Nebraska Wesleyan University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Lincoln, NE

$35,964

Avg tuition

BestColleges.com is an advertising-supported site. Featured or trusted partner programs and all school search, finder, or match results are for schools that compensate us. This compensation does not influence our school rankings, resource guides, or other editorially-independent information published on this site.

Ready to Take the Next Step?

Discover programs by subject area to find the best college for your future.

Search All Programs

About Nebraska Wesleyan University

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: Christian, United Methodist  While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

Nebraska Wesleyan University is a small private university located on an urban campus in Lincoln, Nebraska. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,773, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 70%. The university offers 58 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 63%, and a student-faculty ratio of 13:1. Tuition and fees for students are $35,964.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

70% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

74% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

63% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Test scores Considered (not required)

High school rank Recommended

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Recommended

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Not required or recommended

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 22-29

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 990-1250

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

Learn more about how we determine school awards

2k

Students enrolled

36%

Online student enrollment

13:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

On-campus Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

81%

Hispanic

7%

Black

3%

Two or more races

3%

Unknown

2%

Asian

2%

Non-U.S. Citizen

1%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

Information not available

Female student population

60%

Socio-economic diversity

28% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Explore Similar Schools

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $35,964 $35,964
Graduate $5,136 $5,136

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,000
On-campus room and board $10,258
On-campus other expenses $3,500
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $11,472
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $3,500
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $3,500

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $50,722 $50,722
Off-campus without family $51,936 $51,936
Off-campus with family $40,464 $40,464

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

28%

State Grant Aid

21%

Institution Grant Aid

100%

Pell Grant

28%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $4,781
State Grant Aid $1,322
Institution Grant Aid $20,764
Pell Grant Aid $4,321

Financial Outlook

$27k

Average student debt after graduation

$40k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

Resource

Financial Aid Overview

Resource

Understanding Grants & Scholarships

Explore Rankings

Explore More Resources

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.