The University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska


Always a place of high ambition, this was one of the first institutions west of the Mississippi River to award doctoral degrees—the first was granted in 1896. The University of Nebraska established the world’s first undergraduate psychology laboratory. The discipline of ecology was born here, and the campuses reflect that tradition, being recognized as botanical gardens and arboreta. An early institutional interest in literature and the arts provided the foundations for today’s Prairie Schooner literary magazine, the University of Nebraska Press and the Sheldon Museum of Art, which houses one of the world’s most significant collections of 20th century American art.

Today, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is one of the nation’s leading teaching institutions, and a research leader with a wide array of grant-funded projects aimed at broadening knowledge in the sciences and humanities.

In Fall 2014, for the eleventh straight year, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln was among the top 50 public universities listed in U.S. News and World Report’s annual evaluation of America’s Best Colleges. UNL is ranked in the top 100 of all national universities both public and private. UNL is also listed in the ranking report among “A-Plus Schools for B Students.”

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is located in an up-and-coming and safe city of over 300,000 people. Lincoln has many of the cultural and entertainment benefits of a much larger city, with the feel of a friendly Midwestern community.

Study at The University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Excellence in Undergraduate Education

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is a research-extensive institution with an extraordinary focus on undergraduate education. Our undergraduates learn from faculty who create new knowledge, are leading scientists and scholars and care about students’ success. Several signature programs exemplify this commitment to undergraduate success.

The Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management develops leaders for this era of expanding information technology and business globalization. Students are selected for this innovative program based on high academic achievement, outstanding leadership experience, demonstrated interest in computer science and business and their career goals. The program provides an education balanced in technology and management while developing professional skills in leadership, communications and collaboration.

Over the past two decades, the E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues has established itself as one of the most distinguished speakers series in higher education. Its mission is to bring a diversity of viewpoints on international and public policy issues to the university and the residents of the state to promote understanding and encourage debate.

Undergraduate and Graduate programmes in 

  • Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources
  • Architecture
  • Arts & Sciences
  • Business Administration
  • Education & Human Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Hixson-Lied College of Fine & Performing Arts
  • Journalism & Mass Communications
  • Law

Cost and fees

US 18,676* Tuition including room and board

Assumptions: A single undergraduate student taking 15 hours per semester for two semesters living in the Abel/Sandoz residence hall in a double room with the 7-day unlimited meal plan.

*Fees estimated. Actual course fees may vary.

Estimation does not include books and supplies, transportation, or miscellaneous personal expenses.