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Why UNO?



UNO has served as the point of access for excellence in higher education for more than 105 years and serves as Nebraska's metropolitan university. Learn more about The UNO Advantage.


Hear directly from international students and others at UNO about the campus and community. Take the Virtual Campus Tour.

You can also take the Living on Campus virtual tour in Arabic (العربية) or Chinese (中文).


Meet Yunsi Kuang, an English Education major from Guangdong, China, and other UNO international students. Meet Our Students


The UNO annual campus security and fire safety report is available at The report is required by federal law and contains policy statements and crime statistics for UNO. The report includes policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security, for example, policies for responding to emergency situations and sexual offenses. Three years’ worth of statistics are included for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on campus, in or on off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by UNO and on public property within or immediately adjacent to campus. You may also request a paper copy from Campus Security, Eppley Administration Building, room 100, 1.402.554.2648.

1. High-quality academic programs

UNO offers more than 200 accredited academic programs. Many have earned recognition for excellence. For example, these graduate programs are ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report:

  • #6 Information and Technology Management
  • #6 Public Finance and Budgeting
  • #11 Nonprofit Management
  • #14 City Management and Urban Policy
  • #17 Criminology
  • #21 Public Management Administration
  • Top one-third: Master of Business Administration
  • The aviation program is one of the best in the country and recently won the prestigious Loening Trophy.
  • The graduate Athletic Training Program is the oldest in the U.S. and enjoys an international reputation for excellence.

For a full listing of all UNO's academic offerings, check out Undergraduate Programs and Graduate Programs.

2. Large, diverse international campus community

Each year, almost 1,700 international students from more than 120 countries attend UNO, creating a vibrant community for studying, collaborating, and learning about the world. Regular international events - field trips, cultural fairs, games, picnics - help new students get to know each other and feel at home. Check out what's happening at

3. Flexibility

We know that international students have unique needs and interests, and we pride ourselves in being responsive and flexible. For example, many students, while lacking English proficiency, are otherwise qualified for undergraduate or graduate coursework. These students may receive conditional admission. They know in advance that they can begin studies in a degree program immediately after completing intensive English classes. Learn more about your Intensive English Options.

4. Omaha: welcoming, fun, and affordable

Check out some of the recognition Omaha has earned in recent years:

  • #1 – Best Value City (, July 2011)
  • #1 – America’s Most Affordable Cities (Forbes, January 2011)
  • #1 – Best City to Raise a Family (, May 2012)
  • #2 – America’s Best Cities for Business (MarketWatch, December 2010)
  • #3 – Places with Good Jobs and Cheap Housing (Yahoo! Finance, July 2011)
  • #5 – Best Cities for Young Professionals (Forbes, July 2011)

Omaha is a vibrant, culturally diverse metropolis, offering big-city attractions in a safe, small-town atmosphere. It is the most affordable place to live in the United States. Our economy is strong and growing. Our downtown area and other unique commercial districts feature shopping, restaurants, parks, concerts, night clubs, and the finer arts. No matter where they are from, students in Omaha find food, friends, entertainment, and places of worship that make them feel at home. Check out all that Omaha offers in Housing, Campus, & Community.

5. Commitment to international students and our global mission

UNO's International Admissions and Advising office is a one-stop shop for everything you need - visa assistance, airport pickup, housing arrangements, and advice on financial aid. Our advisors have the biggest hearts in the business. They've been welcoming international students to Omaha for many years, and they have plenty of international experience themselves through studying abroad or serving in the Peace Corps.

Equally important, we want you on our campus because we believe that international exchange is important - for you, for all of UNO's students, and for the future of the world. At UNO, you can learn, grow, and advance your academic and career goals. You can also contribute to the diversity of thought and the global orientation of our campus. We hope you will join us. Learn How to Apply.