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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?

1,087 Undergraduate Awards
$23,132 Avg Cost After Aid
57% Acceptance Rate
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at UNO.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 67% of the faculty were full-time.

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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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Value Ocean Engineering Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Business/Managerial Economics Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Business/Managerial Economics Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Geological & Earth Sciences Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Value Engineering Science Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Most Popular Physical Sciences Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Most Popular Romance Languages Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Most Popular English Language & Literature Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Best Value Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#93 Best Value Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards UNO has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#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?

Location of University of New Orleans

Contact details for UNO are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans, LA 70148
Phone: 888-514-4275
Website: new.uno.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UniversityOfNewOrleans
Twitter: https://twitter.com/UofNO

How Do I Get Into UNO?

You can apply to UNO online at: new.uno.edu/admissions/apply

Admission Requirements for UNO

Submission Required?
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
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UNO?

57% Acceptance Rate
52% Of Accepted Are Women
6% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 57%, UNO does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

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.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of New Orleans  ( 520 to 640 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of New Orleans  ( 510 to 610 )
200
800
UNO received ACT scores from 96% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 20 and 26. Math scores were between 19 and 25. Composite scores were between 20 and 25.

ACT English Scores for University of New Orleans  ( 20 to 26 )
1
36
ACT Math Scores for University of New Orleans  ( 19 to 25 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of New Orleans  ( 20 to 25 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of New Orleans?

$23,132 Net Price
44% Take Out Loans
8.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UNO is $23,132. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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

4,905 Full-Time Undergraduates
50% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,713 undergraduate students at UNO, with 4,905 being full-time and 1,808 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UNO

There are also 1,518 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,905 full-time undergraduates at UNO, 50% are male and 50% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UNO

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of New Orleans students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UNO Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 431
Black or African American 976
Hispanic or Latino 659
White 2,338
International Students 163
Other Races/Ethnicities 338

Geographic Diversity

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

587 Took All Classes Online
3,410 Took At Least One Class Online
14.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 2 master’s degree programs available online at UNO. In 2017-2018, 3,410 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UNO has changed over the last few years.

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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%
Physical Sciences 23%
Romance Languages 62%

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
Ocean Engineering #1
Geological & Earth Sciences #1
Romance Languages #9
Physical Sciences #10
Foreign Languages & Linguistics #16
Engineering-Related Fields #22
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #31
Engineering #42
Engineering Technologies #47
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.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 110 0 50 0 160
General Biology 109 0 14 0 123
Accounting 93 0 24 0 117
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 95 0 0 0 95
General Psychology 70 0 6 0 76
Computer Science 42 0 20 0 62
Drama & Theater Arts 50 0 9 0 59
Finance & Financial Management 42 0 12 0 54
Mechanical Engineering 54 0 0 0 54
Teacher Education Grade Specific 31 0 20 0 51
Hospitality Management 34 0 13 0 47
Electrical Engineering 38 0 0 0 38
General English Literature 24 0 14 0 38
History 20 0 18 0 38
Geological & Earth Sciences 18 10 8 0 36
Marketing 32 0 0 0 32
Civil Engineering 31 0 0 0 31
Writing Studies 0 0 28 0 28
Chemistry 15 0 10 2 27
Engineering Science 0 0 18 8 26
Music 12 0 14 0 26
Educational Administration 0 0 15 10 25
Marine Engineering 24 0 0 0 24
Health & Physical Education 24 0 0 0 24
Sociology 22 0 2 0 24
Fine & Studio Arts 18 0 6 0 24
Mathematics 13 0 9 0 22
Romance Languages 0 0 21 0 21
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 21 0 21
Political Science & Government 17 0 0 3 20
Student Counseling 0 0 16 2 18
Philosophy 18 0 0 0 18
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 13 2 15
Urban & Regional Planning 0 0 14 0 14
Ocean Engineering 0 13 0 0 13
Physics 8 0 4 0 12
Arts & Media Management 0 0 12 0 12
Taxation 0 0 11 0 11
Business/Managerial Economics 0 0 1 8 9
Urban Studies 2 0 3 3 8
Engineering-Related Fields 0 0 7 0 7
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 7 0 0 0 7
Public Health 7 0 0 0 7
Public Administration 0 0 6 0 6
International Studies 5 0 0 0 5
Other Social Sciences 0 0 4 0 4
Special Education 0 0 3 0 3
Homeland Security 0 2 0 0 2
Anthropology 2 0 0 0 2
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 0 0 0 1 1
Other Psychology 0 0 0 1 1
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 0 0 0 0
Business/Corporate Communications 0 0 0 0 0
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0
Historic Preservation 0 0 0 0 0
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 0 0
Geography & Cartography 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,087 25 446 40 1,598

References

*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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