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Nebraska Wesleyan University Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Nebraska Wesleyan University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Nebraska Wesleyan University Ranked?

2020 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Nebraska Wesleyan University was awarded 8 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is education.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked NWU as #543 out of 1,727 colleges and universities in the country on its 2020 Best Colleges list.

NWU is also ranked #6 out of 22 schools in Nebraska.

See all of the rankings for Nebraska Wesleyan University.

Is It Hard to Get Into NWU?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, Nebraska Wesleyan University is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 71%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

Average Test Scores

About 5% of students accepted to NWU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 670. Math scores were between 510 and 630.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Nebraska Wesleyan University  ( 530 to 670 )

SAT Math Scores for Nebraska Wesleyan University  ( 510 to 630 )
NWU received ACT scores from 99% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 22 and 28.

ACT Composite Scores for Nebraska Wesleyan University  ( 22 to 28 )

Learn more about Nebraska Wesleyan University admissions.

Nebraska Wesleyan University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at NWU it is much better at 11 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Nebraska Wesleyan University is 49%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  49 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Nebraska Wesleyan University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 75% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Nebraska Wesleyan University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  75 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at NWU for first-time, full-time students is 51%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  51 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Nebraska Wesleyan University.

Below Average Overall Diversity at NWU

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,779 undergraduates at NWU with 1,566 being full-time and 213 being part-time.

NWU Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for NWU is 28.70 out of 100. This is below average when compared to other schools in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  28.70 out of 100
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How Much Does Nebraska Wesleyan University Cost?

The overall average net price of NWU is $23,652. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for NWU

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$18,716 $17,734 $23,694 $25,163 $26,548

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of NWU, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At NWU, approximately 72% of students took out student loans averaging $7,121 a year. That adds up to $28,484 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at NWU is 4.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do NWU Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from NWU make around $46,000 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future NWU graduates since it is 13% more than the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year.


See which majors at Nebraska Wesleyan University make the most money.

Location of Nebraska Wesleyan University

Nebraska Wesleyan University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Lincoln, Nebraska. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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Location of Nebraska Wesleyan University

Contact details for NWU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 5000 St Paul Ave, Lincoln, NE 68504-2794
Phone: 402-466-2371

Nebraska Wesleyan University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 37 majors graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University. Of these students, 422 received undergraduate degrees and 93 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 77 $64,500
Health & Physical Education 44 NA
General Business/Commerce 42 $45,400
General Biology 36 NA
Social Work 19 $35,900
Drama & Theater Arts 17 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 17 NA
Accounting 14 NA
General Psychology 14 NA
Communication & Media Studies 12 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Nebraska Wesleyan University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at NWU

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 494 students took at least one online class at Nebraska Wesleyan University. This is an increase from the 446 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 494 0
2016-2017 446 0
2015-2016 384 0
2014-2015 316 0
2013-2014 289 0

Learn more about online learning at Nebraska Wesleyan University.


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