Admission Requirements

Applying for admission is your first step in joining Nebraska Engineering. The College of Engineering has a unique set-up for our programs, as we offer 14 majors and numerous graduate programs in two cities on three campuses: Lincoln City Campus, Lincoln East Campus, and Scott Campus 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.

Freshman Admission Requirements

In addition to university requirements, College of Engineering applicants (except those applying to the Computer Science* major) must meet the following requirements below:

4 units of high school math, including:

  • 1 unit of Algebra I
  • 1 unit of Algebra II
  • 1 unit of Geometry
  • 1 unit of Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry or Calculus

3 units of high school science (must include):

  • 1 unit of physics
  • 1 unit of chemistry

If the minimum admission has not been met, a student may be admitted based on an individual review of the application:

  • 24 ACT Composite (SAT equivalent score of 1180) or
  • 24 ACT MATH sub-score (or 580 SAT Math score) or
  • 3.5 cumulative high school GPA

* To earn a degree in computer science, students must have four years of world language courses (in the same language) in middle school/high school, or complete an Intermediate (202) level of any world language offered at UNL.

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

Transfer Student Admission Requirements
  • 2.0 last semester GPA
  • 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Must be calculus-ready

>> Information for transfer students