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University of Nebraska - Kearney

2504 9th Ave, Kearney, United States
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Overview of University of Nebraska - Kearney (UNK)

About this school

University of Nebraska - Kearney is a public institution. Founded as a state college in 1903, it gained university status in 1991. Its 235-acre campus is located in Kearney, about 150 miles west of Lincoln.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:4,843
    • Men:2,060 Men (42.5%)
    • Women:2,783 Women (57.5%)

Location

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Admission Information (UNK)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Nebraska - Kearney is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
1
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
905 West 25th Street
City, State, Zip
Kearney, NE 68849-0001
Phone
(308) 865-8526
Fax
(308) 865-8987
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
August 15
Application Fee
$45
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins September 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
Rank in upper 50% of high school class required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
82% of 5,911 applicants were admitted
Women
83% of 3,406 applicants were admitted
Men
80% of 2,505 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
904 (19%) of 4,832 admitted students enrolled
Women
522 (18%) of 2,825 admitted students enrolled
Men
382 (19%) of 2,007 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.48
375 And Above
33%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
16%
2.00 - 2.49
4%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
525-588 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
20%
• Score 500 - 600
60%
• Score 400 - 500
20%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
10%
• Score 500 - 600
70%
• Score 400 - 500
20%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
19-25 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
6%
• Score 24 - 29
32%
• Score 18 - 23
51%
• Score 12 - 17
10%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (UNK)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $7,326|Out-of-state: $14,106 (32.82%)
  • Room & Board: - $9,688 (43.4%)
  • Other Expenses: - $908 (4.07%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $4,402 (19.72%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of Nebraska - Kearney accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002551
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
856 (85.9%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
698 (81.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
692 (99.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
206 (29.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
74%
Average Award
$12,008
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 640 (92.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,795
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 457 (66.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,067
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 102 (14.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
141 (14.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,065

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
3,287 (77.9%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
2,744 (83.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,702 (98.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
642 (23.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
68%
Average Award
$10,769
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,344 (86.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,946
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,835 (67.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,260
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 321 (11.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
696 (16.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,975

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
53%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$19,538
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Communication, Military Science
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (UNK)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Not reported

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


323

Part-Time Faculty


134

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


54%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 19% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 31% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 33% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 10% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 4% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 2% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 18% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 37% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 46% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Sophomore Standing


Not reported

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of Nebraska - Kearney provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


79.3%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


28.2%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


53.9%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


61.3%

Programs & Majors (UNK)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (38)


  • Agricultural Business and Management, General
  • Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Family and Consumer Economics and Related Services, Other
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Studies
  • Geography
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, General
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Education, Parks and recreation

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Master's Programs of Study (37)


  • Accounting
  • Art Education
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Communication Disorders
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education of the Gifted
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • History
  • Human Resources Management
  • Human Services
  • Leisure Studies
  • Library Science
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics Education
  • Music Education
  • Physical Education
  • Reading Education
  • Recreation and Park Management
  • School Psychology
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management
  • Student Affairs
  • Writing

Campus Life (UNK)

Location & Geography

Population


32,174

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Campus Size


235 acres

Weather


Temperature
11.1 average low in January, 83.7 average high in September
Rain
100 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Kearney
Nearest Train Station
35 mile(s) from campus in Holdrege

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing

Students of College Housing


35% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


65%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Not available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Antelope
School Colors
Blue and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, cross-country running, football, golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball, water polo, wrestling

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of Nebraska - Kearney offers marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


4,063

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
4,843
Women
2,783
Men
2,060

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.8% Asian
  • 2.5% Black/African-American
  • 11.8% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 82.2% White
  • 0.3% Unknown

International Students


4.7%

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


1,801

Student Resources (UNK)

Study resources