Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

Applying for Admission is your first step in joining Nebraska Engineering. The UNL College of Engineering has a unique set-up for our programs, as we offer 12 majors and numerous graduate programs in two cities on three campuses: Lincoln City Campus, Lincoln East Campus, and in Omaha (at The Peter Kiewit Institute). Depending on the program you choose, you will spend most or all of your time on one of these campuses.

The following admission requirements give you an idea of how to prepare prior to enrolling in the College of Engineering. 


Freshman Admission Requirements

In addition to university requirements, students must meet the following College of Engineering requirements:

4 years of high school math, including:

  • 2 years of algebra l
  • 1 year of geometry l
  • 1 year of trigonometry, pre-calculus or calculus

3 years of natural science, including:

  • 1 year of physics l
  • 1 year of chemistry

ACT composite of 24 or higher or SAT total score (Critical Reading and Math only) of 1110 or higher (if the minimum admission has not been met, a student still may be admitted based on an individual review of his/her application).

>> UNL Admission Information and Requirements 
>> If you will be enrolling in our Omaha programs, you'll apply through the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), while still remaining a Nebraska Engineering student.


Transfer Student Admission Requirements
  • 2.5 transfer cumulative GPA if a Nebraska resident
  • 3.0 transfer cumulative GPA is a non-resident

>> Information for transfer students


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