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About Doane University

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4 Years

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Doane University (DU) is a private liberal arts college which is located in Crete, Nebraska. It has additional campuses in Lincoln, Grand Island, and Omaha. The University was established on 11 July 1872. Doane offers more than 40 undergraduate majors including several pre-professional programs comprising three graduate programs and a Doctorate in Education.

University is considered to be a High-Quality College at an average price, as its overall average net price combined with a high-quality education, results in an average value for the money when compared to other universities in Nebraska.

  • Has more than 1,008 enrolled students, with a gender distribution of 55% of male students and 45% of female students.
  • 78% of the students live in college-owned housing while 22% of students live off-campus.
  • Provides scholarships on the basis of student’s academic achievements, proven leadership, and extracurricular activities.
  • The student to faculty ratio is 11:1.
  • Offers a package of individual courses, as well as undergraduate and graduate degree programs for online learners.
  • Based on the U.S. News data, faculty is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance.
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Business Management, Marketing, Psychology, and Social sciences are the popular majors at the Doane University.

Online Education

The university offers 15 online programs. These programs pertain to 4 disciplines which are Business Management, Education, Nursing, and Psychology.

  • Extends its academics onto the online platform to serve busy professionals to cultivate their educational expertise.

  • The online programs are flexible and individually paced thus breaking the constraints of traditional classroom programs and facilitating students to balance their academics and careers.

  • The multi-functional online learning platform provides the same traditional exhaustive syllabus of the university in an immersive manner.


Some of the student reviews are cited below:

  • The campus is small and the community is very warm. It is almost like one family. The students are supportive of each other and the faculty does their best to make the exhaustive syllabus seem interesting and easy.

  • The professors know the students on a personal basis and this facilitates the learning process. There are lots of activities to get involved around the campus.

  • The campus is very beautiful, the food is good. The activities around the town are scarce but within the campus, life is exciting and everyone is engaged in some activity.

Location & Contact


1014 Boswell Avenue


Email: N/A
Phone: 4028262161
Fax: 4028268600
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According to Forbes

  • Rank as #500 in Top Colleges and #323rd in Private Colleges.
  • The university is ranked #159th in Liberal Arts Universities and #115th in the Midwest.


 According to US News,

  • ranks as #155th in National Liberal Arts College and #162 in High School Counsellor Rankings.


Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

1st May

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The admission is a moderately competitive one with an acceptance rate of 68%. The faculty do conduct an interview process, from the Education Specialist Director after the application process has been done. Last year, 1,885 out of 2,761 applicants were admitted making the faculty an average competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.

Academically it has average requirements for admission test scores.

The average SAT score requirement is 1130 on the 1600 SAT scale and an average ACT score should be 23 and the GPA requirement is 3.5 on 4.0 scale. Complete application fee for admission and the $30 application fee.

The application deadline for the University admission 1st May.

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The average annual cost to attend varies depending upon the program an applicant applies for.

The average annual list price to attend the university on a full-time basis for the students living on-campus is $33,000 while for the students living off-campus is $37,000. The fee comprises $9,400 for Room and Board, $800 for a general fee, $1,000 for books and supplies. Although scholarships are provided by the university on the basis of student’s academic achievements, proven leadership, and participation in extracurricular activities according to both in their schools and their communities. University’s merit-based scholarships are offered through the Presidential Scholarship Program.


Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Bachelor's degree

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Business Administration, Management...

28 Graduates


20 Graduates

Biology, General

19 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

18 Graduates

Psychology, General

15 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

14 Graduates


11 Graduates

Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, G...

10 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

9 Graduates


9 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

8 Graduates


8 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

7 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

6 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

5 Graduates


4 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

4 Graduates

Non-Professional General Legal Stud...

4 Graduates

Computer Science

3 Graduates

Design and Applied Arts

3 Graduates

English Language and Literature/Let...

3 Graduates

Special Education and Teaching

3 Graduates


2 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

2 Graduates

Information Science/Studies

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Natural Sciences

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2 Graduates

Social Sciences, General

2 Graduates

Health Services/Allied Health/Healt...

1 Graduates

International/Global Studies

1 Graduates


1 Graduates

Political Science and Government

1 Graduates

Public Administration

1 Graduates


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Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.






Students Gender



US National: 44%



US National: 56%




81% White

1% Unknown

3% Black

8% Hispanic

4% Two or more races

2% Non Resident alien

1% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

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Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$57,123 per year

Campus Life


The students can reside on campus and 100% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

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The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $4,900/year.

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orange and black

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On-campus housing facilities are offered to the students who wish to remain nearby. The normal expense for on-campus housing is $9,800 per year. Doane University has several dining and meal plan options for its students and the average meal plan at DU costs around $4,900 per year. The university considers the safety and security of its students to be paramount. At DU, campus safety and security features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones and 24-hr escort safety rides. There are around 49% male and 51% female students enrolled at the university.

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Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$228 - 280

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

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and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

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It provides financial aid in the form of scholarships and grants. University’s Office of Financial Assistance is available to help students and their families through the financial aid application process. In order to access the financial aid of the university, the applicant has to fill the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form.

By learning about the various sources of aid and the application process, you can make sure that you get the most financial aid as possible. Completing the application process prior to the assigned deadlines will give you a better opportunity to secure your financial aid.

The federal school code number is 002544.

  • The average financial aid package for incoming first-year students is nearly  $21,864. Approximately 100% of new students obtain some form of financial aid, the majority of which is in the form of scholarships and grants.
  • Grants and scholarship aid is applicable to 100% of freshman students.
  • DU merit-based scholarships are offered through the Presidential Scholarship Program.
  • About 32% of freshman students can access the federal grant.
  • Out of the total admitted students in the faculty, 99% of them obtain some sort of grant aid.
  • Another financing option includes the Federal Direct PLUS Loan, which has competitive rates and repayment terms, but the parent’s creditworthiness must be assessed first.

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