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University of New Orleans Data & Information Overview

62 awards Ranking Badges
Fair Price Value for Your Money
81% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is University of New Orleans Ranked?

#1,558 Best Colleges in Nation
#14 Best Colleges in LA
Business Economics Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

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University of New Orleans was awarded 62 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business economics.

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Overall Quality

UNO landed the #1,558 spot in College Factual's 2024 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,217 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This is an improvement over the previous year, when UNO held the #1,728 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

UNO is also ranked #14 out of 29 schools in Louisiana.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UNO?

81% Acceptance Rate
64% Of Accepted Are Women
5% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

University of New Orleans has an acceptance rate of 81%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

Average Test Scores

About 5% 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 490 and 640.

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

SAT Math Scores for University of New Orleans  ( 490 to 640 )
UNO received ACT scores from 78% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 18 and 24.

ACT Composite Scores for University of New Orleans  ( 18 to 24 )

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University of New Orleans Faculty

19 to 1 Student to Faculty
71% Full Time Teachers

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 19 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 71%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  71 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of New Orleans

58% Freshmen Retention
25% On-Time Graduation Rate

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 58%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  58 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 25% for first-time, full-time students at UNO, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  25 out of 100

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University of New Orleans Undergraduate Student Diversity

5,060 Full-Time Undergraduates
49.1% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
51.9% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 6,895 undergraduates at UNO with 5,060 being full-time and 1,835 being part-time.

How Much Does University of New Orleans Cost?

$12,140 Net Price
35% Take Out Loans
$19,372 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of UNO is $12,140. 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 +
$10,937 $10,784 $13,180 $15,862 $16,209

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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At UNO, approximately 35% of students took out student loans averaging $4,843 a year. That adds up to $19,372 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UNO is 6.6%. 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?

$46,502 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from UNO make around $46,502 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future UNO graduates since it is 9% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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

Location of University of New Orleans

Louisiana State
5,060 Full-Time Undergraduates
Large City Campus Setting
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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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

54 Majors With Completions
1,141 Undergraduate Degrees
442 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 54 majors graduated from University of New Orleans. Of these students, 1,141 received undergraduate degrees and 442 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 116 $33,390
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 103 $28,021
Accounting 93 $37,991
General Psychology 81 $26,587
Writing Studies 81 NA
Computer Science 63 $59,819
Mechanical Engineering 59 $64,533
Finance & Financial Management 50 $35,194
Drama & Theater Arts 42 $21,943
Marketing 41 $30,585

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

73% Take At Least One Class Online
14% Take All Classes Online

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2020-2021, 5,812 students took at least one online class at University of New Orleans. This is a decrease from the 7,334 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 5,812 1,138
2019-2020 7,334 3,719
2018-2019 3,750 567
2017-2018 3,410 587
2016-2017 3,240 542

Learn more about online learning at University of New Orleans.

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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.


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