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Study at University of Nebraska Lincoln

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln, also known as UNL, is the flagship institution of the University of Nebraska system. It was founded in 1869. UNL's main campus is located in Lincoln, a few blocks north of the Nebraska State Capitol. The university offers more than 100 undergraduate majors and over 250 programs of study. It is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • 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
  • College of Journalism and Mass Communications
  • College of Law
  • Graduate Studies
  • Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts
UNL's sports teams are nicknamed the Nebraska Cornhuskers, or simply the Huskers. They participate in NCAA Division I (I-A for football) as members of the northern division of the Big 12 Conference.

Profile of University of Nebraska Lincoln

University of Nebraska is found in Lincoln, NE. Lincoln is a medium-sized city. The school is a public institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Doctoral degree at University of Nebraska.

Course Topics

The school has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. University of Nebraska is known for its programs in engineering.

University of Nebraska Selectivity

Admission to the school is not automatic; not everyone who applies gets in. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 500. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 530 and 670.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at University of Nebraska is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

Students numbered 22, 973 in 2007 at the school.

Student Life

University of Nebraska offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Big Twelve Conference.

University of Nebraska Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management862business management, finance, accounting, marketing, management science, business and related services, actuarial science, managerial economics, . . .
Education and Teaching579elementary school teaching, special education, educational admin and supervision, educational administration, curriculum and instruction, math teaching, agricultural teaching, middle school teaching, . . .
Liberal Arts468English, history, political science, sociology, international relations, Spanish language, geography, economics,
Engineering388civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, architectural engineering, various engineering courses, industrial engineering, chemical engineering, biomedical engineering,
Science277biology, biochemistry, entomology, chemistry, physics, geology, atmospheric sciences, biomedical sciences,
Media253advertising, communication studies, broadcast journalism, journalism courses, journalism, communication and journalism
Family and Social Work251family and consumer economics, food and nutrition, family studies, housing, family and human sciences, social work, family resource management
Therapy and Counselling216psychology, educational psychology, community health services
Architecture and Planning140architecture, interior architecture, urban planning
Law125law, legal professions
Computer Science and Engineering125computer and info science, computer engineering, computer science
Agricultural Science and Management116agricultural management, agricultural economics, agriculture, agricultural mechanization, food science, agricultural journalism, various agricutural courses
Engineering Technician81construction engineering tech, civil engineering tech, industrial production tech, telecommunications tech, industrial tech, electronics tech, architectural engineering tech
Landscaping and Horticulture71horticultural science, agronomy, range management, pest management, floristry, various soil sciences courses, horticultural business
Fine Arts64fine arts, art history and criticism
Animal Science and Care63animal science, animal health
Mathematics62mathematics, statistics, mathematics and statistics
Conservation and Resource Management59conservation, environmental studies, natural resources management
Medical Support and Technology50speech pathology, audiology and speech pathology, audiology, veterinary assistant, pre-pharmacy
Drama and Performing Arts34drama, dance, various performing arts
Medicine24pre-veterinary, pre-dentistry
Construction Trades21apparel and textiles
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy21athletic trainer, nutrition sciences, exercise science
Religion and Philosophy15philosophy
Photography and Commercial Art12film studies
Security and Law Enforcement8fire protection tech
office and Administration0office management

Contact: University of Nebraska

University of Nebraska Lincoln

14th and R St

Lincoln, NE 68588

General Phone: (402) 472-7211


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