Nebraska Wesleyan University

5000 St Paul Ave, Lincoln, NE 68504-2794
Tel: (402)466-2371
Private not-for-profit | 2,071 students
Nebraska Wesleyan University is an honors quality liberal arts institution dedicated to academic excellence in an environment of Christian concern. Its main campus in Lincoln was founded in 1887.

School Overview:

Nebraska Wesleyan University
CountyLancaster County, NE
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
144 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment2,071 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
1,565 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
506 students137 students
# Undergraduate Students
1,814 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
257 students129 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Percent Admitted79%64%
ACT English (25-75%)22-2819-25
ACT Math (25-75%)22-2718-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)23-2820-25

School Notes:

  • Nebraska Wesleyan University offers 52 majors, 43 minors and three master’s degree programs, as well as programming for working adults in a variety of fields. The university includes its traditional campus in northeast Lincoln’s University Place and an Omaha site. Nebraska Wesleyan’s total enrollment of 2,100 students includes approximately 500 graduate students and working adults.
  • Nebraska Wesleyan’s commitment to learning through service and experience promotes a strong sense of global citizenship. And its small size, supportive atmosphere and rigorous expectations foster students’ success. NWU is a national leader in Academic All-America Awards and is consistently a top national producer of Fulbright scholars.
  • Lincoln, the capital city of Nebraska, has the employment and internship opportunities you want, plus great restaurants, theatres, shopping, parks and recreation. Nebraska Wesleyan University is located in historic University Place, a residential neighborhood in northeast Lincoln.
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University is accredited by: The Higher Learning Commission, a commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
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