If you are thinking about applying to Nebraska Kearney, the regular decision application deadline is August 15 and the application fee is $45.
Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.
Students who apply for Fall should hear back from Nebraska Kearney by September 1.
|Nebraska Kearney 2021||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.5|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||21%|
|Mean SAT Score||1098|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are considered|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||4%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||90%|
University of Nebraska at Kearney does not offer early decision or early action.
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
Nebraska Kearney is a moderately difficult school to get into. Nebraska Kearney evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, Nebraska Kearney accepted 88% of all applicants, around 4,738 of the 5,359 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Nebraska Kearney, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you shine.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Not Considered|
|Class Rank||Very Important|
|Work Experience||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Not Considered|
|Application Essay||Not Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
|Volunteer Work||Not Considered|
To apply, all applicants to Nebraska Kearney must submit the following items. Double check with Nebraska Kearney's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Other Requirements||√||rank in upper 50% of high school class|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Nebraska Kearney have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.
Out of all students that were admitted, 80% submitted a class rank. At Nebraska Kearney 21% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 46% were in the top 25% and 77% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At University of Nebraska at Kearney, student GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||26.46%|
|3.50 and 3.74||15.37%|
|3.25 and 3.49||13.17%|
|3.00 and 3.24||9.39%|
|2.50 and 2.9||11.95%|
|2.00 and 2.49||4.27%|
Nebraska Kearney considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Nebraska Kearney does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 4% of Nebraska Kearney's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 90% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Nebraska Kearney applicants, you should strive to earn between 970 and 1110 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Nebraska Kearney 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1110 and 25% of scored lower than 970, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Nebraska Kearney student is 1098.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Nebraska Kearney students scored 550 or higher and 75% of students scored 460 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Nebraska Kearney students scored 550 or higher, and 75% scored a 460 or higher.
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To be most competitive at Nebraska Kearney, you should strive to earn between 19 and 26 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Nebraska Kearney's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 on the ACT.
A 19 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Nebraska Kearney students. Only one out of every four students scored below 19.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Nebraska Kearney. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Nebraska Kearney during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Nebraska Kearney?
Students who are admitted to Nebraska Kearney must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.
Does Nebraska Kearney accept transfer credits?
Nebraska Kearney accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Nebraska Kearney accepts:
Does Nebraska Kearney accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Nebraska Kearney does not accept International Baccalaureate credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Nebraska Kearney?
Nebraska Kearney is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
What is Nebraska Kearney's acceptance rate?
Nebraska Kearney's acceptance rate is 88%.
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First-Year Applications are Due
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
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Nebraska Kearney is 23. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into Nebraska Kearney. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 26 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1110 and Above
970 to 1110
970 and Less
The median SAT score for Nebraska Kearney students is 1098. Applicants with SAT scores of 1110 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Nebraska Kearney, while applicants with SAT scores between 970 to 1110 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 970 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Nebraska Kearney.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Nebraska Kearney, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.51. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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