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Academics

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.”

Student Body

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.

Campus Life

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.

Overview

Applicants
3,736
Acceptance Rate
57%
Average HS GPA
3.21

GPA Breakdown

12%
Over 3.75
18%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
28%
2.50 - 2.99
6%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
520 - 640
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
510 - 610
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
20 - 25

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Regular — July 15


Other Admission Factors

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Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
22:1
Total Faculty
406
with Terminal Degree
283

262
Men
144
Women
75
Minority
13
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
14%
Graduate in 5 years
27%
Graduate in 6 years
32%

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.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer Science.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • Secondary Education and Teaching.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Civil Engineering, General.
  • Electrical and Electronics 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 PROGRAMS.

  • Health Services Administration.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • 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/Fitness, 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

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


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

Karen Mincey
Vice President and Chief Information Officer, TECO Energy, Tampa, Fla.

Theo Von
Comedian/television personality

Blake Bailey
National Book Critics’ Circle Awardee and Pulitzer finalist

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

Peter Halley
Artist/faculty member in the Yale University School of Art.

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

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
14%
Graduate in 5 years
27%
Graduate in 6 years
32%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Jun 30
Notification Date
Jan 15

Required Forms

FAFSA
School

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,550

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,126

Average Need-Based Loan
$3,813

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
48%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$20,723

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$6,090
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$10,926
Required Fees
$2,394
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,300

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$3,958
Transportation for Commuters
$1,916

On-Campus Room and Board
$10,575
Comprehensive Fee

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
Need-Based United Negro College Fund

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


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
6,472
Foreign Countries Represented
62

Demographics

8.60%
Asian
14.53%
African-American
12.62%
Hispanic
51.63%
Caucasian
3.24%
Unknown
4.50%
International

50% female
50% male
73% are full time
27% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Dorms Coed
Other
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Office of Student Accountability, Advocacy and Disability Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Amy King

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
101
Number of Honor Societies
9

Number of Social Sororities
7
Number of Religious Organizations
5

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)
7 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Sand Volleyball
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered 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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Linzee Veal
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
leveal@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
Other

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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