University of Nebraska at Kearney

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Basic Information

Address: University of Nebraska at Kearney eCampus Communications Center Building, 3rd Floor 1910 University Drive Kearney, NE 68849
Phone Number: (308) 865-6388
Fax Number: (308) 865-8090
President: Chancellor Douglas A. Kristensen

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Additional Information

School Type: University
Organization Affiliation: Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
Degrees Offered:

Bachelors, Masters, Certificates, Endorsements

School Setting:

Located in the Midwest, UNK is one of four institutions in the University of Nebraska system. Online students receive a quality and affordable education as well as the same degree as our on-campus students.

School Size: • 5,274 undergraduate students and 1,628 graduate students. • Students come to UNK from 91 of the 93 Nebraska counties, all 50 states including the District of Columbia, and over 50 foreign countries.
Classroom Size: varies by course
Student/Teacher Ratio: 18.9 to 1
School Holidays: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving Day

Campus is comprised of 515 acres, including the soon-to-be-developed University Village. UNK has more than 48 buildings including classrooms, labs, residence halls, and athletic venues. The proximity of the campus offers easy access to the city's vibrant and growing community including: cultural events, shopping centers, outdoor recreational facilities, affordable housing, award-winning restaurants, as well as hockey, musical shows, plays, and a variety of concerts, many within walking distance of the campus.

Housing Type: • Seven traditional-style residence halls, one suite-style residence halls, two Greek chapter house complexes, and one university apartment complex. • All residential units are within easy walking distance of the academic buildings, the library, the student union, and the Health and Sports Center.
Diversity: UNK is an academic community that pledges to foster a climate of rigorous intellectual inquiry, unfettered exchange of ideas, and mutual respect – inside and outside the classroom – that is grounded in the principles of academic freedom and academic responsibility. UNK is a place where people matter. Learn more about UNK’s commitment to promoting an inclusive environment:
  • Member of NCAA Division II--Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association.
  • Programs include baseball, softball, football, volleyball, wrestling, women's swimming and diving, women's soccer, men's and women's cross country, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's tennis, men's and women's golf, and men's and women's track and field.
  • Colors: Royal Blue & Old Gold.
  • Nickname: Lopers (for the Pronghorn Antelope)
  • UNK athletes are students first. The average cumulative GPA for all 19 Loper teams is consistently above 3.0.
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Mission Statement:

The University of Nebraska at Kearney is a public, residential university committed to be one of the nation’s premier undergraduate institutions with excellent graduate education, scholarship, and public service.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

The University of Nebraska at Kearney will achieve national distinction for a high quality, multidimensional learning environment, engagement with community and public interests, and preparation of students to lead responsible and productive lives in a democratic, multicultural society.
Key to such improvement will be: clear focus on mission imperatives, fidelity to historic core values, and continuous and rigorous self-appraisal or assessment of outcomes.

Notable Graduates/Alumni:

Emily Balcetis, Richard G. Kopf, Larry L. Peterson, Marg Helgenberger, Rob Kajiwara, Joba Chamberlain, Jon Bokenkamp, Don Welch