About Lincoln

Only Nebraska Wesleyan University combines the right school with the right location. Lincoln, Nebraska (population: 265,000), is the Big Ten’s third-largest city—and the Midwest’s greatest college town.

Our campus stands in University Place—a safe northeast Lincoln neighborhood named for NWU. University Place has its own small-town feel and is just minutes from downtown.

Better opportunity

As Nebraska’s booming capital city, Lincoln offers jobs and internships other cities can’t match. MSN Money called Lincoln the No.1 place to get a job in America stating, Lincoln's employment growth is outpacing the nation in construction, financial services, state government, manufacturing and health care. Plus, there are many networking opportunities to connect with budding start-ups, top companies and business leaders. Check out the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce.

Better entertainment

The Pinnacle Bank Arena brings the biggest performers in music—like Pearl Jam, Paul McCartney and Pink. The Lied Center for Performing Arts stage attracts headline performances like Yo-Yo Ma, Jerry Seinfeld and Swan Lake. Plus, there are Lincoln’s theatres and galleries.

Better food

Are you hungry for Brazilian steak? Tandori chicken? Vegetarian? Sushi? Lincoln’s restaurants have you covered.

Better shopping

Hit the eclectic shops near NWU, the niche markets downtown or the big malls.

Better sports

Lincoln has the best college sports plus Saltdogs baseball, Stars hockey and the 12,500-strong Lincoln Marathon.

Better parks and trails

With 131 miles of trails, Lincoln was made with running shoes and bike wheels in mind. Lincoln is Daily Finance’s #1 healthiest city.

Better diversity

Lincoln’s friendly culture, safe environment and affordable living attract people from all over the world. Gallup called Lincoln America’s #1 happiest city.

Nebraska Wesleyan’s proximity to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln also has its perks. NWU students interact with friends at UNL all the time through faith-based student organizations, intramural sports, undergraduate research and Greek life.

See what makes Lincoln right for you at Lincoln.org.