University of Nebraska-Lincoln Admissions

Founded in 1869, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a public research university located in Lincoln, Nebraska. The university today has nine faculties offering 150 undergraduate majors, 100 graduate programs, 20 pre-professional programs, and 275 programs of study. Students have a choice of many different degrees, such as Architecture, Business Administration, Engineering, Education and Human Sciences, Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Fine and Performing Arts, Journalism and Mass Communications, and Law.

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Admission To-Do List

  • For transcripts to be official, they must be sent in a sealed envelope directly from the school
  • Submit official college transcript
  • Submit official high school transcripts*
  • Submit the application fee ($45)
  • Submit an application for admission
  • SAT total score of 950 or higher
  • ACT composite score of 20 or higher


Writing Supplement:
Examples of your commitment to future service to under-served communities. Personal Statement:
"Throughout the first year of the course I have gained 5 merits and 2 pass grades. I enjoy learning and extending my knowledge of children and child development. I have thoroughly enjoyed my work placements, as in the placements I have been able to extend both my practical and theoretical knowledge." See more

Application Deadlines

May 1
Summer/Fall, Undergraduate
May 1
Summer/Fall, Graduate

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Advice on Personal Statement for University of Nebraska-Lincoln Admissions

At NEBRASKA your story matters. If you have a background or story that's so central to your identity you consider your application incomplete without it, now's your time to share it with us. A personal essay for NCL should be no more than 350 words. It can focus on certain experience you have had with a global community and if you have any desire to study abroad, If you have any future desires to offer any types of services to under-served communities, an example of how you were able to overcome certain circumstances in your neighborhood or community, or any different leadership opportunities you were involved with during your high school education. You can pick on topic to write about, or tie them all in together if you want to. The essay should reflect on community service work, diversity, or leadership roles. Admission staff is looking for what makes you different and what you can offer the university. The personal statement writing advice is to draft your document concisely, avoid copying the material and as opposed to make modifications later on and get it finalized in a word file. You have got a maximum of 4k characters and 47 lines to write down your PS. A well-written personal statement can brighten up 50% chances of success in admission. University of Nebraska Lincoln has strict policy of submitting PS along with the other documents.