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%)
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Bellevue Universityopen-admissions
Bryan College of Health Sciences212721262026
Chadron State Collegeopen-admissions
Clarkson College212621261924
College of Saint Mary------
Concordia University-Seward202719261926
Creighton University243024312429
Doane College-Crete212620261926
Grace University172516251623
Hastings College202619251826
Midland University192417241723
Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing212421251825
Nebraska Wesleyan University212721272227
Peru State Collegeopen-admissions
Union College182618271724
University of Nebraska at Kearney192518251825
University of Nebraska at Lincoln222821292128
University of Nebraska at Omaha192618261725
Wayne State Collegeopen-admissions
York College172315231621
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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.