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The University of Louisiana at Lafayette (UL Lafayette or UL) is a public research university in Lafayette, Louisiana. It has the largest enrollment within the nine-campus University of Louisiana System and has the second largest enrollment in Louisiana. As a nod to the Acadian French heritage of many of its students, the school sometimes uses the alternate name l'Université des Acadiens.

Founded in 1898 as an industrial school, the institution developed into a four-year university during the twentieth century and became known by its present name in 1999. UL Lafayette evolved into a national research university as noted by its Carnegie R2 categorization as a "Doctoral University: Higher Research Activity." It offers Louisiana's only Ph.D. in francophone studies, Louisiana's only master's of informatics, and Louisiana's only industrial design degree. The university has achieved several milestones in computer scienceengineering and architecture. It is also home to a distinct College of the Arts.

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#230-#301

Established Year

1898

Students

19,188

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About

About University
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette (UL Lafayette or UL) is a public research university in Lafayette, Louisiana. It has the largest enrollment within the nine-campus University of Louisiana System and has the second largest enrollment in Louisiana. As a nod to the Acadian French heritage of many of its students, the school sometimes uses the alternate name l'Université des Acadiens. Founded in 1898 as an industrial school, the institution developed into a four-year university during the twentieth century and became known by its present name in 1999. UL Lafayette evolved into a national research university as noted by its Carnegie R2 categorization as a "Doctoral University: Higher Research Activity." It offers Louisiana's only Ph.D. in francophone studies, Louisiana's only master's of informatics, and Louisiana's only industrial design degree. The university has achieved several milestones in computer science, engineering and architecture. It is also home to a distinct College of the Arts. Graduate students are a vital part of the community of scholars at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where we strive to create an environment that promotes scientific inquiry and stimulates the creative process. We believe that William Butler Yeats was absolutely correct when he stated that “education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” We encourage you to take a closer look at our graduate degree programs and learn how we can help nurture the fire that burns inside of you. Our academic colleges offer a substantial variety of both master’s and doctoral-level degree programs aimed at preparing the next generation of scholars, researchers, practitioners, and leaders in both the private and public sector. The number one priority of the Grad School office staff and faculty is to provide first-rate service to prospective and current graduate students. In collaboration with the academic deans, program coordinators, and the graduate council, we provide leadership and vision for graduate education. We manage the application process, monitor student progress, and ultimately approve students for graduation including the final review of theses and dissertations among many other services. We also administer assistantships, fellowships, and other forms of financial assistance. We are here to assist you at any point from your initial interest in graduate-level study through your final preparations for graduation.

Services:

services
University of Louisiana--Lafayette offers a number of student services, including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance. University of Louisiana--Lafayette also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc.). Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at University of Louisiana--Lafayette.

Student Life:

Student Life
University of Louisiana--Lafayette has a total undergraduate enrollment of 15,666, with a gender distribution of 43 percent male students and 57 percent female students. At this school, 18 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated or -affiliated housing and 82 percent of students live off campus. In sports, University of Louisiana--Lafayette is part of the NCAA I. Total enrollment 17,297 Collegiate athletic association NCAA I

Student Reviews:

Reviews
1.I attended the University of Louisiana at Lafayette when it was known as the University of Southwestern Louisiana. I had an excellent academic advisor and Dean. I was able to pursue my love of Behavioral Sciences by designing a curriculum within the college of general studies that met my specific goals as an undergraduate. I have amazing professors. Particularly, my Sociology professor. She was an excellent mentor to me as undergraduate student. She has been an amazing professional mentor to me as well. 2.UL at Lafayette has one of the most beautiful campuses I have seen. I love attending this school and soaking up the rich culture of the Lafayette area. The classes are challenging but not unattainable and the professors are accessible and willing to help you achieve success. If you are looking for campus life that feels like going home and being with family, a rich diverse culture and an education that will take you far in life, then you are looking for UL at Lafayette! 3.UL was a very invigorating school to me. I wanted to attend a school that was diverse but not too big and UL was perfect for that! They were conveniently not too far from home and they also weren't very expensive. I loved that the classes I took my freshman year weren't like HUGE auditorium classes. The classes are more intimate and the teachers actually go out of their way to make sure they know you and are there to help. The curriculum was just as challenging as any other university and they made sure you knew your stuff! I love the culture they had! Even though I am from Louisiana it seems like Lafayette's culture is one of its own. It was a great experience for me and I wouldn't have traded it for anything.