Why Nebraska

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Don’t wait. Create the Future at Nebraska.

Nebraska is the place where your unique perspectives and career goals can collide with those around you to spark new ideas, make a difference in the world and help you land your dream job.

Going to college is about taking control of your future. Blazing your own path can be both exciting and scary, but we’re here to help set you up for success.

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Prepare for Your Career.

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, one-to-one 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 one-to-one 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 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.

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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 one-to-one guidance from professors. For a closer look at the factors that promote student success, check out our stats below.

1,331

Full-Time Faculty

17:1

Student-to-Instructional Faculty Ratio

37

Average Undergraduate Class Size

25.5

Average Undergraduate ACT Score for First-Year Students

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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