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Chances of getting into University of New Orleans

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
55.5%
Admission Difficulty for University of New Orleans
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionAverage
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How hard is it to get into UNO and can I get accepted? The school has a 56% acceptance rate ranking it #6 in Louisiana for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,267 out of 5,882 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 49 percent. University of New Orleans typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 29% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. University of New Orleans is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

UNO SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1015-1240
Applicants Submitting SAT
7%
SAT Scores for University of New Orleans
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 515
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 1015
SAT Scores for University of New Orleans
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 630
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1240
Average SAT Score 1130

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 prefers applicants to be in the top 100 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1015 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 900. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1130 out of 1600. The school ranks #7 in Louisiana for highest average SAT composite score. 7 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of New Orleans admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1240 and Above Good >68%
1127 to 1240 Avg + 56%-68%
1015 to 1127 Avg - 43%-56%
903 to 1015 Reach 31%-43%
Less than 903 Low <31%
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UNO ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
95%
ACT Scores for University of New Orleans
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for University of New Orleans
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 27
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 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. The school ranks #10 in Louisiana for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 95 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of New Orleans.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

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 + 56%-71%
20 to 22 Avg - 45%-56%
18 to 20 Reach 35%-45%
Less than 18 Low <35%
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UNO GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.21
Typical High School Grades
B

What GPA do you need to get into University of New Orleans?

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into UNO. 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. The school ranks #12 in Louisiana for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as UNO accepts 56% 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 Competitiveness
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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of New Orleans admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,747 2,135 5,882
Accepted 1,964 1,303 3,267
Acceptance Rate 52% 61% 56%
Enrolled 468 467 935
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 24% 36% 29%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jun 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Jun 1, 2021.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of New Orleans is $25.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of New Orleans and what student information is used for 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 Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor 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.

FAQs

Does University of New Orleans prefer SAT or ACT?

7% of students submit their SAT scores to UNO. 95% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of New Orleans?

56% of those who apply are granted admission to UNO. Admission competition is low and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for University of New Orleans?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1015 and 1240. 7% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of New Orleans?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 25. 95% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.