Nebraska Wesleyan, founded in 1887, is a private, church-affiliated and is listed with the National Register of Historic Landmarks. Its 50-acre campus is located five miles northeast of downtown Lincoln.

Website: www.nebrwesleyan.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,816
Undergraduate
Students
(57.7%) 1,048 Women
(42.3%) 768 Men
243
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
74% of 1,803 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
August 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.63
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
25 average
21-27 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$44,582
Tuition and Fees
$34,082
Room and Board
$9,500
Average Percent of Need Met
71%
Average Freshman Award
$18,589
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$28,077
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
111
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 28% of classes
10-19 students: 46% of classes
20-29 students: 21% of classes
30-39 students: 3% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Lincoln Population
268,738
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Omaha
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
 
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Prarie Wolves
Sororities
24% of women participate
Fraternities
15% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.9% Asian
2.6% Black/African-American
6.6% Hispanic/Latino
2.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
83.9% White
2.2% Unknown
International Students
2.1% from 19 countries
First-Year Students Returning
78.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
59.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   4
Science   3
Foreign Language   3
Social Studies   3
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required July 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
5000 Saint Paul Avenue
City, State, Zip
Lincoln, NE 68504-2796
Phone
(402) 465-2218
Fax
(402) 465-2179
E-mail
admissions@nebrwesleyan.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
August 15
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
December 1
Early Decision Notification
Not reported
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
74% of 1,803 applicants were admitted
Women
79% of 992 applicants were admitted
Men
69% of 811 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
524 (39%) of 1,341 admitted students enrolled
Women
279 (36%) of 784 admitted students enrolled
Men
245 (44%) of 557 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
92% of 200 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.63
3.75 and Above
44%
3.50 - 3.74
21%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
6%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
25 average
21-27 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
9%
Score of 24 - 29
45%
Score of 18 - 23
44%
Score of 12 - 17
2%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 19%
Top quarter: 23%
Top half: 81%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$44,582
Tuition and Fees
$34,082
Room and Board
$9,500
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning October 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002555
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
310 (87.1%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
258 (83.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
258 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
52 (20.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
71%
Average Award
$18,589
Need-Based Gift
Received by 257 (99.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $14,027
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 207 (80.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,469
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 41 (15.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
92 (25.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,298

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,172 (82.4%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,008 (86.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,007 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
178 (17.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
69%
Average Award
$17,992
Need-Based Gift
Received by 999 (99.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $13,077
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 843 (83.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,997
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 123 (12.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
415 (29.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $8,867

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
74%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$28,077
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Educators, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Relatives of Clergy, Siblings of Current Students
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International/Global Studies
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Nursing Administration
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Communication
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Biological/life sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
111
Part-Time Faculty
Not reported
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
Not reported
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 28% of classes
10-19 students: 46% of classes
20-29 students: 21% of classes
30-39 students: 3% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 19% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 57% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 24% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
519,377
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
360
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Forensic Sciences
  • History
  • Nursing--General

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Lincoln Population
268,738
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Omaha
Campus Size
50 acres

Weather

Temperature
10.1 average low in January, 84.7 average high in September
Rain
94 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Lincoln
Nearest Train Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Lincoln

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Women only housing, coed housing
Students in College Housing
 
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through junior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Prarie Wolves
School Colors
Black, brown, and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cheerleading x      
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Football     x  
Golf x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cheerleading x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football    
Golf x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cheerleading    
Cross-Country Running x  
Football x  
Golf x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, racquetball, sand volleyball, soccer, softball, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, weight lifting

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities
Sororities
24% of women participate
Fraternities
15% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Navy ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,816
Women
1,048 (57.7%)
Men
768 (42.3%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,586
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.9% Asian
2.6% Black/African-American
6.6% Hispanic/Latino
2.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
83.9% White
2.2% Unknown
International Students.
2.1% from 19 countries
Average Age
22
All Graduate Students
243

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
78.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
59.8%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
67.8%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
70.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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