University of New Orleans (UNO)

2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans, LA

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University of New Orleans, a public institution, offers an assortment of degree programs, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in New Orleans, LA, the campus resides in an urban setting for students to study in. Approximately eleven thousand students enroll at UNO per year.

Areas of study offered at UNO include:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Communications And Journalism

Students applying for admission are usually asked to submit an application, transcripts, records, standardized test scores and any requested personal statements, which will then be reviewed by admissions staff. The most common exam scores among students admitted to University of New Orleans are in the range of 19 - 24 for the ACT exam, or 940 - 1180 on the SAT. 56% of those who apply are admitted to University of New Orleans, of which 59% choose to attend. More information on admissions can be found at

Tuition & fees at University of New Orleans vary for in-state and out-of-state residents. In-state tuition costs close to $5,700 per year, while out-of-state tuition costing $18,000 annually. Students enrolled at University of New Orleans may be eligible for aid which is typically loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

The UNO "Privateers" have a number of intercollegiate athletic programs through participation in the NCAA. Athletic programs available may include the following:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division I-A)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-A)
  • Golf (NCAA Division I-A)
  • Swimming and Diving (NCAA Division I-A)

Students should visit the University of New Orleans website to see a complete list of areas of study, programs, student services, and more.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may give an overview of the applicants University of New Orleans accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

University of New Orleans has a total student population of about 8,400, with undergraduate students making up about 78% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.


Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $8,900. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $20 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • State Residents: $7,200-$8,600
    • Out-of-State: $21,000-$25,160
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • State Residents: $300-$360 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $870-$1,000 per credit unit
  • The average estimated cost for on campus housing and meals is listed to be around $11,000, the price includes ninety-nine meals each week

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid92%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships90%$9,831
Receiving Student Loans34%$5,281

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, University of New Orleans may provide services like those listed below:

  • Online course work available
  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Counseling assistance
  • Student employment
  • Helping students find work after graduation

Graduation Rates

University of New Orleans has an overall graduation rate which is around 32%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years13%
Graduating in 5 Years12%
Graduating in 6 Years7%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Art and Design Program
  • Music Program (more info)
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)
  • Theatre Program

Intercollegiate Athletics

UNO is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division I-A classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Southland Conference)
  • Basketball (Southland Conference)
  • Golf
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)


Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Computer and Information Sciences



Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions


Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences


Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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