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UNO Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

56.6%
Admission Difficulty for University of New Orleans
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionAverage

Can I get into UNO? The school has a 57% acceptance rate. Last year, 2,115 out of 3,736 applicants were admitted making UNO a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 44 percent. University of New Orleans typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 45% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1110-1310
Applicants Submitting SAT
6%
SAT Scores for University of New Orleans
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 570
SAT Math 25th 540
SAT Composite 25th 1110
SAT Scores for University of New Orleans
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 680
SAT Math 75th 630
SAT Composite 75th 1310
Estimated Average SAT 1210
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of New Orleans?

University of New Orleans typically requires applicants to be in the top 39 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1110 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1010. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1210 out of 1600. 6 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of New Orleans admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1310 and Above Good >69%
1210 to 1310 Avg + 57%-69%
1110 to 1210 Avg - 44%-57%
1010 to 1110 Reach 31%-44%
Less than 1010 Low <31%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
20-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
96%
ACT Scores for University of New Orleans
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for University of New Orleans
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 25
Estimated Average ACT 22
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into UNO?

Admission data indicates that UNO regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 96 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of New Orleans.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of New Orleans admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >71%
22 to 25 Avg + 57%-71%
20 to 22 Avg - 46%-57%
18 to 20 Reach 36%-46%
Less than 18 Low <36%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.21
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need about average high school grades to get into University of New Orleans. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of New Orleans was 3.21 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as UNO accepts 57% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of New Orleans students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 13% Good
3.50 to 3.75 15% Good
3.25 to 3.50 19% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 21% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 28% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 4% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

66% of University of New Orleans freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of New Orleans students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 16%
Top 25% of class 41%
Top 50% of class 66%
Bottom 50% of class 34%
Bottom 25% of class 12%

Admission Statistics

University of New Orleans admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,152 1,584 3,736
Accepted 1,098 1,017 2,115
Acceptance Rate 51% 64% 57%
Enrolled 445 515 960
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 41% 51% 45%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 25, 2019
Days left to Apply
41

Applicants have 41 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are due on Jul 25, 2019.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to UNO before the Jul 25 application deadline.

ACT Test Date Scores Available
Jul 13 Jul 23

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of New Orleans and what considerations affect admission decisions?

University of New Orleans Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of New Orleans
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=159939 IPEDS survey data for University of New Orleans.