Latino Success at UNK

The University of Nebraska at Kearney is a leading institution of higher education for Latino students. We offer the support and resources to help students succeed. We also provide opportunities to earn scholarships. Latino students at UNK are likely to graduate and get a good paying job right away. You’ll feel right at home at UNK at our safe, friendly and welcoming campus. Nearly 650 Hispanic students are currently enrolled at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Become one of them.

UNK is an approved associate member of HACU (Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities).

Odwaur Posing

“I would describe UNK as my home away from home. I’ve made a lot of friends here. Everybody’s so nice and so welcoming. It seems very diverse to me and each year I see more Latino students. It’s just so amazing and I’m so glad I made the choice to attend here.”

- Odwuar Quinonez Junior | Elementary Education | Lexington, NE

Visit Campus

We offer regular campus tours, including Spanish language options upon request. Go to visit.unk.edu to learn more. Can’t wait to see campus? Then log on to our virtual tour here for an instant look.

Housing – Safe, Friendly and Welcoming

  • UNK offers a traditional housing experience. Most students are paired with a roommate using a process of matching people with similar interests and personalities.
  • Our residence halls are safe and secure. You must have proper identification and a key card to enter.
  • Amenities include laundry on site, flexible meal plan options, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, HD cable, computer labs, MicroFridge, loft beds, and more.
  • View housing options

Scholarships – How to Pay For College

There are many opportunities for UNK students to earn scholarships to help pay for college.

Student Involvement

At the University of Nebraska at Kearney, our students are involved and active on campus. We provide many opportunities to build confidence through leadership skill development, social interaction, recreation and wellness, and hands-on educational activities.

Hispanic Student Resources

  • Spanish Admission Guide (need to create a flipbook for the Spanish Admission Guide)
  • VIDEO: Learn more about OMA
  • Student Stories
  • University of Nebraska Information on DACA
  • Your Spanish Speaking Contacts – We’re here to help!
    • Cesar Duran | Diversity & Community Outreach Counselor | 308.865.8023
    • Juan Guzman | Director of Office of Multicultural Affairs | 308.865.8127
    • Sergio Ceja | Admissions Counselor | 308.865.1582
    • Lisa Mendoza | Division of Student Affairs | 308.865.8528
    • Full list of Spanish Speaking Staff (create separate info page for this)

How to Apply