- 4 Year
- LAFAYETTE, LA
- Academicsgrade B+
- Valuegrade B+
- Diversitygrade A minus
- Campusgrade A minus
- Athleticsgrade A minus
- Party Scenegrade A
- Professorsgrade B
- Locationgrade A minus
- Dormsgrade B+
- Campus Foodgrade A
- Student Lifegrade A
- Safetygrade B
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.
University of Louisiana at Lafayette Rankings
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Most Popular Majors
- Nursing462 Graduates
- Liberal Arts and Humanities325 Graduates
- Business144 Graduates
- Mechanical Engineering132 Graduates
- Psychology126 Graduates
- Physical Education Teaching and Coaching123 Graduates
- Biology115 Graduates
- Manufacturing Engineering Technician92 Graduates
- Finance88 Graduates
- Accounting82 Graduates
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.
- Mix of Online and on Campus43%
- On Campus46%
- Good ol friendly Cajun people35%
- Southern hospitality28%
- Lagniappe (A little bit extra)15%
- Waste a lot of money on useless things5%
- Okay and bad in some ways1%