but I gained a lot of real-life experience. I mean, how often do you walk into a class and a teacher gives you an assignment and says, "Go!"? That's what was so unique about it. We'd get projects and we'd solve the problems ourselves. Our professors were there if we needed them, but they let us sort through the issues we faced. That was a good learning lesson for the future and a full-time job.

Featured Alumni Review
Jim
Bachelor's in Journalism, Class of 2010

U My absolute favorite part of the University of Nebraska was being able to access professors so easily. Their open door policy was engrained into the culture, enabling students like me to fully utilize them as resources—whether it was to ask a question or discuss projects throughout the school year. The more enjoyable aspect of being in the J-School was being a part of the general body, i.e., journalism, broadcast, advertising, and PR majors all under one roof. We were all looking at news and events from various angles and had general classes all together, which made for insightful discussions.

Questions and Answers about University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Do you have questions about furthering your education with University of Nebraska-Lincoln? People are listening and are ready to help. Plus, we're pretty sure others have the same question you do!

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Who are the notable alumni?
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University of Nebraska boasts notable alumni who attended school at each of its campuses. Lincoln graduates include television legend Johnny Carson, opera singer Barbara Hendricks, Berkshire Hathaway chairman and CEO Warren Buffett, and United States Senator Ben Nelson. Among graduates from the Kearney campus are New York Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain, author Stephen Lawhead, and actor Harry Northup, who appeared in movies like The Silence of the Lambs" and "Taxi Driver." Notable Omaha alumni include U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel, Emmy Award-winning television meteorologist Dick Fletcher, and astronomer Penny Sackett. It still sounds really boring. Can you spice it up with information about their competition? How much can they win in prizes?

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Each of the University of Nebraska’s 500-acre campuses has a little bit of something for every taste. While some students choose to live in traditional dormitories or apartment-style housing units, others want to connect with their peers based on academic interests by living in NU’s learning communities. In these communities, students study together, provide support to each other, and even go on field trips. Even students who have not declared their major can benefit from a learning community. The University Exploration community allows students who are undecided live together and explore their career options through activities like job shadowing. And when they’re not in class or making the friends that will last a lifetime, NU’s students can blow off steam at the Outdoor Adventures Center. You can rock climb or even sign up for a California surfing trip during spring break.. After participating in these adventurous workouts, students can relax their minds and muscles with body work at the campus Massage Therapy Center.

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The University of Nebraska Online Worldwide is where students take courses or complete entire degree programs. Many classes are taught entirely online, while others are blended, meaning that there are portions of the class that are conducted online and others conducted on-campus. In most cases, students can participate in classroom activities whenever they choose, however, some courses do require that students attend lectures online at the same time that campus students do.

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The University of Nebraska has several sports that compete at the NCAA level, including golf, basketball, tennis, wresting, gymnastics, softball, and volleyball. The school has won national championships for indoor track, bowling, volleyball, and gymnastics.

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The University of Nebraska is home to academic areas that have received accolades in their respective fields. For example, the College of Journalism and Mass Communications is a member of the Carnegie-Knight Initiative on the Future of Journalism Education—a group that is made up of the top dozen journalism schools in the country. Similarly, the actuarial science program has been named a Center of Actuarial Excellence by the Society of Actuaries. The school is also involved in groundbreaking research. The Office of Research and Economic Development at NU’s Lincoln campus is working on research projects designed to find a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), create solutions for climate change, and use data to predict crop growth. Similarly, the Omaha campus has research facilities that focus on diverse disciplines. Some of these centers include the Center for Innovation, the Center for Management of Information Technology, and the Center for Collaboration Science.

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