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About University of New Orleans

University of New Orleans is a public, state school in an urban setting in New Orleans, Louisiana. University of New Orleans was founded in 1958 and now enrolls around 7,964 students a year, including 6,472 undergrads.

University of New Orleans offers housing for up to 1,604 students.

For each full-time professor, there are about 22 undergraduates enrolled at University of New Orleans.

2021 University of New Orleans Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 57%
Average GPA 3.2

University of New Orleans Regular Decision Deadline 2022

Early Admission at University of New Orleans

University of New Orleans does not offer early decision or early action.

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University of New Orleans Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at University of New Orleans is 57%. Out of 3,739 applications received in 2021, 2,115 students were offered admission.

University of New Orleans Waitlist

University of New Orleans reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into University of New Orleans?

University of New Orleans is considered to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to University of New Orleans, applicants must submit the following items.

University of New Orleans Application Requirements

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University of New Orleans Average GPA and Test Scores

The average high school GPA for a student admitted to University of New Orleans is 3.2 on a 4.0 scale.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to University of New Orleans.

Does University of New Orleans Require the ACT or SAT?

University of New Orleans does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 6% submitted the SAT. 96% submitted the ACT.

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Dorms at University of New Orleans

Yes! University of New Orleans provides on-campus housing for up to 1,604 students.

University of New Orleans students are active in the school's Student Activities Council, Student Government and International Student Organization. Annual Crawfish Boil, Annual International Night, and and Welcome Week Events are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at University of New Orleans.

Financial Aid at University of New Orleans

University of New Orleans meets 64% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $9,946 a year.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Is University of New Orleans a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a school is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of New Orleans

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at University of New Orleans, around 62% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 1,044 students who started at University of New Orleans as first-time freshman, 147 graduate within four years.

University of New Orleans's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 32%. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes and Debt for University of New Orleans Grads

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 75% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

The average starting salary for recent grads is $40,000 a year. Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $20,723 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does University of New Orleans sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is University of New Orleans a good school for you?

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Where is University of New Orleans Located?

University of New Orleans is located in the urban setting of New Orleans, Louisiana.

If you want to see University of New Orleans for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 10 to New Orleans, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Louis Armstrong New Orleans International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what University of New Orleans and New Orleans are like without leaving home.

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College Info

2000 Lakeshore Drive New Orleans, LA 70148

Campus Setting: Urban

University of New Orleans Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of New Orleans is Aug 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of New Orleans is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs


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University of New Orleans ACT Scores


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University of New Orleans SAT Scores


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510 - 610


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520 - 640

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University of New Orleans Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at University of New Orleans is like? There are approximately 7,964 students enrolled at University of New Orleans, including 6,472 undergraduate students and 1,492 graduate students. 73% percent of students attend school full-time.


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