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The University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The University of Nebraska—Lincoln impacts life with research and attracts students from around the globe. A member of the Big Ten Conference, UNL offers world-class programs of study to match any area of interest and is recognized by the Carnegie Foundation as a "Research University (very high research activity)." U.S. News ranks UNL among the Top 50 Public National Universities, and The Princeton Review named UNL one of just 75 Best Value public colleges and universities.

Living in the Huskers Community

UNL is located in a vibrant and safe city of 250,000 people that has many of the cultural and entertainment benefits of a much larger city, with the feel of a friendly Midwestern community (see About Lincoln).

More about the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a comprehensive research university with an extraordinary interest in undergraduate learning and teaching excellence. That means you’ll take classes from faculty who create new knowledge. Undergraduates at UNL can participate with faculty in real-world research and creative activities on topics of their choice. And UNL faculty are excellent teachers committed to student success.

Over 25,000 students are enrolled in UNL’s nine colleges: Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education and Human Sciences, Engineering, Hixson-Lied Fine and Performing Arts, Journalism and Mass Communications, and Law.

UNL offers 188 bachelors degree programs. This includes 39 majors in which a student can earn either a BA or BS, and five supplemental endorsement programs in Education (see list of majors). At the graduate level, UNL offers 70 masters degree programs and 43 doctoral degree programs. In addition, five professional doctoral, and three professional masters degrees, as well as four educational specialist certificates, are also available (see list of programs).

UNL’s City Campus is adjacent to Lincoln’s downtown business district; its East Campus lies two miles northeast of City Campus. UNL’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, from its headquarters on East Campus, extends the University’s services to all Nebraskans through its statewide research and extension programs.