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University of New Orleans: Narrative Description


Lake Front
New Orleans, LA 70148
Tel: (504)280-6000; 800-256-5866; Admissions: (504)280-7013; Fax: (504)280-5522; Web Site:

Description: State-supported, university, coed. Part of Louisiana State University System. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1958. Setting: 345-acre urban campus. Endowment: $12.5 million. Research spending 2002-03: $28.7 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $4026 per student. Total enrollment: 17,360. Faculty: 598 (492 full-time, 106 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 26:1. 5,467 applied, 70% were admitted. Full-time: 9,598 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 3,740 students, 58% women, 42% men. Students come from 50 states and territories, 69 other countries, 4% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 24% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 29% 25 or older, 9% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 67% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; liberal arts/general studies; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Southern University at New Orleans, Delgado Community College, Nunez Community College. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Naval (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements: Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, SAT I or ACT. Required for some: essay, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 3 recommendations, interview, 2.0 high school GPA on high school core program. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $3084 full-time, $488 per course part-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,128 full-time, $1826 per course part-time. Mandatory fees: $150 full-time, $5 per semester hour part-time, $10 per term part-time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room only: $4122. Room charges vary according to housing facility.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 100 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Student Government Activities Council, Circle K International, International Student Organization, Progressive Black Student Union. Major annual events: Fall Fest, Spring Fest, Annual Crayfish Boil. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,426 college housing spaces available; 1,282 were occupied in 2002-03. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. Earl K. Long Library with 896,000 books, 12.4 million microform titles, 4,950 serials, 125,600 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $3.5 million. 1,084 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: See Tulane University.

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