University of Nebraska Lincoln

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Overview

For 148 Years,A Leader in Higher Education

The University of Nebraska Lincoln, chartered in 1869, is an educational institution of international stature. Nebraska, a member of the Big Ten Conference and the Big Ten Academic Alliance, is classified within the Carnegie “Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity” category. Nebraska is also a land-grant university and a member of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The University of Nebraska Lincoln was founded on February 15, 1869.

University of Nebraska Lincoln Ranking

The University of Nebraska Lincoln consistently ranks in the top tier of national research universities. In fact, we are ranked near the top third of all national universities, both public and private. In recent years, Nebraska has been ranked highly for value, graduation rate and access.

  • Ranked 301-350 in the world (Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2018)
  • Ranked 39 in the world for Agriculture & Forestry (QS World University Ranking 2018)
  • Top 1% in the world for Arts & Humanities; Engineering & Technology; Life Sciences; and Physical Sciences (Times Higher Education Ranking 2018)
  • PRINCETON REVIEW Best Value Public University, 2014
  • KIPLINGER’S Best Values in Public Colleges, 2016
  • THE NATIONAL JURIST#1 Best Value Law School in the U.S., 2016 and 2015
  • S. DEPT. OF EDUCATION COLLEGE SCORECARD Low Costs, High Graduation Rate
  • S. NEWS & WORLD REPORTA-Plus Schools for B Students

Excellence in Undergraduate Education

The University of Nebraska Lincoln is a research-extensive institution with an extraordinary focus on undergraduate education. Our undergraduates learn from faculty who create new knowledge, are leading scientists and scholars, and care about students’ success. Several signature programs exemplify this commitment to undergraduate success.

The Undergraduate Creative Activities and Research Experiences Program (UCARE) connects faculty and students to work collaboratively on independent study projects that advance new knowledge.

The Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management develops leaders for this era of expanding information technology and business globalization. Students are selected for this innovative program based on high academic achievement, outstanding leadership experience, demonstrated interest in computer science and business, and career goals. The program provides an education balanced in technology and management while developing professional skills in leadership, communications and collaboration.

Over the past two decades, the E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues has established itself as one of the most distinguished speakers series in higher education. The mission is to bring a diversity of viewpoints on international and public policy issues to the university and the residents of the state to promote understanding and encourage debate.

The Heuermann Lectures focus on the sustainability of food, natural resources, renewable energy and rural communities for all people.

Research & Economic Development

The University of Nebraska Lincoln is the intellectual center for the state of Nebraska, providing leadership in education and research. The citizens of Nebraska benefit from the knowledge and research generated by our faculty and students. This research-based service to Nebraska is a feature that distinguishes the land grant mission of our university.

The university’s research expenditures totaled more than $284 million in 2015, the most recent fiscal year for which expenditure information is available. This total included nearly $96 million in federal research expenditures. The National Science Foundation accounted for 28 percent, followed by 20 percent from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 17 percent from the Department of Health and Human Services (including the National Institutes of Health) and 10 percent from the Department of Defense. Our goal is to achieve $300 million in research expenditures by 2018.

At Home in Lincoln

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is located in an up-and-coming and safe city of 300,000 people that has many of the cultural and entertainment benefits of a much larger city, with the feel of a friendly Midwestern community.

Lincoln is Building

The Pinnacle Bank Arena, opened in 2013, routinely hosts major touring acts. A buzzing entertainment district, the Railyard, connects the arena area to the Historic Haymarket. Cuisines from all continents provide the entreé to dynamic urban nightlife and a wide variety of ways to enjoy time with friends. Nebraska’s City Campus is one with Lincoln’s city center, as it has been since the university was founded.

Beautiful Parks

Lincoln has more parkland per capita than Austin, Texas; Portland, Oregon; and all but a handful of U.S. cities. The well-manicured Pioneers Park, the native woods of Wilderness Park and the open grassland of Nine-Mile Prairie are each within a 10-minute trip from campus. Connecting many of these parks is an extensive trails network.

Legend & Legacy

The University of Nebraska Lincoln has been home to many legendary figures, including the literary naturalist Loren Eiseley, geneticist George Beadle, artists Aaron Douglas and Weldon Kees, social researcher Alvin Johnson, investor Warren Buffett, comedian Johnny Carson, diva Barbara Hendricks, artist and engineer Harold Edgerton, soldier John J. Pershing, authors Willa Cather and Mari Sandoz, and many others. Today, students are building on this legacy through their research involvement in fields as diverse as sociology, geosciences, virology and agricultural sciences.

 

Programs at University of Nebraska Lincoln

College Of Business Administration


  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Agribusiness
  • Business Administration
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management


College of Arts and Sciences


  • Actuarial Science
  • Anthropology Biochemistry
  • Biological Sciences Chemistry
  • Classical Languages
  • Classics And Religious Studies
  • Communication Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • English
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Film Studies
  • French
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • German
  • Global Studies
  • History
  • Latin American Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Medieval And Renaissance Studies
  • Meteorology And Climatology
  • Microbiology
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Plant Biology
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Russian
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Women’s and Gender Studies


 

College Of Journalism and Mass Communications


  • Advertising And Public Relations
  • Broadcasting
  • Journalism


 

