If you are applying to Nebraska Kearney, the regular decision application deadline is August 15 and the fee for the application costs $45.
Students who submit their applications to Nebraska Kearney for the fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than September 1.
Here's an overiew of some of Nebraska Kearney's admissions stats.
|Nebraska Kearney 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.2|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||18%|
|Mean SAT Score||1031|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are considered|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||4%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||86%|
These are the application deadlines for University of Nebraska at Kearney.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
Nebraska Kearney does not offer early decision or early action.
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It is moderately difficult to get into Nebraska Kearney. Nebraska Kearney evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, Nebraska Kearney accepted 90% of all applicants, around 5,488 of the 6,076 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.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
Nebraska Kearney has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are 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 choose schools that prioritize the areas where you shine.
Wondering what factors are considered by Nebraska Kearney during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Considered|
Make sure to check with Nebraska Kearney for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Nebraska Kearney, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Nebraska Kearney'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)||3|
|Other Requirements||√||rank in upper 50% of high school class|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Nebraska Kearney have an average unweighted GPA of 3.2.
Out of all students that were admitted, 72% submitted a class rank. At Nebraska Kearney 18% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 43% were in the top 25% and 74% were in the top 50%.
At University of Nebraska at Kearney, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||24.26%|
|3.50 and 3.74||18.14%|
|3.25 and 3.49||9.18%|
|3.00 and 3.24||10.13%|
|2.50 and 2.9||13.71%|
|2.00 and 2.49||5.38%|
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 Nebraska Kearney directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights 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.
Nebraska Kearney considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
Nebraska Kearney is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 4% of Nebraska Kearney's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 86% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Nebraska Kearney applicants, you should aim to earn between 948 and 1100 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Nebraska Kearney 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1100 and 25% of scored lower than 948, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Nebraska Kearney student is 1031.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Nebraska Kearney students scored 553 or higher and 75% of students scored 468 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Nebraska Kearney students scored 580 or higher, and 75% scored a 468 or higher.
To be most competitive at Nebraska Kearney, you should strive to earn between 18 and 25 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 25 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Nebraska Kearney's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 25, and three out of four students scored lower than 25 on the ACT.
A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Nebraska Kearney students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.
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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:
• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES
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 has an acceptance rate of 90%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Nebraska Kearney?
❌ Nebraska Kearney does not offer early decision.
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How hard is it to get into Nebraska Kearney? Nebraska Kearney is a somewhat selective institution. The Nebraska Kearney acceptance rate is 90%. This means that the institution accepts 90 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer 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
25 and Above
18 to 25
18 and Less
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.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1100 and Above
948 to 1100
948 and Less
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.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Nebraska Kearney, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.24. 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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