City of Omaha
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.
The city is vital to our student life, academics, athletics and mission 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.
Omahans 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
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 that we share with Iowa, 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 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 and 2012 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.