University of Louisiana at Lafayette

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A-List Ranking

Located in the rich Cajun cultural center of Lafayette, Louisiana, the Ragin' Cajuns® are proud of their commitment to study and research southern Louisiana culture as well as many other academic areas. Approximately 17,000 students attend University of Louisiana at Lafayette (UL Lafayette) on a 1,500-acre campus spotted with live oak trees and Spanish moss. The school is divided into nine colleges, the College of Applied Sciences; the College of the Arts; the College of Education; the College of Engineering; the College of General Studies; the College of Liberal Arts; the College of Nursing and Allied Health Professions; the College of Sciences; and the College of Business Administration. There are also numerous graduate programs, including the first North American graduate degree in francophone studies. UL Lafayette also features a large continuing education program, which includes a popular petroleum training service program. The continuing education department at UL Lafayette enrolls over 14,000 students per year.

UL Lafayette specializes in applied research that solves real-world problems. In recent years, advances in robotics and solar power design have been developed at the school. In 2009, faculty at the school attracted the third highest amount of funding from the National Science Foundation among Louisiana's 16 public, four-year universities. Recently, the university opened the Cecil J. Pickard Center for Child Development and Lifelong Learning, bringing together faculty from a diverse range of fields to study important community based issues such as public health and education.

Community service is an integral part of academic life; in 2009, students at UL Lafayette performed over 540,000 service hours in the local community. Top programs at the school include Louisiana arts, culture, and heritage programs and research; computing and smart systems development; nursing and health care systems; and environment, energy, and economics.


The UL Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns are members of the NCAA Division I program, and participate in the Sun Belt Conference. The school competes nationally in ten sports, including baseball, basketball, football, track and field, soccer, and volleyball. Students are also invited to participate in over 20 different recreational and intramural sports hosted on campus.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

UL Lafayette was named the most affordable university in Louisiana by the U.S. Department of Education's College Affordability and Transparency List. The Louisiana TOPS program offers full or partial scholarships to Louisiana residents who achieve high scores on their ACT and have performed well in high school. There are also numerous scholarships available directly from the school.


US News and World Report ranked UL Lafayette as one of the Best Colleges of 2014 among 281 top national universities. The school also ranked 4th in the U.S. for Social Mobility by Washington Monthly and was named one of the Best 378 Colleges in 2014 by the Princeton Review.

Student Housing

UL Lafayette provides a variety of options for students who live on-campus. There is one all-female residence hall, Harris, for those who do not wish to live in a co-ed dorm. There are also five co-ed dorms that offer suite-style living and include private bathrooms. There is one university sponsored apartment style building, offering full living rooms and kitchens to upperclassmen. Family housing is also available on campus.

General Information

Admission Office
Box 41210
Lafayette, LA 70504-1210
(337) 482-6553
(800) 752-6553
Fax: (337) 482-1112

Contact: Leroy Broussard
Director of Admissions
Main Address
PO Drawer 41008
Lafayette, LA 70504
(337) 482-1000

Total undergrads: 14,806
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 2,629
Degree-seeking undergrads: 14,240
Graduate enrollment: 1,514

Urban setting
Small city (50,000 – 249,999)
Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Online application fee: $25

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 68%

Percent students who return sophomore year: 74%

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agriculture – General B

Architecture & Related Programs

Architecture B
Interior Architecture B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Arts – General B
Industrial Design B
Music – General Performance B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B
Conservation Biology B
Microbiology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Fashion Merchandising B
Finance/Banking B
Hospitality Administration/Management B
Insurance/Risk Management B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B
Mass Communications/Media Studies B
Public Relations B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B


Agricultural Education B
Art Teacher Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Business Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Early Childhood Special Education B
Earth Science Education Grades 6-12 B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Family/Consumer Sciences – Education B
French Teacher Education B
German Teacher Education B
Junior High Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Physics Teacher Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B
Special Education B
Speech Teacher Education B
Technology/Industrial Arts Education B


Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B
Petroleum B

Engineering Technologies

Industrial Technology B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Human Development/Family Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature

Foreign Language & Literature – General B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Dental Hygiene B
Medical Dietetics B
Medical Records Administration B
Nursing (RN) B
Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies A,B


Mathematics – General B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Land Use Planning B
Natural Resources Management/Policy B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor's degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

University of Louisiana at Lafayette Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(377) 482-1000
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address:104 University Circle, Lafayette, LA 70503
Setting:Rural: Remote
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:17,519
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):45%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:22 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:13,145 (75% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$9,450
Out-of-state Tuition:$23,178
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:96%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$8,384

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

University of Louisiana at Lafayette Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences1
Architecture and Related Services21
Biological and Biomedical Sciences111
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services282
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs31
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services211
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields11
English Language and Literature/Letters1111
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics11
Health Professions and Related Programs1631
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Mathematics and Statistics111
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies11
Natural Resources and Conservation2
Physical Sciences32
Social Sciences3
Visual and Performing Arts61
Grand total21592910

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields1
Health Professions and Related Programs11
Grand total223

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at University of Louisiana at Lafayette and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
Books and supplies$1,220

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid3,02096%
Grant or scholarship aid2,92293%$8,384
Student loan aid1,33442%$4,859

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid10,56367%$7,683
Federal student loans6,00338%$6,003

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled University of Louisiana at Lafayette students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

Number of applicants11,4504,5146,936
Percent admitted100%55%50%
Percent admitted who enrolled26%30%24%

Admissions Considerations

Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

University of Louisiana at Lafayette Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment17,519
Undergraduate enrollment15,998
Graduate enrollment1,521

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

University of Louisiana at Lafayette Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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