Nebraska Wesleyan was founded by Nebraska Methodists and actively maintains its relation to The United Methodist Church. The University reflects the Judeo Christian tradition in its efforts to integrate questions about meaning and value with the pursuit of learning and understanding. The University is committed to excellence of academic endeavor and to learning as a lifelong process. The curricula and programs are designed to assist students in gaining and expanding knowledge and skills, in developing their competence in rational thought and communication, in broadening their perspectives on humanity and culture, and in enhancing their spiritual, physical, emotional, and aesthetic resources. Nebraska Wesleyan intends that its students develop a sense of individual worth and become useful and serving members of the human community.
Nebraska Wesleyan University is an academic community dedicated to intellectual and personal growth within the context of a liberal arts education and in an environment of Christian concern.
Nebraska Wesleyan University (Lincoln, NE) is a liberal arts university dedicated to academic excellence. NWU is a top national producer of Fulbright scholars and ranks 12th in the nation with 104 Academic All-Americans. Two-thirds of NWU students go on to graduate or professional school.
The university earned one of the nation’s top awards for global emphasis in higher education, the 2008 Sen. Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization. NWU was also one of 15 colleges invited to participate in the inaugural U.S. Department of State Internship Fellows Program.
Approximately 1,500 undergraduate students enjoy a 13-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio and a broad-based curriculum of 48 majors, 40 minors and 18 pre-professional programs. Graduate programs in forensic science, nursing and historical studies serve approximately 225 students. More than 275 adult learners are enrolled in Wesleyan Advantage baccalaureate programs.