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University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Lincoln, Nebraska
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Overview
Public
19,381 Undergraduates
75% Admissions Rate
City: Large
Public
Region: Midwest
Size: Medium
Doctoral
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
14th and R St
Lincoln, Nebraska
68588
(402) 472-7211
www.unl.edu/

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln, a public research university in Lincoln, Nebraska, is one of the top 125 institutions of higher learning in the United States. It is the largest college in the University of Nebraska system, as well as its flagship school, and the oldest university in the state of Nebraska. In 1869, the Nebraska state legislature passed a law to establish the university, and by 1873, the first class had graduated. Today, it sits on more than 600 acres of land in an urban setting. Its motto is “Literis Dedicata et Omnibus Artibus” or “Dedicated to Letters and All the Arts.” Notable alumni include Warren Buffett, Twitter co-founder Evan Williams, Major League Baseball player Alex Gordon, drummer Tommy Lee, comedian Johnny Carson, writer Willa Cather, singer Barbara Hendricks and Head Basketball Coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers Tyronn Lue. The school’s colors are scarlet and cream, its mascots are Herbie Husker and Lil' Red and its teams are nicknamed the Cornhuskers (or simply the Huskers). Its sports affiliation is NCAA Division I FBS — Big Ten, and varsity sports offered there include men’s football, soccer, basketball, gymnastics and tennis, and women’s soccer, golf, basketball and volleyball.

Location

Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. state of Nebraska and the county seat of Lancaster County. The city covers 94.267 square miles with a population of 284,736 in 2017. It is the second-most populous city in Nebraska and the 71st-largest in the United States. More from Wikipedia...

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coffee score

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restaurants score

Students
52%

Men

48%

Women

20

Average Age of Entering Students

823

New Transfer Students

Admissions
75%

Acceptance Rate

57%

Enrollment Yield

990-1280

SAT Range

11,193

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$16,462

Typical Cost

$24,098

Out-Of-State (published)

$8,978

In-State (published)

79%

Recieve Financial Aid

87%

Have Loans

$14,000

Median Debt

Academics
21.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

47

National Merit Students

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

325

Doctorates Awareded

Business Management And Administration

Top Major

3

Faculty Awards

3

National Academy Members

201

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, many to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, many on campus

Party Scene:

Notable, known as a party school
Athletics
Football Conference:

Big Ten Conference

Basketball Conference:

Big Ten Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Big Ten Conference

Football Division:

1

Basketball Division:

1

Track Division:

1

Social
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