University of Nebraska at Omaha

The University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) is a premier metropolitan university that combines the resources of a doctoral research institution with a thriving community in the heart of Omaha.

With a global reach and vision, UNO is large enough to provide opportunities students seek, yet personal enough to include the mentorship they need to achieve academic excellence, creativity, and engaged learning at competitive tuition rates.

UNO is committed to and engaged with the city surrounding it, allowing students unique hands-on opportunities, internships, service learning, applied research, and other collaborative activities that enhance time in the classroom.

This is the ”O” we want you to know – forward thinking, student centered, and devoted to the city we call home. #KnowTheO


Our more than 16,000 students have access to more than 200 programs at the baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral levels, many of which have national rankings. UNO’s six colleges are dedicated to providing rigorous undergraduate and graduate academic programs taught by faculty who are national and international experts in their fields. All of UNO’s colleges offer unique opportunities in research and hands-on experiences that are critical to gaining an edge in a competitive global marketplace. 

Ranked as the No. 1, 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 is also home to the nation’s best business school for veterans. 

UNO is the nation's leader in community engagement. In 2014, UNO received the Presidential Award for economic opportunity for our work in the metro area. UNO has also received a Doctoral Research University and Community Engagement classification by the Carnegie Foundation.


UNO has added more than 1.8 million square feet of new or renovated facilities space since 2006, investing over a quarter of a billion dollars.  Recent projects include: Baxter Arena, a new home for Maverick athletics and community events; Mammel 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. 


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 more than 117 countries. Our more than 150 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 in a variety of industries. UNO is constantly adapting to serve student needs including newer degree programs in biomedical informatics, information assurance, and emergency management while providing an affordable and accessible education to all students.



Omaha is more than simply our location; the city truly functions as part of the UNO campus. With a population of more than 1.2 million within a 50-mile radius, Omaha is integral to what UNO is as a university and offers unlimited opportunities for collaboration. UNO and Omaha enjoy a dynamic, fruitful, long-term partnership with a shared goal: changing the lives of students and residents while enriching the global community.

Students find internships, careers and other opportunities in the heart of Nebraska's largest city. While it is a thriving metropolitan center, 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 Fortune 500 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 CenturyLink 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.

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