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University of Nebraska at Omaha

Omaha, Nebraska

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University of Nebraska at Omaha

Public 4 Year

About University of Nebraska at Omaha

The University of Nebraska Omaha (Omaha or UNO) is a public research university located in Omaha, Nebraska, United States. Founded in 1908 by faculty from the Omaha Presbyterian Theological Seminary as a private non-sectarian college, the university was originally known as the University of Omaha. Originally meant to provide a Christian-based education free from ecclesiastical control, the university served as a strong alternative to the city's many successful religiously affiliated institutions.Serving as Nebraska's premier metropolitan university, UNO continues to rapidly expand to meet the growing demands of the city of Omaha and the state of Nebraska. Since the year 2000, the university has more than tripled its student housing and is currently building a 450-bed student dormitory and academic space on its south campus. It has also recently constructed modern facilities for its engineering, information technology and business programs. UNO currently offers more than 200 programs of study across 6 different colleges and has over 60 classroom, student, athletic, and research facilities spread across 3 campuses. The university expects to enroll 20,000 students by the year 2020.The Omaha Mavericks compete in 15 NCAA Division I sports in both the NCHC and Summit League conferences. The ice hockey, basketball, and volleyball teams compete in the new Baxter Arena located on the university's Center street campus. UNO enjoyed national attention in 2015, when its men's hockey team reached the national semifinal (Frozen Four) of the NCAA tournament.


Located in Omaha, Nebraska.

6001 Dodge St, Omaha, NE, 68182-0225, Douglas County

University of Nebraska at Omaha Rankings

Prepler rankings are based on rigorous and in-depth analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education.

2021 Best Colleges in America

#283 of 6828

2021 Best Colleges in Nebraska

#3 of 50

2021 Best Public Colleges in Nebraska

#2 of 17

Most Popular Majors

The most popular major at University of Nebraska at Omaha is Business Management followed by Education, Computer Sciences, Security & Enforcement and Biomedical.

Graduation Rate

Graduation rate of college is a strong indicator of success of the college’s students in attaining their educational goals. Prepler defines graduation rate as the percentage of first-time, full-time students who graduated from University of Nebraska at Omaha within four or six years.

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Notable Alumni