university of nebraska-lincoln

There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges. As such, we are highlighting a new college each week in our School Spotlight series. Check out the college below, along with the other posts in our series, and you may just stumble upon your dream school!

School Spotlight: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE

Do you love the idea of attending a spirited, public university in a fantastic college town, but balk at the prospect of sharing that experience with over 50,000 other students? Attending public research university doesn’t mean you have to be just a number, especially if that school is none other than the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, one of the smallest members of the Big Ten Conference. Enrolling just over 20,100 undergraduates (21 percent of whom attend from out-of-state), Nebraska features outstanding programs in a range of pre-professional fields, including advertising/public relations, education, and  journalism. Within the College of Education & Human Sciences, students can even major in “culinology,” a culinary science program that’s perfect for aspiring research chefs (and the next Alton Brown!), featuring courses like “Cereal Technology,” “Meat Specifications & Procurement,” and “Human Nutrition & Metabolism.” Freshmen eager to make the most of their first year on campus can join one of the University’s 25 learning communities, the majority of which revolve around career-oriented themes. Whether you’re fascinated by pre-vet studies or engineering robotics, psychology or environmental sustainability, it’s easy to find peers with common interests at UNL.

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Written by Elyse Krantz
Elyse Krantz is a member of College Coach’s team of college admissions experts. Elyse received her BA in linguistics from Dartmouth College and her MA from Teachers College, Columbia University. Prior to joining College Coach, Elyse worked as an admissions officer at Barnard College and Bennington College.