University of New Orleans

610 reviews
  1. New Orleans, LA
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B
University of New Orleans is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Southland Conference
Address
2000 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans, LA 70148
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
44%
SAT Range
1000-1300
ACT Range
21-25
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$8,661/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,142/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,532/ year
  • $49-75k
    $9,575/ year
  • $76-110k
    $11,060/ year
  • $110k+
    $12,375/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
21:1
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

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,280Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
20%
Pell Grant
44%
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
Data not available
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 University of New Orleans

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
34%
National
47%
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

Reviews

610 reviews
  • Excellent
    103
  • Very Good
    187
  • Average
    250
  • Poor
    47
  • Terrible
    23
When I began college, I was not attending the University of New Orleans. I was, in fact, attending Loyola University-New Orleans just 15 minutes away. Loyola was a very small school, but everyone there was exactly the same - tourists, uncultured, rich, and snobby. I had made the decision to transfer to UNO after my very first semester there. I am absolutely glad I made that decision, and I could not be any happier than where I am at now. The University of New Orleans is filled with some very intelligent, cultured, caring people, and that is what I love most about it. On top of that, the teachers actually care, the campus is nice, and they have a great location within the city and near the French Quarter! Go Privateers!
  • College Sophomore
  • Nov 4 2015
I love UNO because it is convenient and offers a variety of great programs. I feel that the professors genuinely care about your long term outcome. Unfortunately, it's very hard to get in touch with anyone on campus to schedule appointments or to get answers to your enrollment and financial aid questions whenever they get complicated. Food on campus is awesome! It's not the prettiest campus, but I could lounge in front of the library for hours (and I have). I'm happy to be here and just ready to get my degree and move on.
  • College Sophomore
  • 7 months ago
Our library isn't as beautiful as Tulane's, but is fairly decent. The only think I would complain about it is that it closes far too early. The student center and athletic centers are very nice, we have free access to the work out rooms, pools, and sauna as well! Due to our school being mainly a commuters university (90% of students don't live at the university), it tends to be a little quiet after dark, but one can usually find a party in the North Dorms. Due to the cheap housing in New Orleans, most people simply go to someone's off-campus apartment though. Campus activities include anything from mardigras celebration, to our two week long series of events to welcome the new freshman to our university.
  • Recent Alumnus
  • June 2 2014