Ranked Top 50 in the Nation for Social Mobility by U.S. News & World Report
UNO has graduated more than 80,000 alumni - more than half of whom live and work in the greater New Orleans metropolitan area.
UNO has educated students from all 64 Louisiana parishes, all 50 states in the United States and more than 140 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.
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.
The Brookings Institution ranked UNO third in the nation for providing equal access to higher education for students from all income levels.
Over $41 million dollars in financial aid and scholarships are awarded annually to UNO students. Financial assistance is awarded to nearly 77% of our students.
According to U.S. News & World Report, UNO is among the top 50 National Universities whose students graduate with the least average debt and tops in the state among National Universities.
UNO faculty represent a talented group of individuals with exceptional academic and professional credentials. Over 80% of full-time instructional faculty hold the doctorate or terminal degree in their field.