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University of Nebraska at Omaha

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Introduction

The University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO), first founded in 1908, is a public university. UNO is classified as a doctoral/research university by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Learning. The university has two campuses, North Campus and South Campus, separated by Elmwood Park in midtown Omaha.

The North Campus is home to the College of Arts and Sciences; College of Communication, Fine Arts, and Media; College of Education; College of Public Affairs and Community Service; Graduate Studies; International Studies; the Service Learning Academy; the Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library; the Strauss Performing Arts Center; the UNO Art Gallery; the Black Box Theater; two student housing complexes, the Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (HPER) building; and several other athletic facilities.

South Campus houses the College of Business Administration; College of Information Science and Technology; Peter Kiewit Institute; The Scott Technology Center, Data Center, and Conference Center; and several on-campus housing facilities.

Academics

UNO has a strong academic reputation, especially in business administration and economics. UNO is also particularly well known for their film periodical, The Journal of Religion and Film.Academic divisions at UNO include College of Arts and Sciences; College of Business Administration; College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media; College of Education; College of Information Science and Technology; and College of Public Affairs and Community Service.

University of Nebraska at Lincoln at UNO

There are also a number of programs on the UNO campus administered by the University of Nebraska at Lincoln on the UNO campus. These include: College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources; College of Agriculture; and College of Engineering.

Peter Kiewit Institute

UNO houses the Peter Kiewit Institute, an engineering and computer science facility specializing in bioinformatics, information assurance, information technology innovation, and management information systems. The facility includes a Firefly supercomputer.

Most Popular Fields of Study

Financial Aid

In addition to the wide range of state and financial aid options open to any college or university student in Nebraska, UNO offers several of their own need- and merit-based scholarships. The majority of UNO students receive aid of some kind.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 5083rd for the average student loan amount.
Secrets to getting the best scholarships and financial aid in Nebraska.

Students

Residential Life

Rather than traditional dormitories, UNO offers apartment-style housing in several different residential facilities:

Maverick Village contains 95 four-bedroom apartments. Each has two full bathrooms, a full kitchen, and a furnished living room. Each bedroom and living room offers cable and internet service. There are laundry facilities in the building.

University Village contains 95 four-bedroom apartments. Each has two full bathrooms, a full kitchen, and a furnished living room. Each bedroom and living room offers cable and internet service. There are laundry facilities, a study lounge, and a TV room in the building.

Scott Village is notable for its proximity to the Peter Kiewit Institue, the College of Business, Aksarben Village, and shuttle services. Scott Village is a ten-building complex. Each building offers two full bathrooms, a full kitchen, and a furnished living room. Each bedroom and living room offers cable and internet service. Furthermore, there is a Commons building in the courtyard which includes a laundry facility, game room, computer lounge, and volleyball and basketball courts. Scott Village also has its own dining hall, a particular convenience for many students.

Scott Residence Hall is also conveniently located near the Peter Kiewet Institute, College of Business, Aksarben Village, and the shuttle service. Each suite is comprised of four bedroom suites with a single bathroom, common area, microwave, and mini-fridge. Most residents of Scott Hall are recipients of the Suzanne and Walter Scott Foundation Scholarship or other Peter Kiewet Institute Scholarships. Scott Residence Hall is the only residence that includes a meal plan in the cost of rent; all residents receive an unlimited meal plan.

Scott Court is a set of four buildings also conveniently located near the Peter Kiewet Institute, College of Business, Aksarben Village, and the shuttle service. Each apartment contains four private bedrooms, a living room, two bathrooms with a double sink in each, and a fully equipped kitchen. Each building has a secured entry, elevator, fitness center, TV room, and laundry facility. Rent includes expanded basic cable, telephone service, and data/internet services. There are also several fraternities and sororities at UNO with residential facilities on campus.

