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New Orleans, LA 70148

According to the school, the University of New Orleans (UNO), a major urban university, provides essential support for the further development of the educational, economic, cultural, and social well being of the culturally rich and diverse New Orleans metropolitan area. Located in an international city, the university uniquely serves as an important link between Louisiana, the nation, and the world. The University’s partnership approach strategically serves the needs of the region and builds on its success through mutually beneficial engagements with public and private bodies whose missions and goals are consistent with and supportive of the University’s teaching, scholarly and community service missions. The University’s technological and cultural partnerships connect the institution and its faculty and students to the community. Focused local partnerships with public schools, government, foundations, business and civic groups enrich opportunities for learning and creative discovery as well as help enhance the opportunities for career and community growth. Graduate study and research are integral to the university’s purpose. Doctoral programs will continue to focus on fields of study in which UNO has the ability to achieve national competitiveness and/or to respond to specific state/regional needs. UNO is categorized as a SREB Four-Year 2 institution, as a Carnegie Doctoral Intensive, and as a COC/SACS Level VI institution. UNO is committed to graduate education through the doctorate, will conduct research appropriate to the level of academic programs offered, and will have a defined ratio of undergraduate to graduate enrollment. UNO will offer no associate degree programs. At a minimum, the university will implement Selective II admissions criteria. UNO is located in Region I.

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