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University of Nebraska Lincoln

Lincoln, Nebraska

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University of Nebraska Lincoln overview
Location Lincoln, Nebraska
Online unl.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Large City
University of Nebraska Lincoln overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), founded in 1869, serves as Nebraska's flagship public research university and is located in the city of Lincoln, approximately 60 miles southwest of Omaha. Encompassing over 600 acres and distinguished by a blend of traditional and modern architecture, UNL sits amid a vibrant urban setting while retaining a campus atmosphere conducive to academic pursuits and collaborative research. It offers a comprehensive array of undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs, with particular acclaim in fields such as engineering, agriculture, business, and law. While the university practices selective admissions, it maintains a broad undergraduate enrollment. On-campus housing is available, with multiple residential communities providing living accommodations for students. UNL is a member of the Big Ten Conference, with its athletic teams, known as the Cornhuskers, enjoying a strong reputation, especially in collegiate football.

In the most recent statistical year 19,102 prospective students applied, and 15,022 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 4,640 enrolled in the school.  20,695 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 3,110 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $7,770 plus fees of $2,102. Nebraska is ranked 306 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Nebraska is rated within the top 36% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

University of Nebraska Lincoln overview
SAT 1110/1340
ACT 22/28
GPA 3.63

Applications Accepted

University of Nebraska Lincoln overview
Applications Due May 1, 2024
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $45

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Annual Cost to Attend

Nebraska Resident Tuition

In State Costs for University of Nebraska Lincoln
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$2,102
Room and Board $12,430
Budget for Other Expenses$3,580
Total One Year Cost$27,082

Out of State Resident Tuition

Out of State Costs for University of Nebraska Lincoln
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$2,102
Room and Board $12,430
Budget for Other Expenses$3,580
Total One Year Cost$44,212

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$49,600 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

67% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by University of Nebraska Lincoln students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 21%
Engineering 9%
Work and Family Studies 9%
Education 8%
Agriculture 7%

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