Students Say

The University of New Orleans is a public research university in one of the world’s most fascinating and unique cities. This “not too big, not too small” school is a “diverse environment that makes it a welcoming area to be” and provides “lots of opportunities to develop our personality, leadership skills, and career skills.”

Overview

Applicants
3,828
Acceptance Rate
44%
Average HS GPA
3.25

GPA Breakdown

15%
Over 3.75
16%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
27%
2.50 - 2.99
4%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
500 - 630
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
500 - 670
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
21 - 25

Deadlines


Regular
July 25

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating

Overall

Students Say

The University of New Orleans is a public research university in one of the world’s most fascinating and unique cities. This “not too big, not too small” school is a “diverse environment that makes it a welcoming area to be” and provides “lots of opportunities to develop our personality, leadership skills, and career skills.” The diversity is a huge draw to students from all over the world (international students can even receive financial aid), and UNO “opens doors to students who come from different social and economic backgrounds,” giving them “the opportunity to get an education that helps students to get a better future.”
Professors at this “inclusive” school “push students to do excellence.” You “can always find them in their office during office hours,” and they “really connect with students.” The engineering, film, and accounting programs are all popular programs at UNO (accounting is one of the few accredited by AACSB International), and classes stress real-world applicability. “There has never been a moment at UNO that I wasn’t able to leave the classroom and go apply what I learned to my job immediately,” says one part-time student. “My professors are generous with their time and knowledge,” says another. Class sizes are small, and many classes focus on discussion, which “allows for increased learning and understanding.” The school is “blessed” with having a large traditional student body matched with an equal percentage of nontraditional students (adult education), which “allows great mentorship between students and also pushed both sides to be aware of how they can positively affect the other generation’s education.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
21:1
Total Faculty
397
with Terminal Degree
269

243
Men
154
Women
78
Minority
15
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
13%
Graduate in 5 years
27%
Graduate in 6 years
34%

Majors

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Finance, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Organizational Leadership

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer Science

  • Education

  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Secondary Education and Teaching

  • Engineering

  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Health Services Administration

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • General Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • International/Global Studies
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Health and Physical Education, General

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology
  • Urban Studies/Affairs

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Music, General


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Dr. James Clark
Founder of Silicon Graphics, Inc., Netscape and Healtheon/WebMD

Patrick Scheuermann
Center Director NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

Margaret Loesch
President and CEO of Hub Network, winner of multiple Emmy Awards

Blake Bailey
National Book Critics’ Circle Awardee and Pulitzer finalist

Sabrina Farmer
Senior Site Reliability Manager – Apps, Google Inc.

Dr. Cirecie A. West-Olatunji
Immediate Past President of the American Counseling Association

Dr. Edward (Rocky) Kolb
Dean and Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Chicago

Academic Rating

Career overview


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
13%
Graduate in 5 years
27%
Graduate in 6 years
34%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Bang For Your Buck

The cost of attending UNO is in line with most public universities, and of course it’s cheaper if you’re a resident of Louisiana. With flexible options and an urban location, this school is also ideal for those who want to work and pursue an undergrad degree part-time, an excellent option for those looking to keep debt low. There are a range of scholarship options to suit the variety of students at UNO, including older students continuing their educations after interruption, and the average cumulative indebtedness amongst grads is less than $20,000,

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,048

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,575

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,079

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$18,850

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
52%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$7,555

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$6,090
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$19,907
Required Fees
$204
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,220

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$1,916

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall

Students Say

More so than most schools, there really is no typical at this “very eclectic university,” other than “determined, hardworking, and considerate.” The school’s large number of international students, adult learners, commuters, and locals “tend to get along rather well,” with “those who live right on or near campus probably being more close-knit.” Many students live off campus and work full time, which “creates in an environment where the people in your classes are there for a purpose.” People here are “very colorful and outgoing” and “have no problem expressing themselves whether it’s through clothing, lifestyles, or speech.” “It is very easy to make friends here,” says a student.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
7,152
Out of State
5%

International
5%
Foreign Countries Represented
60

Demographics

8.63%
Asian
16.56%
African-American
10.50%
Hispanic
57.57%
Caucasian
2.57%
Unknown
4.79%
International

51% female
49% male
5% are out of state
74% are full time
26% are part time

Overview

Students Say

Obviously, the fact that the school is located in New Orleans “is a big plus,” and “there is never a dull moment.” “Eating and nightlife in New Orleans is a big part of our lives,” says a student. “There is so much to do on campus and around the city, students often have to make efforts to keep their social calendars in check so that they have time to study,” says a student. The campus is large enough to offer “many diverse academic, extracurricular, and social activities,” yet small enough to easily access all classes. However, “upgrading facilities” (and cleaning them) is on the wish list of pretty much everyone here.
UNO offers “plenty of on campus activities” for students “to meet and work with other students of all backgrounds,” including sports, movies, and “a lot of free entertainment.” There are also “always political discussions happening on campus, as well as debates.” “You can feel at home here but not get bored,” says a student. The older students feel similarly comfortable in their environment. “I am unusual in that I am a much older student living on campus. Yet, the younger students have accepted me warmly and I have many friends,” says one.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
10%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
34%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Office of Disability Services (ODS)

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Janice G. Lyn,Ph.D

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
Psychoeducational evaluation within 3 years

Documentation Requred for ADHD
specific diagnosis of AD/HD based on the DSM-IV diagnostic criteria.

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
136
Number of Honor Societies
13

Number of Social Sororities
5
Number of Religious Organizations
6

2% join a fraternity
2% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Privateers)
7 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Privateers)
6 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus, at cooperating institutions: Tulane University
Navy ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Tulane University
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Tulane University

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
23

Average Number of PC's per Lab
29

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
No

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Linzee Verink
Admissions Counselor

Address
University of New Orleans PEC
2000 Lakeshore Dr., 105 Earl K Long Lib
New Orleans, LA 70148

Phone
504-280-6595

Email
leverink@uno.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Recreation and Fitness Center
The University Center
Ponchartrain Hall
Earl K. Long Library
The Cove

Most Popular Places Off Campus
National World War II Museum
Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Audubon Zoo
Historic Garden District
Historic French Quarter/Bourbon Street

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday
8:00am to 4:30pm
504-280-6595

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 9:30 am and 2 pm (Monday - Friday), 10:30 (Saturday)
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
http://www.unoprivateers.com/sb_output.aspx?form=3

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Varies

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
The closest airport to the University of New Orleans is the Louis Armstrong International Airport. There are several types of transportation available to campus including RTA buses, and taxi services.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From West: Interstate 10 East to Interstate 610 East. To Elysian Fields Avenue exit. Continue North for 3 miles, campus is on the left. From East: Interstate 10 West to Inerstate 610 West. Exit at Elysian Fields Avenue. Continue about 3 miles, campus is on the left.
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Key Stats

3,828
Applicants
7,152
Size
44%
Acceptance Rate

Rankings & Lists