About University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Founded in 1898, University of Louisiana at Lafayette. is a Public college. Located in Louisiana, which is a city setting in Louisiana, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 15,998 full time undergraduate students, and 1,521 full time graduate students.

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 22:1. There are 610 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at University of Louisiana at Lafayette include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate51%
Application Deadline
Application Fee25
SAT Range940-1180
ACT Range21-26

Admissions at UL- Lafayette are considered Selective, with ,64% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 26 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

73% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 42% were in the top quarter, and 17% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

7%
“We”re apathetic”
39%
“We know about current events and vote”
50%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
3%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
8%
“We save it for the classroom”
27%
“Sometimes, but not often”
50%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
15%
“All the time, including weekends”
3%
“I”m always terrified”
6%
“I only go out in groups”
50%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
42%
“I feel extremely safe”
12%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
31%
“We bought the gear”
57%
“We live for the big game”
5%
“It”s not really our thing”
20%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
58%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
16%
“We”re a very artistic group”
4%
“Haven”t met them”
9%
“Available in class”
57%
“They keep regular office hours”
30%
“They”re always available”
3%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
21%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
69%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
7%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
5%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
20%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
37%
“We only party on weekends”
38%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
15%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
59%
“There might be people who do”
23%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
3%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
7%
“We”re apathetic”
39%
“We know about current events and vote”
50%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
3%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
8%
“We save it for the classroom”
27%
“Sometimes, but not often”
50%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
15%
“All the time, including weekends”
3%
“I”m always terrified”
6%
“I only go out in groups”
50%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
42%
“I feel extremely safe”
12%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
31%
“We bought the gear”
57%
“We live for the big game”
5%
“It”s not really our thing”
20%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
58%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
16%
“We”re a very artistic group”
4%
“Haven”t met them”
9%
“Available in class”
57%
“They keep regular office hours”
30%
“They”re always available”
3%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
21%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
69%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
7%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
5%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
20%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
37%
“We only party on weekends”
38%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
15%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
59%
“There might be people who do”
23%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
3%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

University of Louisiana at Lafayette REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    136 Students rated on-campus housing 3.3 stars. 16 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    106 Students rated off-campus housing 3.6 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    153 Students rated campus food 3.4 stars. 16 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    163 Students rated campus facilities 3.9 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    164 Students rated class size 4.1 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    164 Students rated school activities 3.9 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    164 Students rated local services 4 stars. 46 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    164 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of University of Louisiana at Lafayette?

97 Students rated University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Zena

I'm from a small town in Louisiana where everyone knows everybody. It was hard for me to leave home. ULL was a place that welcomed me with open arms and helped me to become the person I am today. It genuinely feels like home. The amazing mix of culture from all of our students backgrounds helped me to meet new people and understand other people's way of life. MY opinion of ULL would be that it becomes a piece of your heart and the people become family. You get the chance to learn new information while also learning who you are.

Lyric

I personally think that University of Louisiana at Lafayette is an amazing school. I feel like the school was meant for me to attend it. I also like that the school is very diverse, and I would love to be able to attend this school in Fall 2017. When I get accepted, I ca not wait till I am able to walk the campus and join extra-curricular activities.

Richelle

I have been at University of Louisiana at Lafayette in the past few years, and I go every now and then to study in the library and I am returning in the fall. There are a lot of helpful resources, food restaurants. I don't like all the extra buildings that are being added onto the campus that keep raising the cost of our tuition. The administration isn't always friendly and patient in my major's department, but students are pretty helpful and share information. There are a lot of food places and the University bus helps a lot with transportation. I also enjoy going to the gym and their swimming pool is great for exercise and relaxation. The cafeteria food is great and we have a variety of different choices, but in my opinion it is expensive and also the parking! This university is one of the cheapest in our nation, which is why I chose it since it is budget friendly and so close to home. There are special buttons that you can press to call for help if you feel unsafe. There are a lot of freebies and events that encourage students to get involved, and I enjoy going to the Christian organization ministries in between classes. If I had to rate UL I would give it about a 3.8 out of 5 stars.

Kayla

I love going to UL it has something for everybody. They have a large variety of clubs ranging from science club to anime club. The band is very good and puts on many concerts. There are plenty of fun events to take a break of studying. Its also a good sized college, not to big as to where you'll get lost and not to small to were yo will see the same people everyday. The people there are also very nice, as a shy person I am afraid of new people, but everyone I've met there have been very nice to me. I am glad I chose UL as my college.

