University of New Orleans Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

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University of New Orleans Description:

The University of New Orleans is a mid-sized public university located on the shore of Lake Pontchartrain, about 15 minutes from the city's famous French Quarter. The university suffered minor damage during Hurricane Katrina, but reduced enrollments caused it to go through some internal reorganization. UNO has a 17 to 1 student / faculty ratio, an average class size of 22, and among undergraduates the programs in business are most popular. In athletics, the University of New Orleans Privateers compete in the NCAA Division I Southland Conference.

Admissions Data (2016):

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 8,037 (6,442 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 49% Male / 51% Female
  • 73% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $8,484 (in-state); $22,301 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,730
  • Other Expenses: $3,334
  • Total Cost: $22,768 (in-state); $36,585 (out-of-state)

University of New Orleans Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 91%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 85%
    • Loans: 42%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $9,201
    • Loans: $5,155

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Finance, General Studies, Marketing, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 64%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 15%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 36%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Track and Field, Tennis, Cross Country, Baseball, Basketball, Golf
  • Women's Sports: Volleyball, Track and Field, Cross Country, Tennis, Golf, Basketball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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University of New Orleans Mission Statement:

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"The University of New Orleans, a selective-admissions university, is a comprehensive urban research university committed to providing a quality education to undergraduate and graduate students in a variety of humanities, arts, sciences, and professional programs. As an urban research university, we are committed to conducting research and service in these fields. UNO serves students from throughout the Greater New Orleans area and state, as well as those from the nation and the world..."

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