Nebraska Wesleyan University

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Nebraska Wesleyan University, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Lincoln, NE, a predominately urban area. There are around two thousand students enrolled each year at Nebraska Wesleyan University.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this school. Scores in the range of 1070 (25th percentile) to 1240 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and within the range of 22 (25th percentile) to 28 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is typical among applicants admitted to Nebraska Wesleyan University. We were able to estimate the Nebraska Wesleyan University average GPA (3.23 - 3.52) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. This school has an acceptance rate of about 68 percent with 30 percent of applicants deciding to continue on and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Nebraska Wesleyan University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Nebraska Wesleyan University was reported as 67.8% in Fall 2020 with over 2,410 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 22 - 28
  • Average GPA: 3.23 - 3.52

How Hard Is It to Get into Nebraska Wesleyan University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Nebraska Wesleyan University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Nebraska Wesleyan University has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 74.4%
  • 2017-2018: 71.3%
  • 2018-2019: 72.1%
  • 2019-2020: 67.8%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 65.6%

How Does Nebraska Wesleyan University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Nebraska Wesleyan University is twenty percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Union College in Lincoln, NE92.9%
Doane College-Crete71.4%
Concordia University-Seward78.5%
Midland University49.3%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Nebraska Wesleyan University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading540 - 630
Math530 - 610
Total Score1070 - 1240
ACT®Score Range
English21 - 30
Math21 - 27
Composite Score22 - 28
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