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University of New Orleans Data & Information Overview

If you want to know more about University of New Orleans, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is University of New Orleans Ranked?

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2020 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

University of New Orleans was awarded 20 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is drama and theater arts.

Overall Quality

UNO landed the #1,147 spot in College Factual's 2020 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,727 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Out of the 23 colleges in Louisiana, UNO is ranked at #12.

See all of the rankings for University of New Orleans.

Is It Hard to Get Into UNO?

Acceptance Rate

University of New Orleans has an acceptance rate of 57%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for UNO.

Average Test Scores

About 6% 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 510 and 610.

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

SAT Math Scores for University of New Orleans  ( 510 to 610 )
UNO received ACT scores from 96% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 25.

ACT Composite Scores for University of New Orleans  ( 20 to 25 )

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University of New Orleans Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at University of New Orleans is 22 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of New Orleans is 66%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  66 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of New Orleans

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At University of New Orleans this rate is 62%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  62 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 15% for first-time, full-time students at UNO, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  15 out of 100

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Excellent Overall Diversity at UNO

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 6,472 undergraduates at UNO with 4,737 being full-time and 1,735 being part-time.

UNO Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

With an overall score of 86.09 out of 100, UNO is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  86.09 out of 100
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How Much Does University of New Orleans Cost?

The overall average net price of UNO is $11,135. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UNO

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$9,742 $9,780 $12,622 $13,848 $14,554

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of UNO, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UNO, approximately 50% of students took out student loans averaging $5,243 a year. That adds up to $20,972 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UNO is 7.5%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do UNO Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from UNO with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $37,800 in their early years. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at University of New Orleans make the most money.

Location of University of New Orleans

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

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Location of 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

University of New Orleans Majors

During the 2017-2018 academic year, students from 50 majors graduated from University of New Orleans. Of these students, 1,135 received undergraduate degrees and 443 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 125 $31,900
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 120 $26,600
General Biology 115 $22,000
Accounting 84 $40,900
General Psychology 77 $26,800
Mechanical Engineering 60 $59,400
Drama & Theater Arts 50 $23,500
Computer Science 48 $53,600
Finance & Financial Management 43 $42,200
Civil Engineering 42 $50,200

Learn more about the majors offered at University of New Orleans along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at UNO

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 3,410 students took at least one online class at University of New Orleans. This is an increase from the 3,240 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 3,410 587
2016-2017 3,240 542
2015-2016 3,257 488
2014-2015 3,142 465
2013-2014 2,987 344

Learn more about online learning at University of New Orleans.

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