Nebraska Admission RequirementsLincoln, Nebraska
Chances of getting into University of Nebraska Lincoln
|Admission Standards||Very High|
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
How hard is it to get into Nebraska and can I get accepted? The school has a 80% acceptance rate ranking it #14 in Nebraska for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 11,906 out of 14,956 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 very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 36 percent. University of Nebraska Lincoln typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 40% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
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Nebraska SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT11%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||570|
|SAT Math 25th||560|
|SAT Composite 25th||1130|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||680|
|SAT Math 75th||680|
|SAT Composite 75th||1360|
|Average SAT Score||1250|
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 36 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1130 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 1010. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1250 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. 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|
|1360 and Above||Good||>87%|
|1245 to 1360||Avg +||80%-87%|
|1130 to 1245||Avg -||70%-80%|
|1015 to 1130||Reach||58%-70%|
|Less than 1015||Low||<58%|
Nebraska ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT91%
|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||30|
|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 #2 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.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|29 and Above||Good||>88%|
|25 to 29||Avg +||80%-88%|
|22 to 25||Avg -||72%-80%|
|19 to 22||Reach||62%-72%|
|Less than 19||Low||<62%|
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 grades are above the average 3.57 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Nebraska accepts 80% of all applicants.
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)||36%||45%||40%|
Applications were DueMay 1, 2020
Days left to ApplyNone
The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on May 1, 2020.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
11% of students submit their SAT scores to Nebraska. 91% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
80% of those who apply are granted admission to Nebraska. Admission competition is and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1130 and 1360. 11% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.