Founded in 1869, the Lincoln campus of the University of Nebraska is the state’s land-grant university and the only comprehensive university in Nebraska. Through its three primary missions of teaching, research and service, UNL is the state's primary intellectual center, and has been recognized by the state legislature as the primary research and doctoral-granting institution in Nebraska outside the health professions. Nebraska’s tradition of excellence is demonstrated on its fields of play as well as in its classrooms. The University of Nebraska Cornhuskers compete in 22 sports.
UNL has two student centers providing many services. The Lied Center for Performing Arts presents the finest musicians, dancers and entertainers, including the very best of Broadway musical theater. UNL enrolls about 20,000 undergraduates and 4,100 graduate students. Most of the students are from Nebraska; there are about 1,800 international students and scholars.
Main CampusLincoln, Nebraska, United States20,000+ on Campus250,000+ residents in LincolnLanguage(s) spoken on campus: English
UNL is located in Lincoln, the capital of Nebraska. Its setting is urban, and the campus size is 624 acres. Lincoln offers all the amenities of a midsize regional city with a population of about 270,000. Ranked in the top 10 in many quality of life, safety, environmental and other studies, this is a remarkably comfortable and friendly place.
You can easily find many ways to get involved on campus, with almost 80 percent of students regularly attending campus events and participating in various activities across campus. You can learn more about events and organizations on campus through the student involvement website.