Why Nebraska

Don’t wait. Create the Future at Nebraska.

How do you want to create your future? Learn by doing. Develop essential career skills. Expand your social network. Give back. Dive into classes. Prepare for grad school. No matter your goals, Nebraska is here to help you stretch your strengths and do big things.

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Study What You Love

The first step on your college path is choosing your major—or deciding not to choose one at all.

Choose a Major

No matter your interests or career goals, you will find a wide variety of academic programs at Nebraska—nearly 150 different majors. Search by college, major and interest.

Explore 150+ Majors
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Decide Not to Decide

You can apply to Nebraska without choosing a major. Through Nebraska’s Explore Center, you'll work 1-to-1 with a professional advisor to experiment with your interests and pick the major that’s right for you.

The Path to Picking a Major

How Do You Want to Create the Future?

  • Career Prep and Hands-on Learning

    From day one at Nebraska, you'll have the chance to work closely with professors and other students to engage in unique hands-on learning opportunities—like internships, work study and pre-professional clubs—so you'll build skills both for your first job and for your entire career.

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  • Make Friends. Make a Difference.

    Through meaningful, 1-to-1 relationships with peers and professors, you’ll have constant access to new people, ideas and experiences. Huskers develop real and lasting friendships. More than that, you’ll get to work with your peers on creating real solutions that matter to real people.

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  • Discover Your Academic Community.

    Nebraska's Big Ten academic programs will prepare you for a great career or graduate program. Engage in research with top faculty. Start your own club with your motivated peers. Get the experience you need to lay a solid foundation for what's next and get 1-to-1 guidance along the way.

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Find Home on Campus

On Nebraska's campus, you’ll find facilities and resources to enhance your academic experience and unique opportunities to take your skills to the next level. And because it’s Nebraska, you’ll also find friendly people ready to help you succeed.

All first-year students live on campus, so finding new friends, study groups or even future business partners can be as easy as walking down the hall.

Click the link below to get a preview of Nebraska's campus, including links to video tours, residence hall floor plans and more.

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Find Home in Lincoln

Lincoln is the capital of Nebraska and home to 300,000 residents during the school year. It's big enough that there’s always something to do, but it doesn’t take you an hour in traffic to get there.

The city is intricately interconnected with all of our campus locations. It’s super easy to go from the library to Chipotle to a movie theater, art gallery or local music venue all without having to drive. Lincoln is a college city where the costs for everything from food to entertainment are low, people are Midwestern-friendly and students feel safe.

Nebraska is a Top Public University

Thanks to Nebraska's Big Ten affiliation and close-knit community, Huskers can have the best of both worlds—access to the latest technology and 1-to-1 guidance from professors. For a closer look at the factors that promote student success, check out our stats below.

  • 1,331 Full-Time Faculty
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  • 17:1 Student-to-Instructional Faculty Ratio
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  • 37 Average Undergraduate Class Size
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  • 25.5 Average Undergraduate ACT Score for First-Year Students
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  • Total Student Body
    25,390
  • Undergraduate
    20,478
  • Graduate & Professional
    4,912
  • Students of Color
    16.4%
  • Out-of-State Undergraduate Students
    (From 49 States & 114 Countries)
    33.3%

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