University of New Orleans (UNO)

University of New Orleans was established in 1956. UNO is an urban research university located in the heart of New Orleans, one of the most culturally diverse cities in the United States. The university awards undergraduate and graduate degrees in various fields of study. Popular majors include Business, Engineering, Liberal Arts and Psychology, but the school has unique programs in tourism and naval architecture as well. Just minutes from the French Quarter, student life at UNO is rich. On campus, African-American students can join historically black fraternities and sororities or participate in social and community activities sponsored by the Progressive Black Students Union.  There are also student chapters of black professional and civic organizations like the National Society of Black Engineers. 

Location: New Orleans, LA

Type of Institution: Four-year, public research university

Tuition and Fees (per semester)

     • In-State: $2,582

     • Out-of-State: $8,588

Size: 10,900+ students

Percentage of African-American Students: 16%

Percentage of Men: 51%

Percentage of Women: 49%

Student-Teacher Ratio: 20:1

Degrees Offered: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate

Colleges/Schools: Business Administration, Education and Human Development, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Sciences, Interdisciplinary Studies, Graduate School, Continuing Education

Housing: On-campus housing provided: residence halls, apartments


     • Greek: Alpha Phi Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, Phi Beta Sigma, Sigma Gamma Rho, Zeta Phi Beta

     • Others: African Student Organization, Progressive Black Student Union, National Society of Black Engineers, The B.L.A.C.K. Kings, UNO Gospel Choir, 

City Life: Major tourist city, festivals (Mardi Gras, JazzFest, Blues and BBQ Festival), concerts and shows, museums, art galleries, dining, shopping, swamp tours, professional sports: NFL (Saints), NBA (Hornets)