University of New Orleans (UNO)

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University of New Orleans can be found in New Orleans, LA, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Around twelve thousand students are enrolled at UNO.

Students can submit either the SAT or ACT exam scores at UNO. A score within the range of 960 - 1210 on the SAT exam, or 21 - 25 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. We were able to estimate the UNO average GPA (3.13 - 3.33) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. UNO accepts approximately 50 percent of students applying each year. Of those that are admitted, nearly 53 percent of students continue on to register and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UNO Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for University of New Orleans was reported as 50.4% in Fall 2013 with over 3,200 college applications submitted to UNO. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • UNO ACT Scores: 21 - 25
  • UNO Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.33

How Hard Is It to Get into University of New Orleans?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of University of New Orleans is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2019 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2019-2020 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of New Orleans has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 57.1%
  • 2010-2011: 55.8%
  • 2011-2012: 55.5%
  • 2012-2013: 49.2%
  • 2013-2014: 50.4%
  • Projected UNO Acceptance Rate 2019-2020: 52.1%

How Does UNO Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for UNO is ten percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Southern University at New Orleans48.9%
Dillard University35.4%
Xavier University of Louisiana54.4%
Loyola University-New Orleans87.1%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to UNO (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English21 - 27
Math20 - 25
Composite Score21 - 25
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