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University of New Orleans Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on University of New Orleans? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors UNO offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. 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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2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

University of New Orleans was awarded 24 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is drama and theater arts.

Overall Quality

UNO landed the #1,214 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

UNO also holds the #12 spot on the Best Colleges in Louisiana ranking.

See all of the rankings for University of New Orleans.

Is It Hard to Get Into UNO?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at University of New Orleans is a competitive 57%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

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 is often used as a measure to gauge how much access students will have to their professors - the lower the number, the better. At University of New Orleans, this rate is 22 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1.

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 67%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  67 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 6,588 undergraduates at UNO with 4,833 being full-time and 1,755 being part-time.

UNO Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

With an overall score of 90.32 out of 100, UNO is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  90.32 out of 100
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How Much Does University of New Orleans Cost?

The overall average net price of UNO is $10,541. 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 +
$8,986 $10,454 $12,587 $13,594 $13,180

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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UNO, approximately 44% of students took out student loans averaging $5,077 a year. That adds up to $20,308 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UNO is 8.5%. 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?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from UNO make around $37,800 per year during the early years of their employment. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 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

Located in New Orleans, Louisiana, University of New Orleans is a public institution. The location of UNO is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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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 most recent year for which we have data, students from 51 majors graduated from University of New Orleans. Of these students, 1,087 received undergraduate degrees and 486 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 110 $31,900
General Biology 109 $22,000
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 95 $26,600
Accounting 93 $40,900
General Psychology 70 $26,800
Mechanical Engineering 54 $59,400
Drama & Theater Arts 50 $23,500
Computer Science 42 $53,600
Finance & Financial Management 42 $42,200
Electrical Engineering 38 NA

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 courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

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

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Notes and References


*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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