University of New Orleans Overview
University of New Orleans is a public institution located in New Orleans, Louisiana. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.
What Is University of New Orleans Known For?
- The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at UNO.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 67% of the faculty were full-time.
University of New Orleans Rankings
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UNO.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards UNO has earned from around the web.
|#13||Best Value Colleges for Drama & Theater Arts||College Factual|
|#15||Best Drama & Theater Arts Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
|#21||Best Drama & Theater Arts Colleges for Non-Traditional Students||College Factual|
|#77||Highest Paid Teacher Education Grade Specific Graduates||College Factual|
|#85||Highest Paid Education Graduates||College Factual|
Where Is University of New Orleans?
Contact details for UNO are given below.
|Address:||2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans, LA 70148|
How Do I Get Into UNO?
You can apply to UNO online at: new.uno.edu/admissions/apply
Admission Requirements for UNO
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into UNO?
Approximately 48% of accepted students are men and 52% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 64%, and the acceptance rate for women is 51%.
Average Test Scores
About 6% of students accepted to UNO submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 520 and 640. Math scores were between 510 and 610.
Can I Afford University of New Orleans?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At UNO, approximately 44% of students took out student loans averaging $5,077 a year. That adds up to $20,308 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at UNO is 8.5%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.
University of New Orleans Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 1,518 graduate students at the school.
Of the 4,905 full-time undergraduates at UNO, 50% are male and 50% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of New Orleans students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||976|
|Hispanic or Latino||659|
Louisiana students aren't the only ones who study at University of New Orleans. At this time, 26 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 81 countries are represented at UNO. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, Saudi Arabia, and Nepal.
Online Learning at University of New Orleans
The following chart shows how the online learning population at UNO has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 22nd most popular in Louisiana for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of UNO
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of New Orleans was 14.9%. This is the #1,083 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UNO regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UNO majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Foreign Languages & Linguistics||68%|
|Geological & Earth Sciences||36%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UNO ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UNO.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Geological & Earth Sciences||#1|
|Foreign Languages & Linguistics||#16|
|Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies||#31|
|Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies||#70|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
University of New Orleans Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Image Credit: By Infrogmation of New Orleans under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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