A-
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-FBS
Athletic Conference
Sun Belt Conference
Address
104 University Circle
Lafayette, LA 70503
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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
51%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
940-1180
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$10,200/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,402/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,114/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,014/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,487/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,766/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
22:1
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.89 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.89 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
12,876Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 62 responses
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  • Good ol friendly Cajun people
    37%
  • Southern hospitality
    32%
  • Friendly
    31%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
48%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.118 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.141 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 63 responses
Report
  • Spirited
    43%
  • Cajun
    37%
  • Lagniappe (A little bit extra)
    8%
  • Fun
    6%
  • Waste a lot of money on useless things
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
45%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.64 responses
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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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The people on and off campus are extremely nice. The surrounding culture is unlike any other. There are parades and fairs that pass right next to the campus. Many of the students are actively involved with the great myriad of clubs available, which are often involved with helping in the community. All of my teachers so far have been extremely nice and helpful. There are a few buildings around campus that have elevators that are only handicapped accessible. At some point in going there you will hear tales of Mount Griffin, a five floor building with only a handicapped accessible only elevator, but everyone seems to have a good sense of humor about it. The campus is surrounded by stores and resturaunts, that are all within walking distance, so there's always something you can find to do.
UL allows its students to strive through academics while enjoying in many things the campus and surrounding community has to offer. Professors are always nice and care about each student, which is one thing that separates this university from any other. Well, that and our on-campus swamp!