A nationally ranked liberal arts college, Nebraska Wesleyan University enrolls approximately 1,600 undergraduate students. The quality of the educational experience at NWU is reflected in the fact that 66 percent of graduates go on to graduate or professional school. NWU strives to attain its five core values each day: excellence, liberal arts, personal attention to students, diversity and stewardship. Students will have the opportunity to join intramural sports and campus organizations, audition for theater productions, and participate in campus-wide social events and activities throughout the year.
Main CampusLincoln, Nebraska, United States0 - 5,000 on Campus250,000+ residents in LincolnLanguage(s) spoken on campus: English
Set right in the center of the country, Lincoln is the capital of Nebraska. It is the second largest city in the state, with a population of approximately 250,000. Located near Lincoln’s Historic Haymarket District, NWU is perfectly located with small shops and cafes only a few blocks away. You’ll be able to enjoy a bustling campus with Wesleyan students who are motivated to reach above and beyond. This beautiful campus is full of life throughout the academic year; there is something for everyone in this quaint college.
Both Lincoln and Omaha (the largest city in Nebraska at 450,000 and one hour's drive from Lincoln), offer students many cultural and recreational activities. Denver, Chicago, Minneapolis and St. Louis are within a day's drive or a short flight. Kansas City is three hours away by car.
International students have many opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities as there are more than 80 student organizations available. International students in the past have enjoyed participating in theatre productions, intramural athletics, choir and academic clubs. The International Relations Organization brings together international and American students for cultural exchange, social activities, and travel.
A special program for international students, the "I-Pal" program, matches each new international student with an American student. The American I-Pals will be in communication with their I-Pals before departure and will meet them at the Lincoln airport upon arrival. The American I-Pals then offers friendship, advice on social activities and academic guidance.