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Searching for the right college that meets your expectations can be challenging. However, in the end you want a school that can offer you the best education at the best value.

Students at the University of New Orleans work alongside professors and fellow classmates. They lead active lives on campus and work towards a career that will take them places. They understand that the greatest value of a college education is beyond how much it costs.

What you should know

  • Freshmen students can take advantage of First Year Experience and University Success, programs that aid in making the transition from high school to college easier.
  • In First Year Transitions, students learn everything about the University and make a smooth cross-over from high school to college.
  • Freshmen can have cars on campus.
  • Approximately 9,323 students; 7,144 undergraduate and 2,179 graduate
  • About 12 percent of UNO students come from 49 other states and 73 other countries
  • The University is home to five colleges: College of Business Administration, College of Education & Human Development, College of Engineering, College of Liberal Arts, College of Sciences, and Interdisciplinary Studies.
  • Average class size is 27 with a student-faculty ratio of 21:1.


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UNO’s majors stretch from liberal arts subjects to professional programs. You can customize an academic program to take you wherever you want to go.
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