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Nebraska Wesleyan University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Lincoln, Nebraska. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

59 Undergraduate Degrees
34 Graduate Degrees
$33,557 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
71% Acceptance Rate

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Nebraska Wesleyan University Rankings

NWU landed the #133 spot in our 2021 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 1,284 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

NWU has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
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Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at NWU.

Rank Ranking Name Share
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Where Is Nebraska Wesleyan University?

Location of Nebraska Wesleyan University

Contact details for NWU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 5000 St Paul Ave, Lincoln, NE 68504-2794
Phone: 402-466-2371

How Do I Get Into NWU?

You can apply to NWU online at:

Admission Requirements for NWU

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into NWU?

71% Acceptance Rate
61% Of Accepted Are Women
5% Submit SAT Scores
NWU has an acceptance rate of 71%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 39% of accepted students are men and 61% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 68%, and the acceptance rate for women is 74%.

Average Test Scores

About 5% of students accepted to NWU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 670. Math scores were between 510 and 630.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Nebraska Wesleyan University  ( 530 to 670 )

SAT Math Scores for Nebraska Wesleyan University  ( 510 to 630 )
NWU received ACT scores from 99% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 20 and 27. Math scores were between 21 and 27. Composite scores were between 22 and 28.

ACT English Scores for Nebraska Wesleyan University  ( 20 to 27 )
ACT Math Scores for Nebraska Wesleyan University  ( 21 to 27 )
ACT Composite Scores for Nebraska Wesleyan University  ( 22 to 28 )

Can I Afford Nebraska Wesleyan University?

$33,557 Net Price
71% Take Out Loans
4.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of NWU is $33,557. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At NWU, approximately 71% of students took out student loans averaging $7,473 a year. That adds up to $29,892 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at NWU is 4.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Nebraska Wesleyan University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,705 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,842 undergraduate students at NWU, with 1,705 being full-time and 137 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  NWU

There are also 202 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,705 full-time undergraduates at NWU, 43% are male and 57% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  NWU

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Nebraska Wesleyan University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of NWU Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 38
Black or African American 37
Hispanic or Latino 123
White 1,376
International Students 27
Other Races/Ethnicities 104

Geographic Diversity

Nebraska students aren't the only ones who study at Nebraska Wesleyan University. At this time, 11 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 17 countries are represented at NWU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Mexico, Brazil, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at Nebraska Wesleyan University

0 Took All Classes Online
494 Took At Least One Class Online
0.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 494 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at NWU has changed over the last few years.


This is the #1,460 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at NWU regardless of major.

Nebraska Wesleyan University Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
Registered Nursing 59 21 80
Nursing Administration 0 13 13
Nursing Education 0 0 0
TOTAL 59 34 93


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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