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University of Nebraska-Lincoln
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SAT Range
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Student/Faculty Ratio
Total Enrollments
Total Cost
Net Average Cost of Attendance
Overall Rating
B Good
Main Address
1400 R Street
Lincoln, NE 68588-0419
Overall Rankings
Agricultural/Animal/Plant/Veterinary Science And Related Fields
#10 of 217
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
#38 of 1,225
Engineering/Engineering-Related Technologies/Technicians
#44 of 421
Natural Resources And Conservation
#46 of 794
Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
#47 of 413
Architecture And Related Services
#50 of 242
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
#61 of 918
Visual And Performing Arts
#76 of 1,420
Overall Scores
Admissions & Acceptance
Retention & Graduation
Instructors & Faculty
Financial Resources

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Contact Info
Contact & Location
Phone Number
(402) 472-7211
1400 R Street
Lincoln, NE 68588-0419
Large City
Key Info, Costs & Aid
Acceptance Rate (2020)
Completion Rate (2020)
Student Body
Total Enrollments (2020) 25,108
Men 51%
Women 49%
Total Enrollments (2020) 25,108
White 73%
International (Non-Citizen) 8%
Hispanic or Latino 7%
Asian 3%
Multiracial 3%
Black or African American 3%
Unknown 2%
Native American 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
In State Tuition (2020)
Out of State Tuition (2020)
On Campus Room & Board

* These statistics utilize the most recently released data from IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System)

Degree Overview
Total Awards (2020) 6,420
Bachelor's 76%
Master's 15%
Doctoral 7%
Certificate 1%
Total Awards (2020) 6,420
Business 19%
Engineering 15%
Education and Liberal Arts 14%
Human and Social Sciences 11%
Mathematics and Science 10%
Agriculture 9%
Communication and Media 5%
Healthcare 4%
Trades and Careers 4%
Art and Design 3%
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Sources for school statistics and data include 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.

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Online Programs
Agriculture, General
Agronomy And Crop Science
Business Administration And Management, General
Community College Administration
Educational Psychology
Finance, General
Public Relations/Image Management
Range Science And Management
Accredited By
Higher Learning Commission
Specialized Accreditations
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • 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)
  • Predoctoral
  • Post Doctoral - Advanced dental education programs (advanced education in general dentistry and general practice residency) (Advanced Education in General Dentistry 12 Month Program)
  • Post Doctoral - Advanced dental education programs (advanced education in general dentistry and general practice residency) (General Practice Residency 12 Months)
  • Endodontics
  • Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Periodontics
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
  • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs (Department of Educational Psychology 49 Teachers College Hall)
  • School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
  • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • Clinical doctoral program in Audiology
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
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3.941175 Based on 17 Reviews
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Students and Culture
Activities and Groups
Career Preparation

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3.7647058823529 Based on 7 Reviews
A- Excellent

Students and Culture

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3.9411764705882 Based on 9 Reviews
A- Excellent


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4.2352941176471 Based on 9 Reviews
A Excellent

Activities and Groups

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3.8235294117647 Based on 4 Reviews
A- Excellent

Questions & Answers
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?

What is the campus setting like?
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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.

What are the online learning and extension/adult learning opportunities?
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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.

What are the athletic highlights?
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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.

What are the school's academic highlights?
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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.