NWU Facts

Nebraska Wesleyan University is the #1 liberal arts university in Nebraska. NWU is dedicated to academic excellence in an environment of Christian concern at both its Lincoln campus and Omaha site.

Nebraska Wesleyan University, founded in 1887, enrolls approximately 2,100 from multiple states and countries which makes it the ideal sized university.

University Facts

  • Average incoming class ACT: 26
  • 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • Average class size: 19
  • 106 majors, minors and pre-professional programs
  • 40+ active student organizations
  • Thriving study abroad and service learning programming
  • Six Greek chapters
  • 79% average first to second-year retention rate
  • 70% graduation rate (percentage of full-time, first-time students who completed bachelor's degree within 6 years)
  • 66% enter grad school within five years
  • 98% of students receive financial aid
  • $15 million in aid distributed last year
  • Student loan default rate: 4.6% (national average: 11.5%)