University of Louisiana--Lafayette
PO Drawer 41210
Lafayette, LA 70504-1210
Phone: (337) 482-6553
rolling application deadline
University of Louisiana--Lafayette is a public institution that was founded in 1898. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 15,306, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 1,400 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Louisiana--Lafayette's ranking in the 2012 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $4,456 (2010-11); out-of-state tuition and fees are $13,028 (2010-11).
School mission (as provided by the school):
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette, the largest member of the University of Louisiana System, is a public institution of higher education offering bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees. Within the Carnegie classification, UL Lafayette is designated as a Research University with high research activity. The University's academic programs are administered by the Colleges of, the Arts, Education, Engineering, General Studies, Liberal Arts, Nursing & Allied Health Professions, B. I. Moody III College of Business Administration, Sciences, and the Graduate School. The University is dedicated to achieving excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, in research, and in public service. For undergraduate education, this commitment implies a fundamental subscription to general education, rooted in the primacy of the traditional liberal arts and sciences as the core around which all curricula are developed. The graduate programs seek to develop scholars who will variously advance knowledge, cultivate aesthetic sensibility, and improve the material conditions of humankind. The University reaffirms its historic commitment to diversity and integration. Thus, through instruction, research, and service, the University promotes regional economic and cultural development, explores solutions to national and world issues, and advances its reputation among its peers.
UL Lafayette is a national leader in computer science, environmental biology and nursing. Student-athletes - Louisiana's Ragin' Cajuns - compete in NCAA Division I, the highest level of collegiate competition. UL Lafayette is located in a region known for extraordinary food, music, hospitality and joie de vivre that are hallmarks of its distinctive Cajun and Creole cultures.
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is a vibrant member of a culturally sophisticated community that has the intimate feel of a small town. On campus, students can view major art exhibits at the Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, watch musical and theatrical performances, catch big name acts in the 12,000-seat Cajundome and support their favorite Ragin' Cajun sports teams. There are plenty of off-campus entertainment offerings, too. Downtown Lafayette, which is within walking distance of campus, features live music, art galleries and restaurants. Festivals abound in the area throughout the year; Mardi Gras reigns supreme. UL Lafayette students embody the spirit of the region's unique Cajun and Creole heritage. That means they work hard and play hard. They value family and respect each other's religious beliefs. They embrace diversity and treat strangers like family. Their compassion for others inspires public service. The seamless blend of campus and community creates a synergy that sets UL Lafayette apart from other universities.
School type - public, coed college
Year founded - 1898
Religious affiliation - N/A
Academic calendar - semester
Setting - urban
2010 Endowment - $58,492,832
Selectivity - selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate - 67%
Application deadline - rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by - August 10
Class sizes -
Student-faculty ratio - 23:1
4-year graduation rate - 13% - Low
Five most popular majors for 2010 graduates -
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 22% Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 15% Education 11% Health Professions and Related Programs 11% Engineering 5%