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Reviews 511 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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College Senior

Administration: Parking policies are ridiculous. Some people really can't afford to pay for a $50.00 parking decal. Parking should be on a first come first serve basis because the campus is big enough to accommodate that. Most students live on campus or in the campus apartments anyways.. which.. the rates they lied about and said they were 409, but really the rent goes up 100 a semester.

1 College Senior

Scholarships: They never had any scholarships available to me with a 3.5 overall gpa. The chair of the scholarship department laughed in my face when I asked how come they never have any scholarship money but they have money to build a new coffee shop and put a concrete sign on the back of the campus. She also said that they try to save their money to attract incoming to students and transfer students as well, but I was a transfer student 3 years ago and didn't receive any scholarship invited. As a result, I've had to finish my last 21 hours in one semester because of financial aid and work 2 jobs to support myself.

College Senior

Party Scene: I don't party so I don't know.

College Senior

Campus Food: They could do better with healthier choices like more fresh fruits and veggies to choose from.

College Senior

Campus Housing: As far as academic quality goes, UNO is a a great school, but if you are a non-traditional student that has to work a full-time job, or if you are a minority student that needs financial help with completing your degree, DO NOT COME TO UNO. I entered UNO with a 3.7 overall GPA and was offered no academic or merit scholarships from the scholarship department. I still have a 3.5 gpa and there are never any scholarships available within my department, which is psychology/science. The professors are nice but not very understanding of how they have students that are not the traditional 18-23 year old. They assume everyone is the same. I couldn't even get a day excused for when my windshield wipers stopped working and it was raining so I couldn't make it to class that day. I've only had about 4 really good professors that were sincerely passionate about teaching and the work they did to educate students, but the rest of my professors have just been people who loved being in the position of authority and so they made class and assignments harder than what they really had to be.. especially for upper level classes.

If you are black, please be aware of the subtle racism and if you are attractive, be aware of teacher biases. I had a professor give me a B on a paper because he said my ideas were excellent, but the grammar was off, completely ignoring that fact that I am a black woman and my literature education is not the same as his, being that he is a 58 year old white man. This same professor also told me that I had to work hard in his class if I wanted to get an A that he wasn't just going to give me an A, when I went to class everyday, did all of my readings, did every assignment on time, and worked my ass off but still didn't get an A in the class nor on any paper.

The professors who are uptight and just hard for no reason are the ones that live up to traditional american standards and are the most conservative. The ones that are down-to- earth are more liberal.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: As usual of course you pay for what you get and the includes the safety of the area. It is easy as a student to be sucked into a trashy place because of the low costs. However, there are plenty of apartment and house rental options nearby.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: New Orleans has plenty of wonderful food options to fit anyone's needs.

3 College Junior

Administration: Some rules are hardly enforced while others like parking violations are vigilantly watched daily.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: If you do your part for the most part they will do theirs.

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3 College Junior

Party Scene: If you know the right crowd--this city is party destination. As for on campus/close to campus house parties it tends to be the same crowd and frat boys entertaining themselves.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: The food is very hit or miss. Even my favorite meals (catfish fridays) have their days. Sometimes they're perfectly prepared, but more often than not the food is overcooked or dry or blan. The service is almost always mediocre at best.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: As with all things, if you go in with a positive attitude and make the most out of it it's okay. The dorms are not huge, but they're an okay size. Wifi just finally got installed this past year but is really spotty. Theres an on-site coin operated laundry facility. There's a pool hall and some chairs but I wouldn't say there's much of a social atmosphere. The cost is not absurd for what you're getting.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The cafeteria food is really good. My favorite item on the menu is hamburgers and these fajita like things they have every now and then. Besides that I'm really not that familiar with the rest of the stuff that's served in there. The only reason I've ever gotten food in there actually (four times to date) is because the school automatically puts $75 on our student id card (which we do pay for in the student fees. so technically its not free or anything) and those were the only four times I saw something I know I'd like posted on the menu. My favorite option is subway because it's probably the most healthy option. I'd say Chick-fil-a but I actually never eat that, not ever, because when it comes down to it, it's still fried food. And lastly the food in the Cove is decent for on-campus dining, slightly pricey though so I just still always go to Subway.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's an average campus really. My first decision would have been Louisiana State Univ. but i was rejected. I was accepted to Univ. of Louisiana at Lafayette but ended up just choosing UNO; really it's all about the education not college experience. The cost of living is way lower here too and honestly I'm happy not to be paying the ridiculous housing costs in Lafayette or Baton Rouge. Compared to the other two campuses UNO is relatively small yet still has wonderful teachers and I'm happy to be learning. Also, because I live off-campus I really can't comment on the social life of the school but from my experience... it isn't the best. Either that or I'm just unsocial. If I had gone to either of the other two schools, I'd have so many distractions my GPA probably wouldn't be nearly as high.

