University of Louisiana at Lafayette University of Louisiana at Lafayette

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Public—State

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University of Louisiana at Lafayette

We are smart, spirited, and seeking solutions.

Those words say a lot about the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Sure, they capture the essence of the place. But that one sentence conveys who we are in a way that may not be obvious to anyone who hasn’t experienced our University firsthand.

It’s not pretentious, for starters. There are no lofty phrases intended to impress others with our erudition.

It’s authentic. Not only does it distill who we are, it describes us in words that everyone can understand. That’s because University of Louisiana at Lafayette is all about inclusion. It strives to bring everyone to the same table, so to speak. (Expect food analogies from a university that’s in the heart of the place that Cajun food originates.) Our University doesn’t embrace diversity; it celebrates diversity. It doesn’t nod “hello” to strangers and keep walking. It invites strangers inside for a cup of coffee.

By now, you should have gotten the hint that the University of Louisiana at Lafayette isn’t an ordinary university. It’s not a school of almost higher education.

We’re the second-largest university in Louisiana, with over 19,000 students, and offer bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. Our offerings range from the humanities to hard sciences, and we are among the nation’s leaders in areas such as computer science, environmental biology, and nursing. We are among the top 180 universities in the United States in R&D expenditures. And we are the only university in the world whose sports teams are the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns®; our student-athletes compete at the highest level of NCAA competition.


Degree BACHB ASSOCA CERTC
Accountingx  
Adolescent Educationx  
Agriculture, Generalx  
Anthropologyx  
Architecturex  
Architecture and Related Services, Otherx  
Art/Art Studies, Generalx  
Athletic Training/Trainerx  
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologistx  
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Otherx  
Biology Teacher Educationx  
Biology/Biological Sciences, Generalx  
Business Administration and Management, Generalx  
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Otherx  
Chemical Engineeringx  
Chemistry Teacher Educationx  
Chemistry, Generalx  
Childhood Educationx  
Civil Engineering, Generalx  
Computer and Information Systems, Generalx  
Computer Engineering, Generalx  
Computer Sciencex  
Computer Systems Analysis/Analystx  
Conservation Biologyx  
Criminal Justice/Safety Studiesx  
Dental Hygiene/Hygienistx  
Dietetics/Dietitianx  
Electrical and Electronics Engineeringx  
Engineering, Generalx  
English Language and Literature, Generalx  
Fashion Merchandisingx  
Finance, Generalx  
Foreign Languages and Literatures, Generalx  
French Language and Literaturex  
French Language Teacher Educationx  
General Studiesx  
Geology/Earth Science, Generalx  
German Language Teacher Educationx  
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administratorx  
History, Generalx  
Hospitality Administration/Management, Generalx  
Hospitality Administration/Management, Otherx  
Human Development and Family Studies, Generalx  
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Otherx  
Industrial and Product Designx  
Industrial Technology/Technicianx  
Insurancex  
Interior Architecturex  
Management Information Systems, Generalx  
Marketing/Marketing Management, Generalx  
Mass Communication/Media Studiesx  
Mathematical Economicsx  
Mathematics, Generalx  
Mechanical Engineeringx  
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriologyx  
Microbiology, Generalx  
Modern Languagesx  
Music Performance, Generalx  
Music Teacher Educationx  
Music, Generalx  
Natural Resources and Conservation, Otherx  
Natural Resources/Conservation, Generalx  
Petroleum Engineeringx  
Philosophyx  
Physical Education Teaching and Coachingx  
Physics Teacher Educationx  
Physics, Generalx  
Plant Sciences, Generalx  
Political Science and Government, Generalx  
Pre-Law Studiesx  
Psychology, Generalx  
Public Relations/Image Managementx  
Registered Nursing/Registered Nursex  
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Educationx  
Social Studies Teacher Educationx  
Sociologyx  
Spanish Language and Literaturex  
Spanish Language Teacher Educationx  
Special Education and Teaching, Generalx  
Speech Communication and Rhetoricx  
Speech Teacher Educationx  
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Otherx  
Visual and Performing Arts, Generalx  

Academic Life

With over 80 majors and more than 30 graduate programs, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is an impressive public university of 18,800 students, but being here feels like coming home.

That’s because we’re an incomparable family of collaborative students and inspired faculty—teachers, researchers, scientists, engineers, nurses, and problem solvers—generously working and learning together.

Faculty scholars bring real problems and pressing research questions to the classroom. Do aquatic animals have the potential to adapt to changing temperatures? What’s the best way to revitalize a hurricane-prone town? Could alligator fat be a practical, renewable source of fuel?

Students contribute to the answers. They also create new solutions. Recently, they built a house that flexes its public and private spaces, adapting to big parties (or solitary contemplation) when needed. They helped to design the University’s new bike path. Honors students regularly present original research. Student-athletes soar in the classroom.

People-centered, the University is home to some of the best thinking in the world. It’s a community where students learn, share what they learn, savor the experience, and thrive—in their studies, their careers, their lives.

Campus Life

Welcome is a way of life at UL Lafayette.

That’s because we have a knack for bringing people together...

…to play. Scores of students play NCAA Sports. And hundreds more play club sports, which include ice hockey, soccer, and even bass fishing.

…to win. There are sports, of course! But maybe you’d rather talk than tackle, or code than catch. Our debate team is among the best in the Southeast. Our information technology team is a regional force. Where to start? See our student organizations to find out about the possibilities.

…to serve. Every year students and faculty provide more than 500,000 hours of direct service to the community. They do it through AmeriCorps, 22 Greek organizations, and other opportunities, including courses. 

…to enjoy. Enjoy the music (we have 17 music ensembles; savor the celebrations (Lagniappe Day, Festivals Acadiens et Creoles, Festival International de Louisiana, and more; relax in the Jazzman's cafe.

…and to live well. You’ll find many ways to call UL Lafayette home, including our new residence halls. And you’ll find stellar student services, including dining and diversity services, that will enhance your days. But best of all is the welcome you’ll get when you join us.

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