B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    C+
University of New Orleans is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Southland Conference
Address
2000 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans, LA 70148
Website

University of New Orleans Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
58%
Application Deadline
July 25
SAT Range
935-1230
ACT Range
20-24
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for University of New Orleans

Cost

Net Price
$8,867/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,292/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,091/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,428/ year
  • $76-110k
    $12,678/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,688/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.46 responses
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.45 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.45 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,847Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
19%
Pell Grant
47%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 26 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    35%
  • Unique and talented
    23%
  • Different
    19%
  • Friendly
    12%
  • Helpful
    12%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.53 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.61 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 32 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    81%
  • Freedom oriented
    9%
  • Liberal
    9%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
35%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
91%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.33 responses
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University of New Orleans Reviews

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PROS
Campus is BEAUTIFUL!

Professors are very helpful.

Campus life is also very upbeat and helpful.

Excellent high rankings nationwide on academic programs.

Wonderful diversity of student backgrounds - come from all over the world. Lots of opportunities to learn from them 1st hand.

CONS
Very few athletic programs. No football. No frisbee. Would really like to see a reversal in this.

Also, Financial Aid services, though knowledgeable and helpful, are extremely slow.

No real help given to "what's the next step". A lot of assumptions made by the university that someone just automatically knows what to do next. Months wasted because of this.
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Best Bang for your Buck! For the price of tuition compared to other state schools, UNO provides the best education for the least expense. We were rated high on some national list for least debt. A lot of my classmates graduate without taking any (required) loans. (Some take them so they can take advantage of the summer abroad programs.)

The student to faculty ratio is about 21:1 in my classes right now. The teachers do what they can to get you to your degree. And the campus is in that nice middle ground of not-too-small and not-too-big that you can walk to your classes easily.

UNO is not party school per se. Not a big name in athletics. But if that is your scene, the school is a bus stop away from a LOT of other schools that you can go to for those. And for the night life, I mean, this is New Orleans- there's some festival/event/concert every week it seems.

I enjoyed/am enjoying my stay here at UNO. Definitely a great choice.
The school is much more academically challenging than reviews let on. The professors genuinely care if the students retain information, so the workload is a little more than average for introductory courses. There's always free food and events around campus though!