University Of New Orleans

University Of New Orleans

The University of New Orleans was founded in 1958. Situated in New Orleans, Louisiana, the university is a part of the Louisiana State University System. The campus of UNO is spread across an area of over 190 acres. The university offers a number of degrees and certificate programs through the following academic divisions:

  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Education and Human Development
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Science
  • Metropolitan College

Some of the notable alumni of UNO are Joel Chaisson, the President of the Louisiana State Senate; James H. Clark, co-founder of Netscape Communications and Silicon Graphics, Inc.; and Taryn Terrell, WWE Wrestler.

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University of New Orleans
2000 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans , LA 70148
General Phone: (504) 280-6000

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University of New Orleans Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management716business management, accounting, managerial economics, entrepreneurship, finance, MIS, marketing, taxation
Liberal Arts335women's studies, Romance languages, French language, Spanish language, English, general studies, international studies, interdisciplinary studies, anthropology, ...
Education and Teaching165education, curriculum and instruction, educational administration, special ed, school counseling, elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, early childhood education, English teaching, ...
Science122biology, conservation biology, chemistry, geology, geophysics, physics
Engineering122civil engineering, electrical engineering, engineering science, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering, naval and marine engineering, engineering management
Therapy and Counseling91psychology, psychology courses
Media78communication studies
Hospitality43hospitality management
Fine Arts41fine arts, art history and criticism
Drama and Performing Arts31drama
Medical Administration27health care administration
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy21health and physical education
Computer Science and Engineering21computer science
Music20music, music performance
Art Studies16arts management
Architecture and Planning9urban planning
Family and Social Work8public administration
Religion and Philosophy7philosophy
Conservation and Resource Management1environmental studies

Number of programs and degrees for University of New Orleans in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,26052
Master's degree57040
Doctor's degree6211
Postbaccalaureate certificate01

University of New Orleans Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of New Orleans had a total enrollment of 11,363 students (9,350 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 52%
Women 48%
Full-Time 96%
Part-Time 4%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 74%
Graduate 26%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 60%
Black 19%
Hispanic 7%
Asian 5%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 3%
(Foreign Students) 5%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 16%
20-21 18%
22-24 24%
25-29 19%
30-34 8%
35-39 5%
40-49 5%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

University of New Orleans Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 69 %
Part-Time 41 %

University of New Orleans Room and Board (2007)

University of New Orleans offers campus housing for 740 of its 9,350 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of New Orleans, Louisiana for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Louisiana Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

University of New Orleans Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal470600
SAT Math490660
SAT Writing460550
ACT Verbal1925
ACT Math1823
ACT Composite1924

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT6%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT52%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

University of New Orleans Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,078
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 11,474
Room and board $ 6,130
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 3,045

Financial Aid:
University of New Orleans participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 201500)

University of New Orleans Faculty

University of New Orleans has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year5$122,0371*
Associate professorcalendar year2*8$68,701
Assistant professorcalendar year1*5$46,971
Instructorcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year8$92,11615$63,349

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year100$90,64533$77,990
Associate professoracademic year55$68,33329$62,368
Assistant professoracademic year62$65,55935$57,217
Instructoracademic year40$38,64382$43,884
All faculty totalacademic year257$71,724179$55,773

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

University of New Orleans Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Sun Belt Conference
Baseball Sun Belt Conference
Track Sun Belt Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports113344

University of New Orleans Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning

Art Studies
Arts Management

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Finance, General
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Biology Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Subject Areas, Other

Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering Science
Engineering/Industrial Management
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Family And Social Work
Public Administration

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Hospitality Administration/Management, General

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
General Studies
History, General
International/Global Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Urban Studies/Affairs
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management


Music Performance, General
Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Conservation Biology
Geology/Earth Science, General
Geophysics and Seismology
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General
Psychology, Other

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