College Freshman

Campus Housing: Okay so, the dorms are incredibly nice, you get alot of perks when it comes to eating after hours most of the time. They sometimes have a church come and they usually bring free food like pizza, cookies and jambalaya. However, all of the people in charge are pretty cool, easy to talk to and whatnot, besides Michelle Becker. Do not let her catch you doing even the most miniscule thing on a bad day, she is such a preppy closed minded woman who doesn't know how to talk to people without irritating them, or making them feel like she has alot to prove. If she isn't here next semester then there shouldn't be much to worry about. Some people get along with her, and others she just feels like they don't respect her authority (which is true, its like a chihuahua constantly barking at a German Shepherd to assert its dominance that it doesn't have) enough to be an example of a "good resident". Everyone that lives in the dorms are pretty easy to get along with, if there is an issue between people, it never gets too amped in public. I think the dorms are an enjoyable experience as long as you and your roommate understand each others boundaries and don't expect to automatically be friends, you will enjoy your self.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: I really like the asian restraunt.

College Freshman

Campus Housing: I do not live on campus.

College Freshman

Athletics: We're not a very athletic school.

We have a men and women's basetball team, but otherwise I don't know much about it. Clubs are mostly what students are focused on here.

We have a decent gym, with an indoor pool and classes for things like Zumba, yoga, and cycling,as well as a large court and a track upstairs.

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College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It really depends on whether you live on the Westbank or Eastbank, and if you live with parents, friends, or alone.

It is harder to get public transportation from the Westbank to the Eastbank and to the campus, but it is easier to find parking on the Westbank, and housing tends to be cheaper, as it is mostly suburban.

Safety is a problem in New Orleans due to current issues with the N.O.P.D., and crime rates aren't exactly the best here. We literally have signs warning you to walk in large groups (mostly if you're out at night or in more dangerous parts of the city). I have no problem walking around the French Quarter, as it is easy to navigate and usually has plenty of friendly people, businesses, and tourist attractions that I believe deter more serious crimes during the day, but all the same, I'm nearly always with another person beside myself, and I carry pepperspray as a slight precaution.

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College Freshman

Administration: I'm not quite sure how to answer this question in relation to dorm matters.

The school did recently pass a No Smoking policy on campus, which I was excited about. However, this rule isn't as strictly enforced as the campus would like, as students who smoke have hangout areas that they converge at and litter with cigarette butts frequently despite the new ban; and it's not like the areas they go to are secluded or out the way of other students- they tend to be on the nicer parts of campus, such as by the pond and ampetheater.

Campus Security is very nice, I've heard. We have call buttons in several areas for students to request an escort back to one's dorm or car.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I mostly just filled out the FAFSA and waited for the school to confirm my package on Webstar.

I would suggest applying as early as possible for entering Freshamn, in order to qualify for additional scholarships. Look at the U.N.O. website to see what scholarships they offer and that you can apply for. Also search for Student Ambassador Awards through the website.

Feel free to talk to your financial aid advisor over questions and concerns- they're located in the Earl K. Long Library in the center of campus.

College Freshman

Party Scene: I don't participate in "party scenes," as it is harder for me to get back and forth from the school and home as a west bank commuter- traffic can be rough. However, the Student Activity Council does host exciting events such as the Back to School Luau in the Fall, the Masquerade Ball before Mardi Gras, and the Holi Celebration of Colors in March

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: The dining hall buffet offers local cuisine and a vegetarian buffet

College Freshman

Campus Housing: I don't live on campus. A large amount of the student population are commuters. However, the school does have an active social atmosphere, through the many clubs and activities hosted on campus during weekdays so commuters can participate, and weekend events organizations such as the Student Activity Council and the Garden Club put on to engage on-campus resident and commuter students alike.

College Student

Off-Campus Housing: I do not live anywhere near campus.

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