How much does University of Nebraska - Lincoln cost?

University of Nebraska - Lincoln Cost of Attendance
In-state $9,872
Out-of-state $26,984
On-Campus Food and Housing $12,430
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
Do an extracurricular activity 178 Up to $3,000
Take a challenging class 189 Up to $4,000
Play a sport 87 Up to $1,500
Have perfect attendance for a year 129 Up to $2,100
Attend a summer program 78 Up to $2,500
Do community service 183 Up to $500
Take a foreign language class 122 Up to $5,000
Visit a college campus 180 Up to $6,000

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University of Nebraska - Lincoln Admissions

What is University of Nebraska - Lincoln's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 71%
Average GPA
SAT Submissions 10% of applicants
SAT Reading 550-650
SAT Math 560-670
SAT Writing
ACT Submissions 89% 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 19552
Living on campus 11%
Transfer Students 3%
Under Age 25
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1 Student Testimonials



Freshman · Advertising

The people here are extremely welcoming. Coming here I did not realize how much Husker football really was until I went to my first game and it was sold out, wow! The classes are nice and instructors always encourage students to ask questions. There are a lot of different clubs, so there’s definitely a lot of different ways to get involved.

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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 Nebraska are monitoring the situation in collaboration with our university and governmental partners. Official updates regarding Nebraska's response are found at

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is open for safe, limited capacity, in-person visits, and also offers several virtual options for you to connect with us and get your questions answered. We encourage you to take advantage of the visit opportunity that suits you best. With many options— including both individual and group visits—our team is here to help you on your path to becoming a Husker.

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HUSKER HUB’S STUDENT SERVICES SPECIALISTS At Husker Hub, students can get assistance with enrollment verification, student bills, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), scholarships, grants, student/parent loans and work-study as they plan their path toward graduation. After students have applied to Nebraska, they can use their NUID to log in to meet 1-to-1 with a full-time Student Services Specialist remotely Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. CT through the Virtual Queue.