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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Campus Housing is great because of the proximity to classes and the atmosphere of being on campus.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Very convenient and close to classes--pretty much a 5-10 minute walk anywhere on campus. Cost is affordable, although it is much cheaper to live off campus, even if you have to pay $400/month for rent. The Honors dorm has a great community feel to it that you don't get as much in the other dorms. Social events are open to everyone, and like everything at college, it's what you participate in and how much you do that determines what you get out of it. Signing up for housing is pretty easy...it's the roommate process that can be a hassle.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Good community and I feel more involved

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The buildings are very nice, new, and well kept.

College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live at home, not on campus.

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When it comes to picking favorites, UNL students care more about the convenience and reputation of a dorm than the quality of its rooms. Some students are willing to sacrifice shut-eye for partying (Abel), while others are willing to walk three extra blocks to class so they can actually study in their rooms (Harper-Schramm-Smith). Students really enjoy living on campus, but many feel that it’s important to choose a dorm with a personality that matches their own.

Perhaps more importantly, there are many strong friendships that are bound while living on campus. At UNL, all freshmen are required to live on campus, which means the dorms have a wide variety of residents. Even if you aren’t BFF with your roommate, you’re bound to meet someone you like on your floor—there are like 60 to 100 other undergrads. It has been proven that students are truly better off living like sardines their freshman years than living the suite life due to the bonding experience. The friendships you will forge in the dorms will make your college years that much more meaningful and fun.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
7,731
Average Housing Costs
$5,282
Undergrads Living On Campus
41%
Number of Dormitories
16
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
2
Best Dorms
  • Harper
  • Schramm
  • Smith
Worst Dorms
Sandoz Hall
What You Get
  • Air-conditioning
  • Bed
  • Bookshelf
  • Cable TV
  • Closet
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Local telephone service
  • Window coverings
  • Wireless Internet
Also Available
You can pay a little extra for linen service, which saves you the hassle of washing your sheets.
Available for Rent
Bed lofts Bed sheets MicroFridges Minifridges
Did You Know?
Tommy Lee's Neidhardt Hall dorm room was actually an apartment complex in downtown Lincoln.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Abel Hall
Floors: 13
Number of Occupants: 1004
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Double, super double
Special Features: Refrigerator, loftable bed, recreation area, study area, computer lab, cable, gameroom, laundry, air conditioning, elevator, biggest dorm, first eight floors house Residential Learning Community to help residents adjust and develop study skills
Burr Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 222
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, sophomore, junior, senior
Room Types: Double
Special Features: Recreation area, study area, computer lab, cable, gameroom, laundry, air conditioning, shuttle to city campus, Microfridge, close-knit community, home to Achievement, Commitment, and Excellence
Cather Hall
Floors: 13
Number of Occupants: 228
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly upperclassmen
Room Types: Single, double
Special Features: Study area, computer lab, cable, gameroom, laundry, air conditioning, Microfridge, elevator, recreation area, home of International Theme Housing, which provides activities reflecting an international interest
Fedde Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 39
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen and graduate students
Room Types: Single
Special Features: Microfridge, recreation area, study area, computer lab, cable, gameroom, laundry, air conditioning, small and quiet community, shuttle to city campus
Harper Hall
Floors: 10
Number of Occupants: 450
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen and graduate students
Room Types: Double, super double
Special Features: Study area, computer lab, cable, gameroom, laundry, air conditioning, recreation area, elevator, staff helps residents adjust and learn life skills
Husker Courtyard
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 478
Bathrooms: In apartment
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen, graduate, non-traditional freshmen
Room Types: Two- and four- bedroom apartments
Special Features: Living area, full kitchen, patio, storage room, cable hookup, two free meals a week, basic bathroom cleaning every other week
Husker Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 41
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Graduate and non-traditonal
Room Types: Single
Special Features: Prepare meals in the hall kitchen, study area, computer lab, cable, gameroom, laundry, air conditioning, Microfridge in room, shuttle to city and east campus
Husker Village
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 528
Bathrooms: In apartment
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Two- and four- bedroom apartments
Special Features: Living area, full kitchen, storage room, cable hookup, convenience store with lounge and fireplace, two free meals a week, basic bathroom cleaning every other week
Kauffman Center
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 200
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors
Room Types: Suite-style
Special Features: Study area, TV lounge, game room, laundry, home to J.D. Edwards Honors Program
Love Memorial Coop
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 45
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Double
Special Features: Self-governed, supportive academic and social environment, no board plan, home-cooked meals, close parking, shuttle to city campus, all residents share house duties
Neihardt Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 462
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors
Room Types: Double
Special Features: Loft-beds, sinks in rooms, study area, computer lab, cable, gameroom, laundry, air conditioning, home of Honors Program
Pound Hall
Floors: 13
Number of Occupants: 228
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly upperclassmen
Room Types: Single
Special Features: Study area, computer lab, cable, gameroom, laundry, air conditioning, recreation area, house Honors Program
Sandoz Hall
Floors: 9
Number of Occupants: 465
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly freshmen, also upperclassmen
Room Types: Double, triple
Special Features: Recreation and study area, computer lab, cable, gameroom, laundry, air conditioning, MicroFridge, home to many sororities pledges
Schramm Hall
Floors: 10
Number of Occupants: 450
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: All classes
Room Types: Double, super double
Special Features: Recreation area, study area, computer lab, cable, gameroom, laundry, air conditioning, events for residents with an emphasis on acclimation to campus and study skills
Selleck Quad
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 612
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Graduates, non-traditional, undergraduates
Room Types: Double
Special Features: Central location, diverse population, dining service, study area, computer lab, cable, gameroom, laundry, air conditioning, facilities for physically challenged, International Theme Housing and Music Residential Learning Community with practice and music library
Smith Hall
Floors: 10
Number of Occupants: 450
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, sophomores
Room Types: Double, super double
Special Features: Recreation area, study area, computer lab, cable, gameroom, laundry, air conditioning, staff programming focuses on adjusting to campus, life skills, study habits

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

The Courtyards
Floors: 5
Number of Units: 108 four-bedroom units, 23 two-bedroom units
Bathrooms: Shared with one other resident
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles
Special Features: Each unit has cable and Internet access in each bedroom, coat closet, full kitchen, furnished living area with cable access, storage room, and includes all utilities. Some units have private patios. Meal plan isn't required, but Courtyards residents get two free meals a week. Basic bathroom cleaning provided every other week.
This housing is also available for non-traditional freshmen.
The Village
Bathrooms: Shared with one other resident
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Special Features: Each unit has cable and Internet access in each bedroom, coat closet, full kitchen, furnished living area with cable access, storage room, and includes all utilities. Meal plan isn't required, but The Village residents get two free meals a week. Basic bathroom cleaning provided every other week.
This housing is also available for non-traditional freshmen.

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