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The city of Lincoln, Nebraska is one of the Midwest’s fastest growing cities. While over 265,000 citizens reside in this vibrant community, the city has managed to maintain a “small-town” feel with big city opportunities. Lincoln is incredibly affordable, with the cost of living consistently ranking below the national average. The city offers a variety of activities for a wide range of interests; highlights include top-notch collegiate sports (and fans!), over 6,000 acres of public parks, 80 miles of biking and hiking trails as well as countless museums, theaters, restaurants, and shopping alternatives. And for those seeking larger thrills, Lincoln is less than a day’s drive from larger Metropolitan areas such as Chicago, Denver, Kansas City, Minneapolis, and St. Louis. Lincoln is sure to have something for everyone! Lincoln was just recently ranked 34th best place to live in the United States in 2022: The best places to live in the U.S. in 2022 CBS News. It is a great place to be a graduate student!


Type of Housing Cost of Monthly Rent
1 Bedroom Apartment $500 - $650
2 Bedroom Apartment $500 - $850
2 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Town House $1,000 - $1,350
2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom House $850
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