University of Nebraska--Lincoln
1410 Q Street, PO Box 880417
Lincoln, NE 68588-0417
Phone: (800) 742-8800
May 1 application deadline
May 1 accepted
University of Nebraska--Lincoln is a public institution that was founded in 1869. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 19,383, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 624 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Nebraska--Lincoln's ranking in the 2012 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 101. Its in-state tuition and fees are $7,648 (2011-12); out-of-state tuition and fees are $19,932 (2011-12).
There are about 150 majors to choose from at the University of Nebraska—Lincoln, a large, public institution that is committed to research. All freshmen must live on the school’s campus in downtown Lincoln and can bring cars if they wish. There are more than 400 student organizations to check out, including a large Greek community with more than 40 fraternities and sororities. The UNL athletic squads, known as the Huskers, compete in the NCAA Division I Big Ten Conference.
The University of Nebraska also offers a wide variety of graduate departments, including a College of Law, a College of Business Administration, a College of Engineering, and a College of Education and Human Sciences. Notable alumni of the University of Nebraska—Lincoln include investor and philanthropist Warren Buffet and former television talk show host Johnny Carson.
School mission (as provided by the school):
Chartered in 1869, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in one institution combines the state's land-grant and state university (member of Association of American Universities). In the university's early days, renowned educator and administrator Charles Bessey wrote the language for the Hatch Act which on a national scale helped define land-grant and extension services missions, and firmly placed Nebraska among universities whose mission is to do 'practical' research and outreach. But Nebraska also maintains a solid mission for teaching and for research in the arts and sciences, pointing us toward the traditional AAU philosophy. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is the state's comprehensive research university.
School type - public, coed college
Year founded - 1869
Religious affiliation - N/A
Academic calendar - semester
Setting - urban
2010 Endowment - $142,889,483
Selectivity - more selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate - 62%
Application deadline - May 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by - May 1
Class sizes -
Student-faculty ratio - 20:1
4-year graduation rate - 29% - Medium
Five most popular majors for 2010 graduates -
Business Administration and Management, General 6% Psychology, General 6% Finance, General 4% Advertising 3% Marketing/Marketing Management, General 3%