Parent & Guardians

Making Nebraska Affordable

There’s at least one aspect of college that I’m certain is on your mind: affordability.

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln was recently named one of Princeton Review’s “Best Value” colleges for 2013. UNL also has the biggest financial aid packages in the state and virtually everyone is eligible. Fill out the FAFSA by April 1 to qualify.

World-renowned faculty and academic programs

There are nearly 1,300 faculty teaching at NEBRASKA. Small class sizes allow undergraduate students to create one-on-one relationships with faculty who often have written the books they are teaching in class.


NEBRASKA is one of just 45 colleges and universities given an “A” grade for safety by Reader’s Digest magazine. Students will find campus a safe place to live, study and socialize. Blue safety lights are strategically placed on campus and a UNL E-Alert text messaging system keeps students up-to-date in emergency situations.

University Police officer’s conduct foot, bicycle, Segway, and motorized patrols of both Lincoln campuses, 24 hours a day, each day of the year.

City of Lincoln

At 250,000, Lincoln is the 3rd largest city in the Big Ten Conference. It’s consistently named one of the top ten cities for college graduates due to job opportunities, urban living opportunities and young professional population.

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln campus is located within a short walking distance of restaurants, theaters, concert venues, coffee shops, boutiques, museums and art galleries.

Lincoln’s extensive trails system has been recognized as one of the best in the nation. More than 80 miles of trails are available for walking, hiking, biking and running.


NEBRASKA prides itself in creating a diverse learning environment for all students. The Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center is the largest multicultural center attached to a student union in the country.

There are numerous programs and organizations designed to meet the needs for first generation, low-income, multicultural, international and LGBTQA students.