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University of New Orleans

New Orleans, LA

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About This Campus

The architecture, food and music, and films that are made in New Orleans, all reflect the uniqueness and livability of Louisiana's most popular city. Only 15 minutes from the historic French Quarter and Central Business District, the University of New Orleans' 195-acre lakefront campus is located in a residential neighborhood along the southern shore of Lake Ponchartrain. New Orleans is home Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest, French Quarter Fest, Audubon Zoo, Aquarium and Insectarium and the New Orleans Saints (NFL) and the Pelicans(NBA). UNO is recognized among the top "schools that offer the best value for your tuition dollar" and among the "top schools that support diversity." UNO is a comprehensive, urban university with over 30 undergraduate programs available for NSE students including jazz studies and hotel, restaurant and tourism. Eating on campus is a true New Orleans experience where traditional dishes of gumbo and red beans and rice make frequent appearances.

Location Information

On the shore of Lake Pontchartrain surrounded by residential neighborhood. Located 20 minutes away from French Quarter via public transportation.

Helpful Information

We encourage students to live on campus in Pontchartrain Hall with meal plan. While other housing is available, Pontchartrain Hall provides affinity living arrangements where you will be placed with other exchange and transfer students.

2021/2022 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment

2022/2023 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Campus Links

Campus Homepage

Fast Facts

Location | New Orleans
Population | 1,200,000
Enrollment | 8,000
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home & Host
Term Dates
Fall | 8/19-12/10
Spring | 1/20-5/05

Campus Diversity

White | 52%
Black | 17%
Hispanic/Latino | 12%
Asian | 9%
Native/1st Nation | 1%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Two or more | 4%
Other | 5%


-- Campus Catalog --

Registration Priority
  • After campus students
Closed Programs
All Education

Auditions required for music program.Department consent for some upper level Business courses.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Film Studies - We offer students the opportunity to be a part of the action. Our Nims Center Studios is a 30,000-square-foot facility often used for professional big-budget films (Runaway Jury, Ray, and Glory Road to name a few). There are opportunities to be a part of these productions while attending the University of New Orleans.
  • Hospitality Management - As New Orleans is one of the top tourist and culinary destinations in the world, this undergraduate degree program provides students with the foundations of business that will enable them to pursue a broad spectrum of opportunities
  • Music/Jazz Studies - Jazz studies at UNO embraces both the rich traditions of our city and the innovations and creativity that keep New Orleans on the forefront of a burgeoning creative economy. UNO students, faculty and alumni perform on more stages at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on an annual basis than representatives from any other college or university.
  • Environmental Sciences - Within the EES department, UNO offers concentrations in Geoscience and Coastal and Environmental Science. You will be able to choose courses to meet these concentration requirements while also completing the standard College of Sciences curriculum. In addition to your tailored coursework, you will work in labs, with state-of-the-art instrumentation, and in analytical techniques in field-based courses and other hands-on activities.

Unique Academic Programs

  • Ocean Engineering - The School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering offers the Bachelor of Science in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NAME). The University of New Orleans is one of the select few universities to offer the Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering degree in the United States. The degree prepares majors for careers in the U.S. and international shipbuilding and offshore industries by applying the principles and laws of basic sciences and mechanics to the design and construction of commercial, naval, and recreational vessels as well as offshore structures and other floating systems.

Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

  • Accounting
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Biology/Life Science
  • Business Administration
  • Business Management
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer and Information Science
  • Digital Arts
  • Earth Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • English
  • Environmental Sciences
  • History
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Literature
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Naval Acrhitecture
  • Painting
  • Performance and Directing
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Political Science
  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Optometry
  • Pre-Veterinary Medicine
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Sociology
  • Theater Arts/Drama/Acting
  • Tourism Management
  • Urban Planning
  • Urban Studies


Quick Links GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.5 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of N/A paper, N/A computer or 70.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6.00
Summer Exchange
  • Plan A with full-term enrollment
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Plan B

Tuition / Fees

-- Campus Budget --
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment Students
  • Figures are current as of 08/18/20.
  • Estimated cost: $3575.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Host Payment students.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment: 19
  • Home Payment: 19
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 08/18/20.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Application Fee $25.00 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Technology Fee $60.00 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory
Parking Fee $100 Semester Plan A & B Optional
Privateer Bucks Fee $150.00 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory
Fuel Recovery Fee $120.00 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory
Other Fee $48.00 Semester Plan A Mandatory
Other Fee $69.00 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory

Important Notes: The following fees are assessed all students whether Plan A or B based on 12 credit hour enrollment: Registration fee of $10; technology fee of $60; utility surcharge fee (fuel recovery) of $120; building use fee of $48; operational fee of $69. Incoming Plan B students should anticipate paying approximately $457 dollars in fees per semester. This DOES not include other college or course specific additional fees. See Bursar Tuition and Fees for complete breakdown of all fees: http://www.uno.edu/bursar/tuitionfees.aspx Plan B students will NOT pay other mandatory fees which total $1,033.81. There is also a $150 Privateer Bucks assessment included in above mandatory fees for all students which can be used at campus food and convenience store establishments. Privateer Bucks not used will be credited back to student at semester's end. Beginning SP 2020 all students (A and B) will be assessed a $25 per credit hour textbook access program. In essence this allows students to rent or purchase their textbooks at a reduced cost. Students may opt out of the program. See https://www.uno.edu/follett-access for more information. All fees above are subject to change.

Financial Aid

Host Payment
For Host Payment U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Host Payment applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

  • Pell
  • CWS
  • Perkins
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 002015

Home Payment
For eligible Home Payment students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 08/18/20

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 9% living on campus
  • Suite: $2975
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living encouraged
  • Maximum unrestricted housing reserved: 24
Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $1100
  • Proximity to campus: 3
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
Students who wish to live on campus are encouraged to live in Pontchartrain Hall and purchase a meal plan.

Meal Plans Per Semester

  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
Notes About Meal Plans
A $150.00 mandatory Privateer Bucks fee is assessed to all full-time students per semester. These funds can be used at any campus eating establishment. Any balance is refunded to the student at semester's end. See following for more campus dining information: http://uno.campusdish.com/

Health Ins.

Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 08/18/20.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance $1509 Semester Plan A & B Optional

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $1,509 per semester.

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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