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University of Nebraska at Lincoln - ACT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data

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University of Nebraska Description:

The University of Nebraska at Lincoln is the flagship campus of Nebraska's university system. The 250,000-person town of Lincoln gives students the advantages of a mid-sized city that is well-regarded for its quality of life and excellent trail and park system. UNL consistently ranks among the top 50 public universities in the country thanks to its strong academic and research programs. The university has many strengths ranging from English to Business. In athletics, the UNL Cornhuskers compete in the NCAA Division I Big Ten Conference.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 24,207 (19,103 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 54% Male / 46% Female
  • 93% Full-time

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $7,984 (in-state); $20,734 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,050 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,122
  • Other Expenses: $3,544
  • Total Cost: $21,700 (in-state); $34,450 (out-of-state)

University of Nebraska Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 83%
  • University of Nebraska Scholarships (Cappex.com)
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 63%
    • Loans: 51%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $6,511
    • Loans: $5,504

Most Popular Majors:

Accounting, Advertising, Biology, Business Administration, Elementary Education, English, Family and Consumer Research, Finance, Nutrition and Wellness Studies, Management, Marketing, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 84%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 14%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 29%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 65%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

University of Nebraska Mission Statement:

complete mission statement available at http://www.unl.edu/ucomm/aboutunl/roleandmission.shtml

"The role of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as the primary intellectual and cultural resource for the State is fulfilled through the three missions of the University: teaching, research, and service...

To capitalize on the breadth of programs and the multidisciplinary resources available at UNL, a number of Centers exist to marshal faculty from a variety of disciplines to focus teaching and research on specific societal issues and to provide technical assistance for business and industry in order to enhance their ability to compete in world markets. Additionally, interdisciplinary programs promote integration of new perspectives and insights into the instructional research and service activities.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln promotes respect for and understanding of cultural diversity in all aspects of society. It strives for a culturally diverse student body, faculty, and staff reflecting the multicultural nature of Nebraska and the nation. UNL brings international and multicultural dimensions to its programs through the involvement of its faculty in international activities, a student body that includes students from throughout the world, exchange agreements with other universities abroad involving both students and faculty, and the incorporation of international components in a variety of courses and curricula.

Teaching, research, and service take on a distinctive character at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln because of its status as a comprehensive land-grant university. These traits provide opportunities for the integration of multiple disciplines permitting students more complete and sophisticated programs of study. Its land-grant tradition ensures a commitment to the special character of the State and its people.

The faculty is responsible for the curricular content of the various programs, and pursues new knowledge and truths within a structure that assures academic freedom in its intellectual endeavors. The curricula are designed to foster critical thinking, the re-examination of accepted truths, a respect for different perspectives including an appreciation of the multiethnic character of the nation, and a curiosity that leads to life-long learning. Additionally, an environment exists whereby students can develop aesthetic values and human relationships including tolerance for differing viewpoints."

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