University of Louisiana at Lafayette FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at University of Louisiana at Lafayette?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for University of Louisiana at Lafayette is 51%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    I would advise myself to take a year off in between high school and college to travel, work, volunteer and really explore what I liked and wanted to do. I would tell myself to read as much as possible and to talk to people in different professions to discover what career would really fit me best. I would also warn myself that the transition would be hard, that their would be a lot of new people and to take care of myself and get involved in order to make new friends.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    Most of my classmates are lazy, inconsiderate, impolite, rude people; but, there are a small amount of students who are kind, couetuous, polite and nice.

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  4. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    i don't think there are any

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  5. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    Not at all,UL courses are just as hard

    Read all  31 answers
  6. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    I think the size of ULL is just right. I would change the fact that the school is not supported fully by the community. Too much support goes to LSU. There is definitely a lack of school pride on campus and off campus.

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  7. What are the academics like at your school?

    I have some professors that know my name but not all, which is completely expected. My favorite class was Theatre 300, it wasn't just about lecture. We had lots of physical learning activities which I think is great! Least favorite classes are the big auditorium lecture classes. Too hard to stay focused in those classes. I think the College of Education is GREAT! The workers in the office are fantastic and always willing to help in any way. Education does a great job on focusing toward getting knowledge provided to students for future jobs.

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  8. What's unique about your campus?

    School Spirit and how friendly everyone is.

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  9. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Lafayette has an awesome social scene. Greek is the way to go!!

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  10. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    My school is big, but provides a good environment.

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  11. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    On campus the school has a swamp with live alligators and wildlife. There are also many stores and companies across the street that offer many job opportunities to the students to help pay for tuition.

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  12. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    The swamp on campus.

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  13. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I knew everything that I needed to know

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  14. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The lack of a student ramp park for BMX bikes and skateboards. There are lots of students who BMX and skateboard on campus that would like a free student facility to practice their sport.

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  15. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    That it is a place where i feel like a part of something. that its not too big, not too small, you get a since of community and belonging here. it feels like home. but better.

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  16. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The parking is very frustrating. When you need to drive to class, there is never enough available parking spots for the amount of students that attend the university.

    Read all  15 answers
  17. What kind of person should attend this school?

    A person who is commited to learning and determined to finish their schooling, get a degree and find a job that they will always love

    Read all  13 answers
  18. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    A person who wants to focus solely on their education and getting a perfect score on each test or exam shouldn'r attend this school. Also someone who is not very social should not attend this school and who doesn't like big crowds.

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  19. Why did you decide to go to this school?

    Asian-American, second-generation but Americanized by the Millennial standards, I am currently a first-year student at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Originally, I attended the Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, but found that the culture was too big for a hometown girl, such as myself. I’m learning the ways of what it is like to become a human adult-child, though I’d prefer to trade places with a house cat some days. When I’m not plotting blueprints in my mind, I’m pondering about who I am and where I am going and how I can inspire those around me to inspire some sort of goodness in their day. I want to be in a position where I am capable and able to say that I can help someone, be it through charity or simply tipping at the local cafe. I’d like to have my own line of toys one day. One day, it’d be great to give back to children in unfortunate or lesser circumstances, and to provide a safe and encouraging environment that challenges their mind and body. Design is inherent in life; it can make artists or mercenaries out of the ordinary.

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  20. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    Many people on campus are laid-back, and interested in the city's culture. There are some enthusiastic students with major school spirit. ULL is often the underdog compared to LSU. Coming from LSU my first semester, I appreciate ULL's atmosphere more. There was too much tiger dick at LSU. I swear, any I turn it's like LSU propaganda clothes the campus.

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  21. Tell us about the food and dining options.

    Better than LSU. It looks like it's been cooked in a kitchen rather than reheated.

    Read all  1 answers

Student Body

Students

57%

female

43%

male

15,998

Total Undergrad Enrollment

1,521

Total Grad Students

4%

Out-Of-State

95%

In-State

1%

International

Organizations

192

Student Organizations

13

Fraternities

9

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

17%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
2%
% Black or African-American
20%
% Hispanic/Latino
5%
% White or Caucasian
64%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

96% of students attending University of Louisiana at Lafayette receive some sort of financial aid. 36% were awarded federal grants. While 42% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$23,178

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,220

Books and Supplies

$9,998

Room and Board

34,396

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$8,402
$30 - $48K
$9,114
$48 - $75K
$12,014
$75 - $110K
$13,487
$110K & UP
$13,766

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