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University of New Orleans

University of New Orleans Rating: 4.3/5 (15 votes)

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History

In 1956, The University of New Orleans (UNO) was established through Louisiana Legislature as Louisiana State University in New Orleans. The campus was acquired when the United States Navy left its air station on the shore of Lake Pontchartrain. After some renovations, classes began in September 1958, making LSU-New Orleans the first racially integrated public university in the South. By 1961, the university became an official four-year institution with divisions established in liberal arts, sciences, and business administration.

In 1969, LSU-New Orleans exceeded 10,000 students and became the second largest university in Louisiana. A new name, University of New Orleans, was not introduced until 1974 as it more accurately defined the campus. By 1983, there were five senior colleges: Liberal Arts, Education, Sciences, Business Administration, and Engineering. In addition, there was a Junior College for freshmen, and a Graduate School for student wishing to earn advanced degrees. Today, the campus also houses a School of Urban and Regional Studies, a School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Administration, a School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, as well as various institutes, divisions, and centers for specialized research.

Although the UNO campus was affected by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, classes resumed 42 days after the storm. It is now known as a major research university.

Academics

At the University of New Orleans, several colleges offering a wide variety of majors are available for students to explore. Each of the schools is known, in its own right, for its high caliber of research.

College of Business Administration

The UNO College of Business Administration is one of the largest in the Gulf Coast region. The students from the College also make up a fourth of the whole UNO population. Many of the College’s programs have received regional, national, and international recognition for their work. Counselors are readily available to support students as they work through their programs. Alumni from the College are also willing to provide current students with networking opportunities.

College of Education and Human Development

UNO’s College of Education and Human Development offers programs in initial and advanced teacher preparation. In addition, students can also work on their master and doctoral degrees as well. All programs offered are approved by the Louisiana Department of Education, making it easy for students to move right into jobs when they are done with their studies. The College of Education and Human Development has stepped up to assume management of failing public schools in the area, particularly after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast. There is a strong partnership formed between the College and Recovery School District as people continue to rebuild New Orleans.

College of Engineering

The College of Engineering at the University of New Orleans provides students with degrees in a variety of programs ranging from civil and environmental engineering to naval architecture and marine engineering. There is an Industry Advisory Council, consisting of local executives who are willing to take their time to support the students and faculty at the College.

College of Liberal Arts

Twenty-four majors in thirteen departments are available for students who are part of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of New Orleans. Students are able to study foreign languages, political science, philosophy, music, and several other subject areas. Master and doctoral degrees can also be earned.

College of Sciences

The College of Sciences at UNO encourages students to participate in innovative research. Students at the College of Sciences strive to study medicine, nursing, dentistry, and other health areas. A very large percentage of students move on to medical school after they receive a solid foundation at UNO.

Interdisciplinary Studies

Students at UNO are able to design an Integrative Learning Plan, which allows them to make connections between disciplines and possibly work with two different UNO colleges to earn their degrees. The student’s program would evolve over time, and participating students have to stay in close contact with their advisors. Multicultural and multidisciplinary perspectives are gained when students work on their Bachelor’s in Interdisciplinary Studies.

Most Popular Fields of Study

Admissions

The University of New Orleans is a competitive school that accepts applications by July 1 for prospective students wishing to begin in the Fall. The summer deadline is May 1, and the spring semester application is due on November 15. Students who graduate from state-approved high schools have to take the Louisiana Board of Regents Core Curriculum as well as not more than one remedial class. A score of 19 or higher on the ACT and 460 or higher on the SAT for mathematics is required. Likewise, a score of 18 or higher on the ACT and 450 or higher on the SAT for English is required. In addition, students have to have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 and rank in the top 25% of their graduating class.

Sixty percent of UNO students transfer from other institutions. Approximately half of the transfers are of traditional college age. Transfer counselors are readily available to assist students in making their decisions to finish their studies at UNO. Each semester, the University of New Orleans hosts a Transfer Student Orientation for those who want to join the UNO family.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for students from all levels. Students can apply for federal grant and loan support and state grants and loans, as well as local scholarships. The Federal Work Study Program is also available for students, allowing them to make some cash to support their fees, books, and other college needs. Most of the grant and loan programs at UNO are based on need. Students can find assistance in the UNO Financial Aid office if they need help filling out the appropriate forms.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 5286th for the average student loan amount.
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Students

The University of New Orleans campus lies along the shores of Lake Pontchartrain, the second largest salt water lake in the United States. This affords students a scenic campus with ample opportunities for walks, bike rides, and picnics. Palm trees line the waterfront, allowing students to find shade when needed. Students are able to stay current and in touch with their family, friends, and the world through cable TV and high-speed internet in their dormitories.

On campus, there are a multitude of student organizations available as well as intramural sports and a state-of-the-art recreational center. Special musical events and movies are presented at the UNO’s jazz venue, the Sandbar.

The Office of Student Involvement and Leadership is an on-campus organization that provides opportunities and programs to support leadership and organizational development, cultural and educational programs, entertainment, and volunteer services. UNO believes in promoting both the academic and social aspects of life.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics

Athletics

As of June 21, 2011, the University of New Orleans was in the process of moving to Division II, NCAA competition. Division II relies on a partial-scholarship model to provide athletics-based financial to students in the form of scholarships, grants, student loans, and employment earnings. According to NCAA rules, UNO will count as both a Division I and Division II until the full transition from Division I to Division II is made. Ten sports are sponsored by UNO, including:

  • Women’s volleyball
  • Women’s cross country
  • Women’s basketball
  • Women’s tennis
  • Women’s golf
  • Men’s cross country
  • Men’s basketball
  • Men’s tennis
  • Men’s golf
  • Men’s baseball

Club and intramural sports are also offered through UNO.

