Current Rankings

Brookings Institution Ranks UNO Third in Nation in Equal Access

The University of New Orleans is a national leader when it comes to providing equal access to higher education for students from all income levels, according to a report by the Brookings Institution.

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The University of New Orleans Retains Carnegie Status

The University has been classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Research University (high research activity), one of fewer than 100 public universities that holds this prestigious designator.

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UNO Ranked Among World’s Top Universities

For the second straight year, the University of New Orleans is ranked among the top 1,000 universities in the world, according to the Center for World University Rankings, which publishes the largest academic ranking of universities from around the globe.

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UNO Named One of Nation’s Best Colleges by Princeton Review

The University of New Orleans is one of the nation's top institutions of higher education, according to the 2017edition of The Princeton Review's annual college guide, "The Best 380 Colleges."

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UNO Makes U.S. News & World Report’s ‘Least Debt’ List for the Sixth Year in a Row

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

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University of New Orleans Ranks Best in State in Early Career Salaries

UNO alumni have the highest average early-career salaries among graduates of all Louisiana universities, according to a 2016 Payscale.com report.

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Greater New Orleans Ranks #5 in the USA for In-migration of Millennials

According to Time magazine, Greater New Orleans ranks #5 in the USA for in-migration of millennials.  From 2010-2015, the New Orleans MSA saw a 8.5% increase in its 25-34 year-old population.

In the article The 25 Cities Where Millennials Are Moving,” Time writes that “Millennials are moving to America’s cities — and not just the biggest ones. While places like New York City and Los Angeles remain millennial magnets, research from the Urban Land Institute shows that smaller cities…are actually seeing the most relative growth in their population of 25-to-34-year-olds.”

The top 10 regions where millennials are moving are:

  1. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC — 16.4%
  2. Richmond, VA — 14.9%
  3. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA — 11.7%
  4. Memphis, TN — 9.5%
  5. New Orleans, LA — 8.5%
  6. Austin, TX — 6.6%
  7. Pittsburgh, PA — 6.6%
  8. Baltimore, MD — 6.5%
  9. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH — 6.5%
  10. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL — 6.4%
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New Orleans Ranks #4 on Forbes 2017 List of “America’s Coolest Cities”

To develop the list, Forbes partnered with bestplaces.net, and measured the 100 largest MSAs in the U.S. on nine metrics in two basic categories: Lifestyle Preferences and Population Vitality.

The Top Ten Coolest Cities in America 2017 are:

  1. San Francisco
  2. Seattle
  3. San Diego
  4. New Orleans
  5. Portland
  6. San Jose
  7. Los Angeles
  8. New York City
  9. Boston
  10. Denver