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Located in New Orleans, Louisiana, University of New Orleans is a public institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

$23,352 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
81% Acceptance Rate

Where Is 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

How Do I Get Into UNO?

You can apply to UNO online at:

Admission Requirements for UNO

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UNO?

81% Acceptance Rate
64% Of Accepted Are Women
5% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at University of New Orleans is 81%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 36% of accepted students are men and 64% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 81%, and the acceptance rate for women is 80%.

Average Test Scores

About 5% 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 490 and 640.

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

SAT Math Scores for University of New Orleans  ( 490 to 640 )
UNO received ACT scores from 78% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 18 and 26. Math scores were between 16 and 23. Composite scores were between 18 and 24.

ACT English Scores for University of New Orleans  ( 18 to 26 )
ACT Math Scores for University of New Orleans  ( 16 to 23 )
ACT Composite Scores for University of New Orleans  ( 18 to 24 )

Can I Afford University of New Orleans?

$23,352 Net Price
35% Take Out Loans
2.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UNO is $23,352. 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 35% of students took out student loans averaging $4,843 a year. That adds up to $19,372 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UNO is 2.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of New Orleans Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,579 Full-Time Undergraduates
51% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,508 undergraduate students at UNO, with 4,579 being full-time and 1,929 being part-time.


There are also 1,445 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,579 full-time undergraduates at UNO, 49% are male and 51% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 404
Black or African American 1,095
Hispanic or Latino 510
White 2,065
International Students 115
Other Races/Ethnicities 390

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

1,138 Took All Classes Online
5,812 Took At Least One Class Online
143.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 6 bachelor’s degree and 12 master’s degree programs available online at UNO. In 2020-2021, 5,812 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.


Online Growth Rankings of UNO

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of New Orleans was 143.0%. This is the #226 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UNO regardless of major.

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%.


*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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