How much does University of Nebraska - Lincoln cost?

University of Nebraska - Lincoln Cost of Attendance
In-state $9,522
Out-of-state $25,828
On-Campus Room and Board $11,830
Off-Campus Room and Board $8,548
Average Annual Cost
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000 $12,216
$30,000-$48,000 $13,508
$48,000-$75,000 $16,197
$75,000-$110,000 $12,216
Over $110,000 $20,947

University of Nebraska - Lincoln Financial Aid and Debt


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Financial Aid Breakdown for Full-time Incoming Freshman

Aid Type % Receiving Average Amount
Grant or scholarship aid 91% $9,905
Federal Grants 25% $4,305
Pell grants 25% $4,189
Other federal grants 11% $381
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 12% $1,970
Institutional grants or scholarships 82% $7,401
Student loan aid 47% $6,404
Federal student loans 45% $5,711
Other student loans 7% $12,693

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Visit a college campus 305 Up to $8,500
Play a sport 153 Up to $1,500
Attend a summer program 152 Up to $4,500
Do community service 312 Up to $500
Have work experience 216 Up to $12,000
Do an extracurricular activity 307 Up to $3,000
Take a foreign language class 193 Up to $5,000
Have perfect attendance for a year 224 Up to $2,100

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

University of Nebraska - Lincoln Admissions

What is University of Nebraska - Lincoln's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 78%
Average GPA
SAT Submissions 12% of applicants
SAT Reading 560-670
SAT Math 560-690
SAT Writing
ACT Submissions 92% of applicants
Composite Score 22-28

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University of Nebraska - Lincoln Campus Life


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Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 20954
Living on campus 11%
Transfer Students 4%
Under Age 25
Gender Balance

Student Diversity

Diversity Index: Chance you’ll bump into a diverse range of students
Hispanic or Latino
Black or African American
American Indian or Alaska Native
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About University of Nebraska - Lincoln

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln takes the health and safety of our campus community very seriously. As the United States and global health officials continue to address the spread of novel coronavirus and COVID-19 infection, health and emergency preparedness officials at UNL are monitoring the situation in collaboration with our university and governmental partners. Official updates regarding UNL's response are found at

New Digital Events: Like most universities, Nebraska has cancelled all in-person events for the foreseeable future. Although we can't connect in person, we still strive to provide students with the information they need to move their future forward. We have moved many of our interactive, in-person events online so students and parents can connect with us from the comfort and safety of their homes.

Online Info Sessions: Students and parents can join our recurring online info sessions, including:

*Value at Nebraska Info Sessions: Any Weekday at 10:30 a.m. CDT — Nebraska offers competitive scholarships and among the lowest tuition in the Big Ten. Learn more about the value of a Nebraska education, how we prepare students for great careers, and get your financial aid questions answered.

*Senior Info Sessions: Mondays and Fridays at 9:30 a.m. CDT — Learn about the next steps to becoming a Husker, connect with university staff and future classmates, and explore how Nebraska will help you on a path toward a successful career.

*Academic Program Info Sessions: Any Weekday at 11 a.m. CDT — Dig deep into an academic area or major that interests you—choose from a variety of academic disciplines and learn more about your fields of interest in an info session hosted by our academic colleges.

To attend a session, students will need an access link and password—send them to the register link below and have them select as many information sessions as they'd like to attend. We'll do the rest.

Register for Online Academic Info Sessions

1-to-1 Appointments: At Nebraska, we believe some of the most meaningful connections are made 1-to-1, which is why we're offering phone or video appointments with a representative from admissions or students' academic area of interest. Click the request link below, and we'll be in touch to schedule your appointment.

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Lincoln, NE

Type Public
Profit Status
Category Research Universities
Setting Large City
* Financial aid is only available for those who qualify