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Office of Admissions
2510 11th Avenue
Kearney, NE 68849
Three colleges, 170 majors, 20 pre-professional programs. UNK focuses on the undergraduate experience while becoming an international destination for some key graduate and online programs. With a new University of Nebraska Medical Center Health Science Education Complex, pre-med and allied health professions majors are finding increased opportunities for education and practical experience here in Kearney.
High school seniors should apply between the beginning of their senior year and four weeks prior to the start of the semester.
We recommend to apply as early as possible to get started on housing, register for New Student Enrollment, and to be considered for scholarships – many have a March 1 deadline.

Admissions Requirements

The Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska has established minimum admission requirements for first-time freshman students. These requirements may not pertain to policies for transfer, international, readmission or non- degree students.
Freshman students must complete the following requirements:
  • Application Form - complete an online application and submit the $45.00 non-refundable admissions application fee to:
    • Office of Admissions, University of Nebraska at Kearney, 2510 11th Avenue, Kearney, NE 68849 
  • Entrance Tests - UNK requires all new students to complete either the ACT or SAT test and have that score reported to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.  High school juniors and seniors must take the ACT or SAT test and list UNK (ACT College Code 2468, SAT Code 6467) as one of their college choices.  When applying for admission, however, you will be allowed to self-report your official ACT or SAT scores for initial admission purposes.
  • Transcripts -  A final transcript reflecting high school graduation is required after you have graduated. At the time of application, Nebraska residents will be allowed to self-report high school coursework and GPA.  Out-of-state applicants will need to send an unofficial transcript through their junior year (sixth semester) of high school. 
UNK is proud to serve military veterans, active duty service members, and their dependents as they pursue their educational goals. We work diligently to support UNK’s military community by providing military and veteran students with resources and services developed to help them succeed. Located in the Financial Aid Office, Military and Veterans Services assists veterans and military students with applying for military education benefits and acts as a liaison between students and the Veterans Administration and branches of military.