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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

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
52%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.90 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.90 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 63 responses
Report
  • Good ol friendly Cajun people
    38%
  • Southern hospitality
    32%
  • Friendly
    30%

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.119 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.142 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 64 responses
Report
  • Spirited
    42%
  • Cajun
    36%
  • Lagniappe (A little bit extra)
    9%
  • 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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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!
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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.
It's an average school, it's not too big nor too small. I've had amazing professors and professors that pride themselves on failing students. The campus is gorgeous, as long as a rain storm doesn't pass through. As with any school this university does some things very well, like student life and engagement. Then there are things that the university can improve on, for instance the on campus housing is very expensive compared to other nearby apartments. What really makes this school shine is the city it lives in. Lafayette, Louisiana is a beautiful town with great people and even better food.