Resources › For Students and Parents University of New Orleans Admissions ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More Share Flipboard Email Print Infrogmation of New Orleans / Flickr / CC BY 2.0 For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated October 02, 2019 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): University of New Orleans Acceptance Rate: 60%Test Scores -- 25th / 75th PercentileSAT Critical Reading: 480 / 600SAT Math: 470 / 630SAT Writing: - / -What these SAT numbers meanLouisiana colleges SAT score comparisonACT Composite: 20 / 24ACT English: 20 / 26ACT Math: 18 / 24What these ACT numbers meanLouisiana colleges ACT score comparison Enrollment (2016): Total Enrollment: 8,037 (6,442 undergraduates)Gender Breakdown: 49% Male / 51% Female73% 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: $9,730Other Expenses: $3,334Total 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 AidGrants: 85%Loans: 42%Average Amount of AidGrants: $9,201Loans: $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, GolfWomen's Sports: Volleyball, Track and Field, Cross Country, Tennis, Golf, Basketball Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics Expore Other Louisiana Colleges Centenary | Grambling State | LSU | Louisiana Tech | Loyola | McNeese State | Nicholls State | Northwestern State | Southern University | Southeastern Louisiana | Tulane | UL Lafayette | UL Monroe | Xavier If You Like the University of New Orleans, You May Also Like These Schools: Clark Atlanta University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphGeorgia State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphMississippi State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of Mississippi: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphAuburn University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphSewanee - University of the South: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT Graph University of New Orleans Mission Statement: read the complete mission statement at http://www.uno.edu/about/Mission.aspx "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..."