Student Media

The student newspaper, The Gateway, is published twice a week during the academic year. There are two radio stations at UNO; KVNO 90.7 is a classical music station with a modest amount of coverage of campus events; MayRadio is a student station featuring a wide range of music and talk. The stations provide a wide range of internships and work opportunities for students interested in broadcast journalism.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics

Athletics

The athletics department at UNO is called the Mavericks. The Mavericks compete at the intercollegiate level in NCAA Division II and the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Division. Men’s sports include hockey, baseball, basketball, tennis, and soccer. Women’s sports include volleyball, basketball, golf, cross country, softball, swimming and diving, soccer, tennis, and track and field.

Local Community

The city of Omaha has a wide range of recreational and educational opportunities for students, including an excellent zoo complete with indoor rainforest; the Strategic Air and Space Museum, El Museo Latino, The Durham Museum, and the Heartland of America Park and Foundation. Omaha also features a symphony and several theatres. Omaha is home to several micro brew pubs for the young beer connoisseur as well as Irish pubs, dance clubs, and concert venues. For sports fans, Omaha is home to 17 golf courses, a 14,000 square foot skateboard park, the NCAA College World Series, and a professional rodeo circuit.

Kaneko-UNO Library

UNO maintains the Kaneko-UNO Library, a public library full of resources targeted at teachers, artists, scientists, and business leaders enriching and educational materials in their fields.

Bibliography

  • About. UNOMavRadio. Web. 9 July 2011.
  • Fiske, Edward B. Fiske Guide to Colleges 2011. Chicago: Sourcebooks, 2010. Print.
  • List of Majors. Admissions. University of Nebraska Omaha. Web. 9 July 2011.
  • On Campus. Housing. University of Nebraska Omaha. Web. 9 July 2011.
  • Pope, Loren. Looking Beyond the Ivy League: Finding the College That’s Right for You. New York: Penguin. 2007. Print.
  • Things To Do. Visitors. Visit Omaha. Web. 9 July 2011.

Information Summary

Ranks 10th in Nebraska and 713th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 1 0.01
Robbery 3 0.02
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 9 0.06
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 5 0.03
Arrest 46 0.31

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 1,350 0.33
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 43 0.01
Forcible Rape 220 0.05
Robbery 696 0.17
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 3,321 0.80
Larceny 12,793 3.10
Vehicle theft 2,650 0.64

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Doctoral/Research Universities
UndergraduateBalanced arts & sciences/professions, some graduate coexistence
GraduateDoctoral, professional dominant
Undergraduate PopulationMedium full-time four-year, selective, higher transfer-in
EnrollmentHigh undergraduate
Size & SettingLarge four-year, primarily nonresidential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringDoctoral degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District3102

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 1351st for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $5,180 $5,180 $15,520
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $1,370 $1,370 $1,370
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $197 $197 $598
FT Graduate Tuition $4,414 $4,414 $11,970
FT Graduate Required Fees $1,370 $1,370 $1,370
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $245 $245 $665
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $19,250 $19,250 $29,590
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $18,700 $18,700 $29,040
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $11,160 $11,160 $21,500

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $6,280 $6,510 $6,280 $6,510 $15,890 $16,520
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $950 $1,000
On-Campus – Room & Board $8,140 $8,465
On-Campus – Other Expenses $3,400 $3,560
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $7,290 $7,440
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,400 $3,560
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,400 $3,560

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$45
Graduate Application Fee$45
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 4,955 (2,166 male / 2,789 female)
Admitted 3,507 (1,517 male / 1,990 female)
Admission rate 71%
First-time Enrollment 1,889 (896 male / 993 female)
FT Enrollment 1,794 (846 male / 948 female)
PT Enrollment 95 (50 male / 45 female)
Total Enrollment15,227

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /   / 
College Prep. Completion
Recommendations
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scores
TOEFL
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NCAA
NCAA Basketball Conference Mid-Continent Conference
NCAA Baseball Conference Mid-Continent Conference
NCAA Track & Field Conference Mid-Continent Conference

ACT Test Admission

462nd for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting ACT results 95%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 19 / 26
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 17 / 25
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 20 / 26

