Nebraska Wesleyan University

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2014 Quick Stats
5000 St. Paul Avenue

Lincoln, NE 68504-2794

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Phone: (402) 466-2371
2013-2014 Tuition
$27,240
tuition and fees
Students
1,814
enrolled
39%
male /
61%
female
Admissions
Aug. 15
application deadline
79.0%
accepted

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U.S. News Rankings

Ranking score and category
U.S. News rank Category Name
#146 Overall Score: 44 out of 100. National Liberal Arts Colleges

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Summary

Nebraska Wesleyan University is a private institution that was founded in 1887. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,814, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 50 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Nebraska Wesleyan University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, 146. Its tuition and fees are $27,240 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school): N/A

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1887
Religious affiliation United Methodist
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $45,890,356

Applying

When applying to Nebraska Wesleyan University, it's important to note the application deadline is August 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due July 1. The application fee at Nebraska Wesleyan University is $20. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 79 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 79.0%
Application deadline August 15
SAT/ACT scores must be received by July 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Nebraska Wesleyan University is 12:1, and the school has 64.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Nebraska Wesleyan University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Education; Health Professions and Related Programs; and Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 79.5 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 12:1
4-year graduation rate 51%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 15%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 11%
Education 11%
Health Professions and Related Programs 10%
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 10%

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Student Life

Nebraska Wesleyan University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,814, with a gender distribution of 39.4 percent male students and 60.6 percent female students. At this school, 73 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 37 percent of students live off campus. Nebraska Wesleyan University is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 2,071
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

Nebraska Wesleyan University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Nebraska Wesleyan University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Nebraska Wesleyan University.

Students who have cars on campus N/A
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Nebraska Wesleyan University, 70.8 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $13,077.

Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.

Tuition and fees $27,240 (2013-14)
Room and board $7,550 (2013-14)
Financial aid statistics
Financial aid statistics

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* Overview details based on 2012 data


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