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University of New Orleans

New Orleans, LA

University of New Orleans
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  1. Campus located in the most unique city in America!
  2. 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, 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.

2023/2024 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment

2024/2025 Placement

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Fast Facts

Location | New Orleans
Population | 1,270,530
Enrollment | 8,375
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home & Host
Term Dates
Fall | 8/15-12/08
Spring | 1/23-5/18

Campus Diversity

1st Nation/Native | 1%
Asian | 9%
Black | 17%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Hispanic/Latino | 12%
Two or more | 4%
White | 52%
Other | 5%
International | 0%
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  • Campus Catalog
  • Priority: 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
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.5 GPA
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
  • Will accept Home/Host Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 01/30/23

  • 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
  • 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

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

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 01/30/23

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • On-Campus Housing
  • 9% living on campus
  • Suite: $2975
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • Maximum unrestricted housing reserved: 24
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 01/30/23

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance $598 Semester Host & Home Optional

Important Notes about Health Insurance

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students do not need to purchase health insurance.


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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