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University of New Orleans is a public institution that was founded in 1956. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 8,263, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 195 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of New Orleans's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $5,257 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $16,781 (2012-13).
The University of New Orleans (UNO) is situated on the banks of Lake Pontchartrain, about 20 minutes from the French Quarter of the Big Easy. Undergraduates at the University of New Orleans can choose from nearly 50 areas of study, and graduate students can earn master’s degrees in more than 40 programs, including business, engineering, and education. The university offers many tutoring resources and a class for freshmen to help them transition from high school. The University Success 1001 course meets in small class sizes once a week for credit and gives first year students the opportunity to learn about college life and to make friends.
Outside the classroom, University of New Orleans students can get involved in about 100 campus clubs, Greek life, and club and intramural sports. The university also hosts many events for students to attend, such as the annual Swampball volleyball game in a mud pit and jazz music performances at The Sandbar. Student athletes can try out for the UNO Privateers varsity sports teams, which compete in the NCAA Division II Gulf South Conference. Off campus, UNO students can take in the excitement of New Orleans, including the famous Mardi Gras festival.
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On the southern shore of Lake Pontchartrain and only 20 minutes from the French Quarter, the University of New Orleans (UNO) is a major statewide research university. It provides essential support for the educational, economic, and social well-being of the culturally rich and diverse New Orleans metropolitan area, the state of Louisiana, the nation, and the global community. Located in an international city, UNO provides educational and workforce opportunities to a highly diverse student population through the research and curricula of five colleges, Programs of Distinction, and Centers of Excellence. Graduate study and research are integral to the university's purpose and UNO attracts both graduates and undergraduates from 50 states and more than 100 countries. Technological and cultural alliances connect the institution, faculty, and students to the community through joint projects with public schools, governments, foundations, businesses, and civic groups. These partnerships enrich opportunities for learning and community growth. Strategic collaborations are firmly established in areas such as Nanotechnology; Cybersecurity/ Information Assurance; Film; Advanced Manufacturing; Coastal Restoration; Charter Schools; Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Administration; and Medicinal Chemistry. The adjoining technology and research park houses tenants that have opportunities for student interns with the possibility for future employment. Its national Carnegie Foundation Level is Doctoral, High Research University. UNO has over 120 registered clubs and organizations. About one mile to the east, UNO's Lakefront Arena routinely hosts nationally recognized artists and performances.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to University of New Orleans, it's important to note the application deadline is August 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 20. The application fee at University of New Orleans is $50. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 55.5 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||55.5%|
|Application deadline||August 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 20|
The student-faculty ratio at University of New Orleans is 20:1, and the school has 32.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of New Orleans include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities; Engineering; Psychology; and Social Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 67.2 percent.
University of New Orleans has a total undergraduate enrollment of 8,263, with a gender distribution of 50.5 percent male students and 49.5 percent female students. At this school, 8.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 92.0 percent of students live off campus. University of New Orleans is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
Campus Info & Services
University of New Orleans offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, day care, health service, and health insurance. University of New Orleans also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at University of New Orleans, 31 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at University of New Orleans.
|Students who have cars on campus||31%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At University of New Orleans, 62.7 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,924.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|In-state tuition and fees||$5,257 (2012-13)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$16,781 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$8,310 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data