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Lincoln, Nebraska

Nebraska Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into University of Nebraska Lincoln

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
64.4%
Admission Difficulty for University of Nebraska Lincoln
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionLow

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

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1170-1430
Applicants Submitting SAT
7%
SAT Scores for University of Nebraska Lincoln
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 600
SAT Math 25th 570
SAT Composite 25th 1170
SAT Scores for University of Nebraska Lincoln
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 700
SAT Math 75th 730
SAT Composite 75th 1430
Average SAT Score 1300

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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 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Nebraska Lincoln admission chances by SAT score
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%
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Nebraska ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
22-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
93%
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 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.

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 >77%
25 to 29 Avg + 64%-77%
22 to 25 Avg - 53%-64%
19 to 22 Reach 42%-53%
Less than 19 Low <42%
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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 GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Nebraska accepts 64% of students who apply.

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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 8,097 6,850 14,947
Accepted 5,128 4,495 9,623
Acceptance Rate 63% 66% 64%
Enrolled 2,382 2,523 4,905
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 46% 56% 51%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
192

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

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.