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Miles Wynn wanted to combine his love for cars and his passion for renewable energy. So he collected experiences—research on wave energy, building a Formula SAE car with his friends, an internship at Polaris—and turned it all into a job at Tesla.
Julian Davis and his friends learned how to melt down and re-forge aluminum by combining what they learned in class with an idea they got from YouTube. They created a nonprofit, Alumin8, that serves the homeless community and after school programs.
United by a love of music and expression, students from all kinds of backgrounds (and all over the world) formed the Hip Hop Dance Club. Some bring years of experience, some have never danced before, all are stepping outside their comfort zone to make something beautiful.
Sophomore broadcasting major Aaliyah Turner wanted to put her skills in videography and production to use right away, so she worked with her professors to secure an internship as a documentary editor with PBS affiliate Vision Maker Media.
As a freshman, Reid Gahan turned an assignment it into a startup: IceCream Bro, an on-demand ice cream delivery service. Now his business is huge and he has serious connections in the startup community.
Sierra Hansen used her experience in UCARE researching proteins responsible for diseases like Parkinson’s to get prestigious grants and research opportunities. She’s given talks on her findings in Boston and Spain and is taking a gap year to do more research in Germany before going on to her PhD program.
You’ve heard it: put your head down, check the boxes, just get that degree. Truth is, we don’t live in that world anymore.
You’re going to college to learn so you can do stuff in the future you can’t do now. Nebraska has people who are dedicated to helping you get the most out of college and your preparation for a career or grad school.
A great career path often starts with success in college. No matter how well you did in high school, everyone can benefit from a little coaching. Nebraska’s academic coaches want to partner with you and offer solid advice on how to get the most out of your college experience.
Being successful in college means setting aside time to study outside of class. Nebraska has five Study Stop locations across campus where you can go to study alone, in groups or with a tutor for extra help with homework, all for free.
The Office of Career Services is an indispensable resource for building your future—even if you don’t know what you want to do just yet. Work with Career Services from your first day on campus to explore career options, find internships, build and polish your resume and connect with potential employers.
You don’t have to be good at everything to be successful—you just have to know where to find resources to turn weaknesses into strengths. Success Workshops hosted throughout the year can help make your time management, reading, note taking, test prep and study skills even stronger.
Research in college makes a difference. You’ll create new knowledge that advances the global conversation about anything from art to science to history. Through UCARE, you can get paid to do research one-on-one with a faculty advisor. Make waves in your field before you graduate.
Prepare for a career in an increasingly interconnected world by studying wildlife conservation in Botswana, design in Japan, business in England or just about anything else in more than 50 other countries. The Education Abroad Office will help you plan the perfect experience and figure out how to fund it.
Featuring Kendrick Lamar, Paul McCartney, Miranda Lambert, Daniel Tosh, and many more.
Concert venues like the Pinewood Bowl, Vega, The Zoo, Bourbon Theatre, Rococo, and The Lied bring your favorite bands and acts to town, like The Album Leaf, Twenty One Pilots, Torey Lanez and more.
NerdWallet “Best Cities for Recent Grads 2016”
With world-renowned startups like Hudl, Bulu Box, Nobl and over 100 more
E-commerce startup Spreetail is located on Innovation Campus
Bicycling.com’s “50 Best Bike Cities of 2016”
SmartAsset’s “Best Cities of 2016”
Often, people talk about college towns, but towns don’t have nearly 300,000 in population, or have Jay-Z play a concert there or have Indian, sushi, Thai, and other globally authentic flavors available.
Cities have those characteristics, but not all cities are really college cities, with campus at the heart of downtown, everyone around wearing the school colors on game day and startups and other businesses thriving on student interns and recent graduate talent.
That’s a college city, but what makes Lincoln the ultimate college city is that costs for everything from food to entertainment are low, people are Midwestern-friendly and it ranks highly for safety.
Most first-year students must live on campus, meaning you’ll be steps away from classes and student life opportunities. See which one of our 17 residence halls fits you best.
Live, learn and connect with other students by joining a learning community. It’s an easy way to make friends and take your studies to the next level.
Explore Lincoln’s buzzing arts and culture scene.
See why Nebraska has the greatest fans in college sports.
Explore the university’s 500 clubs and organizations.
25,897 Total Student Body
5,064 Graduate & Professional
15.3% Students of Color
35.5% Out-of-State Undergraduate Students
(From all 50 states & 130 countries)
25.2 Average Undergraduate ACT score for First-Year Students
1,903 Full-Time Faculty
21:1 Student-to-Faculty Ratio
39 Average Undergraduate Class Size
The value of your International Baccalaureate Diploma: up to 28 credits and a $58,000 scholarship for nonresidents.
Plan to take or have already taken Advanced Placement tests? Check out what scores can earn credits.
The university also accepts credits earned through the College Level Examination Program. Here are the steps to transferring CLEP credit.
At the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, we know you have the potential to be a world-changer some day and
we want to help you get there. We want to help you grow into the very best version of yourself.