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity2,100
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 161 125 104 66 16 2,411 82 3,028
Accounting 5 1 1 4 94 2 108
African-American/Black Studies 3 3
American Indian/Native American Studies 1 2 3
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 6 6
Art Teacher Education
Art/Art Studies, General 2 2
Athletic Training/Trainer
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations 1 14 1 17
Banking and Financial Support Services 3 3
Behavioral Sciences 1 1 1 10 2 15
Bioinformatics 1 1 2
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 5 2 2 6 64 81
Biotechnology 1 1 1 1 25 1 31
Broadcast Journalism 1 2 1 1 1 25 1 32
Business Administration and Management, General 13 8 6 5 1 221 6 264
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business/Commerce, General 1 4 1 2 1 28 1 39
Business/Managerial Economics 2 8 1 11
Chemistry, General 1 7 8
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling 2 5 7
Computer Science 16 2 3 1 38 3 63
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst 10 1 2 13
Computer and Information Sciences, Other 5 2 4 1 11 1 24
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance 11 11
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services 3 48 52
Creative Writing 1 27 2 31
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 8 10 6 173 3 203
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration 1 1 2
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 1 1 18 1 21
Economics, General 17 1 6 1 25
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments 1 27 2 31
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 2 1 28 31
Educational/Instructional Technology
Elementary Education and Teaching 4 2 3 1 168 4 185
English Language and Literature, General 2 1 2 1 61 4 74
Environmental Science 1 12 1 15
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other 3 3
Finance, General 7 5 2 1 43 59
Fine/Studio Arts, General 1 4 3 53 3 65
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General 1 1 6 14 24
General Studies 7 3 1 84 3 99
Geographic Information Science and Cartography 1 2 3
Geography 1 1 7 11
Geology/Earth Science, General 12 12
Gerontology 1 3 19 24
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General 1 1 33 1 36
Health/Health Care Administration/Management 1 1 16 2 20
History, General 3 1 1 2 50 2 60
Human Resources Development 1 4 5
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General 1 1 1 17 21
Industrial and Organizational Psychology 1 6 7
Information Science/Studies 35 3 3 4 31 1 77
Information Technology 3 3
Information Technology Project Management 2 4 6
International/Global Studies 10 5 3 2 27 3 51
Investments and Securities 3 1 1 1 29 36
Journalism 2 2 53 58
Journalism, Other 1 6 7
Keyboard Instruments
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 1 1 35 37
Latin American Studies 1 2 1 4
Legal Professions and Studies, Other
Library and Information Science 10 2 12
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services, Other 1 1 1 7 11
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 1 3 3 2 1 55 1 67
Mathematics Teacher Education 2 3
Mathematics, General 3 1 2 1 22 1 31
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Performance, General 18 18
Music Teacher Education 2 10 13
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General 2 21 24
Natural Sciences 1 1 5 7
Neuroscience 1 1 2 1 17 22
Organizational Behavior Studies 2 2
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 10 1 12
Philosophy 8 8
Physics, General 1 1 2
Physics, Other 1 1
Political Science and Government, General 2 3 3 43 1 53
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing 4 5
Psychology, General 3 6 2 1 1 100 2 119
Public Administration 6 1 68 2 77
Public Health, General
Reading Teacher Education 9 9
Real Estate 1 9 1 11
Religion/Religious Studies 2 1 4
School Psychology 1 12 13
Secondary Education and Teaching 1 1 11 2 117 4 140
Small Business Administration/Management 2 1 1 22 2 30
Social Work 6 3 1 63 1 77
Sociology 1 6 5 34 5 52
Special Education and Teaching, General 8 9
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 1 5 1 1 1 26 3 39
Stringed Instruments
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 2 3 4 1 10
Urban Studies/Affairs 1 3 1 6
Voice and Opera

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 1175th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $72,366 ($75,693 male / $65,612 female)
Number of FT Faculty 506 (281 male / 225 female)
Number of PT Faculty 1,030
FT Faculty Ratio 0.5 : 1
Total Benefits $15,052,561
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