University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK)

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UNK can be found in Kearney, NE, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around six thousand students enrolled each year at University of Nebraska at Kearney.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores within the range of 990 (25th percentile) - 1168 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and between 20 (25th percentile) - 26 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is typical among applicants that get into UNK. We were able to estimate the UNK average GPA (3.06 - 3.38) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. UNK admits about 90 percent of students applying per year. Of those that are accepted, around 19 percent registered for enrollment. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UNK Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of Nebraska at Kearney was reported as 85.2% in Fall 2020 with over 5,320 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

  • UNK ACT Scores: 20 - 26
  • UNK Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into University of Nebraska at Kearney?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into University of Nebraska at Kearney, 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 University of Nebraska at Kearney has been slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 85.1%
  • 2017-2018: 81.7%
  • 2018-2019: 93.6%
  • 2019-2020: 85.2%
  • Projected UNK Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 80.9%

How Does UNK Compare?

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National Avg

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

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Concordia University-Seward78.5%
Doane College-Crete71.4%
Nebraska Wesleyan University67.8%
Midland University49.3%
College of Saint Mary49.3%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • 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 UNK (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading480 - 583
Math510 - 585
Total Score990 - 1168
ACT®Score Range
English19 - 26
Math18 - 26
Composite Score20 - 26
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