Lafayette, LA
University of Louisiana at Lafayette


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Recent Reviews

Francisco
What is your overall opinion of this school?

UL actually sucks in many ways. Many people who like it are either extroverted or "fit in" demographically, and if you don't ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

UL actually sucks in many ways. Many people who like it are either extroverted or "fit in" demographically, and if you don't fit then you're out of luck. Most people say that the campus is big but it's actually minuscule compared to other universities such as FIU, UCLA, or even it fellow Louisiana uni, LSU. Half of ULL's facilities is also decrepit compared to universities such as Coastal Carolina Uni, Appalachian State, or Troy University, all who are in the same Sporting Division (SunBelt). Angelle Hall (School of Music) has black mold in the ceilings, and half the practice rooms have holes on walls. Fletcher Hall (Art, Print, Design, and Architecture) received a massive overhaul since it was hazard, while Griffin (Literture and History), and Mouton (Political Science) halls are still stuck in USL days back in the 80s. Bourgeois Hall (Athletics) on the other hand received a whopping $3M upgrade to its a facilities and Football Coach Mark Hudspeth is said to have recently made a $6.45M contract for the next 6 years (source: http://www.cbssports.com/college-football/news/new-contract-for-ulls-mark-hudspeth-bumps-salary-past-1-million/), while a Dean of a department makes a 1/10 of that annually (source: http://www1.salary.com/LA/Dean-of-Students-salary.html). While we are on the subject of SunBelt, ULL has a heavy focus on sports especially on Football and they suck for the most part. When the football team does make it to the finals they ONLY play in New Orleans and no where else. In terms of education, many majors have been removed over the years due to low admittance and many more will follow. Also many departments are also underfunded and fall short of their respective industry leading standards in spite of tuition almost doubling in the past couple of years on in-state tuition alone (sources: FAFSA and http://www.collegecalc.org/colleges/louisiana/university-of-louisiana-at-lafayette) tacked mainly onto fees since Louisiana Proposed Amendment 2 was rejected in the 2016 election while it kills many students ability to pay for school (source: http://thevermilion.com/tops-spring). ULL also created a "Master Plan" which also increased tuition to "improve the school" and the funds were used to build a small fountain with a giant fleur-de-lis sitting on top of it which was "voted by the students. The campus is beset by horrible traffic while driving. St.Mary Blvd, the main street that runs through the school, was originally 4 lanes (2 opposing lanes of flowing traffic) constricted currently to 2 lanes (1 lane each for traffic) with the outer lanes becoming bike lanes due to many reports of hit-and-run incidents onto students on their bicycles over the years. The Master Plan also paid for that and (with confirmation) was approved by students.Unless your major is in Business, Accounting, Nursing, Kinesiology, or Petroleum Engineering (I may have forgotten 2 more) finding job opportunities are hard to come by and many of them keep you in Louisiana. So if you plan on moving, you better hope that you are prepared and that your education will carry you through! Many professors outside of those fields most likely will not be able to tell you of opportunities or internships available to help you develop in your future career. I had to tell my professors of what was going was on in the area because they mainly come to work, go home, and nothing more. ULL is also quick to claim anyone famous who has attended the school "Alumni" although more than half were actually attendees such as Frank Ocean. If you go thorough the Alumni list on certain websites, many of them actually transferred out of ULL/USL (it's former name) to other universities throughout the nation. According to FAFSA, ULL has a 45% 4-year graduation rate compared to many Louisiana post-secondary school. I hope this review was helpful and PLEASE consider all of your options because choosing this school. An out-of-state college/university may be the better option.

Alyssa
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's great. The only thing is that there has been an influx of students so the financial aid office gets backed up. There's u...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's great. The only thing is that there has been an influx of students so the financial aid office gets backed up. There's usually only 10 workers. I like the atmosphere because it is safe. Tuition gets raised almost every semester although that is due to budget cuts. It's more frustrating than anything else.

Laura
What is your overall opinion of this school?

ULL has many issues that need to corrected. There is no political activism and a lack of rigorous academics. They need to wor...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

ULL has many issues that need to corrected. There is no political activism and a lack of rigorous academics. They need to work on their food services. ULL offers amazing scholarships and is cheap compared to other universities. If you are able to find your niche of students who you enjoy to be around, this can be a great place. I've been here for one semester, and it is underwhelming and overwhelming all at once.

Lance
What is your overall opinion of this school?

UL Lafayette has a few impressive programs, and I have experienced two of them. I started in nursing, and it was amazing. Sup...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

UL Lafayette has a few impressive programs, and I have experienced two of them. I started in nursing, and it was amazing. Super knowledgeable teachers who take their job very seriously, but I realized it wasn't something I wanted to do as a career so I switched to business. It's been a joke. Most of the professors are underwhelming and dull with the occasional exception. I have learned very little from the business department and am graduating next semester. The campus overall is very beautiful. They do a great job to keep it maintained and they're are over 300 century oak trees on campus -- very beautiful. Most people seem to be at the school to simply get a diploma, very few seem genuinely interested in academia. It's a pretty large campus for Louisiana with a great level of diversity!

Jonathan
What is your overall opinion of this school?

UL Lafayette is a decent college and is somewhat affordable. Yet I can see things falling apart if the administration, facul...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

UL Lafayette is a decent college and is somewhat affordable. Yet I can see things falling apart if the administration, faculty, and students are not careful. I feel like I have to invest more time and energy into things that I do not have. There are resources on campus that are useful and there are things that I wish we had. There is no place in the world like Lafayette, Louisiana but unfortunately a student's experience here may be ruined by

J
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I wasn't initially interested in attending the University of Louisiana at Lafayette but that all changed once I decided on my...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I wasn't initially interested in attending the University of Louisiana at Lafayette but that all changed once I decided on my field - Int'l relations. Their political science department is tricameral: general poli sci, pre-law, and int'l relations. This allows a lot of room for specialization of one's chosen field of study. Furthermore, each branch has professors that are passionate and make themselves available all the time. They're super passionate and resourceful. All of this makes me really appreciate UL at Lafayette. Many of the facilities on campus are new and kept clean and manicured. Although the wifi has a long way to go in terms of speed, it is being worked on which is great. Overall, there is more good that UL at Lafayette has to offer than bad. There are a plethora of clubs to join and become involved in. Your experience at this school is really what you make of it.

caitlyn
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I love being a Ragin Cajun! its so diverse and very welcoming!

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love being a Ragin Cajun! its so diverse and very welcoming!

Alesia
Ul

I love the school and would like to recieve information about it.

Ul

I love the school and would like to recieve information about it.

sharon
Sweet home Cajun Country

Overall, a great school to attend. Profs are reachable and involved, admin makes the process relatively easy, the culture enh...

Sweet home Cajun Country

Overall, a great school to attend. Profs are reachable and involved, admin makes the process relatively easy, the culture enhances the overall experience.

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

If I could go back to myself as a high school senior, I would honestly tell myself to work a little bit harder. I took a coup...

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

If I could go back to myself as a high school senior, I would honestly tell myself to work a little bit harder. I took a couple years off after high school, while it was good for me to do, I wish I could tell myself to go straight to college after graduating high school. Also most importantly, I would tell myself to continue with dancing, which I had done my entire life, up until one year after I graduated.

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  • Enrollment
  • 15,998
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $9,450
  • Acceptance rate
  • 51%

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