Mission and Scope


The University of New Orleans, a selective-admissions university, is a comprehensive urban research university committed to providing a quality education to undergraduate and graduate students in a variety of humanities, arts, sciences, and professional programs. As an urban research university, we are committed to conducting research and service in these fields. UNO serves students from throughout the Greater New Orleans area and state, as well as those from the nation and the world. The university serves both public and private business as well as civic and cultural organizations by providing a broad range of academic and cultural activities and service learning experiences. The University of New Orleans is, indeed, a community asset. Through its expanding research programs, the university continues to provide valuable opportunities in the pursuit of new knowledge.


UNO provides an array of programs and services, including baccalaureate, master's and doctoral programs in urban studies, communications, education, engineering, business healthcare management, hospitality management, integrative biology, chemistry, psychology, political science, and financial economics. The university also offers services to meet statewide economic development needs and workforce development initiatives.