University of Louisiana, Monroe

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School Overview

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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

Colleges

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

Accreditation

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

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

Admission

Office
700 University Avenue
Monroe, LA 71209-1160
(318) 342-5430
(800) 372-5127
Fax: (318) 342-1915

Contact: Mary Schmeer
Director of Recruitment and Admissions

Main

Address
700 University Avenue
Monroe, LA 71209
(318) 342-1000
www.ulm.edu

Size
Total undergrads: 7,277
First-time degree-seeking
freshmen: 1,337
Degree-seeking undergrads: 5,878
Graduate enrollment: 1,001

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

Degrees

offered:
Associate
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
First
Professional

Admissions Information

Application

Fee
College has an application fee:
Yes
Regular application fee: $20
Online application fee: $20

Enrollment

Rates
Percent applicants admitted: 78%
Percent students who return sophomore year: 67%

College Majors

Agriculture

& Related Sciences
Agricultural
Business

B

Arts, Visual & Performing
Fine/Studio
Arts

B
Music –
General Performance B

Biological & Biomedical
Sciences

Biology
B
Toxicology

B

Business, Management, &
Marketing

Accounting

B
Business
Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial
Economics

B

Finance/Banking

B
Insurance/Risk
Management

B
Management
Information

Systems B
Marketing
Management

B

Communications & Journalism
Mass
Communications/Media Studies B

Computer & Information
Sciences

Computer
Science B

Education
Art
Teacher Education B
Biology
Teacher Education B
Chemistry
Teacher

Education B
Elementary
Education

B
English
Teacher Education B
Family/Consumer
Sciences

– Education B
French
Teacher Education B
Mathematics
Education

B
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
Technologies

B

English Language &
Literature

English
Language & Literature –
General B
Speech/Rhetorical
Studies

B

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
Therapy

Assistance A
Radiologic
Technology/Medical

Imaging B
Speech-Language
Pathology/Audiology

B

History
History
– General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences
General
Studies A,B

Mathematics
Mathematics

– General B

Pharmacy
Pharmacy B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Exercise
Sciences B

Physical Sciences
Atmospheric
Sciences

B
Biology

B

Psychology
Educational
Psychology

B
Psychology

– General B

Public Administration &
Services

Social
Work B

Security & Protective
Services

Criminal
Justice Studies B

Social Sciences
Political
Science/Government

B
Sociology

B

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.

University of Louisiana at Monroe Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(318) 342-1000
Website:www.ulm.edu
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:www.ulm.edu/enrollment/applyinginfo.html
Address:700 University Avenue, Monroe, LA 71209-0000
Setting:Not available
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:9,038
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):40%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:21 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:5,946 (66% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$8,284
Out-of-state Tuition:$20,384
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:98%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$9,371

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

University of Louisiana at Monroe Programs

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

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences21
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services281
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs21
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1
Education6382
English Language and Literature/Letters11
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1
Health Professions and Related Programs21752
History11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities11
Mathematics and Statistics1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies11
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies11
Physical Sciences1
Psychology11
Public Administration and Social Service Professions11
Social Sciences2
Transportation and Materials Moving11
Visual and Performing Arts2
Grand total12239234

* 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 Monroe.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services141
Education172
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1
Health Professions and Related Programs421
History11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities11
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies11
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1
Psychology11
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1
Grand total2114173

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at University of Louisiana at Monroe 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
In-state$8,284
Out-of-state$20,384
Books and supplies$1,220

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$8,662
Out-of-state$20,762

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid1,34298%
Grant or scholarship aid1,34298%$9,371
Student loan aid60144%$4,878

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid4,98667%$6,871
Federal student loans3,01840%$6,421

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for University of Louisiana at Monroe. 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 Monroe students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants4,5631,7952,768
Percent admitted100%76%76%
Percent admitted who enrolled30%27%32%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
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 Monroe Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment9,038
Undergraduate enrollment7,778
Graduate enrollment1,260

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 Monroe Accreditation

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

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
    • Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs
  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Dental Hygiene (DH)
  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs
    • Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree
    • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) - Programs leading to an associate degree
  • 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 (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    • Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers
  • 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

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