If you are applying to University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the regular decision application deadline is May 1 and the fee for the application costs $45.
Here is an overiew of some of University of Nebraska-Lincoln's admissions stats.
|University of Nebraska-Lincoln 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.6|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||31%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||8%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||85%|
These are the application deadlines for University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Regular Decision||Yes||May 1||––|
University of Nebraska-Lincoln does not offer early decision or early action.
➡️ Discover a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a moderately difficult school to get into. University of Nebraska-Lincoln evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, University of Nebraska-Lincoln accepted 81% of students, about 14,411 from 17,775 applicants.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 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. Admissions to architecture, engineering programs is program very difficult.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out.
What does University of Nebraska-Lincoln consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Important|
Make sure to check with University of Nebraska-Lincoln for more information on admission factors.
To apply to University of Nebraska-Lincoln, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with University of Nebraska-Lincoln's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||√|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Other Requirements||√||minimum ACT composite score of 20, or combined total of 1040 or higher on the SAT Critical Reading and Math sections, or rank in upper 50% of high school class, or a HS GPA of 3.0 or higher|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to University of Nebraska-Lincoln have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.
Out of all students that were admitted, 25% submitted a class rank. At University of Nebraska-Lincoln 31% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 59% were in the top 25% and 88% were in the top 50%.
At University of Nebraska-Lincoln, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||35%|
|3.50 and 3.74||20%|
|3.25 and 3.49||12%|
|3.00 and 3.24||9%|
|2.50 and 2.9||6%|
|2.00 and 2.49||1%|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to University of Nebraska-Lincoln directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 8% of University of Nebraska-Lincoln's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 85% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other University of Nebraska-Lincoln applicants, you should aim to score between 1100 and 1310 (or higher!) on the SAT. At University of Nebraska-Lincoln 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1310 and 25% of scored lower than 1100, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of University of Nebraska-Lincoln students scored 660 or higher and 75% of students scored 550 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of University of Nebraska-Lincoln students scored 660 or higher, and 75% scored a 550 or higher.
To be most competitive at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, you should strive to earn between 22 and 28 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 28 means you fall in the 75th percentile for University of Nebraska-Lincoln's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 28, and three out of four students scored lower than 28 on the ACT.
A 22 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for University of Nebraska-Lincoln students. Only one out of every four students scored below 22.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is May 1.
Transfer students can enroll in University of Nebraska-Lincoln during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to University of Nebraska-Lincoln?
❌ Students who are admitted to University of Nebraska-Lincoln must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.
Does University of Nebraska-Lincoln accept transfer credits?
✅ University of Nebraska-Lincoln accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. University of Nebraska-Lincoln accepts:
• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES
Does University of Nebraska-Lincoln accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ University of Nebraska-Lincoln accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to University of Nebraska-Lincoln?
❌ No, University of Nebraska-Lincoln is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.
What is University of Nebraska-Lincoln's acceptance rate?
✅ The acceptance rate for University of Nebraska-Lincoln is 81%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at University of Nebraska-Lincoln?
❌ University of Nebraska-Lincoln does not offer early decision.
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How hard is it to get into University of Nebraska-Lincoln? University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a somewhat selective institution. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln acceptance rate is 81%. This means that the institution accepts 81 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of Nebraska-Lincoln is May 1.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of Nebraska-Lincoln is May 1.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
28 and Above
22 to 28
22 and Less
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.63. 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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