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University of Nebraska - Lincoln is a public institution situated in Lincoln, Nebraska. The location of UNL is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

$32,324 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
78% Acceptance Rate

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University of Nebraska - Lincoln Rankings

UNL is ranked #159 out of 1,358 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2022 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. Out of the 15 colleges in Nebraska, it is ranked at #3.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

UNL has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#80 Best Teaching Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UNL.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#5 Most Popular Other Education Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Value Educational Assessment Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Most Popular Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Most Popular Educational Administration Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#30 Best Educational Administration Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#44 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#46 Best Special Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#49 Most Popular Special Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#66 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#93 Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is University of Nebraska - Lincoln?


Contact details for UNL are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1400 R Street, Lincoln, NE 68588-0419
Phone: 402-472-7211

How Do I Get Into UNL?

You can apply to UNL online at:

Admission Requirements for UNL

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank considered but not required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program considered but not required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores considered but not required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UNL?

78% Acceptance Rate
55% Of Accepted Are Women
10% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 78%, UNL may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 45% of accepted students are men and 55% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 78%, and the acceptance rate for women is 78%.

Average Test Scores

About 10% of students accepted to UNL submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 550 and 650. Math scores were between 560 and 670.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Nebraska - Lincoln  ( 550 to 650 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Nebraska - Lincoln  ( 560 to 670 )
UNL received ACT scores from 89% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 21 and 27. Math scores were between 21 and 28. Composite scores were between 22 and 28.

ACT English Scores for University of Nebraska - Lincoln  ( 21 to 27 )
ACT Math Scores for University of Nebraska - Lincoln  ( 21 to 28 )
ACT Composite Scores for University of Nebraska - Lincoln  ( 22 to 28 )

Can I Afford University of Nebraska - Lincoln?

$32,324 Net Price
44% Take Out Loans
4.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UNL is $32,324. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UNL, approximately 44% of students took out student loans averaging $6,598 a year. That adds up to $26,392 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UNL is 4.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of Nebraska - Lincoln Undergraduate Student Diversity

18,949 Full-Time Undergraduates
49% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 20,286 undergraduate students at UNL, with 18,949 being full-time and 1,337 being part-time.


There are also 4,822 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 18,949 full-time undergraduates at UNL, 51% are male and 49% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Nebraska - Lincoln students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 617
Black or African American 519
Hispanic or Latino 1,528
White 14,300
International Students 1,133
Other Races/Ethnicities 852

Geographic Diversity

Nebraska students aren't the only ones who study at University of Nebraska - Lincoln. At this time, 42 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 110 countries are represented at UNL. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Malaysia, and India.

Online Learning at University of Nebraska - Lincoln

2,016 Took All Classes Online
16,732 Took At Least One Class Online
10.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 6 master’s degree programs available online at UNL. In 2019-2020, 16,732 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UNL has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 4th most popular in Nebraska for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of UNL

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at University of Nebraska - Lincoln was $8,279 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $22,446. The following table shows how UNL is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Other Special Education & Teaching #4 #10

Online Growth Rankings of UNL

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Nebraska - Lincoln was 10.4%. This is the #998 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UNL regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UNL ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UNL.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Community College Education #16
Educational Administration #395

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Nebraska - Lincoln Teaching Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Curriculum & Instruction 0
Community College Education 0
Other Educational Administration & Supervision 0
General Educational Leadership & Administration 0
Other Educational Assessment, Evaluation, & Research 0
Other Education 0
Education of the Deaf 0
General Special Education 0
Other Special Education & Teaching 0
Agricultural Teacher Education 0
Art Education 0
Biology Education 0
Business and Innovation/Entrepreneurship Teacher Education 0
Chemistry Education 0
English & Language Arts Education 0
French Language Teacher Education 0
German Language Teacher Education 0
Health Education 0
Mathematics Education 0
Modern Language Education 0
Music Education 0
Physical Education Teaching & Coaching 0
Physics Education 0
Reading Teacher Education 0
Science Education 0
Social Science Teacher Education 0
Spanish Education 0
Other Teacher Education & Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 0
Technology Education 0
Trade & Industrial Teacher Education 0
Elementary Education 0
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education & Teaching 0
Teacher Education 0
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 0


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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