At a Glance

Did You Know?

  • UNO has graduated more than 70,000 alumni - more than half of whom live and work in the greater New Orleans metropolitan area.
  • Since 1958, UNO has educated students from all 64 Louisiana parishes, all 50 states in the United States and more than 100 countries.
  • About 13 percent of UNO students come from 42 other states and 74 other countries. 
  • Located on the southern shore of Lake Pontchartrain, only 15 minutes from the French Quarter, UNO occupies a 195-acre campus in one of the finest residential areas of the city.
  • UNO has created more than $1 billion in economic impact to Louisiana and created more than 13,000 jobs in the state.
  • There are 281 full-time and 116 part-time faculty members.
  • Approximately 70 percent of the faculty hold doctoral degrees, or another terminal degree.
  • UNO's Colors are blue and silver.

UNO Named One of the Nation's Best Institutions for Undergraduate Education

In its profile on the University of New Orleans, The Princeton Review praises UNO for offering its students "lots of opportunities for students to develop their personality, leadership skills and career skills".

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UNO Named One of the Nation's Low-Cost Colleges With High Starting Salaries for Grads

The University of New Orleans ranks among the nation's leaders in low-cost colleges with high starting salaries for graduates, according to a new list compiled by the website Affordable Colleges Online.

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#1 for Least Financial Burden

U.S. News & World Report named UNO to its list of universities that place the least financial burden on students.  UNO ranks #1 in Louisiana and in the top 20 nationally.

UNO Makes US News World Report's "Least Debt" List for Fourth Year in a Row

Newsweek's Top 25 Most Affordable Colleges

Newsweek looked at student debt and salary statistics and named one of the "25 Most Affordable Colleges," ranking the University number 17 out of 25 of the most affordable institutions across the country.

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Students playing music at the Cove



  • Undergraduate Enrollment:  7,152
  • Graduate Enrollment: 2,082
  • Total Enrollment: 9,234
  • States Represented: 42
  • Nations Represented: 74
  • Undergraduate Programs: 38
  • Graduate Programs: 38
  • Student/Faculty Ratio: 22:1
  • Average Class Size: 27
  • Research Centers: 12
  • Student Organizations: 112


  • NCAA Athletics: Division I Southland Conference
  • 14 NCAA Sports Teams
  • Our Mascot is the Privateer


Estimated tuition and fees per academic year, 12 credit hours per semester.

  • In-State Tuition & Fees: $8,154
  • Out of State Tuition & Fees: $21,971