Freshman Application Process

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Freshman Admissions Requirements

Students who graduate from state-approved high schools must complete an academic core curriculum and require no remedial coursework.

Test score and GPA requirements:
  • Minimum score of 19 Math in the ACT (460 SAT) and
  • Minimum score of 18 English in the ACT (450 SAT)

ACT composite score of 23 or greater (SAT 1060) or
High school core GPA of 2.5 or greater.

Students with less than 2.0 will not be admitted

*Out-of-State and Home School Applicants who do not meet the academic core curriculum must satisfy requirements minimum ACT scores (listed above) or have a composite score of 26 or greater (SAT I Math + Critical Reading combined score of 1170 or greater), and require no remediation. Contact your Admissions Counselor >>

Freshman On-campus Housing Requirement

A University of Louisiana System policy requires that all unmarried, full-time undergraduate students regardless of age or emancipation status, live in campus residence halls as long as space is available. This policy further states that in the event a college or university under the Board of Trustees cannot provide adequate housing for students in this category, they may be exempt according to the following priorities:

  • Those students residing with parents, grandparents, or married brothers/sisters.
  • Those students 21 years of age on or before the first day of classes.
  • Determined through marriage or parenthood (provide a copy of the marriage license or birth certificate.)
  • An extreme financial situation that would prevent the student from attending UNO due to on-campus living requirements.  FAFSA must be filed with UNO if you select this reason. (Attach a letter explaining circumstances).
  • Medical condition that requires special living accommodations that residential life cannot reasonably provide. (Attach doctor's note.)
  • Extenuating circumstances. (Attach detailed letter explaining circumstances.)
  • Educational requirements, to include internships, co-ops, and student teaching. (Requires Department head signature.)


Please fill out the exemption form here if you qualify for any one of the above categories.

Because the University can only house a relatively small percent of its enrollment, the following categories have automatically been exempt in the listing if housing is at capacity: Seniors, Juniors and Sophomores.
If a student receives a University Housing Scholarship, it must be used in a University owned housing facility. Students can select their preferred housing option when space is available. Students will be placed in available accommodations as housing options reach capacity.


The Application Process

Contact Admissions

Privateer Enrollment Center
University of New Orleans
105 Earl K. Long Library
2000 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans, LA 70148
Office: (504) 280-6595 or
Fax: (504) 280-3973

We suggest that all prospective students apply as early as possible during the year prior to expected enrollment.

1. Complete application for admission.

You may complete the UNO online application or The Common Application. Apply Online >>

2. Submit the application fee ($20.00 and non-refundable).

We encourage you to pay application fee with your online application. If you choose not to pay the application fee with the on-line application, you can submit payment information online. If you choose to pay with check or money order, make $20 payable to the UNO Office of Admissions with your name and date of birth written on the back within the priority date.

3. Send us your official high school transcript.

There are three convenient ways to send us your transcripts. If you are a Louisiana high school student, provide your social security number and we will download your transcript from Board of Regents. If you attended home school or received a GED, please forward all official documents to the Office of Admissions.

4. Request official test scores from testing agency.

Scores must be sent directly to the University of New Orleans from the testing agency.

  • UNO ACT Institution Code: 1591
  • UNO SAT Institution Code: 6379

5. Provide senior year courses.

If you are in the 12th grade, provide a list of senior year coursework and available grades.