Why UNL

Life is right in Lincoln.

THIS IS NOT THE WILDERNESS.

Lincoln is 300,000 of the most genuinely happy people you’ll ever meet in life. And, no, campus isn’t in the middle of a cornfield. That’s ridiculous. It’s the 3rd largest city in the Big Ten.

Also, what’s wrong with corn? It’s delicious.

Find Your Major.

COLLEGE IS MORE THAN GOING TO CLASS.

Sure, class is important. But so is developing critical life skills, like how to do laundry and several ways to cook Ramen.

College is a time when you’ll invent or reinvent yourself in a bunch of ways. You’ll do something smart. You’ll do something dumb. You’ll come alive in ways you never imagined.

And you won’t trade it for anything. Because it’s your story. Where will you take it?

  • Meet me at ______.
    • The Rec
    • The Union
    • The Lied
    • The Bank
    • Memorial

Write your story.

If that means writing a brand new book or continuing your story with new chapters, you get to decide. This is your story, not someone else’s.

Keep College Weird.

Academic Opportunities

Honors

NEBRASKA has a tradition of educating high-achieving students from around the world through the University Honors Program, the Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management, and the College of Business Honors Academy.

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Learning Communities

Studying with friends is always easier than going alone. Join a Learning Community where you’ll have the opportunity to live with peers who share your academic interests, take shared courses, hang out with an upper-class student mentor, and work with a faculty sponsor.

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Make New Knowledge

Create new knowledge through UCARE (Undergraduate Creative Activities and Research Experiences), a program that allows you to get paid to conduct research on a topic you propose.

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Service Learning

At NEBRASKA you can earn college credit and make a big difference in the community at the same time.

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Education Abroad

When we say if you make it to Lincoln, you can go anywhere, we mean it. Between study abroad and research expeditions, we’ve had students and faculty study on all seven continents (yep, even Antarctica).

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Scholarship & Admission Updates.

People

Food

Night Life

Active

Jack & June

Urban table with modern tastes and local roots.

Hiro 88

Asian-style cuisine and sushi bar.

Yia Yia's

Home of Lincoln’s best Around the World pizzas.

Wahoo's Tacos

Mexican/Brazilian/Asian menu with a Hawaiian north-shore vibe.

Ivanna Cone

Family-owned and operated handmade ice cream shop.

The Mill

Coffee house with locally-made sandwiches and baked goods.

Honest Abe's

Honest burgers for honest people.

Barry's

A game day favorite with a rooftop patio.

The Oven

Indian-style cuisine located in the historic Haymarket.

Meet me at The Rec.

Free access to some of the best gym facilities in town? Yes, please. Stay active with all of these resources:

  • Climbing Walls (complete with harnesses)
  • Full-sized indoor football field (also doubles as ultimate field)
  • Equipment Rentals (soccer balls, volleyballs, water polo balls, kittens. Just kidding, no kittens).
  • All kinds of courts (basketball, racquetball, squash...whatever that is)
  • Strength Training and Conditioning Equipment (get swole, or at least toned)
  • Five lane, 25-yard indoor lap pool
  • Classes (yoga, Zumba, cardio, injury prevention and nutrition)

Meet me at The Union.

UNL has two Unions. The Nebraska Union, located on city campus, and the Nebraska East Union, located on east campus. Many student services, resources, food vendors and events are housed here, making both Unions some of the most frequented buildings on the campus.

Meet me at The Lied.

From Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma and Wynton Marsalis to the American Dance Theater and the Joffrey Ballet to the Blue Man Group and the musical “Hair”—the Leid Center for Performing Arts has hosted some of the greatest artists in the world over the last two decades. Best of all? The Leid is right on campus.

Meet me at The Gaughan.

At 30,000 square feet, the Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center is the nation’s largest multicultural center attached to a student union. Features include several lounges, areas for study, a library, a kitchen, meeting rooms and computer lab. Through resources featured in the Gaughan, the University has helped create and offer a series of programs and organizations designed to meet the needs for first-generation, low-income, multicultural, international and LGBTQA students.

Meet me at Practice.

Maybe you have dreams of dominating at flag football, kickball or laser quest. Or maybe the Paintball Club, Scarlet Guard, Diverse Student Association, Outdoor Adventure Club, or Nebraskans for the Upgraded Treatment of Squirrels is more your style.

No matter what, there’s a student organization for every interest you may have. But, if somehow one of the 500+ student organizations doesn’t fit your interests, you have the option to start your own. Boredom isn’t an option.

Meet me at "The Bank."

Completed just last fall, the Pinnacle Bank Arena has vaulted to the top of venues both for college basketball (actually we were voted the best in all of college basketball) and as a performance venue.

In just a year, Jay-Z, Paul McCartney, P!nk, John Mayer, Miranda Lambert, Jeff Dunham, and Katy Perry have all made plans to play at The Bank.

Meet me at Memorial Stadium.

With the most consecutive sell-outs in all of college football, it’s no wonder that The Sporting News named Memorial Stadium as one of the most intimidating locations to play in all of sports. College game day in Lincoln is like nothing else. You just have to experience it for yourself.

A recent addition to the east stadium includes a ground-breaking brain, biology and behavior lab that’s helping shape the conversation about concussion research.

Meet me at The Concert.

Thousands of screaming fans in the open air. Loud music pounding as people are jumping up and down. All for free on the green space on campus.

In the past two years, UNL’s University Program Council has hosted a massive outdoor concert each spring, one featuring Big Boi (of Outkast fame) and one featuring Big Sean (nominated for a Best Rap Performance Grammy).

13 Floors of Dance Beats.

Unequivocal
Xbox Champion
of the World & Universe.

Unlimited Ice Cream.

25 Cent Banquets.

Unexpected Guests.

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