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University of Louisiana at Lafayette
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  • 4 Year
  • LAFAYETTE, LA

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B+
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade A minus
  5. Athletics
    grade A minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade A
  7. Professors
    grade B
  8. Location
    grade A minus
  9. Dorms
    grade B+
  10. Campus Food
    grade A
  11. Student Life
    grade A
  12. Safety
    grade B

About

104 E. UNIVERSITY CIRCLE
LAFAYETTE, LA 70503
About UL Lafayette...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Sun Belt Conference
From University of Louisiana at Lafayette

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is the second-largest university in the state and is the largest of the nine institutions that comprise the University of Louisiana System. UL Lafayette has been designated an R1 university, indicating "very high research activity," by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Learning, placing it among the nation’s top tier of public and private research institutions.

More than 19,000 students attend. The institution awards bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. Curricula are diverse with offerings from the humanities to scientific research. It’s a national leader in areas like computer science, biology and nursing.

Its student-athletes, the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns®, compete in NCAA Division I, the highest level of collegiate competition.

The campus is located in the heart of Acadiana – a rich Cajun and Creole cultural area known for its extraordinary food, music, festivals and quality of life.

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University of Louisiana at Lafayette Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline
July 1
Acceptance Rate
67%
SAT Range
1000-1210
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
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Cost

Net Price
$12,706 / 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
$10,576 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
96%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
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. 108 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 108 responses

Majors

Cypress Lake

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is home to the only managed wetland on a U.S. college campus. It is home to alligators, turtles, fish, squirrels, and a variety of birds.

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    43%
  • On Campus
    46%
  • Online
    11%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
11,318 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,702
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 79 responses
  • Friendly
    37%
  • Good ol friendly Cajun people
    35%
  • Southern hospitality
    28%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 137 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 160 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 82 responses
  • Spirited
    35%
  • Cajun
    32%
  • Lagniappe (A little bit extra)
    15%
  • Home away from home
    6%
  • Fun
    5%
  • Waste a lot of money on useless things
    5%
  • Okay and bad in some ways
    1%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,900 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
51%
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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