Bibliography

  • McGrath, Anne, ed. U.S. News & World Report’s Ultimate College Guide. Washington: Sourcebooks, Inc., 2010. Print.
  • The University of New Orleans. University of New Orleans. n.d. Web. 10 July 2011.
  • UNO Privateers Athletics. University of New Orleans. n.d. Web. 10 July 2011.

Information Summary

Ranks 17th in Louisiana and 1051st overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

Ranks 0th in Louisiana and 129th overall on StateUniversity.com‘s Safe School Index
  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery 1 0.01
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 12 0.11
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 5 0.05
Arrest 8 0.07

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 1,326 0.38
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 200 0.06
Forcible Rape 163 0.05
Robbery 1,059 0.31
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 3,857 1.11
Larceny 7,616 2.19
Vehicle theft 2,540 0.73

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Research Universities (high research activity)
UndergraduateBalanced arts & sciences/professions, high graduate coexistence
GraduateDoctoral, professional dominant
Undergraduate PopulationMedium full-time four-year, selective, higher transfer-in
EnrollmentHigh undergraduate
Size & SettingMedium four-year, primarily nonresidential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringDoctoral degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District2202

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 1155th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $5,724 $5,724 $18,214
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $854 $854 $854
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $239 $239 $759
FT Graduate Tuition $5,724 $5,724 $18,214
FT Graduate Required Fees $1,298 $1,298 $1,298
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $318 $318 $1,012
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $19,825 $19,825 $32,315
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $21,920 $21,920 $34,410
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $11,456 $11,456 $23,946

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $5,214 $5,850 $5,214 $5,850 $16,738 $17,862
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,300(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board $8,310 $8,504
On-Campus – Other Expenses $2,940 $3,050
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $11,797(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,487 $3,618
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,487 $3,618

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$20
Graduate Application Fee$20
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 3,197 (1,492 male / 1,704 female)
Admitted 1,610 (791 male / 819 female)
Admission rate 50%
First-time Enrollment 860 (444 male / 416 female)
FT Enrollment 844 (436 male / 408 female)
PT Enrollment 16 (8 male / 8 female)
Total Enrollment9,323

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /  N/A / 
College Prep. Completion
RecommendationsN/A
Formal competency demo
Admission test scores
TOEFL
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NCAA
NCAA Basketball Conference Southland Conference
NCAA Baseball Conference Southland Conference
NCAA Track & Field Conference Southland Conference

ACT Test Admission

647th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting ACT results 90%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 21 / 27
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 20 / 25
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 21 / 25

SAT Test Admission

410th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting SAT results 12%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 470 / 590
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 490 / 620
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 960 / 1210

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity1,604
Meals per Week19
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 207 293 149 102 12 1,152 165 2,093
Accounting 15 17 7 15 1 55 5 115
Anthropology 1 1 1 9 12
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 2 2 4
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 6 12 12 20 46 14 110
Business Administration and Management, General 45 79 43 24 3 189 26 414
Business/Managerial Economics 4 1 2 7
Chemistry, General 10 1 2 10 5 28
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning 6 1 25 9 41
Civil Engineering, General 8 4 1 6 23 3 45
Computer Science 9 4 3 21 1 38
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services 2 1 25 3 31
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management
Curriculum and Instruction 3 15 1 19
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 6 21 5 2 83 23 141
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 1 1 19 21
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness 2 2
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 2 1 9 1 13
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 11 2 3 3 11 1 31
Elementary Education and Teaching 6 1 34 2 43
Engineering Science 12 5 1 18
Engineering/Industrial Management 2 1 6 9
English Language and Literature, General 2 7 4 47 6 66
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering 2 2
Finance, General 9 7 4 3 16 2 42
Fine and Studio Arts Management 1 1 6 1 9
Fine/Studio Arts, General 2 2 2 1 26 3 36
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General 1 1 1 3
French Language and Literature 1 1
General Studies 1 1 5 7
Geography 3 1 4
Geology/Earth Science, General 3 1 21 2 27
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
Health/Health Care Administration/Management 4 17 3 3 15 2 44
History, General 2 3 1 1 29 7 44
Hospitality Administration/Management, General 5 5 4 1 44 3 62
International/Global Studies 2 2 4 1 7 2 19
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching 1 7 1 9
Management Information Systems, General 2 2
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 8 11 5 3 15 1 44
Mathematics Teacher Education 1 2 3
Mathematics, General 8 2 1 2 11 3 27
Mechanical Engineering 17 1 1 3 27 1 50
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 1 21 11 2 2 73 6 116
Music Performance, General 1 6 6 1 14
Music Teacher Education 1 1 2
Music, General 2 1 1 17 1 22
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering 2 1 1 13 5 22
Organizational Leadership
Philosophy 3 6 1 11
Physics, General 6 1 3 1 11
Political Science and Government, General 1 7 1 22 3 34
Psychology, General 2 13 8 5 51 6 85
Public Administration 2 1 12 1 17
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 2 1 2 2 7
Secondary Education and Teaching 3 10 2 15
Social Studies Teacher Education 5 5
Sociology 6 4 17 2 29
Spanish Language and Literature 2 2 2 6
Special Education and Teaching, General 2 1 1 13 3 20
Taxation 3 1 11 15
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other 1 2 3
Urban Studies/Affairs 1 3 2 8 1 16

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 1514th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $67,807 ($73,238 male / $56,232 female)
Number of FT Faculty 287 (180 male / 107 female)
Number of PT Faculty 412
FT Faculty Ratio 0.7 : 1
Total Benefits $11,099,696

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