UNK Mission:The University of Nebraska at Kearney is a public, residential university committed to be one of the nation’s premier undergraduate institutions with excellent graduate education, scholarship, and public service. UNK Vision:The University of Nebraska at Kearney will achieve national distinction for a high quality, multidimensional learning environment, engagement with community and public interests, and preparation of students to lead responsible and productive lives in a democratic, multicultural society. Key to such improvement will be: clear focus on mission imperatives, fidelity to historic core values, and continuous and rigorous self-appraisal or assessment of outcomes.Students5,274 undergraduate students and 1,628 graduate students.Students come to UNK from 91 of the 93 Nebraska counties, all 50 states including the District of Columbia, and over 50 foreign countries.Academics:UNK offers 120 undergraduate majors, 22 pre-professional programs, and 27 graduate programs.Each year, the UNK Honors Program accepts more than 120 freshmen based on a minimum top 25% class rank, a minimum 27 ACT score, letters of reference, extracurricular accomplishments, and essays. At p...resent, there are 550 students in the Honors Program.UNK’s undergraduate research program is a national model. Campus programs support students working one-on-one with professors to conduct original research and creative projects. Over 30% of UNK students do research outside of class and present their projects at academic conferences.UNK is the only campus in Nebraska to participate in the National Student Exchange that allows students to attend one of 175 other universities or colleges across the continent for a semester or a year, often at UNK tuition rates.Athletics:Member of NCAA Division II—Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association.Programs include baseball, softball, football, volleyball, wrestling, women’s swimming and diving, women's soccer, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s golf, and men’s and women’s track and field.Colors: Royal Blue & Old Gold.Nickname: Lopers (for the Pronghorn Antelope)UNK athletes are students first. The average cumulative GPA for all 19 Loper teams is consistently above 3.0.