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University of New Orleans

The University of New Orleans is a comprehensive urban research university committed to providing educational excellence to a diverse undergraduate and graduate student body. The University is one of the region's foremost public resources, offering a variety of world-class, research-based programs, advancing shared knowledge and adding to the region's industry, culture and economy. 



In 1958, the University of New Orleans opened its doors as the first fully integrated public university in the South. 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 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.


There are currently two fiber optic research laboratories established in rooms 609 and 606 of the Engineering Building . These facilities are routinely used for investigational and applied research in the areas of fiber optic telecommunications, sensor development, and most recently, remote source lighting and illumination.


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

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
901 -300
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.


Student services

The Privateer Enrollment Center (PEC) is the one-stop-shop for all UNO students. Located on the first floor of the Earl K. Long Library, the PEC provides streamlined services in admissions, financial aid, first year advising and student success coaching.

Housing services

At the University of New Orleans, you will have the opportunity to form friendships and relationships with people from diverse backgrounds that can benefit you and your career long after you leave the University. With these new friends, you can enjoy campus life and the charms of the city of New Orleans. Our mission is to provide our resident students with the highest quality living and learning environment at a reasonable cost.

Library services

The UNO COEHD Young Adult and Children's Literature Resource Center:

The collection includes picture books, fiction, nonfiction, audiobooks, short stories, special collections, the Dear America series, and published books by elementary and high-school students. We provide other resources for education professionals including videos, curriculum materials and professional literature.

Medical services

All students enrolled at UNO have access to Student Health Services, regardless of whether or not they have insurance of any kind. However, we only provide primary care. In order to provide access to specialist care, emergency room, and other services, Student Health Services arranges for an optional low-cost injury and sickness insurance policy.

Student Life

Campus life

UNO’s main campus is nestled on the southern shore of Lake Pontchartrain and is just minutes from the world-class food, historic charm, and exciting nightlife of the French Quarter. We invite you to join us on our beautiful lakefront campus for a special event to find out what makes the University of New Orleans Louisiana's premier metropolitan university.

Sports facilities

The UNO Recreation & Fitness Center has 87,000 square feet of space dedicated to a variety of fitness and recreational activities. This state-of-the-art facility has everything you need.

Student clubs

UNO has more than 125 student organizations. There's something for everyone, and if there isn't, it's easy to start your own.


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.

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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