Skip to Main Content
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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 12,767 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 44% of students, Louisiana - Lafayette alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,800.
About University of Louisiana - Lafayette...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
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
51%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
820-1180
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Test Prep

SAT and ACT Prep Options
Learn More
  • 200-Point SAT & 4-Point ACT Score Improvement Guarantees
  • Save $200 When You Enroll Online

Cost

Net Price
$12,502/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$7,899/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
96%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
24:1
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.100 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.100 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
12,767Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,899
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 73 responses
Report
  • Good ol friendly Cajun people
    36%
  • Friendly
    33%
  • Southern hospitality
    29%
  • Diverse
    1%
  • Stressed
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
49%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.129 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.152 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 74 responses
Report
  • Spirited
    38%
  • Cajun
    32%
  • Lagniappe (A little bit extra)
    14%
  • Fun
    5%
  • Home away from home
    5%
  • Waste a lot of money on useless things
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
44%
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
Colleges like University of Louisiana - Lafayette
More

University of Louisiana - Lafayette Reviews

1,351 reviews
All Categories
My experience with ULL has been amazing. It has definitely been a learning experience and a tough road academically, but I wouldn't trade the memories for anything. As a freshmen I decided to participate in Greek Life and all that it had to offer. The Student Affair's office is absolutely incredible and so hardworking making sure that the students can get involved with other organizations and the community surrounding the university. Some of my favorite experiences have stemmed from getting outside of my comfort zone. None of that would have been possible without the encouragement and opportunities provided from faculty and staff through conferences, seminars, and community service projects available on campus. And to top it all off, there is a swamp in the middle of campus! How cool and what a fun fact to able to say that your ring was put in the middle of that swamp and returned back to you have spending a night out there!
Start Your Review of University of Louisiana - Lafayette
Rate It!
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!
When I visited the University it was amazing! You can really get the southern feel on campus. The staff that worked there over the summer were really nice and friendly and we always slipped in some form of a conversations. The dorms are also nice: small, comfortable and the dorm I stayed in for the visit was cool because I can see a garden. The campus, in my opinion was small which is good because its easier to navigate.