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University of Nebraska - Lincoln

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University of Nebraska - Lincoln School Description

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln, chartered in 1869, is an educational institution of international stature. A member of the Association of American Universities since 1909, Nebraska is recognized by the Carnegie Foundation as a Doctoral/Research Extensive university. UNL is a land-grant university and a member of the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC). The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. UNL celebrated the 140th anniversary of its founding on Feb. 15, 2009.

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. UNL pursues its missions through the Colleges of Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education and Human Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts, Journalism and Mass Communications, Law, the university-wide Graduate College, and the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources which includes the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the Agricultural Research Division, the Cooperative Extension Division, and the Conservation and Survey Division. Special units with distinct missions include the University Libraries, Extended Education and Outreach, International Affairs, the Lied Center for Performing Arts, the Bureau of Business Research, Nebraska Educational Telecommunications, the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden, the University of Nebraska State Museum, the University of Nebraska Press, the Water Center, the Nebraska Forest Service, the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum, and Intercollegiate Athletics.

Lincoln offers all the amenities of a midsize regional city of 250,000. Ranked in the Top 10 in many quality of life, safety, environmental and other studies, this is a remarkably comfortable and friendly place; when you're here, you're among friends. With more parkland per capita than any other city in the United States and an intricate trails network, Lincoln offers a wealth of outdoor diversions. Lincoln is also one of the fastest growing metro areas in the Midwest, with abundant employment opportunities.

Downtown Lincoln lies at the southern edge of UNL's City Campus, and is seasoned by coffee houses, theaters, specialty shops and restaurants offering cuisines from around the world. Shopping opportunities are everywhere, with national retailers anchoring large malls in both east and south Lincoln. Boutiques, galleries and salons are located in neighborhoods throughout the city. Lincoln is a great place to make friends and to be, or become, yourself.

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

From Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln, often called UNL, but also known as Nebraska or NU, is the flagship institution of the University of Nebraska system. UNL was founded in 1869 as a land-grant university under the provisions of the Morrill Act. Its main campus is located in Lincoln a few blocks north of the Nebraska State Capitol. Nebraska is an international leader in scholarly research, having been a member of the Association of American Universities since 1909. It is listed as a Carnegie Research I/ Carnegie Research-Extensive institution.

Nebraska was the first institution in the American West to grant a Ph.D. degree and was the first to establish an undergraduate psychology lab. The discipline of ecology was born at the university. Its scholarly press, the University of Nebraska Press, is the second-largest state university press in the United States, and one of the largest university presses in the world. Its campus art gallery, the Sheldon Museum of Art, has the world's foremost collection of 20th century North American art.


Academic divisions

The university offers more than 140 undergraduate majors and 275 programs of study through 10 colleges:

  • 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
  • Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts
  • Graduate Studies
  • College of Journalism and Mass Communications
  • College of Law

Quick Facts

Chance of Admission : Calculate
Location :  Midwest
Setting : Mid-size City Setting
Type :  Public
Size : Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot:  Cornhuskers
Nicknames: NU, UNL

Students & Campus Life

Undergraduate Enrollment :  17,037
On Campus Housing :  Available
Full Time Students : 99%
Athletic Programs :  Available


Average Tuition:   $ 16,236
Students Receiving Aid :  86%


Application Fee : $ 45
Selectivity : Selective

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