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Location | New Orleans
Population | 1,270,530
Enrollment | 8,375
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home & Host

Term Dates
Fall | 8/14-12/07
Spring | 1/8-5/8

University of New Orleans

New Orleans, LA

Campus located in the most unique city in America!
Campus located on Lake Pontchartrain, only 20 minutes from the French Quarter.

About This Campus

The architecture, food and music, and films that are made in New Orleans reflect the uniqueness and livability of Louisiana's most popular city. Minutes away from UNO's main campus, the French Quarter boasts world-class food, historic charm and exciting nightlife. The birthplace of jazz music and creole cuisine, today's New Orleans produces cutting-edge biomedical research and attracts record numbers of young entrepreneurs. New Orleans is home to the Saints (NFL), the Pelicans (NBA), City Park, New Orleans Museum of Art, Audubon Zoo, Aquarium and Insectarium, Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest and more! Campus dining options include traditional New Orleans fare like gumbo or red beans and rice. Grab a cup of coffee at one of our coffee shops and relax by the reflective pool. Stop for a workout or a swim at the Recreation and Fitness Center. Tour the latest student art submissions at the fine arts gallery or see a jazz show every Wednesday at the Sandbar. Attend NCAA Division I athletic events.

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.
2024-2025 Chance of Placement
Host Payment |Open
Home Payment |Closed
Campus Availability & Deadlines
2025-2026 Chance of Placement
Host Payment |Open
Home Payment |Excellent
Understand Chances of Placement


  • Campus Catalog
  • When will I register? After campus students
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
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, Anthropology, Art... ++ show all


GPA and Other Academic Requirements Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
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
  • Host Pay with full-term enrollment
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept Home/Host Pay
Canadian Students - learn more
  • Will accept Home/Host Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 01/08/24

Finances Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment Students
  • Pay resident-rate tuition to your host campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your home campus
  • Estimated cost: $3575.
  • Figures are based on full-time enrollment.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • Pay regular tuition to your home campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your host campus.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment: 19
  • Home Payment: 19

Financial Aid for NSE Students
Regardless of Payment Plan, financial aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Textbook Fee $375 Year Host & Home Optional
Technology Fee $60.00 Semester Host & Home Mandatory
Parking Fee $100 Semester Host & Home Optional
Privateer Bucks Fee $200.00 Semester Host & Home Mandatory
Fuel Recovery Fee $120.00 Semester Host & Home Mandatory
Building Use Fee $48.00 Semester Host Mandatory
Operational Fee $69.00 Semester Host & Home Mandatory
Course Fees / MaterialsVariesSemesterHost & HomeMandatory

Important Notes: The following fees are assessed all students whether Host Pay or Home Pay based on 12 credit hour enrollment: Privateer Bucks fee of $200, 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 $507 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 Home Pay students will NOT pay other mandatory fees which total $1,033.81. There is also a $200 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. Students purchasing meal plans will have Privateer Bucks fees waived. All students (Host Pay and Home Pay) 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 are subject to change.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 01/08/24

On-Campus Housing Per Semester Off-Campus Housing
  • Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $816
  • 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

Notes About Meal Plans
A $200.00 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. Students purchasing meal plans will have this fee waived. See following for more campus dining information: https://www.uno.edu/uc/dining


Figures per Semester are current as of 01/08/24

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance $650 Semester Host & Home Optional

Important Notes about Health Insurance

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $650 per semester.


Comments on Problems or Conditions for Access

Other Health Related Comments
International students are required to show proof of health insurance prior to admission. See information:http://oiss.uno.edu/

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