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Nebraska Wesleyan University

Lincoln, NE 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate82%
Acceptance Rate82%

About Nebraska Wesleyan University

Nebraska Wesleyan University Overview

Nebraska Wesleyan University is a private, religious school in the suburban setting of Lincoln, Nebraska. Nebraska Wesleyan University was founded in 1887 and the school enrolls around 1,816 students per year, including 1,706 undergraduates. Nebraska Wesleyan University provides on-campus housing for students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! The final application deadline for Fall 2023 is August 15. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should hear from Nebraska Wesleyan University by August 1.

Student Activities at Nebraska Wesleyan University

Interested in music or performing? At Nebraska Wesleyan University you can join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Nebraska Wesleyan University students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Interested in Greek life? Nebraska Wesleyan University has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Nebraska Wesleyan University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Nebraska Wesleyan University on the Student Life page.

2022 Nebraska Wesleyan University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 82%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate 9%
Average GPA 3.7
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 9%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 17%
Tuition $38,898
Percent of Need Met 76.3%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $27,163

Is Nebraska Wesleyan University a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can give you a sense of how competitive a university is.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a better idea of what Nebraska Wesleyan University offers and if the school might be a good choice for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Nebraska Wesleyan University

Nebraska Wesleyan University is moderately difficult to get into. Around 82% of applicants get into Nebraska Wesleyan University each year. Last year, 2,507 students applied to Nebraska Wesleyan University and 2,051 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Nebraska Wesleyan University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It gauges how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Nebraska Wesleyan University, around 74% return for the next year. Around 66% of students who started at Nebraska Wesleyan University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for Nebraska Wesleyan University Grads

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Nebraska Wesleyan University by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with Nebraska Wesleyan University directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Nebraska Wesleyan University's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of Nebraska Wesleyan University's endowment was $77.4 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. The school spends $9,798 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Nebraska Wesleyan University

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Nebraska Wesleyan University meets 76.3% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Nebraska Wesleyan University full-time are awarded $27,163 a year in financial aid, on average.

Graduates in the class of 2022 had an average of $30,992 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Nebraska Wesleyan University.

Based on this information, how does Nebraska Wesleyan University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Nebraska Wesleyan University a good school for you?

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Where is Nebraska Wesleyan University Located?

Nebraska Wesleyan University is located in the suburban setting of Lincoln, Nebraska, in the suburbs of Omaha.

If you are interested in seeing Nebraska Wesleyan University for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 80 to Lincoln, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Lincoln Municipal.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Nebraska Wesleyan University and Lincoln are like without leaving home.

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College Info

5000 Saint Paul Avenue Lincoln, NE 68504-2796

Campus Setting: Suburban

Nebraska Wesleyan University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Nebraska Wesleyan University is Aug 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Nebraska Wesleyan University is Aug 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Nebraska Wesleyan University ACT Scores


ACT Range

23 - 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Nebraska Wesleyan University is 24. Students with an ACT score of 29 and above have a good chance of getting into Nebraska Wesleyan University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 23 and 29 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 23 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Nebraska Wesleyan University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1050 - 1280


Math SAT Range

520 - 660


Reading SAT Range

520 - 630

Nebraska Wesleyan University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Nebraska Wesleyan University is like? There are approximately 1,816 students enrolled at Nebraska Wesleyan University, including 1,706 undergraduate students and 110 graduate students. 94% percent of students attend school full-time, 81% percent are from NE and 19% percent of students are from other states.


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