About NWU

Nebraska Wesleyan University is the #1 liberal arts university in Nebraska. NWU is dedicated to academic excellence in an environment of Christian concern at both its Lincoln campus and Omaha site.

Nebraska Wesleyan University enrolls approximately 2,100 from multiple states and countries which makes it the ideal sized university.

See what makes Nebraska Wesleyan University a great place to learn by doing.

University Facts

  • Founded in 1887
  • 106 majors, minors and pre-professional programs
  • 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • Average first to second-year retention rate: 79 percent
  • 40+ active student organizations
  • Seven Greek chapters
  • Thriving study abroad and service learning programming
  • Four-year graduation guarantee
  • Average ACT: 26
  • Student loan default rate: 3.6 percent (national average: 13.4 percent)
  • 66 percent enter grad school within five years
  • Average class size: 19
  • 98 percent of students receive financial aid
  • $15 million in aid distributed last year

About Lincoln, NE

Students at Nebraska Wesleyan’s main campus live and learn in Lincoln—the Great Plains’ greatest college town. With a quarter-million people and 40,000 college students, the midsized city of Lincoln gives students access to internships and jobs in state government, business, nonprofits, scientific research, education and the arts.

Low unemployment, low crime and low cost of living combine with high diversity and a friendly local culture to make Lincoln a great place to pursue learning and launch careers.

Learn more about life in Lincoln at lifeisright.com.

Methodist Connection

Nebraska Wesleyan University was founded by Nebraska Methodists and actively maintains its relation to the United Methodist Church and its Nebraska Annual Conference.