University of Nebraska GPA, SAT, and ACT Data

University of Nebraska Admissions Standards

University of Nebraska-Lincoln GPA, SAT Scores, and ACT Scores for Admission
University of Nebraska-Lincoln GPA, SAT Scores, and ACT Scores for Admission. Data courtesy of Cappex.

The University of Nebraska at Lincoln is selective, and about one out of four applicants will not get in. Successful applicants tend to have GPAs and standardized test scores that are average or better.

The requirements are that first-year applicants score 20 or higher on the ACT, with the writing portion not required. Or, you must score a total of 1030 or higher on the SAT Critical Reading and Math sections. Alternatively, you must rank in the top half of your high school graduating class. The University of Nebraska has 16 units of academic courses that are required for admission. There are also college-specific requirements for some of the colleges.

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Admissions Graph for the University of Nebraska

In the scattergram above, the blue and green dots represent students who were accepted. Most had SAT scores of 1000 or higher (RW+M), an ACT composite of 20 or higher, and a high school average of a "B" or higher. A significant number of admitted students had grades up in the "A" range.

You can see that there are a couple red dots (rejected students) and yellow dots (waitlisted students) mixed in with the green and blue in the middle of the graph, and there are also quite a few admitted students who had grades or test scores below the norm. This is because the University of Nebraska has a range of performance requirements for freshman applicants. Students who have completed a core curriculum will be assured admission if they have an ACT composite score of 20 or higher, an SAT score (CR+M) of 950 or higher, or a class rank in the top 50 percent. These options mean that a student with low grades but decent standardized test scores can get in, and students with decent grades but low test scores can also get in. Nebraska does not have holistic admissions, so an application essayextracurricular activities, and letters of recommendation of recommendation are not factors for most applicants. However, some university scholarships do require a personal statement.

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