University of Louisiana, Monroe

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The University of Louisiana at Monroe, also known as ULM, is a coeducational public university in Monroe, Louisiana. It is part of the University of Louisiana System. ULM has almost 7,300 undergraduate students and a graduate enrollment of just over 1,000. The University offers associate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees.

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, ULM is the state's only university to feature a master's degree in gerontology and the state's only public university to offer a doctoral degree in pharmacy.

The school is comprised of three colleges: Arts, Education, and Sciences, Business and Social Sciences, and Health and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Online classes are available through ULM, offering associate, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees.

Admissions Information

The University of Louisiana charges an application fee of $20. Enrollment rates for the institution are 78% for those who apply and are accepted. 67% of all students who come for their freshman year will stay for their sophomore year as well.

College Majors

  • Agriculture & Related Sciences
  • Agricultural Business
  • Arts, Visual & Performing
  • Fine/Studio Arts
  • Music – General Performance
  • Biological & Biomedical Sciences
  • Biology
  • Toxicology
  • Business, Management, & Marketing
  • Accounting
  • Business Administration/Management
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Finance/Banking
  • Insurance/Risk Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing Management
  • Communications
  • Mass Communications/Media Studies
  • Computer & Information Sciences
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Elementary Education
  • English Teacher Education
  • Family/Consumer Sciences – Education
  • French Teacher Education
  • Mathematics Education
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Physical Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Speech Teacher Education
  • Construction/Building Technologies
  • English Language & Literature
  • English Language & Literature – General
  • Speech/Rhetorical Studies
  • Foreign Language & Literature
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
  • Clinical and Medical Laboratory Science
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Health Services – General
  • Health System Administration
  • Nursing (RN)
  • Pharmacy
  • Radiologic Technology/Medical Imaging
  • Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology
  • History
  • History – General
  • Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • General Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics – General
  • Parks, Recreation & Fitness
  • Exercise Sciences
  • Physical Sciences
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Psychology – General
  • Social Work
  • Security & Protective Services
  • Criminal Justice Studies
  • Social Sciences
  • Political Science/Government
  • Sociology
  • Airline/Aviation Management


The University of Louisiana Monroe is divided into the following schools:

  • College of Arts, Education and Sciences
  • College of Business and Social Sciences
  • College of Health and Pharmaceutical Sciences


The University of Louisiana Monroe is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Other departments within the University are accredited through various organizations.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is important for students. As you look into getting aid, you will want to consider grants. These grants include Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, and Louisiana Go Grants. Loans are also an option, but before looking at these, you will want to make sure that there are not scholarships for which you can apply first. The university you attend may offer several types for good academic status, and there may be others for which you qualify such as those having to do with minorities.

ULM offers grants, loans, alternative loans and work-study employment.


Athletics are an important source of school spirit. This school spirit is a vital part of the mission at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. As a part of the Sun Belt Conference, it is the goal of the department to enjoy fair play and competition. Athletics is a connection among students that is not easily forgotten or broken. If you are looking for a school that is competitive but also plays fair and has a good time, then the University of Louisiana at Monroe might be for you.

ULM's athletic teams compete in NCAA Division I and Division I FBS for football. In 2006, the school joined the Sun Belt Conference for all sports. ULM switched from Division I-AA to Division I-A in 1994. From 1994 to 2000, it played as an I-A independent.

Student Housing

There are many housing options available at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. You could possibly have an apartment, suite, or traditional style residence hall room. With these options comes the option of having a package that includes everything you would want for the room without having to pay each part. This includes the room, cable, high speed internet, local calls, electrical, and water. Here are some of the options:

The Bayou Village Apartments are for upperclassmen with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 and scholars with a cumulative GPA of 3.3 and above. The University Commons I and II are an option that could be available to any student with a GPA of 2.0 or more. This GPA is necessary to live on campus at all. In order to be allowed to live in the Bayou Suites, which is a Scholars Hall, you must have a GPA of 3.5 (cumulative as a freshman) or 3.3 if you are a current student. The high school GPA will come into play for incoming freshmen. Bayou Village Apartments are for two different groups. Those with a GPA of 3.3 can live in building five, and those with one of at least 2.5 can live in buildings six and seven.

Having these options that are based on grades is a good incentive for students to keep up with their grades.

General Information

700 University Avenue
Monroe, LA 71209-1160
(318) 342-5430
(800) 372-5127
Fax: (318) 342-1915
[email protected]
Contact: Mary Schmeer
Director of Recruitment and Admissions

700 University Avenue
Monroe, LA 71209
(318) 342-1000
Total undergrads: 7,277
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,337
Degree-seeking undergrads: 5,878
Graduate enrollment: 1,001

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

Admissions Information

College has an application fee: Yes
Regular application fee: $20
Online application fee: $20
Percent applicants admitted: 78%
Percent students who return sophomore year: 67%

College Majors

Agriculture& Related Sciences
Agricultural BusinessB

Arts, Visual & Performing
Fine/Studio ArtsB
Music – General Performance B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing
Business Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial EconomicsB
Insurance/Risk ManagementB
Management InformationSystems B
Marketing ManagementB

Communications & Journalism
Mass Communications/Media Studies B

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer Science B

Art Teacher Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Chemistry TeacherEducation B
Elementary EducationB
English Teacher Education B
Family/Consumer Sciences– Education B
French Teacher Education B
Mathematics EducationB
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B
Speech Teacher Education B

Engineering Technologies
Construction/Building TechnologiesB

English Language & Literature
English Language & Literature – General B
Speech/Rhetorical StudiesB

Foreign Language & Literature
French B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Clinical and Medical Laboratory Science B
Dental Hygiene B
Health Services – General B
Health System Administration B
Nursing (RN) B
Occupational TherapyAssistance A
Radiologic Technology/MedicalImaging B
Speech-Language Pathology/AudiologyB

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences
General Studies A,B

Mathematics– General B

Pharmacy B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Exercise Sciences B

Physical Sciences
Atmospheric SciencesB

Educational PsychologyB
Psychology– General B

Public Administration & Services
Social Work B

Security & Protective Services
Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences
Political Science/GovernmentB

Transportation & Materials Moving
Airline/Aviation Management 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.

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