UNL

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

1400 R St, Lincoln, United States
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  • Total Documents
    2,499
  • Class Notes
    1,887
  • Textbook Notes
    242
  • Study Guides
    370
  • Currently Enrolled
    1,748
  • Previously Enrolled
    863

Overview of University of Nebraska - Lincoln (UNL)

About this school

The University of Nebraska - Lincoln, founded in 1869, is a public institution offering students numerous academic and social options. Within various "learning communities" faculty, staff, and students share academic interests, study for exams, and discuss ideas. UNL's 623-acre campus is located in Lincoln, 55 miles southwest of Omaha.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:20,954
    • Men:10,995 (52.5%)
    • Women:9,959 (47.5%)

Location

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Admission Information (UNL)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Nebraska - Lincoln 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 required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


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

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
July 15
SAT Only
Considered if submitted
July 15
ACT Only
Recommended
July 15
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Not used if submitted
July 15
SAT Subject Tests Only
Not used if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
14th and R Streets
City, State, Zip
Lincoln, NE  68588
Phone
(402) 472-2023
Fax
(402) 472-0670
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
May 1
Application Fee
$45
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
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
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
Minimum ACT score of 20 or combined total of 1030 or higher on the SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and SAT Math sections or 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
64% of 14,947 applicants were admitted
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
Not reported
Women
2765 admitted students enrolled
Men
3051 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.56
375 And Above
39%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
10%
2.00 - 2.49
2%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
625 average |550-700 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
613 average |550-680 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
25 average |22-29 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
20%
• Score 24 - 29
42%
• Score 18 - 23
35%
• Score 12 - 17
2%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (UNL)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $8,887|Out-of-state: $24,187
  • Room & Board: - $11,044 (68.8185443668993%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,024 (6.380857427716849%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,980 (24.80059820538385%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of Nebraska - Lincoln 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 April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002565
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
3,718 (76.9%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
2,742 (73.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,677 (97.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
545 (20.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
79%
Average Award
$14,958
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,250 (84.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,007
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,929 (72.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,372
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 222 (8.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
559 (11.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,765

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
11,534 (59.5%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
8,810 (76.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
8,586 (97.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,490 (17.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
74%
Average Award
$14,021
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 6,900 (80.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,482
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 6,017 (70.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,655
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 546 (6.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1,268 (6.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,438

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
52%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$22,918
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
10.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
3.0%

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
Agriculture, Architecture, Biological Sciences, Business, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Dance, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Community Service, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Ethnic Background, Handicapped Students, International Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,688

Academics & Instruction (UNL)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


1,117

Part-Time Faculty


12

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


89%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 16% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 21% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 25% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 14% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 6% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 9% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 9% 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: - 7% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 30% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 48% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 11% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
2,522,167

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
455
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of Nebraska - Lincoln provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


82.8%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


38.8%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


63.6%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


68.0%

Programs & Majors (UNL)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (123)


  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Agricultural Business and Management, General
  • Agricultural Communication/Journalism
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agricultural Mechanization, General
  • Agricultural Teacher Education
  • Agricultural and Food Products Processing
  • Agriculture, General
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Ancient Studies/Civilization
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Anthropology
  • Apparel and Textile Marketing Management
  • Apparel and Textiles, General
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
  • Banking and Financial Support Services
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological/Biosystems Engineering
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Botany/Plant Biology
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Teacher Education
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Construction Engineering
  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
  • Family and Consumer Economics and Related Services, Other
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Food Science
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • Forensic Science and Technology
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language Teacher Education
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Horticultural Science
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Insurance
  • Interior Architecture
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International/Global Studies
  • Investments and Securities
  • Journalism, Other
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Landscaping and Groundskeeping
  • Latin American Studies
  • Legal Professions and Studies, Other
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Microbiology, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Natural Resources Management and Policy
  • Natural Resources/Conservation, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
  • Range Science and Management
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Soil Science and Agronomy, General
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, Other
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
  • Textile Science
  • Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
  • Turf and Turfgrass Management
  • Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant
  • Western European Studies
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Engineering, Agriculture

Online Degrees


Design/architecture with University of Nebraska-Lincoln, animal science/veterinary science with Iowa State University

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Agriculture, Master of Science in Teaching, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Architecture, Master of Applied Science, Master of Science, Master of Music, Master of Architectural Engineering, Master of Engineering Management, Master of Business Administration, Master of City and Regional Planning, Master of Legal Studies, Master of Laws, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Environmental Engineering, Master of Professional Accountancy, Master of Engineering

Master's Programs of Study (113)


  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Adult Education
  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Education
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Agronomy and Soil Sciences
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Animal Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Astronomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biopsychology
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Child Development
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classics
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Clothing and Textiles
  • Cognitive Sciences
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Consumer Economics
  • Corporate and Organizational Communication
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Family and Consumer Sciences-General
  • Finance and Banking
  • Food Science and Technology
  • French
  • Geography
  • Geosciences
  • German
  • Gerontology
  • Health Promotion
  • History
  • Home Economics Education
  • Horticulture
  • Human Development
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Information Science
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Interior Design
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Legal and Justice Studies
  • Management Information Systems
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Marketing
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Mass Communication
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics
  • Metallurgical Engineering and Metallurgy
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Natural Resources
  • Nutrition
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Policy
  • Rhetoric
  • School Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Speech and Interpersonal Communication
  • Statistics
  • Survey Methodology
  • Theater
  • Toxicology
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Veterinary Sciences
  • Vocational and Technical Education
  • Writing

Campus Life (UNL)

Location & Geography

Population


268,738

Nearest Metropolitan Area


623 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Omaha

Weather


Temperature
10.1 average low in January, 84.7 average high in September
Rain
94 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
60 mile(s) from campus in Omaha
Nearest Bus Station
Lincoln
Nearest Train Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Lincoln

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Women only housing, coed housing, cooperative housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


37% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


63%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Lil' Red
School Colors
Scarlet and cream

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


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

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, bowling, golf, racquetball, rock climbing, sand volleyball, track and field, wrestling

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of Nebraska - Lincoln offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, student alumni association, university ambassadors, university program council, esab (college of engineering student advisory board), asun (association of students of the university of nebraska, student body government)

Sororities


24% of women participate

Fraternities


17% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


19,534

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
20,954
Women
9,959
Men
10,995

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 3.0% Asian
  • 3.0% Black/African-American
  • 6.8% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 82.0% White
  • 1.3% Unknown

International Students


8.9% from 107 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


5,125

Student Resources (UNL)

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