Resources › For Students and Parents University of Nebraska-Lincoln: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics Share Flipboard Email Print Hanyou23 / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 4.0 For Students and Parents College Admissions Testing Graphs College Admissions Process College Profiles College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More by Allen Grove Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. Updated October 22, 2019 The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a public research university with an acceptance rate of 80%. Located in Lincoln, Nebraska, UNL is the flagship campus of Nebraska's university system. University of Nebraska-Lincoln consistently ranks among the top 50 public universities in the country thanks to its strong academic and research programs. In athletics, the UNL Cornhuskers compete in the NCAA Division I Big Ten Conference. Considering applying to University of Nebraska-Lincoln? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students. Acceptance Rate During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, University of Nebraska-Lincoln had an acceptance rate of 80%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 80 students were admitted, making UNL's admissions process somewhat competitive. Admissions Statistics (2017-18) Number of Applicants 14,956 Percent Admitted 80% Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 40% SAT Scores and Requirements University of Nebraska-Lincoln requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 11% of admitted students submitted SAT scores. SAT Range (Admitted Students) Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile ERW 570 680 Math 560 680 ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing This admissions data tells us that most of University of Nebraska-Lincoln's admitted students fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to UNL scored between 570 and 680, while 25% scored below 570 and 25% scored above 680. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 560 and 680, while 25% scored below 560 and 25% scored above 680. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1360 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at UNL. Requirements University of Nebraska-Lincoln does not require the SAT writing section or SAT Subject tests. Note that UNL does not superscore SAT results, your highest composite score will be considered. ACT Scores and Requirements University of Nebraska-Lincoln requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 91% of admitted students submitted ACT scores. ACT Range (Admitted Students) Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile English 21 30 Math 21 28 Composite 22 29 This admissions data tells us that most of University of Nebraska-Lincoln's admitted students fall within the top 36% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to UNL received a composite ACT score between 22 and 29, while 25% scored above 29 and 25% scored below 22. Requirements Note that University of Nebraska-Lincoln does not superscore ACT results; your highest composite ACT score will be considered. UNL does not require the ACT writing section. GPA In 2018, the average high school GPA of University of Nebraska-Lincoln's incoming freshmen class was 3.59, and 65% of incoming students had average GPAs of 3.50 and above. These results suggest that most successful applicants to University of Nebraska-Lincoln have primarily high B grades. Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph University of Nebraska-Lincoln Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex. The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to University of Nebraska-Lincoln. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account. Admissions Chances University of Nebraska-Lincoln, which accepts more than three-quarters of applicants, has a somewhat selective admissions process. Strong grades in required core classes and solid SAT/ACT scores will be the most important part of your UNL application. Applicants can qualify for assured admission if they meet the school's application criteria. For students who do not qualify for assured admission, University of Nebraska-Lincoln will complete a holistic review of each applicant's student record. Considerations include letters of recommendation and the availability of required coursework. Students with particularly compelling stories or achievements can still receive serious consideration even if their grades and test scores are outside of UNL's average range. In the scattergram above, the blue and green dots represent students who were accepted to University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Most had SAT scores of 1000 or higher (ERW+M), ACT composite scores of 20 or higher, and a high school average of "B" or higher. A significant number of admitted students had grades in the "A" range. 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