University of Nebraska at Omaha: Narrative Description

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6001 Dodge St.
Omaha, NE 68182
Tel: (402)554-2200
Admissions: (402)554-2416
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State-supported, university, coed. Part of University of Nebraska System. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1908. Setting: 158-acre urban campus. Endowment: $6.5 million. Research spending 2003-04: $14 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $5477 per student. Total enrollment: 13,824. Faculty: 812 (470 full-time, 342 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 3,618 applied, 87% were admitted. 11% from top 10% of their high school class, 34% from top quarter, 69% from top half. Full-time: 8,172 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 2,869 students, 51% women, 49% men. Students come from 32 states and territories, 68 other countries, 8% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 5% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 21% 25 or older, 9% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 73% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; protective services/public administration. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at other units of the University of Nebraska System. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum ACT score of 20 or rank in upper 50% of high school class, SAT or ACT. Placement: SAT or ACT required for some. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $45. State resident tuition: $3,938 full-time, $131.25 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $11,602 full-time, $386.75 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $595 full-time, $15.50 per semester hour part-time, $72 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and student level. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and student level. College room and board: $5960. College room only: $3570. Room and board charges vary according to board plan.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 126 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 5% of eligible men and 3% of eligible women are members. Most popular organization: Student Programming Organization. Major annual events: Homecoming, Magical Dinner, Welcome Back Week. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,212 college housing spaces available; 927 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. University Library with 700,000 books, 2 million microform titles, 3,000 serials, 7,000 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $4.8 million. 2,000 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.