Chances of getting into University of Nebraska Lincoln

University of Nebraska Lincoln

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
79.6%
Admission Difficulty for University of Nebraska Lincoln
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionVery 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

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1130-1360
Applicants Submitting SAT
11%
SAT Scores for University of Nebraska Lincoln
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 570
SAT Math 25th 560
SAT Composite 25th 1130
SAT Scores for University of Nebraska Lincoln
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 680
SAT Math 75th 680
SAT Composite 75th 1360
Average SAT Score 1250

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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.

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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 >87%
1245 to 1360 Avg + 80%-87%
1130 to 1245 Avg - 70%-80%
1015 to 1130 Reach 58%-70%
Less than 1015 Low <58%
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Nebraska ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
22-29 
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 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Nebraska Lincoln admission chances by ACT score
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%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

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.

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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%

Admission Statistics

University of Nebraska Lincoln admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 8,128 6,828 14,956
Accepted 6,414 5,492 11,906
Acceptance Rate 79% 80% 80%
Enrolled 2,324 2,492 4,816
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 36% 45% 40%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
23

Applicants have 23 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on May 1, 2020.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Nebraska Lincoln and what considerations affect admission decisions?

University of Nebraska Lincoln Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
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

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.

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.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 22 and 29. 91% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.