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University of Nebraska - Lincoln is a public institution situated in Lincoln, Nebraska. The city atmosphere of Lincoln makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

1,432 Undergraduate Degrees
303 Graduate Degrees
$32,324 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
78% Acceptance Rate

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University of Nebraska - Lincoln Rankings

According to our 2023 analysis, UNL is ranked #117 out of 1,477 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #3 out of 20 schools in Nebraska.

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
#22 Best Business Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#96 Best Business Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#109 Best Business Bachelor’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
#9 Best Agricultural Economics Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Public Relations & Advertising Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Best Managerial Economics Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Best Management Sciences & Methods Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#26 Best Hospitality Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Best International Business Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#44 Best Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#72 Best Finance & Financial Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#76 Best Business Administration & Management Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#128 Best Accounting 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
#1 Best Sports Communication Schools College Factual
#14 Best Public Relations & Advertising Schools College Factual
#33 Best Marketing Schools College Factual
#94 Best Business Administration & Management Schools College Factual
#105 Best Business, Management & Marketing Schools College Factual
#128 Best Schools Course Advisor

Where Is University of Nebraska - Lincoln?


Contact details for UNL are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1400 R Street, Lincoln, NE 68588-0419
Phone: 402-472-7211

How Do I Get Into UNL?

You can apply to UNL online at:

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 considered but not required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UNL?

78% Acceptance Rate
55% Of Accepted Are Women
10% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 78%, UNL may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 45% of accepted students are men and 55% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 78%, and the acceptance rate for women is 78%.

Average Test Scores

About 10% 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 650. Math scores were between 560 and 670.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Nebraska - Lincoln  ( 550 to 650 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Nebraska - Lincoln  ( 560 to 670 )
UNL received ACT scores from 89% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 21 and 27. Math scores were between 21 and 28. Composite scores were between 22 and 28.

ACT English Scores for University of Nebraska - Lincoln  ( 21 to 27 )
ACT Math Scores for University of Nebraska - Lincoln  ( 21 to 28 )
ACT Composite Scores for University of Nebraska - Lincoln  ( 22 to 28 )

Can I Afford University of Nebraska - Lincoln?

$32,324 Net Price
44% Take Out Loans
2.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UNL is $32,324. 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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UNL, approximately 44% of students took out student loans averaging $6,598 a year. That adds up to $26,392 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UNL is 2.2%. 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

18,949 Full-Time Undergraduates
49% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 20,286 undergraduate students at UNL, with 18,949 being full-time and 1,337 being part-time.


There are also 4,822 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 18,949 full-time undergraduates at UNL, 51% are male and 49% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 617
Black or African American 519
Hispanic or Latino 1,528
White 14,300
International Students 1,133
Other Races/Ethnicities 852

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

2,016 Took All Classes Online
16,732 Took At Least One Class Online
10.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 16,732 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.


This school is the 2nd most popular in Nebraska for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of UNL

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at University of Nebraska - Lincoln was $9,690 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $26,820. The following table shows how UNL is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Finance #13 #39
Finance & Financial Management #19 #51

Online Growth Rankings of UNL

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Nebraska - Lincoln was 10.4%. This is the #1,215 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UNL regardless of major.

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
Public Relations #19
Finance #64
Public Relations & Advertising #78
Finance & Financial Management #104

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 Business Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
General Business Administration and Management 271 38 159 0 468
Finance 238 0 9 0 247
Public Relations, Advertising, & Applied Communication 192 0 0 0 192
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 167 0 0 0 167
Accounting 122 0 31 0 153
Actuarial Science 76 0 5 0 81
Agricultural Economics 50 0 5 1 56
General Hospitality Administration/Management 54 0 0 0 54
Agricultural Business 51 0 0 0 51
Business Economics 50 0 0 0 50
Sports Communication 48 0 0 0 48
General Economics 37 0 3 1 41
Supply Chain Management 25 10 0 0 35
International Business/Trade/Commerce 28 0 0 0 28
Construction Management 23 0 0 0 23
Public Relations 0 22 0 0 22
Business Management & Marketing 0 0 11 7 18
Management Science 0 1 0 0 1
Banking and Financial Support Services 0 0 0 0 0
Investments and Securities 0 0 0 0 0
Insurance 0 0 0 0 0
Marketing Research 0 0 0 0 0
Advertising 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,432 71 223 9 1,735


*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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