1,201 reviews
  1. Lafayette, LA
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B
University of Louisiana - Lafayette is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Sun Belt Conference
Address
104 University Circle
Lafayette, LA 70503

University of Louisiana - Lafayette Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
56%
SAT Scores Range
960-1180
ACT Scores Range
21-25
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
Data not available
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Test Scores and GPA for University of Louisiana - Lafayette

Cost

Net Price
$8,463/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $6,841/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,052/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,357/ year
  • $76-110k
    $11,351/ year
  • $110k+
    $11,956/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
23:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.83 responses
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.85 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.85 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
12,498Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 58 responses
Report
  • Good ol friendly Cajun people
    36%
  • Southern hospitality
    34%
  • Friendly
    29%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
46%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.114 responses
Poll
69%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.137 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 59 responses
Report
  • Spirited
    46%
  • Cajun
    36%
  • Lagniappe (A little bit extra)
    8%
  • Fun
    7%
  • Waste a lot of money on useless things
    3%

After University of Louisiana - Lafayette

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
48%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.64 responses

University of Louisiana - Lafayette Reviews

1,201 reviews
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It's a beautiful place to attend school. There is a swamp in the middle of the campus with live alligators living in them. Everyone on campus is extremely nice. Southern hospitality is definitely not lacking. The city revolves around the school, so you are always the center of attention. The constant tuition increase is undesirable and so are all of the construction they have around campus. Most teachers are very helpful and willing to help you any way possible. The school's name doesn't hold a lot of weight outside of Louisiana yet, but we are a unique school. The only Ragin Cajuns in the world, Ayee!
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Beautiful campus, everyone was friendly, I felt very safe on campus which is a very important aspect. This school is known for their partying but they also offer great classes with a student teacher ratio of around 17 to 1. It is a great size. The dorms and apartments on campus are newly renovated and very nice. There was a club for ANYTHING you can imagine! They also have many different food options on campus and it is very easy to pay for food (Your ID card acts as a credit card it is also the key to your dorm room!)
This university is truly accepting of all of its students. Everyone is welcome here and treated like family from day one. The teachers are quality, making it easy to attend classes. Plus, this is the only school with a full ecosystem on campus! I love seeing the alligators when I walk to class. I would love to continue to go to school here, and hope to convince others to follow me and choose this school.