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 eight thousand students are enrolled at UNO.

Students can submit either the SAT or ACT exam scores at UNO. A score within the range of 1015 - 1240 on the SAT exam, or 20 - 25 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. We were able to estimate the UNO average GPA (3.06 - 3.33) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. UNO accepts approximately 60 percent of students applying each year. Of those that are admitted, nearly 29 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 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of New Orleans was reported as 55.5% in Fall 2020 with over 5,880 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: 20 - 25
  • UNO Average GPA: 3.06 - 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 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 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

  • 2016-2017: 60.0%
  • 2017-2018: 56.6%
  • 2018-2019: 57.3%
  • 2019-2020: 55.5%
  • Projected UNO Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 52.8%

How Does UNO Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for UNO is two percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Southern University at New Orleans60.3%
Dillard University38.8%
Xavier University of Louisiana60.0%
Loyola University-New Orleans75.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records 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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to UNO (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading515 - 630
Math500 - 610
Total Score1015 - 1240
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 27
Math18 - 24
Composite Score20 - 25
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