ACT Scores for Admission to Four-Year Nebraska Colleges

A Side-by-Side Comparison of College Admissions Data for Nebraska

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Nebraska offers a wide range of options for higher education—public and private, religious and secular, comprehensive and specialized, large and small. As the table below reveals, admissions standards range from schools with open admissions to those that are relatively selective.

ACT Scores for Nebraska Colleges (mid 50%)

(Learn what these numbers mean)

Composite
25%
Composite
75%
English 25% English 75% Math 25% Math 75%
Bellevue University open-admissions open-admissions open-admissions open-admissions open-admissions open-admissions
Bryan College of Health Sciences 21 27 21 26 20 26
Chadron State College open-admissions open-admissions open-admissions open-admissions open-admissions open-admissions
Clarkson College 21 26 21 26 19 24
College of Saint Mary
Concordia University-Seward 20 27 19 26 19 26
Creighton University 24 30 24 31 24 29
Doane College-Crete 21 26 20 26 19 26
Grace University 17 25 16 25 16 23
Hastings College 20 26 19 25 18 26
Midland University 19 24 17 24 17 23
Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing 21 24 21 25 18 25
Nebraska Wesleyan University 21 27 21 27 22 27
Peru State College open-admissions open-admissions open-admissions open-admissions open-admissions open-admissions
Union College 18 26 18 27 17 24
University of Nebraska at Kearney 19 25 18 25 18 25
University of Nebraska at Lincoln 22 28 21 29 21 28
University of Nebraska at Omaha 19 26 18 26 17 25
Wayne State College open-admissions open-admissions open-admissions open-admissions open-admissions open-admissions
York College 17 23 15 23 16 21

The table shows ACT scores for the middle 50 percent of matriculated students. If your scores fall within or above these ranges, you're in a good position for admission. If your scores are a little below the bottom number, keep in mind that 25 percent of enrolled students have scores below those listed.

Be sure to keep the ACT in perspective. A strong academic record typically carries more weight than standardized test scores. Also, some of the more selective schools on the list will look at non-numerical information and want to see a strong essay, meaningful extracurricular activities, and good letters of recommendation.

Note that the ACT is far more popular than the SAT in Nebraska, but all the schools will accept either exam.