College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources


  • Agribusiness
  • Agricultural And Environmental Sciences Communication
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Education
  • Agronomy
  • Animal Science
  • Applied Climate Science
  • Applied Science
  • Biochemistry
  • Environmental Restoration Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Fisheries And Wildlife
  • Food Science And Technology
  • Food Technology For Companion Animals
  • Forensic Science
  • Grassland Ecology And Management
  • Grazing Livestock Systems
  • Horticulture
  • Hospitality, Restaurant And Tourism Management
  • Insect Science
  • Integrated Science
  • Mechanized Systems Management
  • Microbiology
  • Natural Resources And Environmental Economics
  • PGA Golf Management
  • Plant Biology
  • Pre-Veterinary Medicine
  • Turfgrass And Landscape Management
  • Veterinary Science
  • Veterinary Technology
  • Water Science


College Of Engineering


  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Architectural Engineering – Omaha
  • Biological Systems Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Engineering – Omaha
  • Construction Engineering
  • Construction Management
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics Engineering – Omaha
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Software Engineering


 

Hixson-Lied College Of Fine and Performing Arts


  • Art
  • Art History And Criticism
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Theatre (Design/Technical Production)
  • Theatre (Directing And Management
  • Theatre (Film And New Media)
  • Theatre (Performance)


 

College Of Education and Human Sciences


  • Athletic Training
  • Child, Youth And Family Studies/Journalism And Mass Communications
  • Communication Sciences Disorders
  • Culinary Science
  • Dietetics
  • Elementary Education
  • Elementary Education & Special Education (K-6)
  • Elementary Education And Early Childhood Education
  • Family Science
  • Hospitality, Restaurant And Tourism Management
  • Inclusive Early Childhood Education
  • Nutrition Science
  • Nutrition, Exercise And Health Science
  • Physical Therapy
  • Secondary Education (Biology)
  • Secondary Education (Business)
  • Secondary Education (Chemistry)
  • Secondary Education (Earth And Space Science)
  • Secondary Education (English)
  • Secondary Education (Family And Consumer Science)
  • Secondary Education (French)
  • Secondary Education (German)
  • Secondary Education (Language Arts)
  • Secondary Education (Latin)
  • Secondary Education (Mathematics)
  • Secondary Education (Physics)
  • Secondary Education (Russian)
  • Secondary Education (Science)
  • Secondary Education (Social Science)
  • Secondary Education (Spanish)
  • Special Education (7-12)
  • Textiles, Merchandising, Fashion Design (Communications)
  • Textiles, Merchandising, Fashion Design (Fashion Design)
  • Textiles, Merchandising, Fashion Design (Merchandising)
  • Textiles, Merchandising, Fashion Design (Textile Science)

 

College Of Architecture


  • Pre-Architecture
  • Pre-Interior Design
  • Pre-Landscape Architecture


 

College Of Public Affairs And Community Service


  • Pre-Criminology And Criminal Justice


Exploratory And Pre-Professional Advising Center

 

  • Pre-Health
  • Pre-Law
  • Undecided

 

 

International Tuition


 

 

$42,096 / Year

(based on 2017-18 rates)

 

 

 

Resident Table
ITEM COST
Tuition & Fees: $23,832
Room & Board: $11,150
Books & Supplies: $1,012
Miscellaneous $6,102
Academic Year Total: $42,096

 

Annual costs are based on a single undergraduate student taking 15 hours / semester for two semesters living in an Abel/Sandoz residence hall in a double room with the 7-day unlimited meal plan. This is an estimation based on 2017-18 rates.

The academic year total represents the amount that must be shown on the bank statement or scholarship letter in order to be issued an I-20.

 

 

Intensive English Program Tuition

 

 

$14,834 / Semester

(based on 2017-18 rates)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non Resident Tuition Table
ITEM COST
IEP Course & Student fees: $5,702
Room & Board: $5,575
Books & Supplies: $506
Miscellaneous $3,051
Semester Total: $14,834.00

 

Annual costs are based on a single undergraduate student enrolled in the Intensive English Program for two semesters living in an Abel/Sandoz residence hall in a double room with the 7-day unlimited meal plan. This is an estimation based on 2017-18 rates.

The academic year total represents the amount that must be shown on the bank statement or scholarship letter in order to be issued an I-20 for students enrolled in the Intensive English Program who do not intend to earn a degree from UNL.

Conditionally admitted students must show $42,096.00 to receive an I-20.

Accommodation

Room selection appointment times are based on first-come, first-served basis.

Continuing students will now be given appointment times to choose their room based on the date they began their contract. The first group to self-assign will be students who are in a roommate pair followed by individuals who do not have a roommate.

Newly admitted students will be given appointment times to choose their room based on the date their contract was signed. The first group to self-assign will be students who are in a roommate pair followed by individuals who do not have a roommate.

 

Scholarships

Global Laureate Scholarship

$14,500 per year to help offset out-of-state tuition

The Global Laureate Scholarship is awarded to international students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and have met the English language requirement for unconditional admission.

Global Excellency Scholarship

$12,000 per year to help offset out-of-state tuition

The Global Excellency Scholarship is awarded to international students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and have met the English language requirement for unconditional admission

Global Ambassador Scholarship

$9,500 per year to help offset out-of-state tuition

Awarded to international students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and have met the English language requirement for unconditional admission.

GLOBAL DIPLOMAT SCHOLARSHIP

$7,500 per year to help offset out-of-state tuition

The Global Diplomat Scholarship is awarded to international students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and have met the English language requirement for unconditional admission.

Global Delegate Scholarship

$3,500 per year to help offset out-of-state tuition

Awarded to international students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and have met the English language requirement for unconditional admission.

Global Consul Scholarship

$2,000 per year to help offset out-of-state tuition

Awarded to international students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and have met the English language requirement for unconditional admission.