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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  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-
Louisiana - Lafayette is an above-average public university located in Lafayette, Louisiana. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 12,876 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Louisiana - Lafayette acceptance rate is 51%. Popular majors include Nursing, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Business. Graduating 45% of students, Louisiana - Lafayette alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,100.
About University of Louisiana - Lafayette...
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
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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.92 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.92 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 65 responses
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  • Good ol friendly Cajun people
    37%
  • Friendly
    32%
  • Southern hospitality
    31%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.121 responses
Poll
69%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.144 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 66 responses
Report
  • Spirited
    41%
  • Cajun
    35%
  • Lagniappe (A little bit extra)
    9%
  • Fun
    6%
  • Waste a lot of money on useless things
    6%
  • Home away from home
    3%

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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The campus is not too big or small—it’s just right. Yes, it is aesthetically pleasing and culturally diverse, but what mattered to me the most was how the employees and teachers treated students, as well as if you actually learn anything of true value that could help later in the work field. UL does okay with that, but I would never give it a 10/10 because you will sometimes get those teachers who are mean for no reason at all, and occasionally employees that obviously hate their job. I had a bad experience with UL this year, and honestly I wish I never came here. I don’t love this school, but I like it enough to stay for this Fall 2018 semester.

The Deans seem nice enough, and the food in the Dining Hall is great. I love the social aspect and how there’s so many club functions and events that try to get the students involved/or active!
Even though I personally wouldn’t come back here based on my experience, it doesn’t mean that ULL isn’t just right for you!
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I applied to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette as soon as I received my ACT scores in the mail. I received several offers from different universities, but this one got my vote. I previously had opportunities to visit the campus before enrollment because my siblings graduated from UL. The campus has a really welcoming spirit, and is very supportive of its students academics and lifestyle no matter where they come from. There’s a home for everyone at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette!
The campus is really gorgeous and very walkable--a good thing as there's no free parking available near campus. Students generally park off-campus and are shuttled in. Faculty are generally approachable and helpful. Administration can be a pain. Both the official school site and the student portal are unintuitive and make it difficult to find the appropriate information/action. Also there is no color printing or large format printing available anywhere on campus, which is a real problem for visual art/graphic-based majors.