University Description

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) is a land-grant and comprehensive public institution which was chartered in 1869. The population served by CAPS is the UNL student body. Our campus is home to 24,445 undergraduate (79%), graduate (19%) and professional (2%) students. A majority of our students are between the ages of 17-24 (80%) and approximately one-third of them live on campus. The student body consists of approximately 47% women and 53% men.

UNL draws students from all 50 states and over 130 foreign countries. The ethnic breakdown of the undergraduate students enrolled is 77.3% Caucasian; 8.7% international student; 4.3% Latino/a; 2.4% Black/African American; 2.1% Asian; 2.2% multiracial; .3% American Indian/Alaska Native; .1% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander; and 2.6% unknown.

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln joined the Big Ten Conference in 2010. The Big Ten is known for its tradition of academic and research excellence. UNL also has a long tradition of academic excellence and equal opportunity for all. UNL is listed by the Carnegie Foundation as a Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, with important ongoing research in many areas of inquiry. The Cornhusker athletic teams exemplify the tradition of high classroom achievement; more Huskers have been awarded the title "Academic All-American" (football alone and all sports combined) than student-athletes of any other university.