According to students, the average UNL professor is just that—average. Some are brilliant and some are wretched, and the rest fit somewhere in between. If you want to meet a professor who is more than just your average, everyday Joe, then you’ll need to take it upon yourself to actually meet them by attending office hours. It’s also important to ask your fellow students or visit www.pick-a-prof.com before choosing a course and a professor. Since there are multiple sections for most classes, you often have a choice of instructor, so choose wisely.
You can expect a quality education at UNL. It’s not as academically rigorous as an Ivy, but most students don’t choose Nebraska because of its intense academic programs and renowned faculty. Overall, the relaxed coursework—in comparison to the more prestigious private colleges—gives students some extra time to learn outside the classroom. And, yes, there is much more to college than what’s in the textbooks.