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University of New Orleans

New Orleans, LA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate57%
Acceptance Rate57%

About University of New Orleans

University of New Orleans Overview

University of New Orleans is a public, state school in a suburban setting in New Orleans, Louisiana. University of New Orleans was founded in 1958 and enrolls 6,895 undergrads and no graduate students. University of New Orleans provides on-campus housing for up to 1,604 students. Most students live in off campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! August 1, 2023 is the final deadline to submit an application for the Fall 2023 semester.

Student Activities at University of New Orleans

Are you interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of University of New Orleans's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? University of New Orleans students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Interested in Greek life? University of New Orleans has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? University of New Orleans has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at University of New Orleans on the Student Life page.

2022 University of New Orleans Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 57%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.2
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 6%
In-State Tuition $6,090
Out-of-State $10,926
Percent of Need Met 64%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $9,946

Is University of New Orleans a Good School?


The definition of a "good school" can mean different things for different people. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can give you a sense of how selective a school is.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a better view of what University of New Orleans offers and if the school seems like a good choice for you.

University of New Orleans Acceptance Rate 2022

Around 57% of applicants get into University of New Orleans each year. Out of 3,739 applications received in 2022, 2,115 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of New Orleans

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 62% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at University of New Orleansare still enrolled their sophomore year. 32% of University of New Orleans undergrads graduate within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook University of New Orleans Graduates

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries 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 University of New Orleans grads is $40,000 a year. Average starting salaries vary by discipline, but the average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at University of New Orleans

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

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.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $20,723 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. 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.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at University of New Orleans.

Based on this information, is University of New Orleans the school for you? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is University of New Orleans a good school for you?

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Where is University of New Orleans?

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

If you want to see University of New Orleans for yourself, be sure to 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: Suburban

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

University of New Orleans ACT Scores

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ACT Range

20 - 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

25 and Above

Good

20 to 25

Avg

20 and Less

Low

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University of New Orleans SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

Not available

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Math SAT Range

510 - 610

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Reading SAT Range

520 - 640

University of New Orleans Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$14,068

In State

$18,904

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$9,072
$13,908
Fees
Unknown
Unknown
Housing
Unknown
Unknown
Books
$4,996
$4,996

Student Life

Wondering what life at University of New Orleans is like? There are approximately 6,895 students enrolled at University of New Orleans. 73% percent of students attend school full-time.

73%

Full Time

21%

Part Time

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

6,895

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

57%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$9,072

Out-of-State

$13,908

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 1
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