Since our founding in 1887, Nebraska Wesleyan University has both grown and remained steadfast to a liberal arts education in a Christian environment. Nebraska Wesleyan University is considered one of the strongest institutions of its kind in the Midwest, and has been continuously accredited since 1914.
NWU at a Glance
- Founded in 1887
- Located in the University Place neighborhood of northeast Lincoln, NE
- Approximately 1,600 undergraduates, 225 graduate students and 275 adult learners
- 53 majors, 41 minors, 18 pre-professional programs
- 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio
- 75 student organizations
- Seven Greek chapters
- Thriving study abroad and service learning programming
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 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.
Approved by the Board of Governors – February 8, 1979
Reaffirmed by the Board of Governors – May 12, 2000
Statement of Vision
Nebraska Wesleyan University will be an outstanding national liberal arts university, where the educational experience transforms each student to lead a life of learning, service, leadership, and success in a diverse world.