Academic Highlights

Since its inception, the University of New Orleans has offered innovative and challenging courses of study, many with a distinctly New Orleans focus. Today the University offers over 60 undergraduate programs and more than 40 graduate programs across five academic colleges.

Many of these programs, along with UNO as a whole, have been ranked and noted on a national and international basis.

Below are some recent notable academic oriented achievements:
  • Listed on U.S. News & World Report Top National Universities
  • Listed on Princeton Review Best Colleges
  • Listed on Washington Monthly Best Universities
  • UNO is home to the largest College of Business in Louisiana
  • The award winning Creative Writing Workshop has graduates that have published over 65 books
  • UNO Pre-Professional students have a 22% higher acceptance rate to medical school and an 18% higher acceptance rate to dental school than national averages
  • The Greater New Orleans Center for Data Assurance is one of a very few centers certified as a "National Center of Academic Excellence" by the National Security Administration (NSA)
  • Jazz Studies faculty performed on a Grammy Award-winning recording with the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra
  • UNO's Accounting Program is one of a select number to have international accounting accreditation and internal audit "Center" status
  • The Master of Urban Planning is the only accredited planning program in Louisiana
  • The UNO Center for Hazard Assessment, Response & Technology has been a key resource for post Katrina rebuilding information and aid