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Chances of getting into University of Nebraska Lincoln

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
78.2%
Admission Difficulty for University of Nebraska Lincoln
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into Nebraska and can I get accepted? The school has a 78% acceptance rate ranking it #13 in Nebraska for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 13,165 out of 16,829 applicants were admitted making University of Nebraska Lincoln an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 37 percent. University of Nebraska Lincoln typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 36% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. University of Nebraska Lincoln is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nebraska SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1120-1360
Applicants Submitting SAT
11%
SAT Scores for University of Nebraska Lincoln
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 560
SAT Math 25th 560
SAT Composite 25th 1120
SAT Scores for University of Nebraska Lincoln
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 690
SAT Composite 75th 1360
Average SAT Score 1240

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Nebraska Lincoln?

University of Nebraska Lincoln typically prefers applicants to be in the top 37 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1120 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1000. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1240 out of 1600. The school ranks #2 in Nebraska for highest average SAT composite score. 11 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Nebraska Lincoln admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1360 and Above Good >86%
1240 to 1360 Avg + 78%-86%
1120 to 1240 Avg - 68%-78%
1000 to 1120 Reach 55%-68%
Less than 1000 Low <55%
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Nebraska ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
22-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT
91%
ACT Scores for University of Nebraska Lincoln
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 21
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for University of Nebraska Lincoln
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 27
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 28
Average ACT Score 25

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Nebraska?

Admission data indicates that Nebraska regularly accepts students with ACT's of 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 19 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 25 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #3 in Nebraska for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 91 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Nebraska Lincoln.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Nebraska Lincoln admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >86%
25 to 28 Avg + 78%-86%
22 to 25 Avg - 68%-78%
19 to 22 Reach 55%-68%
Less than 19 Low <55%
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Nebraska GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.57*
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into University of Nebraska Lincoln?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Nebraska. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Nebraska Lincoln was 3.57 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #4 in Nebraska for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.57 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Nebraska accepts 78% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.57 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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High School Class Rank

52% of University of Nebraska Lincoln freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Nebraska Lincoln students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 26%
Top 25% of class 52%
Top 50% of class 83%
Bottom 50% of class 17%
Bottom 25% of class 3%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of Nebraska Lincoln admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 9,056 7,773 16,829
Accepted 7,072 6,093 13,165
Acceptance Rate 78% 78% 78%
Enrolled 2,411 2,364 4,775
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 34% 39% 36%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
May 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on May 1, 2021.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Nebraska Lincoln is $45.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Nebraska Lincoln and what student information is used for admission decisions?

University of Nebraska Lincoln Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Considered but not required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Nebraska Lincoln
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=181464 IPEDS survey data for University of Nebraska Lincoln.

FAQs

Does University of Nebraska Lincoln prefer SAT or ACT?

11% of students submit their SAT scores to Nebraska. 91% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of Nebraska Lincoln?

78% of those who apply are granted admission to Nebraska. Admission competition is and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for University of Nebraska Lincoln?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1120 and 1360. 11% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of Nebraska Lincoln?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 22 and 28. 91% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.