Chances of getting into University of Nebraska Lincoln
|Admission Standards||Very High|
How hard is it to get into Nebraska and can I get accepted? The school has a 64% acceptance rate ranking it #9 in Nebraska for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 9,623 out of 14,947 applicants were admitted making Nebraska a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 33 percent. University of Nebraska Lincoln typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Of those applicants who were admitted, 51% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by University of Nebraska Lincoln is a prized outcome for many students. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
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Nebraska SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT7%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||600|
|SAT Math 25th||570|
|SAT Composite 25th||1170|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||700|
|SAT Math 75th||730|
|SAT Composite 75th||1430|
|Average SAT Score||1300|
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 requires applicants to be in the top 29 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1170 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 1040. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1300 out of 1600. The school ranks #1 in Nebraska for highest average SAT composite score. 7 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1430 and Above||Good||>75%|
|1300 to 1430||Avg +||64%-75%|
|1170 to 1300||Avg -||51%-64%|
|1040 to 1170||Reach||38%-51%|
|Less than 1040||Low||<38%|
Nebraska ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT93%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||21|
|ACT Math 25th||21|
|ACT Composite 25th||22|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||29|
|ACT Math 75th||28|
|ACT Composite 75th||29|
|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 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 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 93 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Nebraska Lincoln.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|29 and Above||Good||>77%|
|25 to 29||Avg +||64%-77%|
|22 to 25||Avg -||53%-64%|
|19 to 22||Reach||42%-53%|
|Less than 19||Low||<42%|
Avg. High School GPA3.57*
Typical High School GradesB+
You will need very good grades in high school to get into University of Nebraska Lincoln. 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 GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Nebraska accepts 64% of students who apply.
52% of University of Nebraska Lincoln freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||46%||56%||51%|
Applications are DueMay 1, 2020
Days left to Apply192
Applicants have 192 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on May 1, 2020.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Nebraska before the May 1 application deadline.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Nov 2||Nov 15|
|Dec 7||Dec 20|
|Mar 14||Mar 27|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Oct 26||Nov 14|
|Dec 14||Dec 24|
|Feb 8||Feb 19|
|Apr 4||Apr 14|
What are the requirements for admission to University of Nebraska Lincoln and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Neither required nor recommended|
|High School Class Rank||Required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Recommendations||Neither required nor recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.