University Of Nebraska Lincoln

University Of Nebraska Lincoln

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln, also known as UNL, is the flagship institution of the University of Nebraska system. It was founded in 1869. UNL's main campus is located in Lincoln, a few blocks north of the Nebraska State Capitol. The university offers more than 100 undergraduate majors and over 250 programs of study. It is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
  • College of Architecture
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Education and Human Sciences
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Journalism and Mass Communications
  • College of Law
  • Graduate Studies
  • Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts

UNL's sports teams are nicknamed the Nebraska Cornhuskers, or simply the Huskers. They participate in NCAA Division I (I-A for football) as members of the northern division of the Big 12 Conference.

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University of Nebraska-Lincoln
14th and R St
Lincoln , NE 68588
General Phone: (402) 472-7211

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University of Nebraska Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management816business management, accounting, managerial economics, finance, international business, management science, actuarial science, management sciences, marketing, ...
Education and Teaching533curriculum and instruction, educational administration, educational admin and supervision, educational assessment and evaluation, education of hearing impaired, special education, adult education, elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, ...
Liberal Arts513Latin American studies, Western European studies, women's studies, minority and gender studies, foreign language and literature, Russian language, German language, French language, Spanish language, ...
Engineering429bioengineering, architectural engineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, engineering mechanics, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering, ...
Science297biology, biomedical sciences, biochemistry, entomology, toxicology, biometrics, biological and biomedical sciences, atmospheric sciences, chemistry, ...
Family and Social Work275family resource management, family and consumer economics, food and nutrition, housing, family studies, family and human sciences, social work
Media261communication studies, journalism, broadcast journalism, journalism courses, advertising, communication and journalism
Therapy and Counseling229psychology, educational psychology, community health services
Law125law, legal professions
Agricultural Science and Management109agriculture, agricultural management, agricultural economics, agricultural mechanization, agricultural journalism, food science, various agricutural courses
Architecture and Planning104architecture, urban planning, interior architecture
Engineering Technician99architectural engineering tech, civil engineering tech, electronics tech, telecommunications tech, industrial tech, industrial production tech, construction engineering tech
Computer Science and Engineering92computer and info science, computer science, computer engineering
Landscaping and Horticulture78landscaping, floristry, horticultural business, agronomy, horticultural science, pest management, range management, soil science, various soil sciences courses ...
Fine Arts77fine arts, art history and criticism
Animal Science and Care69animal science, animal health
Mathematics62mathematics, statistics, mathematics and statistics
Medical Support and Technology59audiology, speech pathology, audiology and speech pathology, veterinary assistant, pre-pharmacy
Conservation and Resource Management58conservation, environmental studies, natural resources management
Drama and Performing Arts29dance, drama, various performing arts
Construction Trades23apparel and textiles
Medicine14pre-dentistry, pre-veterinary
Photography and Commercial Art12film studies
Security and Law Enforcement12fire protection tech
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy11nutrition sciences, exercise science, athletic trainer
Religion and Philosophy11philosophy
Office and Administration0office management

Number of programs and degrees for University of Nebraska in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree3,246136
Master's degree80276
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship25541
Post-master's certificate143
Doctor's degree - professional practice1272
Associate's degree121

University of Nebraska Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of Nebraska had a total enrollment of 22,973 students (20,419 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 52%
Women 48%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 75%
Graduate 25%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 80%
Black 2%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 3%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 5%
(Foreign Students) 6%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 31%
20-21 27%
22-24 20%
25-29 10%
30-34 4%
35-39 3%
40-49 3%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

South Dakota3%
State unknown3%

University of Nebraska Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 83 %
Part-Time 44 %

University of Nebraska Room and Board (2007)

University of Nebraska offers campus housing for 6,827 of its 20,419 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Lincoln, Nebraska for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Nebraska Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

University of Nebraska Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal510670
SAT Math530670
ACT Verbal2128
ACT Math2128
ACT Composite2228

Application Requirements:

GPAnot required
Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT12%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT95%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

University of Nebraska Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 6,584
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 17,204
Room and board $ 6,882
Room charge $ 3,629
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,253
Books and supplies $ 990
Other expenses $ 3,206

Financial Aid:
University of Nebraska participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 256500)

University of Nebraska Faculty

University of Nebraska has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track15187
Non-tenured and not on tenure track307245

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year133$122,73227$103,390
Associate professorcalendar year51$85,24225$77,623
Assistant professorcalendar year35$76,71221$66,056
Lecturercalendar year6$65,51517$56,851
All faculty totalcalendar year225$105,55090$78,731

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year260$115,52762$98,197
Associate professoracademic year146$78,60899$74,644
Assistant professoracademic year125$68,45279$64,642
Lectureracademic year29$42,38751$36,104
All faculty totalacademic year560$91,606291$70,193

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

University of Nebraska Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Big Twelve Conference
Basketball Big Twelve Conference
Baseball Big Twelve Conference
Track Big Twelve Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports54131185

University of Nebraska Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Business and Management, General
Agricultural Communication/Journalism
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Mechanization, General
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other
Agriculture, General
Food Science

Animal Science And Care
Animal Health
Animal Sciences, General

Architecture And Planning
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Interior Architecture

Business And Management
Actuarial Science
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Science, General
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other
Marketing Research
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies
Natural Resources Management and Policy
Natural Resources/Conservation, General

Construction Trades
Apparel and Textiles, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Visual and Performing Arts, Other

Education And Teaching
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
Agricultural Teacher Education
Art Teacher Education
Business Teacher Education
Computer Teacher Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Education, Other
Education/Teaching Individuals - Hearing Impairments
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research, Other
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Foreign Language Teacher Education
French Language Teacher Education
German Language Teacher Education
Health Teacher Education
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Sales & Marketing Oper/Marketing & Distribution Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Science Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, Other
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Subject Areas, Other
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education

Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering
Architectural Engineering
Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Construction Engineering
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering Mechanics
Engineering, Other
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Technician
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other
Industrial Technology/Technician
Telecommunications Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Family Resource Management Studies, General
Family and Consumer Economics and Related Services, Other
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, Other
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Housing and Human Environments, General
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Social Work

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Landscaping And Horticulture
Agronomy and Crop Science
Applied Horticulture/Horticultural Business Services, Other
Floriculture/Floristry Operations and Management
Horticultural Science
Landscaping and Groundskeeping
Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management
Range Science and Management
Soil Science and Agronomy, General
Soil Sciences, Other

Law (LLB, JD)
Legal Professions and Studies, Other

Liberal Arts
Ancient Studies/Civilization
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Latin American Studies
Latin Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Museology/Museum Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Russian Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Western European Studies
Women's Studies

Mathematics and Statistics, Other
Mathematics, General
Statistics, General

Broadcast Journalism
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Journalism, Other

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Hearing Sciences
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Pre-Pharmacy Studies
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician/Veterinary Assistant

Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies

Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Nutrition Sciences

Office And Administration
Office Management and Supervision

Photography And Commercial Art
Film/Cinema Studies

Religion And Philosophy

Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomedical Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician

Therapy And Counseling
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
Educational Psychology
Psychology, General

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