University of Nebraska - Lincoln Overview
University of Nebraska - Lincoln is a public institution situated 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 doctor's degree is the highest award offered at UNL.
- In 2017-2018, 95% of the faculty were full-time.
- Students who graduate from UNL with a bachelor's degree make about $46,400 a year. That's 14% more than those who graduate from other schools.
University of Nebraska - Lincoln Rankings
UNL is ranked #257 out of 2,320 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. UNL also holds the #3 spot on the Best Colleges in Nebraska ranking.
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.
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.
|#11||Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations||College Factual|
|#17||Best Colleges for Teacher Education Subject Specific||College Factual|
|#36||Best Colleges for Education||College Factual|
|#49||Best Teaching Schools||Teaching Degree Search|
|#90||Best Colleges for Psychology||College Factual|
|#120||Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing||College Factual|
Where Is University of Nebraska - Lincoln?
Contact details for UNL are given below.
|Address:||14Th And R St, Lincoln, NE 68588|
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||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into UNL?
Approximately 47% of accepted students are men and 53% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 66%, and the acceptance rate for women is 63%.
Average Test Scores
About 7% 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 680. Math scores were between 550 and 700.
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
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At UNL, approximately 46% of students took out student loans averaging $6,391 a year. That adds up to $25,564 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at UNL is 3.5%. 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 4,990 graduate students at the school.
Of the 19,466 full-time undergraduates at UNL, 52% are male and 48% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Nebraska - Lincoln students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||516|
|Hispanic or Latino||1,300|
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 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of UNL
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Nebraska - Lincoln was 14.3%. This is the #1,104 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|
|Agriculture & Agriculture Operations||17%|
|Biological & Biomedical Sciences||7%|
|Business Administration & Management||3%|
|Business, Management & Marketing||5%|
|Communication & Journalism||3%|
|Curriculum & Instruction||7%|
|Textile & Apparel Studies||48%|
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.
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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