Established in 1887, The Nebraska Wesleyan University is a private methodist university providing students with degree programs and a chance to follow and pursue their passion. It has been known for bringing forth some of the best artiste and workplace professionals, as it is a buzzing hub of students with 2,100 enrollments (2018) from numerous countries around the world.
The Nebraska Wesleyan University is among one of the universities located in the heart of Nebraska offering over 109 major, minor and pre-professional programs. The 79% first-to-second year retention ratio demonstrates the university’s devotion to perfection in all forms of academic efforts; in the curriculum, educational facilities, residence halls, and all programs available to students.
|University Type||Private University|
|Admission Helpdesk||+1 (402) 465-2218|
|Faculty to Student Ratio||1:15|
|Percentage of International Students||32%|
|Mode of Program||Full-Time|
Nebraska Wesleyan University offers its incoming students with a wide array of affordable programs that will help them meet their educational and career goals. The programs that the college offers includes- majors, minors, pre-professional, adult and graduate programs.
Some of the most sought after courses of Nebraska Wesleyan University include Athletic Training, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Professional Development, Integrative Data Science, and Mathematics and Computer Science.
Located in the historic downtown of Lincoln, Nebraska, campus of Nebraska Wesleyan University has been designed and built with colourful and contemporary campuses for both living and learning. Starting with a welcoming community, the college campus is renowned for its adaptive measures to meet the particular needs of students who learn differently.
With the latest learning technologies, space, and lighting, the classrooms at the Nebraska Wesleyan University provides an evolving learning environment. Not leaving the residential buildings behind, the on-campus living complexes have lively backdrops for a host of fun and interesting pursuits.
With a variety of on-campus living options which are designed to engage and broaden a student’s living experience, most of the students admitted to Nebraska Wesleyan University choose to live on-campus. Generally, all of the first-year students are made to reside in the traditional halls and the other upper-class students get to live in the suite-style facilities and townhouses.
There are classic residential halls offered by NWU, one all-women and four coeducational, namely- Centennial Hall, Johnson Hall, Pioneer Hall, and the Plainsman Hall. Apart from these, there are the Heim and White Suites, followed by the Townhouse Village, Theme houses, and student apartments for sophomores, juniors, and senior year students.
Application Portal: Applicants can fill out the free online application at the university’s online application portal
Application Deadline: Fall- July 1; Spring- October 1
Admission Requirements: All academic records/transcripts from the previously attended institution(s) can be mailed from your high school in a sealed and signed envelope or sent digitally through a secure electronic source and evaluated by WES
Additional requirements: Copy of the Biographic Page of the Passport, Bank Statement, ID Proof, Financial Documentation to support I-134 and NWU Supplemental Form, Valid student Visa.
For any additional queries or doubts, one can contact the admissions office at:
Undergraduate students are required to bear the following expenses:
|Expense Type||First Year On- Campus (USD)|
|Tuition (12-18 credit hours)||34,582 USD|
|Student Activity Fee||860 USD|
|Housing (for a double room selection, a 7-day meal plan in a regular hall accommodation)||10,172 USD|
|Estimated Total||46,614 USD|
Expenses for students enrolled in graduate programs are:
|Expense Type||Fee (per year)|
|Tuition||MBA: 6,948 USD;|
M.Ed: 2,976 USD;
MSN: 5,388 USD
|Housing (for a double room selection, a 7-day meal plan in a regular hall accommodation)||9,000 USD|
|Personal Expenses||1,640 USD|
Students also get other opportunities to pay for their tuition through other types of aid such as the following scholarships:
The Huge-NWU Scholarship:
It is awarded annually by the Harry and Reba Huge Foundation to students who show academic excellence in all fields. The full-ride scholarship covers the full tuition, fees, room and board over four years of the eligible student.
The 16,000 USD Huge-NWU Commendation Scholarships awards 12 students an amount of 4,000 USD per year and the 4,000 USD Huge-NWU Recognition Scholarship awards all selected applicants with 1,000 USD per year. The application deadline for the same is December 1 and the eligibility and other terms of the scholarship are listed on the website.
Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Students Scholarship:
This scholarship awards 17,000 USD to every PTK student admitted to NWU. While this is just the beginning, one lucky PTK students earn a scholarship to cover his or her full tuition costs at NWU for up to three years. Not just that, other PTK students receive awards such as 1,000 USD Campus Visit Grant or the 1,000 USD Academic Event Scholarship.Apart from these the students at NWU also have a chance at assisting their tuition through outside scholarships which include the Army Health Professions Scholarship Program, Fastweb Scholarship Search, Sallie Mae Scholarship Search, Nebraska Bankers Association Scholarship, and many more. These scholarships are awarded to assist international students coming to study in USA. The amount awarded by each of these scholarships varies year to year along with their deadlines.
The journey of a student doesn’t end at commencement. Nebraska Wesleyan University is famous for its well established NWU Alumni Association which helps in providing meaningful opportunities for its graduates to engage with and also develop a lifelong partnership with the university.
Be it assisting future students in discovering NWU for the first time or guiding current students with their career choices or even meeting up with other alumni, the NWU Alumni Association Membership is free and available to all students upon graduation. The college arranges special events, provide networking opportunities, and keep our alumni aware of continuing education opportunities.
Few Notable alumni include Harry Huge who is a practising attorney, philanthropist, and a venture capitalist and Emily Kinney who is an American actress, singer, and songwriter and Kent Haruf who is a well known American Novelist and has written books- ‘Our Souls at Night’, ‘The Tie that Binds’, and many more.
|Institution Type||Private (Not for Profit)|
|Average Cost of Attendance||$6,396 / Year|
|Student : Faculty Ratio||1 : 1|
|Nebraska Wesleyan University Enrollment||4095|
|Average Graduation Rate||51.5%|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Undergraduate Programs||$6,396 / Year|
|Post Graduate Program||$10,026 / Year|
|On Campus Accomodation|
|Books & Supplies||$1,000 / Year|
|On campus, Room & Board||$9,150 / Year|
|On Campus, Other Expenses||$3,500 / Year|
|Off Campus Accomodation|
|Off campus (not with family), Room & Board||$9,150 / Year|
|Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses||$3,500 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Room & Board||$3,500 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Other Expenses||$3,500 / Year|
|North Central Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Program Wise Accreditations|
|Music Programs||National Association of Schools of Music|
|Nursing Programs||Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education|
|Nursing Programs||Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
Rank (Out of Colleges)
#412 [Out of 650]
based on 2 students ratings
I spent a lot of time looking for a college that would allow me to play soccer competitively and get a quality education. Wesleyan was able to provide that. The education department and the professors within it were super helpful and continue to push you into being a better teacher as well as a student within the program. They are all very familiar with education and being a successful teacher.
It’s well done!
I loved the campus, the small classes and the personal connection NWU offered. I also fell in love with Lincoln. I loved that NWU was in Lincoln but not too far downtown so it was a little more like my pretty small hometown.
I think the course curriculum gives me a wide option of opportunities within the course catalog, the classes are diverse and allow me to take some classes that while they are not in my major, they count for my general graduation requirements.
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