Universities in Louisiana

University of New Orleans


University Information

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Founded: 1956
Undergraduate Students: 6 600
Campus Type: Urban
Institution Type: Public state university
Website: www.uno.edu

About the University

ince its founding, UNO has been committed to diversity and inclusion. In 1958, the University of New Orleans opened its doors as the first fully integrated public university in the South. For nearly 60 years, we have not strayed from that vision. The University has educated students from all 64 Louisiana parishes, all 50 states, and more than 130 countries, bringing together a variety of talented and motivated students so that they may learn, interact and pursue their career goals.

Academic programs offered at UNO prepare students to participate in the global economy. The College of Business Administration boasts an accounting program with an AACSB International accounting accreditation that puts it among the top three percent of programs in the world and its master’s degree program in hospitality and tourism management has a 100 percent industry-specific job placement rate. The College of Engineering offers the only electrical, mechanical and civil engineering programs in the New Orleans area and the School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering is one of only several in the nation.

The Computer Science Department has certifications from the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security and partners with GE, providing students with real-world software development work experience to supplement their academic curriculum.

The College of Liberal Arts, Education and Human Development offers students a robust preparation in the arts and in educator and counselor training. UNO students, faculty and alumni perform on more stages at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on an annual basis than representatives from any other college or university.

Excerpt from the University of New Orleans’ website.

TOEFL: 80/120

IELTS: 6,5

Health insurance is required of all full-time degree, resident, and international students with F1 and J1 visas.

The University of New Orleans requires international students in F and J immigration status to have medical insurance coverage. Charges for the University’s insurance plan are automatically placed on students’ bills each term. Students with their own coverage that meets the University’s minimum requirements may request a waiver of the insurance fee by submitting the J-1 Insurance Coverage Evaluation form to their insurance company for verification of coverage.  Check requirements here.

Cost: $670 (fall), $649 (spring)

Living on-campus: Limited on-campus rooms may be available in Pontchartrain Halls. Privateer Place has no vacancies.

Please visit the website for more information.

Cost: $3,060 – $4,500 per semester* 
*Students living in residence halls must also purchase a meal plan please visit the website for more information. ($2,340 per semester).

Off-campus Housing: Off-campus rooms and apartments for rent may be found by checking the neighborhoods around campus (especially those across Leon C. Simon Drive. Check sites such as http://neworleans.craigslist.org/http://realestate.nola.com/for-rent, and https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_rent. Off-campus properties are not affiliated with or endorsed by UNO.

Cost: $1,540.81 per semester

The average budget per month is: $900-$1,200 

In order to be accepted, students must prove financial resources of $7,625.00 per semester.