University of Nebraska--Kearney

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905 W. 25th Street

Kearney, NE 68849

Phone: (308) 865-8441
2013-2014 Tuition
male /
Sep. 1
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#48 Overall Score: 52 out of 100. Regional Universities (Midwest)

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University of Nebraska--Kearney is a public institution that was founded in 1903. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,648, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 514 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Nebraska--Kearney's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 48. Its in-state tuition and fees are $6,521 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $12,349 (2013-14).

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

The University of Nebraska at Kearney is a public, residential university that is committed to be one of the nation's premier undergraduate institutions with excellent graduate education, research and public service. The University of Nebraska at Kearney will achieve national distinction for a high quality, multidimensional learning environment, engagement with community and public interests, and preparation of students to lead responsible and productive lives in a democratic, multicultural society. Key to such improvement will be: clear focus on mission imperatives, fidelity to historic core values, and continuous and rigorous self-appraisal or assessment of outcomes.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1903
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $65,712


When applying to University of Nebraska--Kearney, it's important to note the application deadline is September 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at University of Nebraska--Kearney is $45. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 85.3 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 85.3%
Application deadline September 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at University of Nebraska--Kearney is 16:1, and the school has 41 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Nebraska--Kearney include: Business Administration and Management, General; Elementary Education and Teaching; Operations Management and Supervision; Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies; and Family and Consumer Economics and Related Services, Other. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 80.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 16:1
4-year graduation rate 22%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business Administration and Management, General 13%
Elementary Education and Teaching 11%
Operations Management and Supervision 10%
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 6%
Family and Consumer Economics and Related Services, Other 5%

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Student Life

University of Nebraska--Kearney has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,648, with a gender distribution of 44.3 percent male students and 55.7 percent female students. At this school, 50 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 44 percent of students live off campus. University of Nebraska--Kearney is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 7,199
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 II

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Campus Info & Services

University of Nebraska--Kearney offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. University of Nebraska--Kearney also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at University of Nebraska--Kearney.

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

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Paying for School

At University of Nebraska--Kearney, 59.6 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $6,322.

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In-state tuition and fees $6,521 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $12,349 (2013-14)
Room and board $8,434 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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