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Darrin Good

Darrin Good Named NWU’s 17th President

Dr. Darrin Good has been named the 17th President of Nebraska Wesleyan University. He begins at a time when the university is building unprecedented momentum with record enrollment and a $62 million investment in student learning and experiences.

“Dr. Good is an energetic, values-based leader, who is a sincere advocate for the liberal arts,” said Susan Gourley, chair of NWU’s Board of Governors. “He is a champion for diversity and inclusion efforts, as evidenced not only through his vocational journey but through his personal values and qualities.”

Thom Jackman, business professor, talks to three students

NWU Offers Nebraska’s First Test-optional Admissions Policy

Not all bright students shine on standardized tests. For them, high school GPA is a better indicator of their academic potential, because it reflects performance over many semesters.

Nebraska Wesleyan University recognized this reality early on. NWU was the first school in Nebraska to offer a test-optional path to admission.

Admitted student rings the bell in the Admissions office

Understand NWU’s “Five-StAR” Admission Process

Nebraska Wesleyan University seeks to attract students who are prepared to thrive in an intensive educational environment and persist through graduation. Our holistic Standards of Admission Ratings process (StAR) gives us an objective means of rating each student’s academic preparedness.

View of east side of Acklie Hall of Science

NWU opens new $29 million science facility

by Bill Motzer, vice president for enrollment

Great news for your students with interests in the sciences. The spring semester marks the opening of Nebraska Wesleyan University’s Duane W. Acklie Hall of Science.

Three alums sit on a panel discussion about their college and career experience.

Winter events feature scholarships for students in the arts and STEM

January 22 and February 12 are our next two on-campus scholarship events. These events are customized for students with different academic interests. They give students and families great access to professors and alumni professionals who are thriving in their fields.

Alumni panel speaks in front of a large crowd

NWU brings scholarship events to Kansas City and Denver

Do you work with students in the Kansas City or Denver areas? Be sure to let them know about exciting upcoming scholarship opportunities with Nebraska Wesleyan University.

Katie Noble, "Student Nurse of the Year"

NWU takes back-to-back 'Nursing Student of the Year' awards

Nebraska Wesleyan University’s nursing program has a sterling reputation. And that reputation is growing.

Last year, the March of Dimes honored one NWU professor (Prof. Sue Gabriel) and two NWU students (Sydney Wergin and Cassie Newton) as Nebraska Nurses of the Year.

NWU holds scholarship events that match your students’ academic interests

by Bill Motzer, enrollment vice president

Attending an event at Nebraska Wesleyan University needs to be on your students’ calendar. That’s because NWU matches scholarship events with students’ academic interests.

Distinctive academic programs fuel enrollment growth

Back in August, Nebraska Wesleyan University enrolled its largest class in our 131-year history. So how is this recruiting season comparing?

Applications and deposits are above last year’s record pace—by quite a bit.

One reason why: Nebraska Wesleyan offers truly outstanding academic programs in the areas your students are seeking now. Here are just a few examples.

December 1 deadline for NWU’s full-ride scholarship

Yes, Nebraska Wesleyan’s Huge-NWU Scholarship is a “huge” award. But that’s not how you say it. At NWU, “Huge” rhymes with “you bee,” as in Harry and Reba Huge, the philanthropists who created Nebraska Wesleyan University’s top academic scholarship.

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Let's begin

by Bill Motzer, vice president of enrollment

Your mission is clear. You work hard to give your students everything they need to succeed beyond the walls of your high school.

NWU students lead a campus tour for visitors.

It pays for your students to visit

Each and every student who has Nebraska Wesleyan University on their list should invest the time to tour campus—even if getting to Lincoln requires some travel. That’s because NWU rewards every official campus visitor with a renewable $1,000 Campus Visit Grant. That’s $4,000 over a student’s four years here.

When else in life do you get $4,000 just by showing up?

2019 NWU Events

Acklie Hall of Science Dedication Ceremony
May 1, 2019

Learn, Serve and Earn Scholarship Event
June 21, 2019

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Admissions Office, Smith-Curtis 207
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Lincoln NE 68504
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