University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL)

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UNL can be found in Lincoln, NE, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. University of Nebraska-Lincoln enrolls about 25,000 students annually.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores within the range of 1010 (25th percentile) - 1330 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and between 22 (25th percentile) - 28 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is common among applicants admitted to UNL. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the UNL average GPA ranges from 3.23 to 3.52 for accepted students. UNL has an acceptance rate of about 64% with 63% of applicants deciding to attend. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the UNL acceptance rate in 2015 is going to be around 63%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UNL Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for University of Nebraska-Lincoln was reported as 64.0% in Fall 2013 with over 10,900 college applications submitted to University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 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

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

How Hard Is It to Get into University of Nebraska-Lincoln?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 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 2020 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2020-2021 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of Nebraska-Lincoln has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 62.9%
  • 2010-2011: 62.3%
  • 2011-2012: 59.3%
  • 2012-2013: 64.4%
  • 2013-2014: 64.0%
  • Projected UNL Acceptance Rate 2020-2021: 63.0%

How Does UNL Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for University of Nebraska-Lincoln is fifteen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Nebraska at Omaha70.8%
Kansas State University95.9%
University of South Dakota87.9%
University of Kansas92.3%
Park University96.4%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes 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 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to UNL (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English21 - 29
Math22 - 28
Composite Score22 - 28
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