U.S. News & World Report's Top 15% of regional universities text over a view of Abel commons
Female chemistry student pouring green liquid into small beaker

85% medical school

acceptance rate that doubles the national average

Actor on his knees singing on stage backlit with other performers in the background

#1 for the performing arts

among Nebraska independent colleges
 – Niche.com, 2021

Male student teacher in front of a class

1,250+ education alumni

are currently teaching in Nebraska

Female student looking through microscope.

91% dental school

acceptance rate

Female intern sits across male administrator at a conference table.

#1 for sport management

among Nebraska independent colleges
– Niche.com, 2021

Male student talks to visiting business professionals at the Backpack-to-Briefcase professional networking event.

#1 for business

among Nebraska independent colleges
– Niche.com, 2021

Caitlin Navratil dribbling during a home basketball game.

10th in U.S.

CoSIDA Academic All-Americans

Andy Vasquez ('20) leading the pack in a cross country race.

3rd in NCAA III

Postgraduate Scholarships

A male swimmer doing the breast stroke with a crowd of onlookers cheering him on the side of the pool behind him.

Only NCAA III University

in Nebraska

A group of students holding hands and smiling broadly.

#1 independent college

in Nebraska for student life
– Niche.com, 2021

Two students walk in front of another group of students in downtown Lincoln.

1,800 students

make NWU the right-sized school in Lincoln for traditional, adult and graduate students

STEM club members standing in a large group.

90+ student groups

mean there's something for everyone

Photo of Old Main dated as 1889