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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.

2019/2020 Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)

2020/2021 Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)

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 | Both (A/B)
Term Dates
Fall | 8/14-12/13
Spring | 1/13-5/06

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
Anthropology: Anthropology

Area Studies: International Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art History, Studio Art

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science

Business: Accounting, Business Administration, Finance/Banking, Management, Marketing

Chemistry: Chemistry

Communications: Film

Earth Sciences: Earth Science

Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Ocean Engineering

English: English

Environmental Studies: Environmental Sciences

Foreign Language: Romance Languages

General Studies: Interdisciplinary Studies

Geography and Urban Studies: Urban Planning, Urban Studies

History: History

Hospitality and Tourism: Hotel/Restaurant Management, Tourism and Travel

Information Studies: Computer Science

International Studies: International Studies

Mathematics: Mathematics

Performing Arts: Music, Music/Jazz Studies, Theater Arts/Drama

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy

Physics: Physics

Political Science: International Studies, Political Science

Pre-Professional : Medicine Pre-Professional, Optometry Pre-Professional, Pharmacy Pre-Professional, Veterinary Medicine Pre-Professional

Psychology: Psychology

Sociology/Social Work: Sociology


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 (Plan A) Students
  • Figures are current as of 05/01/19.
  • 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 (Plan A) students.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment (Plan B) 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 (Plan B) students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment (Plan A): 19
  • Home Payment (Plan B): 19
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 05/01/19.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Application Fee $25.00 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Health Insurance $836 Semester Plan A & B Optional
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
Building Use Fee $48.00 Semester Plan A Mandatory
Operational 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. 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. All fees above are subject to change. See Bursar Tuition and Fees for complete breakdown: http://www.uno.edu/bursar/tuitionfees.aspx

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $836 per semester.

Financial Aid

Host Payment (Plan A)
For Plan A 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 Plan A 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 (Plan B)
For eligible Plan B 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 05/01/19

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: $0
  • Proximity to campus:
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
Students who wish to live on campus are encouraged to live in Pontchartrain Hall.

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/

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