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

347 Undergraduate Degrees
240 Graduate Degrees
$31,906 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
64% Acceptance Rate

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University of Nebraska - Lincoln Rankings

According to our 2021 analysis, UNL is ranked #49 out of 545 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. Out of the 5 colleges in Nebraska, it is ranked at #1.

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
#16 Best Teaching Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Most Popular Online Teaching Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Best Teaching Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#34 Most Popular Teaching Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#50 Most Popular Teaching Doctor’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
#7 Most Popular Educational Assessment Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Educational Assessment Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Value Educational Assessment Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Most Popular Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#22 Best Special Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#22 Best Educational Administration Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Most Popular Educational Administration Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Most Popular Special Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#39 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards UNL has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#17 Best Colleges for Teacher Education Subject Specific College Factual
#18 Best Colleges for Special Education College Factual
#36 Best Colleges for Education College Factual
#45 Best Education Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#49 Best Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific College Factual
#257 Best Schools Course Advisor

Where Is University of Nebraska - Lincoln?

Location of University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Contact details for UNL are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 14Th And R St, Lincoln, NE 68588
Phone: 402-472-7211
Website: www.unl.edu/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/UNLincoln
Twitter: http://twitter.com/UNLincoln

How Do I Get Into UNL?

You can apply to UNL online at: admissions.unl.edu/apply/

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 required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UNL?

64% Acceptance Rate
53% Of Accepted Are Women
7% Submit SAT Scores
UNL has an acceptance rate of 64%, which means it is fairly selective. Take that into account when you are working on your application and gathering requested materials. Do what you can to stand out among other applicants.

Approximately 47% of accepted students are men and 53% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 66%, and the acceptance rate for women is 63%.

Average Test Scores

About 7% 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 680. Math scores were between 550 and 700.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Nebraska - Lincoln  ( 550 to 680 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of Nebraska - Lincoln  ( 550 to 700 )
200
800
UNL received ACT scores from 93% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 21 and 29. Math scores were between 21 and 28. Composite scores were between 22 and 29.

ACT English Scores for University of Nebraska - Lincoln  ( 21 to 29 )
1
36
ACT Math Scores for University of Nebraska - Lincoln  ( 21 to 28 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Nebraska - Lincoln  ( 22 to 29 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Nebraska - Lincoln?

$31,906 Net Price
46% Take Out Loans
3.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UNL is $31,906. 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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UNL, approximately 46% of students took out student loans averaging $6,391 a year. That adds up to $25,564 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UNL is 3.5%. 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

19,132 Full-Time Undergraduates
48% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 20,478 undergraduate students at UNL, with 19,132 being full-time and 1,346 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UNL

There are also 4,912 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 19,132 full-time undergraduates at UNL, 52% are male and 48% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UNL

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UNL Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 555
Black or African American 504
Hispanic or Latino 1,395
White 14,314
International Students 1,530
Other Races/Ethnicities 834

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

1,649 Took All Classes Online
11,827 Took At Least One Class Online
14.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 11 master’s degree programs available online at UNL. In 2017-2018, 11,827 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.

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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 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of UNL

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Nebraska - Lincoln was 14.3%. This is the #760 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UNL regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UNL majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Curriculum & Instruction 7%
Curriculum & Instruction 7%
Educational Administration 11%
Other Educational Administration & Supervision 33%
Other Special Education & Teaching 29%
Special Education 29%

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
Other Special Education & Teaching #6
Other Educational Administration & Supervision #10
Curriculum & Instruction #52
Curriculum & Instruction #52
Special Education #70
General Educational Leadership & Administration #86
Educational Administration #110

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.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Elementary Education 99 0 0 0 99
Other Special Education & Teaching 56 0 24 0 80
General Educational Leadership & Administration 0 0 69 4 73
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 56 0 56
Other Educational Administration & Supervision 0 0 0 46 46
Agricultural Teacher Education 35 0 4 0 39
Trade & Industrial Teacher Education 33 0 0 0 33
Social Science Teacher Education 28 0 0 0 28
Other Educational Assessment, Evaluation, & Research 0 3 22 0 25
Music Education 22 0 0 0 22
Other Teacher Education & Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 18 0 0 0 18
Mathematics Education 10 0 6 0 16
Teacher Education 15 0 0 0 15
Science Education 8 0 0 0 8
Other Education 0 0 0 6 6
Business Education 6 0 0 0 6
Physical Education Teaching & Coaching 6 0 0 0 6
Spanish Education 6 0 0 0 6
Biology Education 2 0 0 0 2
Chemistry Education 1 0 0 0 1
English & Language Arts Education 1 0 0 0 1
German Language Teacher Education 1 0 0 0 1
Education of the Deaf 0 0 0 0 0
Art Education 0 0 0 0 0
French Language Teacher Education 0 0 0 0 0
Health Education 0 0 0 0 0
Modern Language Education 0 0 0 0 0
Physics Education 0 0 0 0 0
Reading Teacher Education 0 0 0 0 0
Technology Education 0 0 0 0 0
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education & Teaching 0 0 0 0 0
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 347 3 181 56 587

References

*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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