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Our Mission

The University of Nebraska—through its four campuses—strives to be the best public university in the country as measured by the impact we have on our people and our state, and—through them—the world.

The Road Ahead Starts Right Here.

When the place you call home goes on and on in all directions, limitations aren’t something you worry about. We take a wider look at the world, which means we approach problems in ways others might overlook. That means we’re not just making a difference right here in Nebraska; we’re improving lives in all corners of the world. 

Charting Our Course in Unprecedented Times

In Doing, We Learn

At the University of Nebraska, we equip our students with the skills and opportunities to do great things.

Study Abroad

Not all of our students’ most valuable lessons are learned in Nebraska.

Undergraduate Research

We are among the top 30 U.S. public universities in research and development spending.

Internships

From the search to the interview, we help our students land valuable internships with companies all over Nebraska and beyond.

Transformational Advising

We help students explore, define and accomplish their academic and career goals.

Finish in Four Years

With the Commit to Complete program, our students set goals to graduate sooner with less debt and more earning potential.

University of Nebraska Online

We offer our students a quality, fully accredited education when and where it works best for them.

The University of Nebraska: Affordable Excellence

True to our land-grant heritage, the University of Nebraska’s highest priority is to provide students and families with affordable access to an excellent education. With higher education increasingly linked to individual and economic success, our commitment to ensuring both affordability and quality has never been more important.

Great Education for a Great Value

The University of Nebraska represents a great value for students and families, with tuition costs at least 22 percent below the averages of our peer institutions.

2018-19 resident undergraduate tuition and fees:

  • Resident Undergraduate
    $ 7,512/year
Peer Institution Average
  • Resident Undergraduate (Peer)
    $ 9,308(24%)

*Notes: Does not include differential tuition rates. Tuition rates at the University of Nebraska Medical Center vary by program. Does not include room and board, books and supplies, or other costs.

Financial Aid

More than half of all University of Nebraska undergraduates receive financial aid that they do not have to pay back—meaning most of our students don’t pay the “sticker price.”

Access for Students With Financial Need

Cost shouldn’t be a barrier for students who want to attend the University of Nebraska. More than 1 in 5 Nebraska undergraduates at the university qualify for full tuition coverage thanks to Collegebound Nebraska, our tuition assistance program for students with high financial need.

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No One Ever Won a Scholarship for Doubting Themselves.

The University of Nebraska fosters academic excellence, inspiring students to take pride in their abilities as they transform into innovative leaders ready to make a difference.

3,012

Regent Scholars

2020-2021

The full-ride Regents Scholarship is awarded to outstanding incoming freshmen who are graduates of Nebraska high schools.

50

U.S. States

Represented in the 2020-21 student body.

3,386

International Students

Studied at one of the University of Nebraska campuses in 2020-21.

137

Countries

Home countries of the Fall 2020 student body.

1,926

Students

College students that studied abroad in 2018-19.

9,696

Graduate Students

Represented in the Fall 2020 student body.

11

Fulbright Scholars

Students selected for the Fulbright Program for the 2020-21 academic year.

Find Your University of Nebraska

Discover the University of Nebraska campus that fits you best. Learn more and apply online.

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Quality Education, On Your Schedule.

Earn your degree online. Browse more than 100 programs offered online from NU’s four campuses. Flexible courses taught by expert faculty give working adults—and place-bound students—access to the academic rigor and exceptional service you’d expect from a first-class university.

350+

Undergraduate majors

52% +

Undergrads receiving financial aid they don’t have to pay back

2020

Year of NU’s sixth-highest enrollment in history

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