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University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
Always a place of high ambition, this was one of the first institutions west of the Mississippi River to award doctoral degrees—the first was granted in 1896. The University of Nebraska established the world’s first undergraduate psychology laboratory. 

Bachelor's programmes

Journalism & Media (3)
Computer Science & IT (2)
Medicine & Health (2)

Pre-Bachelor's programmes

Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)



The University of Nebraska–Lincoln, chartered in 1869, is an educational institution of international stature. Nebraska, a member of the Big Ten Conference and the Big Ten Academic Alliance, is classified within the Carnegie “R1: Doctoral Universities – Highest Research Activity” category. 


      The University of Nebraska–Lincoln consistently ranks in the top tier of national research universities. In fact, we are ranked near the top third of all national universities, both public and private. In recent years, Nebraska has been ranked highly for value, graduation rate and access.


At the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, research and innovation drive discoveries, scholarship and creative activity that expand basic knowledge and solve real-world problems. Our growing research enterprise helps fuel economic development for Nebraska and addresses major challenges facing our state, our nation and the world.

The Office of Research and Economic Development promotes and facilitates the university’s research enterprise, strategic partnerships and technology development efforts. Total external funding for research has increased by 110 percent since 2001.


Our staff helps students in all majors and colleges make academic and career decisions, gain experience and pursue employment or further education.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Student services

Whether students seek a place to belong, academic support, the comforts of home, or resources for well-being, we provide the inclusive living and learning experiences that inspire students.

We are champions for students. Our greatest joy comes from helping Nebraska students excel academically, engage in transformational learning experiences, and achieve the pinnacle of graduation while progressing to a chosen future.

Housing services

The majority of students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln live on campus for at least one year. UNL has an on-campus residency requirement for incoming freshmen. Students can choose from traditional or suite-style residence halls. Apartment-style facilities are available to upperclass students.

Library services

The Libraries hosted a reception on August 1, 2019 to welcome Dean Claire Stewart to the Libraries. She joins us from the University of Minnesota Libraries where she served as the associate university librarian for research and learning.

ICT services

Information Technology Services (ITS) offers a broad range of services designed to meet the computing, communications, and networking needs of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) faculty, staff and students. ITS provides: products and services for the coordination of voice, video and data technologies, support for the integration of multimedia into the curriculum, etc. 

Medical services

The medical clinic provides a wide array of services to help you get and stay well. Whether you're coming down with a cold, need a routine physical, want to learn about birth control options, need help managing chronic pain or concern, our experienced providers are here to help.  

Student Life

Campus life

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is Nebraska’s flagship, land-grant and Big Ten university. On our campus, you’ll find facilities and resources to enhance your academic experience and unique opportunities to connect to the wider world. And because it’s Nebraska, you’ll also find friendly people ready to help you succeed.

Sports facilities

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Sport Clubs are comprised of individuals who have a desire to compete or participate in a sport throughout their college career, and exist to develop students' skills, dedication, and interest for specific sports.Each club's level of activity is unique and ranges from regional to national intercollegiate competition.

Student clubs

Volunteering in student organizations and resource centers can be a formative and rewarding part of a student's experience. Professors often report that participation in them helps students develop and hone leadership skills. Employers often like to see that a student has been involved in his or her field outside the requirements of course work.The student organizations and resource centers listed at right are affiliated with the School of Natural Resources. The faculty contact person is listed under the name of the group. 


The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), one of six regional accrediting agencies. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has been continuously accredited since 1913. 

Student Reviews

A glance at The University of Nebraska Lincoln
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Online classes are more difficult than in-person classes. The school currently has a mix of in-person and online classes. The teachers are nice and always available to help students. There is an abundance of student resources including tutoring and financial aid.

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

it is quite good. They just need to improve diversity

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I’m in the process of applying and the staff has been extremely helpful to me in the process. I’m so glad my university has a working relationship with them so students can take advantage of the best deal.

Lincoln, Nebraska, United States

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