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University of New Orleans Admissions

If you want to apply to University of New Orleans, the regular decision application deadline is August 1 and the application fee costs $25.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.

University of New Orleans Admissions Stats at a Glance

University of New Orleans 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.2
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 15%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 6%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 96%
Waitlist No

Considering Applying Early to University of New Orleans?

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

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

What's Most Important to Get In to University of New Orleans?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at University of New Orleans

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Not Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Not Considered
Work Experience Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities Not Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Not Considered
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Not Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Not Considered
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Not Considered

University of New Orleans 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to University of New Orleans must submit the following items. Double check with University of New Orleans's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Other Requirements
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into University of New Orleans?

Students admitted to University of New Orleans have an average unweighted GPA of 3.2.

Out of all students that were admitted, 87% submitted a class rank. At University of New Orleans 15% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 34% were in the top 25% and 64% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At University of New Orleans, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 87%

University of New Orleans does consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

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.

In 2021, 6% of University of New Orleans's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 96% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for University of New Orleans?

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of University of New Orleans students scored 610 or higher and 75% of students scored 520 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of University of New Orleans students scored 640 or higher, and 75% scored a 520 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for University of New Orleans?

To be most competitive at University of New Orleans, you should strive to earn between 20 and 25 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 25 means you fall in the 75th percentile for University of New Orleans's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 25, and three out of four students scored lower than 25 on the ACT.

A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for University of New Orleans students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.

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Transferring to University of New Orleans

Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in University of New Orleans during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term

University of New Orleans Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to University of New Orleans?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to University of New Orleans.

Does University of New Orleans accept transfer credits?

University of New Orleans accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. University of New Orleans accepts:

  • CLEP subject tests
  • DSST/DANTES
  • Life Long Learning Credit
  • ACE recommendations for credit
  • Excelsior College Examinations

Does University of New Orleans accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

University of New Orleans accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to University of New Orleans?

University of New Orleans is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is University of New Orleans's acceptance rate?

University of New Orleans's acceptance rate is 57%.

Want To Learn More About University of New Orleans?

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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

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University of New Orleans GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.21

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At University of New Orleans, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.21. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

7,964

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

57%

Tuition and Fees

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Application Deadline

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