Leadership & Vision
Strategic Priority Areas Include:
- Academic excellence
- Engagement with urban, regional, national and global communities
Academic Priority Areas Include:
- Doctoral/Graduate Research
- Early Childhood/Child Welfare
- Global Engagement
- Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
UNO Student Population
- 15,395 total student body
- 12,705 undergraduate students
- 2,690 graduate students
- 41 states represented
- More than 1,700 international students representing 131 countries
Special Study Options
- Distance Learning
- International Study
- Teacher Certification
- Continuing Education
- Learning Communities
- Honors Program
NCAA Division I
- UNO Hockey is the only Division I hockey team in Nebraska
- The newly constructed Ralston Arena is home to the UNO Men's Basketball team
Women's sports include: basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and volleyball
Men's sports include: baseball, basketball, golf, hockey, soccer and tennis
Learning Through Action
- Since 2005, UNO has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This places UNO among the top 20 universities in the nation for service learning, community service and civic engagement initiatives.
- In 2012, UNO broke ground for a new 60,000-square-foot Community Engagement Center. Scheduled to open in 2014, the new center will be the first of its kind to be built in the United States.
Examples of UNO Community Engagement:
- UNO students have access to a large range of internship opportunities in the Omaha region and nationally. This hands-on experience is critical to gaining professional experience before entering the workforce. Faculty and UNO's Career Center are two great resources.
- UNO's Service Learning Academy allows students to participate in professor-designed service learning projects in partnership with representatives of community organizations and plan activities that will meet genuine needs in the community and advance student understanding of course curriculum.
- The Office of Student-Community Leadership & Service (SCLS) spearheads opportunities for developing students as engaged community citizens and leaders of community stewardship through diverse, reciprocal and mutually beneficial service opportunities that build and strengthen our communities and our world. For 2011-2012, efforts through UNO's SCLS gave 64,000 hours of service to the community at a donated value of $1,342,000.
- Student Organizations and Leadership Programs (SOLP) is actively involved in a variety of service projects and fundraisers with the community.
- Research and Creative Activity is another opportunity to merge scholarly research and engagement with the larger community. Our scholars work with colleagues in academia, government, the non-profit sector and the business community. Our students not only make intellectual contributions to our scholarly efforts, but in return acquire the knowledge and skills that prepare them as tomorrow's leaders.
UNO is #6 in the country for military friendliness, according to the Military Times magazine rankings. UNO has a one-stop office dedicated to military students, veterans and their dependents called "Military and Veteran University Services Office" or MaV USO.
Since, 2007, UNO has invested $200 million into building and renovating state-of-the-art facilities. Recent additions and renovations include:
- Mammel Hall, home of the College of Business Administration
- The Peter Kiewit Institute for Information Science and Technology
- Roskens Hall home of the College of Education
- the Health, Physical Education & Recreation (HPER) Building
Future additions include:
- The Biomechanics Research Building
- The Community Engagement Center
By the Numbers
- 200 Majors and programs, including bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees offered at UNO
- 18/1: UNO's Student-Faculty Ratio
- 85% of our faculty have earned the highest degree in their field
- 974 Service learning classes have been offered since the Service Learning Academy was established in 1998
- 1000+ Students use their spring break to perform volunteer work within the community, each year
- 5 Fortune 500 companies that make their home in Omaha
- 39% of UNO's student body are first generation students (2012)
- 2,300 students are in 121 service related courses (2011-2012)
- 1908 The University of Omaha opened with 26 students at 24th & Pratt Streets
- 1931 The University of Omaha became the Municipal University of Omaha
- 1948 Dr. Milo Bail became president, and the university was relocated to its current location at 60th & Dodge Streets
- 1968 The Municipal University of Omaha merged with the University of Nebraska System and became the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO).
- 2011 UNO was classified as a doctoral/research university by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education and achieved the prestigious elective classification for "Community Engagement" by the Carnegie Foundation.