Fall 2015 Enrollment
1,811 undergraduate students
83% of undergrad students are full time
39% male — 61% female
14% of students are from out of state
2015-2016 Academic Year
115 full-time faculty
147 part-time faculty
11 to 1 student/faculty ratio
58 percent of students live on campus.
Retention Fall 2015
79% of students began in Fall 2014 and returned in Fall 2015 (full-time, first-time freshmen)
6-Year Graduation Rate 2015
62% of students graduated in 6 years
ENROLLMENT BY RACIAL/ETHNIC CATEGORY - FALL 2015
|Black or African American||2%|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||0%|
|Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander||0%|
|Two or more races||2%|
|Race and/or ethnicity unknown||2%|
Dual affiliation: NCAA Division III and NAIA
Men’s sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross country, Football , Golf, Soccer, Swimming (starting 2014), Tennis, Indoor track and field, and Outdoor track and field
Women’s sports: Basketball, Cross country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming (starting 2014), Tennis, Indoor track and field, Outdoor track and field, and Volleyball
Mascot: Prairie Wolves
Colors: black and gold
Nebraska Wesleyan University is a four-year, independent liberal arts university affiliated with the United Methodist Church and founded in 1887.
Accounting (B.A., B.S.), Acting (B.F.A.), Art (B.A.), Art (B.F.A.), Athletic Training (B.S.), Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (B.S.), Biology (B.A.), Biology (B.S.), Business Administration (B.A., B.S.), Business-Sociology (B.S.), Chemistry (B.A.), Chemistry (B.S.), Communication (B.A., B.S.), Directing (B.F.A.), Economics (B.A., B.S.), Elementary Education (B.A., B.S.), English (B.A.), Exercise Science (B.S.), French (B.A.), Gender Studies (B.A., B.S.), German (B.A.), Global Studies (B.A., B.S.), Health and Fitness Studies (B.S.), Health and Physical Education (B.S.), History (B.A., B.S.), History-Social Science Education (B.A., B.S.), International Business (B.A.), Language Arts Education (B.A., B.S.), Mathematics (B.A., B.S.), Middle Grades Education (B.A., B.S.), Music (B.A.), Music Education, Combination (B.M.), Music Education, Nursing (B.S), Instrumental (B.M.), Music Education, Vocal (B.M.), Music Performance (B.M.), Musical Theatre (B.F.A.), Natural Science Education (B.A., B.S.), Philosophy (B.A., B.S.), Physical Education (B.S.), Physics (B.A.), Physics (B.S.), Political Communication (B.A., B.S.), Political Science (B.A., B.S.), Psychology (B.A., B.S.), Religion (B.A.), Social Work (B.A., B.S.), Sociology-Anthropology (B.A., B.S.), Spanish (B.A.), Special Education (B.A., B.S.), Sport Management (B.S.), Theatre Arts (B.A.), Theatre Arts Education (B.A.), Theatre Design and Technology (B.F.A.), and Theatre Studies (B.F.A.).
The Institute for International Education consistently recognizes Nebraska Wesleyan University as a top national producer of Fulbright scholarships.
NWU is eighth in the nation, regardless of college division, with 141 CoSIDA Academic All-America Awards.
NWU is third in NCAA Division III in NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships.
service for everyone
Nebraska Wesleyan students get involved on and off campus before their first semester even begins. Community service projects are a part of New Student Orientation. NWU’s Student Involvement Fair (held during the second week of classes) lets people explore student groups and get involved early. Professors also integrate service learning components into many courses, carrying a high level of engagement throughout the academic year.
Nebraska Wesleyan University adopted an innovative general education curriculum in 2013. Moving away from a “cafeteria approach” in which students build their class schedules by choosing “a little of this” and “a little of that,” Nebraska Wesleyan now offers a format in which students select an interdisciplinary “thread.” Here, they explore universal topics from the perspectives of multiple academic disciplines. This approach to a liberal arts education helps students see more explicitly the connections between different fields.
faculty of explorers
NWU professors are tremendously dedicated to teaching undergraduates. While some universities prioritize professors’ research and publications, teaching is the at NWU. “The faculty are here because they like to do that,” said Kathy Wolfe, dean of NWU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. “If they didn’t want teaching to be their first responsibility, they wouldn’t be teaching at a school like ours.”
A strong community makes it possible for Nebraska Wesleyan students to put what they learn into action. BFA students in theatre, for example, participate in an average of six shows per year. Their shows are consistently embraced and well attended by the community. Additionally, 100 percent of NWU business students conduct internships due to their strong reputation with local, regional, and even national businesses. These businesses are eager to place—and hire—NWU students.
The Nebraska Wesleyan community is so strong due to NWU students’ commitment to providing it service. In honor of the university’s 125th anniversary in 2013, NWU students led the charge to contribute 100 hours of community service each year. Despite their busy schedules, NWU students, along with faculty, staff, and alumni, reached their 12,500-hour service goal for the year in just eight months.
An outstanding education, the right priorities, and the willingness to work hard combine to bring just about any goal within reach.
PREPARED FOR THE WORLD
An excellent education is why 95 percent of surveyed seniors say Nebraska Wesleyan “prepared” or “strongly prepared” them for employment or graduate and professional school. NWU football lead the nation in Academic All-Americans in both 2012 and 2013. And the work ethic that students sharpen at NWU helps them get the maximum benefit from their education as they pursue their goals.
Nebraska Wesleyan alumni quickly learn they can compete with anyone when it comes to solving complex problems. They respond to changing circumstances and work well in teams. See how NWU students have made the most of their experiences at nebrwesleyan.edu/success.
Admissions Fall 2015
1,689 Total Applicants
1,331 Total Admissions
440 Total Freshman Enrollment
78.80% of applicants admitted
Freshman Profile Fall 2015
|25th Percentile||75th Percentile|
|SAT Critical Reading||430||590|
TUITION AND COSTS
NET PRICE CALCULATOR
TUITION AND COSTS BEFORE FINANCIAL AID 2015-2016
|Room and Board (on campus)||$8,340|
|Estimated Total On Campus||$38,140|
Financial Aid Breakdown 2014-2015
100% of full-time, first-time undergraduates awarded any financial aid
74% of full-time, first-time undergraduates awarded student loan aid
$17,491 Average amount of federal, state, local, or institutional grant aid awarded
$7,772 Average amount of student loan aid awarded to full-time, first-time undergraduates