The recent University of New Orleans' open house yielded 850 visitors, making it the most sizable attendance in more than 10 years.
The visitors were comprised of 409 students and 448 guests on Nov. 19 at the Get to Know UNO, which allowed all guests to learn more about the available degrees from the university, as well as information about the school.
Brett Hornsby, assistance director of orientation and communications, believes that such an event is highly valuable to individuals who are considering attending the University of New Orleans.
"Visiting campus allows families to see that we offer the incredible academics and involvement opportunities of a major university, with the feel of a tight-knit community," Hornsby said.
The University of New Orleans has enjoyed an increase in the number of transfers this year, with 7 percent more than usual, as well as an increase in the number of African-American freshman being up 22 percent.
President John Nicklow was pleased with the results of the event.
"I’m thrilled that so many prospective students and parents were able to a true sense of the enthusiasm and engagement among members of our campus community," Nicklow said.
Though the University of New Orleans has struggled in the past with bringing in out-of-state visitors, this year was different, with prospective students from Alabama, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas and Washington.
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