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University of Nebraska-Lincoln Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into University of Nebraska-Lincoln? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 7,425 out of 9,724 applicants or 76% were admitted making University of Nebraska Lincoln an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores. Of those applicants which were admitted, 62% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by University of Nebraska Lincoln is a prized outcome for many students.

Women Men Total
Applied 5,158 4,566 9,724
Accepted 3,914 3,511 7,425
Acceptance Rate 76% 77% 76%
Enrolled 2,260 2,368 4,628
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 58% 67% 62%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Nebraska Lincoln and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that University of Nebraska-Lincoln regularly accepts students with ACTs of 22 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 19 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 25 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 94 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Nebraska Lincoln.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1080 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 945. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1215 out of 1600. 7 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1080 1350
SAT Reading 550 660
SAT Math 530 690
ACT Composite 22 28
ACT English 21 29
ACT Math 21 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >84%
25 to 28 Avg + 76%-84%
22 to 25 Avg - 65%-76%
19 to 22 Reach 52%-65%
Less than 19 Low <52%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1350 and Above Good >84%
1215 to 1350 Avg + 76%-84%
1080 to 1215 Avg - 65%-76%
945 to 1080 Reach 52%-65%
Less than 945 Low <52%

Estimated GPA Requirements

University of Nebraska Lincoln has not reported high school GPA data for its freshman class at this time.

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on May 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Nebraska Lincoln and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Neither required nor recommended
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=181464 IPEDS survey data for University of Nebraska Lincoln.



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