Lincoln is one of the safest and fastest-growing Midwest cities—combining the perks of a big city with the comfort of a small town. Living on campus, you'll never be more than a few blocks from the action.
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is located next to downtown Lincoln within walking distance of hundreds of restaurants and entertainment venues in the Haymarket and Railyard districts.
The newly-built Pinnacle Bank arena close to campus hosts a variety of world-class performers and sporting events year-round. Past acts included P!nk, Jay Z, Sir Paul McCartney and Cirque du Soleil. The Railyard area around the arena boasts a number of restaurants, coffee houses and boutiques. Due to its diverse employment opportunities and a low cost of living, Lincoln is one of the fastest growing metro areas in the Midwest. It's also within easy traveling distance to larger cities such as Omaha, Kansas City, Chicago, Minneapolis and Denver.
Lincoln is a buzzing college town with something for everyone. Lincoln is home to more than 300,000 people and was ranked the "5th Safest American City" by Forbes. Add to that Lincoln's exciting arts and entertainment scene, new business and technology firms, internship opportunities and hardworking people within a community of scenic parks and bike trails, you'll discover why Lincoln inspires and supports success.
UNL was 1 of just 45 colleges and universities given an "A" grade for safety by Reader's Digest magazine.
Student safety is one of our top priorities. Located in Lincoln, Nebraska, the University of Nebraska sits in one of the safest communities in the United States.
The university has its own police force on-call 24 hours per day. Blue safety lights offer students an emergency call box with immediate police, fire, and ambulance response throughout campus.
Students can also sign up for email and text message alerts that will send alerts in emergency situations and inclement weather.
UNL has its own student health center and is also located 3 kilometers from a full service hospital to serve all medical needs.
Most freshmen must live on campus, but it's honestly a pretty exciting experience. See which one of our 17 unique residence halls fits you best.
Live, learn, and connect with other students by joining a learning community. It's an easy way to make friends and take your studies to the next level.
Bicycles are a popular means of travel around campus and Lincoln. Racks are available across campus to secure bikes. The City of Lincoln recently installed protected bike lanes throughout downtown and around campus.
Lincoln's extensive trails system has been recognized as one of the best in the nation. More than 130 miles of trails are available for walking, hiking, biking and running.
Transportation in Lincoln and around campus is easy with our public bus network. As a student, you'll be able to get a free bus pass with your UNL ID.
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Regional Bus Service
UNL has partnered with Zipcar to make cars available on campus for students to rent by the hour or day. All students age 18+ are welcomed, including drivers with international licenses.
In addition, car rental companies are located at the Lincoln Municipal Airport.
Airports in Lincoln and Omaha make arrivals and departures easy.
If you'd like to travel around the U.S., Lincoln features commercial bus, train and air services.
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Regional Train Service
Staying active is easy at NEBRASKA. Campus Recreation at UNL offers indoor and outdoor activities and even day trip adventures around Nebraska and to other states.
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