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Nebraska Wesleyan University

Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
Nebraska Wesleyan University is the #1 liberal arts university in Nebraska. NWU is dedicated to academic excellence in an environment of Christian concern at both its Lincoln campus and Omaha site.

Bachelor's programmes

Business & Management (2)
Social Sciences (2)
Humanities (1)
Medicine & Health (1)



Chartered on January 20, 1887, Nebraska Wesleyan University had an initial enrollment of 96. The initial teaching and administrative staff at this time totaled eight, including the chancellor.


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.

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Student services

International students who are looking to study in America will want to consider Nebraska Wesleyan University. For over a century, our lively campus has been home to international students looking for a unique educational experience.

Library services

Nebraska Wesleyan University Cochrane Woods Library’s mission is to provide easily accessible, high quality academic information resources to NWU faculty, staff and students in a creative, inclusive, and collaborative learning environment, where engaged library faculty and staff teach information literacy and the ethical use of information to enable lifelong learning.

Medical services

Student Health Services is a free* walk-in clinic at the north entrance of Burt Hall. In addition to providing high quality health care services, our goal is to foster a level of awareness that helps students participate in their own care.

Student Life

Campus life

Exclusively for first-year commuter students, the Connecting to Campus Program will affiliate each first-year commuter student with a specific residence hall floor.

Student clubs

Here is a list of the student organizations and clubs that you can join while at NWU. Many of these clubs and organizations participate in the Involvement Fair the first week of classes. Meet other students involved in the groups and learn more about the organizations. Or come by the Center for Student Involvement and we can talk about the organizations and connect you to the student leaders of the group.


Since 1914 Nebraska Wesleyan University has been accredited by: The Higher Learning Commission

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

A great place to study and explore the American education system and local culture!

Lincoln, Nebraska, United States