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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 12,423 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Louisiana - Lafayette acceptance rate is 56%. Popular majors include Nursing, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Physical Education Teaching and Coaching. Graduating 48% of students, Louisiana - Lafayette alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,800.
104 University Circle
Lafayette, LA 70503
About Louisiana - Lafayette...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Sun Belt Conference

University of Louisiana - Lafayette Rankings

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Louisiana - Lafayette Admissions

Acceptance Rate
56%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1030-1250
ACT Range
21-28
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$11,190/ 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
$9,590/ 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
19:1
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.102 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.102 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
3
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
3
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    26%
  • On Campus
    66%
  • Online
    8%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
12,423Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,650
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
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  • Good ol friendly Cajun people
    37%
  • Friendly
    34%
  • Southern hospitality
    29%

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.131 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.154 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 76 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
48%
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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I haven’t started attending the University of Louisiana at Lafayette yet but my sister attended the school her freshman year of college. I helped her move in/out and I noticed that there’s nothing that I could think of that would significantly improve the people’s opinions about the university. It’s very much more affordable than most Universities across North America, My sister never complained once about her professors, dorm, party-experience nor about the city of Lafayette. Overall, I believe the University of Louisiana at Lafayette earns it’s 5-stars!
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i love UL dont get me wrong but alot of things are not what you expect around here. For one they handled the COVID-19 pandemic TERRIBLY. we were still in school up until the very last minute and did not get half of our money back! If you are looking at colleges right now please pay attention to how they are handling this. The academics really depends on your major/ what core classes you need to take when you get here. When you are looking for orientations to attend please, please go to the earliest date. You will be the first to schedule your class which you will be thankful for in the future. Another thing if you take summer courses anywhere other than UL, mail your transcripts ASAP. I was held back first semester because UL took forever to put in my transcript. I had to take all electives my first semester to avoid getting kicked out my dorm because they waited too late. All in all UL is okay not what i expected but not the worst thing.
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!