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University of Nebraska--Lincoln is a public institution that was founded in 1869. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 19,345, its setting is city, and the campus size is 624 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Nebraska--Lincoln's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 101. Its in-state tuition and fees are $8,068 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $20,968 (2012-13).
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.
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Chartered in 1869, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in one institution combines the state's land-grant and state university (member of Association of Public and Land-Grant 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. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is the state's comprehensive research university.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to University of Nebraska--Lincoln, it's important to note the application deadline is May 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due May 1. The application fee at University of Nebraska--Lincoln is $45. It is more selective, with an acceptance rate of 59.3 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||59.3%|
|Application deadline||May 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||May 1|
The student-faculty ratio at University of Nebraska--Lincoln is 21:1, and the school has 39.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Nebraska--Lincoln include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Engineering; Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences; Education; and Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 84.0 percent.
University of Nebraska--Lincoln has a total undergraduate enrollment of 19,345, with a gender distribution of 53.9 percent male students and 46.1 percent female students. At this school, 41.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 59.0 percent of students live off campus. University of Nebraska--Lincoln is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
Campus Info & Services
University of Nebraska--Lincoln offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. University of Nebraska--Lincoln 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). Of the students at University of Nebraska--Lincoln, 50 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at University of Nebraska--Lincoln.
|Students who have cars on campus||50%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At University of Nebraska--Lincoln, 45.7 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $7,331.
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.
|In-state tuition and fees||$8,068 (2012-13)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$20,968 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$9,122 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data