University of Nebraska - Lincoln Overview
University of Nebraska - Lincoln is a public institution located in Lincoln, Nebraska. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.
What Is University of Nebraska - Lincoln Known For?
- The 4% student loan default rate at UNL is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
- The highest award offered at UNL is the doctor's degree.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 84% of the faculty were full-time.
- A student who earns a bachelor's degree from UNL makes roughly $46,400 a year. This is 14% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
University of Nebraska - Lincoln Rankings
According to our 2022 analysis, UNL is ranked #233 out of 2,587 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #2 out of 22 schools in Nebraska.
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
UNL has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UNL.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards UNL has earned from around the web.
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|#97||Best Computer Science Schools||Computer Science Degree|
|#103||Best Education Schools||College Factual|
|#159||Best Business, Management & Marketing Schools||College Factual|
Where Is University of Nebraska - Lincoln?
Contact details for UNL are given below.
|Address:||1400 R Street, Lincoln, NE 68588-0419|
How Do I Get Into UNL?
You can apply to UNL online at: admissions.unl.edu/apply/
Admission Requirements for UNL
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||considered but not required|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||considered but not required|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||considered but not required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into UNL?
Approximately 45% of accepted students are men and 55% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 78%, and the acceptance rate for women is 78%.
Average Test Scores
About 10% of students accepted to UNL submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 550 and 650. Math scores were between 560 and 670.
Can I Afford University of Nebraska - Lincoln?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UNL, approximately 44% of students took out student loans averaging $6,598 a year. That adds up to $26,392 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at UNL is 4.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
University of Nebraska - Lincoln Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 4,822 graduate students at the school.
Of the 18,949 full-time undergraduates at UNL, 51% are male and 49% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Nebraska - Lincoln students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||519|
|Hispanic or Latino||1,528|
Nebraska students aren't the only ones who study at University of Nebraska - Lincoln. At this time, 42 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 110 countries are represented at UNL. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Malaysia, and India.
Online Learning at University of Nebraska - Lincoln
The following chart shows how the online learning population at UNL has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 7th most popular in Nebraska for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of UNL
The following table shows how UNL is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Textile & Apparel Studies||#4||#4|
|Architecture & Related Services||#7||#4|
|Biological & Biomedical Sciences||#10||#19|
|Food, Nutrition & Related Services||#10||#13|
|Agriculture & Agriculture Operations||#13||#19|
|Finance & Financial Management||#19||#51|
|Human Development & Family Studies||#25||#37|
|Communication & Journalism||#42||#60|
Online Growth Rankings of UNL
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Nebraska - Lincoln was 10.4%. This is the #1,373 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UNL regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UNL majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Business Administration & Management||7%|
|Business, Management & Marketing||1%|
|Finance & Financial Management||4%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UNL ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UNL.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Public Relations & Advertising||#78|
|Biological & Biomedical Sciences||#85|
|Finance & Financial Management||#104|
|Agriculture & Agriculture Operations||#114|
|Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology||#132|
|Communication & Journalism||#237|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
University of Nebraska - Lincoln Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
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