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The Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management is a unique program developing world-class innovators and leaders through an interdisciplinary computer science and business management education. Raikes School students are selected from the nation's top high school graduates. The typical Raikes School student scores a 31 or higher on their ACT (or 1400 on the SAT), ranks in the top 10% of their high school class and has challenged themselves both inside and outside the classroom.

Students who wish to be considered for admission to the Raikes School must complete the application to the University of Nebraska as well as the application for the University Honors Program and the Raikes School. Submitted applications are then reviewed by the Director of Recruitment and Student Success based on the following areas: academics, oral and written communication, business and/or computer programming experience, leadership and service experience, involvement and related work experience. Interviews are conducted with selected candidates in January. At the beginning of February, selected students receive offers from the Raikes School along with notification of any Raikes School scholarship awards. Raikes School scholarship awards are typically 4-year renewable awards covering a portion of room and board which can be stacked on top of most other awards received from Nebraska.

Students in the Raikes School live in the Kauffman Academic Residential Center, which consists of suite-style rooms, technology enabled classrooms, and faculty/staff offices on the first floor. This living arrangement offers the advantage of a community atmosphere within a large university setting.

Students take classes with their cohort each semester in the Raikes School. The Raikes School's curriculum includes core business and computing concepts as well as data science, leadership and communication coursework. Approximately 60-65 credit hours are completed in the Raikes School, leaving an additional 60-65 credit hours for students to complete in their respective areas of interest. Students in the Raikes School pursue a variety of majors including: computer science, computer engineering, software engineering, electrical engineering, actuarial science, business management, economics, finance and mathematics.

Students interested in learning more about the Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management are encouraged to contact Anna Pressler, Director of Recruitment and Student Success at anna.pressler@unl.edu or 402-472-9097, or visit http://raikes.unl.edu.