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Study at Nebraska Wesleyan University

Nebraska Wesleyan University, commonly referred to as NWU, was founded by the Nebraska Methodists in 1887. This private, four-year liberal arts institute is located in Lincoln, Nebraska. NWU's recent Enrolments have ben over 1, 500 students every year. The 2002 edition of U. S. News and World Report placed NWU at the 1st position among all the liberal arts colleges in Nebraska.

Nebraska Wesleyan University offers over 40 majors, more than 30 minors, and several master's degrees. Students can opt for courses in art, biology, education, business, health sciences, music, religion and philosophy, mathematics, computer science, and English, among others.

The sports teams of NWU are nicknamed the Prairie Wolves. They are members of the NCAA Division III, and participate in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, track and field, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball.

Profile of Nebraska Wesleyan University

The main campus of Nebraska Wesleyan University is in Lincoln, NE (a medium-sized city). The school is a United Methodist institution. Nebraska Wesleyan University is a private, not-for-profit school. The school offers degrees up to the Post-Master's certificate.

Course Topics

Nebraska Wesleyan University offers a wide array of programs of study, compared to other schools of its size. The school students most commonly major in a field related to science, drama and performing arts, nursing and emergency medicine, and nutrition and exercise therapy.

Nebraska Wesleyan University Selectivity

Nebraska Wesleyan University does not accept everyone who applies.


The school offers tenure to reward and retain some professors.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, Nebraska Wesleyan University had 2, 107 enrolled students.

Student Life

The school is generally not a school for part-time students. Nebraska Wesleyan University makes available a lot of student housing. Student athletes at the school belong to the Great Plains Athletic Conference for major sports.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Nebraska Wesleyan University is an academic community dedicated to intellectual and personal growth within the context of a liberal arts education and in an environment of Christian concern. Nebraska Wesleyan was founded by Nebraska Methodists and actively maintains its relation to the United Methodist Church. The University reflects the Judeo-Christian tradition in its efforts to integrate questions about meaning and value with the pursuit of learning and understanding. The University is committed to excellence of academic endeavor and to learning as a lifelong process. The curricula and programs are designed to assist students in gaining and expanding knowledge and skills, in developing their competence in rational thought and communication, in broadening their perspectives on humanity and culture, and in enhancing their spiritual, physical, emotional and aesthetic resources. Nebraska Wesleyan intends that its students develop a sense of individual worth and become useful and serving members of the human community. "

Nebraska Wesleyan University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management102business, accounting, business administration, international business, business and related services
Nursing and Emergency Medicine87nursing administration
Liberal Arts74speech and rhetoric, American history, English, political science, Spanish language, sociology, history, international studies, . . .
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy51exercise science, sports and fitness management, athletic trainer, health and physical Education
Science44biology, chemistry, biopsychology, physics, biochemistry, biological and physical sciences
Education and Teaching38special ed, elementary school teaching, physical education teaching, music teaching, middle school teaching, English teaching, science teaching, social science teaching
Therapy and Counselling29psychology, organizational psychology
Security and Law Enforcement28forensic science
Music9music, music performance
Drama and Performing Arts9drama, various performing arts
Family and Social Work9social work
Art Studies7art studies
Media6communication studies, political communication
Religion and Philosophy5religion, philosophy
Computer Science and Engineering0computer science, information science
Fine Arts0fine arts

Contact: Nebraska Wesleyan University

Nebraska Wesleyan University

5000 St Paul Ave

Lincoln, NE 68504-2794

General Phone: (402) 466-2371


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