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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.
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.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||515|
|SAT Math 25th||500|
|SAT Composite 25th||1015|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||630|
|SAT Math 75th||610|
|SAT Composite 75th||1240|
|Average SAT Score||1130|
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
|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%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||20|
|ACT Math 25th||18|
|ACT Composite 25th||20|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||27|
|ACT Math 75th||24|
|ACT Composite 75th||25|
|Average ACT Score||22|
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
|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%|
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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
66% of University of New Orleans freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||24%||36%||29%|
The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Jun 1, 2021.
The cost for prospective students to apply to University of New Orleans is $25.
What are the requirements for admission to University of New Orleans and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|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|
|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.
7% of students submit their SAT scores to UNO. 95% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
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.
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.
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.