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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?

19,534 Full-Time Undergraduates
$18,086 Avg Cost After Aid
64% Acceptance Rate
  • 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 degree 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 #248 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. Out of the 19 colleges in Nebraska, it is ranked at #2.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that UNL has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for UNL

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Veterans 44
Best Colleges for International Students 115
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 179
Best Colleges 248
Best Colleges for the Money 256
Best Colleges for Diversity 617

Where Is University of Nebraska - Lincoln?

Location of University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Contact details for UNL are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 14Th And R St, Lincoln, NE 68588
Phone: 402-472-7211
Website: www.unl.edu/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/UNLincoln
Twitter: http://twitter.com/UNLincoln

How Do I Get Into UNL?

You can apply to UNL online at: admissions.unl.edu/apply/

Admission Requirements for UNL

Submission Required?
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
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UNL?

64% Acceptance Rate
53% Of Accepted Are Women
7% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at UNL is 64%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

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.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Nebraska - Lincoln  ( 550 to 680 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of Nebraska - Lincoln  ( 550 to 700 )
200
800
UNL received ACT scores from 93% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 21 and 29. Math scores were between 21 and 28. Composite scores were between 22 and 29.

ACT English Scores for University of Nebraska - Lincoln  ( 21 to 29 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of Nebraska - Lincoln  ( 21 to 28 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Nebraska - Lincoln  ( 22 to 29 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Nebraska - Lincoln?

$18,086 Net Price
46% Take Out Loans
3.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UNL is $18,086. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UNL

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$13,161 $14,111 $17,296 $20,513 $22,149

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

19,534 Full-Time Undergraduates
48% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 20,954 undergraduate students at UNL, with 19,534 being full-time and 1,420 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UNL

There are also 5,125 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 19,534 full-time undergraduates at UNL, 52% are male and 48% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UNL

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Nebraska - Lincoln students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UNL Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 527
Black or African American 528
Hispanic or Latino 1,211
White 14,612
International Students 1,780
Other Races/Ethnicities 876

Geographic Diversity

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

1,649 Took All Classes Online
11,827 Took At Least One Class Online
14.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 11 master’s degree programs available online at UNL. In 2017-2018, 11,827 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UNL has changed over the last few years.

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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%
Education 5%
Educational Administration 11%
Special Education 29%
Textile & Apparel Studies 48%
Zoology 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
Textile & Apparel Studies #1
Zoology #2
General Architecture #3
General Agriculture #3
Journalism #6
Food, Nutrition & Related Services #7
Architecture & Related Services #7
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations #14
General Engineering #14
Biological & Biomedical Sciences #27
Human Development & Family Studies #39
Engineering #46
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #46
Curriculum & Instruction #52
Communication & Journalism #64
Special Education #70
Educational Administration #110
Education #280
Business Administration & Management #339
Business, Management & Marketing #421

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 Majors

In 2017-2018, University of Nebraska - Lincoln awarded 9,718 undergraduate degrees and 2,808 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 0 145 46 0
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 102 12 1
Agricultural Engineering 0 17 8 0
Agricultural Mechanization 0 35 1 0
Agricultural Public Services 0 8 0 0
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 1 0 0
Allied Health Professions 0 16 0 0
Animal Science 0 102 19 6
Anthropology 0 19 6 0
Architectural Engineering 0 34 30 5
Area Studies 0 2 0 0
Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology 0 10 0 0
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 55 2 7
Biological Engineering 0 51 0 6
Botany/Plant Biology 0 5 0 0
Business Administration & Management 0 327 119 0
Business/Managerial Economics 0 65 0 0
Chemical Engineering 0 41 0 2
Chemistry 0 19 5 15
Civil Engineering 0 117 18 10
Classical & Ancient Studies 0 24 0 0
Classical Languages & Literature 0 3 0 0
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 21
Communication & Media Studies 0 51 3 5
Communication Sciences 0 45 46 9
Computer Engineering 0 44 0 0
Computer Information Systems 0 114 15 8
Construction Engineering 0 11 5 0
Construction Engineering Technology 0 78 0 0
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 21 0 0
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 56 0
Dance 0 2 0 0
Design & Applied Arts 0 19 0 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 27 5 0
Economics 0 58 1 3
Educational Administration 0 0 69 50
Educational Assessment 0 0 22 0
Electrical Engineering 0 61 10 8
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 0 3 0
Environmental Engineering 0 0 5 0
Ethnic Studies 0 17 0 0
Family & Consumer Economics 0 148 0 0
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 6 0 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 225 0 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 39 8 0
Food Science Technology 0 67 8 7
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 161 23 0
General Agriculture 0 15 18 0
General Architecture 0 35 40 0
General Biology 0 149 2 14
General Engineering 0 0 20 17
General English Literature 0 85 14 9
General Psychology 0 242 9 17
Geography & Cartography 0 12 5 1
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 16 12 2
Germanic Languages 0 10 0 0
Gerontology 0 14 0 0
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 10 0 0
History 0 46 5 2
Horticulture 0 24 0 0
Hospitality Management 0 74 0 0
Human Development & Family Studies 0 0 34 0
Interior Architecture 0 25 0 0
International Business 0 20 0 0
International Studies 0 50 0 0
Journalism 0 96 16 0
Landscape Architecture 0 4 0 0
Law 0 0 0 116
Legal Professions (Other) 0 1 3 0
Legal Research 0 0 0 7
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 1 0 0
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 0 8 3
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 88 4 0
Marketing 0 168 3 1
Mathematics 0 81 14 13
Mechanical Engineering 0 133 10 3
Medieval Studies 0 2 0 0
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 33 0 0
Music 0 25 20 19
Natural Resource Management 0 4 0 0
Natural Resources Conservation 0 98 20 5
Nutrition Science 0 0 3 2
Other Agriculture 0 8 0 0
Other Business, Management & Marketing 0 0 19 5
Other Education 0 0 0 6
Philosophy 0 8 0 3
Physics 0 16 10 4
Plant Sciences 0 62 24 18
Political Science & Government 0 88 7 9
Public Policy 0 3 0 0
Public Relations & Advertising 0 235 0 0
Romance Languages 0 38 0 0
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 0 4 0 0
Sociology 0 37 5 5
Soil Sciences 0 7 0 0
Special Education 0 56 24 0
Statistics 0 0 14 4
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 114 0 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 177 10 0
Textile & Apparel Studies 0 46 4 0
Urban & Regional Planning 0 0 14 0
Zoology 0 7 16 4
Total 0 9,718 1,904 904

References

*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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