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University of New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
The University of New Orleans, founded in 1958, is a public institution. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Sciences, and Urban and Public Affairs, and the Metropolitan College. Its 195-acre campus is located in a residential section of New Orleans.
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 6,442
   Women 3,304 (51.3%)
   Men 3,138 (48.7%)
Graduate Students 1,595
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 60% of 3,409 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.15
SAT Math 554 average
470-630 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 541 average
480-600 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 22 average
20-24 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay       X
Extracurricular Activities       X
Cost of Attendance In-state: $22,978
Out-of-state: $36,795
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $8,694
Out-of-state: $22,511
  Room and Board $9,730
Average Percent of Need Met 62%
Average Freshman Award $10,692
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 270
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 13% of classes
10-19 students: 24% of classes
20-29 students: 26% of classes
30-39 students: 19% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-99 students: 8% of classes
Over 100 students: 2% of classes
New Orleans Population 369,250
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 29% of freshmen, 10% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Lafitte
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
8.9% Asian
16.6% Black/African-American
12.9% Hispanic/Latino
4.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
55.2% White
1.5% Unknown
International Students 4.4% from 70 countries
First-Year Students Returning 64.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 14.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 75%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported