University of Nebraska at Omaha

The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska's premier metropolitan research university offering nationally recognized bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. Our university spans more than 150 acres on multiple campuses in the heart of Omaha, surrounded by residential neighborhoods, shopping and dining. UNO offers one of the most competitive tuition rates in the region, making college accessible for residents and non-residents.


Our more than 15,000 students have access to over 200 accredited academic, research, and service programs at the baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral levels, many of which have national rankings. For example, the Bachelor of General Studies Degree program, which can be completed online, is ranked in the Top 20 Online Bachelor Degree Programs (#7 for Military students) by U.S. News and World Report. 


UNO has received a Doctoral Research University and Community Engagement classification by the Carnegie Foundation, and has been on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll every year since 2005 (the inception of the award). Ranked as the #2 4-Year University for military friendliness by “The Military Times,” UNO has many options for military and veteran students online, on base, and on campus. 



UNO has added over 1.8 million square feet of new or renovated facilities space since 2006, investing over a quarter of a billion dollars.  Recent projects include, Mammell Hall, the only LEED gold-certified academic building in the state; the Biomechanics Building and the Barbara Weitz Community Engagement center, both serving as the only buildings of their kind in the country. Additionally, we boast an updated recreation center; apartment style housing; and our renovated Criss Library.  A new on-campus arena for athletics, campus events, and community functions will be completed in October 2015. 


Student Life

UNO is a student-centered campus located in one of America’s best-ranked cities for value and quality of life. We’re the most diverse campus in the state, with numerous opportunities to study abroad or interact with international students from 121 countries. Our more than 100 student organizations, learning communities and service learning programs are partnered with businesses and leaders in Omaha’s vibrant community.  Students can choose from internships and future full-time employment opportunities from a variety of industries, including five Fortune 500 companies.  UNO is constantly adapting to serve student needs including newer degree programs in biomedical informatics, information assurance, and emergency management while providing an affordable, accessible education to all students.



Omaha is more than simply our location; the city truly functions as part of our campus. With more than 400,000 residents, and a population of more than 1.2 million within a 50-mile radius, Nebraska's largest city is also integral to what UNO is as a university. UNO and Omaha have long had a dynamic, fruitful partnership with a shared goal: changing lives of students and residents while enriching the global community. Omahan’s love this city, and others outside of our region are recognizing Omaha's allure. In fact, our recent endorsements come from many quarters including: 

  • Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine, which named Omaha the #3 city to live, work and play in the nation
  • The Daily Beast, which voted Omaha the #2 Best City for Recent Grads
  • Forbes, which voted Omaha the #5 Best City for Young Professionals
  • The Fiscal Times, which voted Omaha the #1 U.S. City with the Biggest Bang for Your Buck
  • MTV, which voted Omaha the #2 Best Up-And-Coming City for Music

While it is a thriving metropolitan center and the largest city in the state, Omaha is quintessentially Midwestern. Residents enjoy the benefit of four seasons and find outdoor activities plentiful year-round.


Located on the eastern border of Nebraska, near the Missouri River, the city of Omaha is a center of creativity, business and philanthropy. This is where worldwide, industry-leading companies, visionary nonprofits, award-winning arts and culture, and innovative start-ups flourish, and attract a range of world-class talent—from entrepreneurs to artists.  You can take in a concert at the Century Link Center or the world famous Holland Performing Arts Center, catch an art house film at the internationally recognized Film Streams, stroll the more than 100 acres at the Lauritzen Gardens, or shop and dine to your heart's content in the Old Market, Midtown Crossing, or Aksarben Village. Take a walk from Nebraska to Iowa—and back again on the Bob Kerrey Bridge. This landmark offers a memorable view of Omaha's skyline and is a prominent feature of our newly reinvigorated waterfront. We're also proud to say we've been the home to the NCAA Division I College World Series for more than 60 years as well as the 2008, 2012, and 2016 U.S. Olympic Swim Trials.


Omaha, along with UNO, is a vibrant environment with lots of momentum. And together, our visions for the future are bright.


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