University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68588


Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Large
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 25,897
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 21:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 7,239 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

University of Nebraska-Lincoln is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 11,193 applications and 8,425 students were granted admission. University of Nebraska-Lincoln is at the #73 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 91% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 8% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT990 to 1280
ACT22 to 28

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

University of Nebraska-Lincoln charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $21,278 and in-state students paid $6,757.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $12,440
In State Tuition
National Average = $6,695
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $17,196
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 79% of University of Nebraska-Lincoln's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 25% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,154 (which is 6.3% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2016-2017, was 2,225, which is 48% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,254 (which is 0.9% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,432
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,302
Financial aid
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, University of Nebraska-Lincoln has enrolled a total of 25,897 students (22,062 students full-time and 3,835 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 25,897 students, 905 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 52% men and 48% women and 20,833 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 5,064 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 1,375 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 74%

Non-resident alien: 11%

Hispanic: 5%

Two or more races: 3%

Black/African American: 3%

Asian: 2%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Legal Professions And Studies 13% 377
Architecture And Related Services 10% 271 0
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 7% 201 0
Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields 5% 144
Education 5% 138 72
Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences 3% 80 0
Social Sciences 3% 78
Psychology 2% 70
Visual And Performing Arts 2% 68
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 2% 60 0

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of University of Nebraska-Lincoln full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduates 6 years after enrollment is $35,500. Last year, out of the total 4,980 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 4,781 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 5,418 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 4,985 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $35,500 $43,700
Employment Rate 96% 92%
Total Graduates 4,980 5,418

Campus Location

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Nearby Colleges

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