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University of Nebraska at Kearney

Kearney, NE 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate90%
Acceptance Rate90%

About Nebraska Kearney

University of Nebraska at Kearney Overview

University of Nebraska at Kearney is a public, state school in a small town setting in Kearney, Nebraska. Nebraska Kearney was founded in 1903 and the school enrolls around 6,275 students a year, which includes 4,427 undergraduate students. Nebraska Kearney provides housing for students. Most students live in off campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to Nebraska Kearney for Fall 2023 is August 15. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should find out if they have been admitted by September 1.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Nebraska Kearney!

Love music or performing? At Nebraska Kearney 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 Kearney 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 Kearney has both fraternities and sororities.

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

2022 Nebraska Kearney Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 90%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.2
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 4%
In-State Tuition $6,270
Out-of-State $13,650
Percent of Need Met 66.3%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $13,162

Is Nebraska Kearney a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a clearer idea of what Nebraska Kearney offers and if it seems like the right college for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for University of Nebraska at Kearney

Nebraska Kearney is moderately difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at Nebraska Kearney is 90%. Last year, 6,076 students applied to Nebraska Kearney and 5,488 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Nebraska Kearney

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

Approximately 76% of students who start at Nebraska Kearney come back the next year. Around 58% of students who started at Nebraska Kearney earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook Nebraska Kearney Graduates

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

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

Tuition and Financial Aid at Nebraska Kearney

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 Kearney meets 66.3% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $13,162 a year.

Graduates in the class of 2022 had an average of $27,197 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 aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. 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 Kearney.

Based on this information, does Nebraska Kearney seem like a good fit? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Nebraska Kearney a good school for you?

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Where is Nebraska Kearney?

Nebraska Kearney is located in the small town setting of Kearney, Nebraska.

If you would like to see Nebraska Kearney for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 80 to Kearney, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Kearney Regional.

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

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College Info

2504 9th Avenue Kearney, NE 68849-0001

Campus Setting: Small Town

Nebraska Kearney Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Nebraska Kearney is Continuous processing.

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

Nebraska Kearney ACT Scores


ACT Range

18 - 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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Estimated Chance

25 and Above


18 to 25


18 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Nebraska Kearney is 22. Students with an ACT score of 25 and above have a good chance of getting into Nebraska Kearney. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 25 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Nebraska Kearney SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

948 - 1100


Math SAT Range

470 - 553


Reading SAT Range

468 - 580

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1100 and Above


948 to 1100


948 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Nebraska Kearney students is 1031. Applicants with SAT scores of 1100 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Nebraska Kearney, while applicants with SAT scores between 948 to 1100 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 948 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Nebraska Kearney.

Nebraska Kearney Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Nebraska Kearney is like? There are approximately 6,275 students enrolled at Nebraska Kearney, including 4,427 undergraduate students and 1,848 graduate students. 85% percent of students attend school full-time, 91% percent are from NE and 9% percent of students are from other states.


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