University of New Orleans

http://www.uno.edu
2000 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans, LA 70148
(888) 514-4275
Accrediting Agency:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

The University of New Orleans is a four-year, public institution located in the Crescent City. The university was established as Louisiana State University in New Orleans by Act 60 of the 1956 Louisiana Legislature. The LSU Board of Supervisors approved its name change in 1974. The university became a member of the University of Louisiana system in 2011. Today, the University of New Orleans has a student population of 10,903 and a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Programs Offered

The University of New Orleans is composed of the colleges of business administration, education and human development, engineering, liberal arts, and sciences. The university offers undergraduate programs in several areas, including accounting, anthropology, business administration, chemistry, communication arts, computer science, electrical engineering, French, geography, history, management, music studies, philosophy, physics, psychology, sociology, and urban studies and planning. Graduate programs are available in areas such as accounting, applied physics, arts administration, biological sciences, business administration, chemistry, earth and environmental sciences, educational administration, financial economics, fine arts, public administration, sociology, and theatre production. The University of New Orleans also offers courses online through its virtual campus. Classes offered through UNO include literacy development, management and organizational behavior, Spanish, and poetry.

Accreditation

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools has accredited the University of New Orleans since 1958.

Admissions

Freshman applicants must complete the academic core curriculum required by the state. They must also submit a standardized tests scores demonstrating a minimum of 19 on the ACT in math or 460 on this section of the SAT, and a minimum of 18 on the ACT in English or 450 on the verbal portion of the SAT. Composite scores must be greater than 23 for the ACT and 1060 for the SAT. The admissions department will also look for a high school GPA of 2.5 or greater. Prospective students will need to submit an online application, a $50 application fee, and an official high school transcript. The University of New Orleans sets an application deadline for August 1; SAT or ACT scores must be received by August 20. According to U.S. News & World Report, the University of New Orleans had an acceptance rate of 55.5% in fall 2011.

Admissions Contact

The University of New Orleans
2000 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans, LA 70148
888-514-4275

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