Acceptance Rate 76.41%
Yield (Enrollment Ratio) 27.74%
Applicants 52,123
Admitted 39,826
Enrolled 11,047

Applying To Nebraska Colleges

The average acceptance rate is 76.41% at Nebraska colleges and universities where total 52,123 students have applied and 39,826 have been accepted. The average undergraduate application fees is $52.00 and the graduate application fees is $45.00. Next table presents the general admission information for applying to Nebraska colleges.
General Admission Information of Nebraska Colleges
Open Admission Policy26 out of 50 schools
Average Undergraduate Application Fees$ 52.00
Average Graduate Application Fees$ 45.00
Average Acceptance Rate76.41%
Average Yield (Enrollment Rate)27.74%
Average Test Scores1,106 SAT / 22 ACT

Acceptance Rates and Headcounts

For academic year 2020-2021, total 52,123 students (23,163 men and 28,960 women) applied to and 39,826 (17,582 men and 22,244 women) students were accepted to admit Nebraska Colleges. Among them, 5,041 men and 6,006 women were enrolled into Nebraska schools. The average acceptance rate is 76.41% and admission yield (enrollment rate) is 27.74%. The table below shows the Nebraska colleges admission statistics including admission and enrolment rates.
Admission Statistics for Nebraska Colleges (2020-2021)
Acceptance Rate 76.41% 75.91% 76.81%
Enrollment Ratio 27.74% 28.67% 27.00%
[Chart]Nebraska Colleges Average Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

For Nebraska college, 1,294 students (22.00% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 9,525 students (83.00%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,214 and 25th percentile score is 998. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 74 and 25th percentile score is 55. Next table shows the detail SAT and ACT scores distribution of enrolled students at Nebraska colleges and universities.
SAT and ACT Score Distribution at Nebraska Colleges
25th Percentile75th Percentile
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing501.00616.00
SAT Math497.00598.00
ACT Composite19.0025.00
ACT Math18.0024.00
ACT English18.0025.00
[Chart] SAT/ACT Distribution - Nebraska Colleges
[Chart] Average SAT Scores - Nebraska Colleges
[Chart] Average ACT Scores - Nebraska Colleges

Calendar System and Accepted Credits

In Nebraska State, 30 schools use semester calendar systems and 4 schools are based on quarter system. Next table lists the number of schools with their calendar systems.
Semester30 out of 50 schools
Quarter4 out of 50 schools
Trimester0 out of 50 schools
Four-one-four plan2 out of 50 schools
Other academic year3 out of 50 schools
Differs by program4 out of 50 schools
Continuous3 out of 50 schools
Un-Known/Other4 out of 50 schools
Next table describes credits that Nebraska colleges and universities are accepting for their students
Dual Credits36 out of 50 schools
Credits for Life Experiences20 out of 50 schools
Advanced placement (AP) Credits35 out of 50 schools
Credit for Military Training32 out of 50 schools

Application Requirements

14 Nebraska schools require High School GPA and 17 schools require High School Record (or Transcript). The test scores such as SAT and ACT are required by 13 Nebraska colleges. Next table summarizes the application requirements for applying to Nebraska colleges.
Admission Checklist for Nebraska Colleges
High School GPA143
High School Rank36
High School Record (or Transcript)171
Completion of College Preparatory Program37
Formal Demonstration of Competencies10
Admission Test Scores131
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)00