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University of Nebraska Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

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Ranked among the top-3% US universities, the acceptance rate of the University of Nebraska is 64%. In the last academic year, about 9,623 of 14,947 applications were accepted making it a moderately selective university.

Gaining admission at the University of Nebraska is assured if a student adequately meets the core subject requirements and minimum one performance requirement. However, students not meeting these requirements are also encouraged to apply.

The Director of Admission appoints a committee primarily responsible for evaluating the applications and grant admission to students. Chances of getting into undergraduate courses are high if the applicants are able to achieve following scores:

  • ACT: 20+, ACT writing scores not required
  • SAT Critical reading and Math: 1030

Furthermore, students with ranks within top-50% of their high school class also have high chances of getting selected.

The applications made for graduate programs are assessed by the Office of Graduate Studies along with the corresponding graduate committee or certificate coordinator of the program of interest.


Application PortalUG: University of Nebraska Application Portal/ Common App
PG: Office of Graduate Studies Admissions Page
Application FeeUG: 45 USD
PG: 50 USD
Acceptance Rate64%
Mode of PaymentCredit Card/Check/Money Order
University of Nebraska SAT Requirements1238
University of Nebraska ACT Requirements25
International Application DeadlinesMay 1 (Summer/Fall)
December 1 (Spring)
Academic CalendarSemester-based
Intake SeasonsFall, Spring, Summer
Interview RequirementsDepends on course requirements
Work ExperienceHighly recommended for MBA program
Financial AidAvailable for International Students

UNL Application Deadline

Summer/FallMay 1
SpringDecember 1
Application deadline for graduate programsVaries by course

For the graduate courses accepting rolling admissions, submit the supporting documents by:

  • January 7: Financial supporting
  • March 1: Fall term
  • September 1: Spring term
  • February 1: Summer term

University of Nebraska International Admissions

International applicants need to fulfill these additional requirements:

Additional Supporting Documents

Secondary school transcript, secondary school certificate/diploma, English proficiency test scores, and Bank statement.

Academic Requirements

ACT or SAT scores are not required to seek admission at the University of Nebraska except for the College of Architecture and College of Engineering.

English Proficiency Test Scores

It is essential to submit the test scores by:

  • July 15 for Fall term
  • December 1 for Spring term
  • May 1 for Summer term

Bank Statement

International applicants need to submit bank statement as a financial proof and must include details such as student's name and NUID number.

University of Nebraska Undergraduate Admissions

Application Portal: Online applications for undergraduate courses can be made via University of Nebraska Application Portal or the Common App.

Application Fee: 50 USD

Academic Requirements: Applicants need to submit ACT/SAT scores.

ACT Scores
Average ACT Score25
25th Percentile ACT Score22
75th Percentile ACT Score29
SAT Scores
Average Score1238 (Math: 625; Reading: 613)
25th Percentile SAT Score1100 (Math: 550; Reading: 550)
75th Percentile SAT Score1380 (Math: 700; Reading: 680)

Supporting Documents: This includes unofficial academic transcripts and personal statement. Additionally, the students applying for Hixson College of Fine & Performing Arts need to submit audition and/or portfolio.

University of Nebraska Graduate Admissions

The graduate programs offered by the University of Nebraska offers a variety of graduate programs which includes 71 doctoral degree programs, 72 Master's programs and 32 graduate certificate courses. Admission requirements for some of the well-known courses offered by the university are given below:

CourseApplication PortalApplication DeadlineApplication FeeAcademic RequirementsMinimum English Language Proficiency
MBAOffice of Graduate Studies Application PageFall: July 1
Spring: November 1
Summer: April 1
50 USDGMAT (Score of 600)/GRE; three reference
letters; personal statement; professional resume
iBT: 80
PBT: 550
Computer-based TOEFL: 213
IELTS: 6.5
LLMLSACFall: March 150 USDLSAT Score, two recommendation
letters; personal statement
iBT: 90
PBT: 577
Computer-based TOEFL: 223
IELTS: 6.5
MS in Chemical and Biomolecular EngineeringOffice of Graduate Studies Application PageFall: December 2350 USDGRE Score; three letters of recommendation;
statement of purpose; CV/resume
iBT: 79
PBT: 550
Computer-based TOEFL: 213
IELTS: 6.5
MS in Mechanical EngineeringOffice of Graduate Studies Application PageFall: January 15
Spring: September 15
Summer: November 15
50 USDGRE Score; three letters of recommendation;
statement of purpose; CV/resume
iBT: 79
PBT: 550
IELTS: 6.5
MS in Engineering ManagementOffice of Graduate Studies Application PageFall: April 15
Spring: September 15
Summer: February 15
50 USDGMAT/GRE score not requirediBT: 79
PBT: 550
IELTS: 6.5
MA in JournalismOffice of Graduate Studies Application PageFall: July 1
Spring: October 1
Summer: March 1
50 USDGRE scores; three recommendation letters;
statement of purpose, resume,
electronic portfolio of work
iBT: 100
PBT: 600
IELTS: 6.5

Students applying at the University of Nebraska should mainly emphasize on the standardized test scores and performance in extracurricular activities. Also, it is important that the applicants check their eligibility and deadlines carefully before making the application

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