University of Louisiana at Lafayette
104 University Circle
Lafayette, LA 70504
(337) 482-1000
Accrediting Agency:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is a four-year, public institution in Lafayette, La. The school was originally founded in 1898 as the Southwestern Louisiana Industrial Institute. Today, the Carnegie Foundation designates UL Lafayette a research university with high research activity, according to the school’s website. The campus consists of 274 buildings, and UL Lafayette also owns the New Iberia Research Center, one of the world’s largest private non-human, primate breeding colonies. The university has a student population of 16,885 and a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Programs Offered

UL Lafayette is composed of the College of the Arts, the B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration, College of Education, College of Engineering, College of General Studies, College of Liberal Arts, College of Nursing and Allied Health Professions, Ray P. Authement College of Sciences, Graduate School, School of Geoscience, School of Computing and Informatics, and the University College. These colleges offer majors including accounting, anthropology, biology, business administration, chemistry, criminal justice, finance, industrial design, interior design, management, microbiology, painting, political science, printmaking, statistics, and telecommunications. Graduate degree programs are available in architecture, communication, counselor education, nursing, engineering, English, French, gerontology, kinesiology, and several other areas. The University of Louisiana at Lafayette also offers two programs online: a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and a bachelor’s degree in nursing.


The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools has accredited the University of Louisiana at Lafayette since 1925.


The University of Louisiana at Lafayette requires incoming freshman to submit an application with a $25 processing fee, official ACT or SAT scores, an immunization form, and a high school transcript. In-state freshman must have a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale or an ACT composite score of 23, or 1050 on the SAT, for guaranteed admission. Out-of-state students are required to have a 2.5 GPA and a 23 ACT composite score, or a 26 ACT composite score, or 1170 SAT score for guaranteed admission. ACT and/or SAT scores must be received by August 10. UL Lafayette accepts applications on a rolling deadline. According to U.S. News & World Report, the school had a 65.9% acceptance rate in fall 2011.

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University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Lafayette, LA 70504

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