At a Glance

Did You Know?

  • UNO has graduated more than 70,000 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 100 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.
  • 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.
  • For five straight years, UNO has appeared on U.S. News & World Report’s least debt list (schools whose graduates have the least amount of debt) 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.
  • 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.
  • This year, UNO marks the 40th year of its study-abroad collaboration with the University of Innsbruck in Austria. During that time more than 10,000 students have participated in the program.

Academic Highlights


Students playing music at the Cove



  • Undergraduate Enrollment: 6,601
  • Graduate Enrollment: 1,822
  • Total Enrollment: 8,423
  • Undergraduate Programs: 34
  • Graduate Programs: 40
  • Student/Faculty Ratio: 22:1
  • Average Class Size: 27
  • Research Centers: 12
  • Student Organizations: 130


  • NCAA Athletics: Division I Southland Conference
  • 14 NCAA Sports Teams
  • Our Mascot is the Privateer


Estimated tuition and fees per semester (12 credit hours).

  • In-State Tuition & Fees: $3,575
  • Out of State Tuition & Fees: $10,483.50