Find Schools

Study Area & Zipcode

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Find Schools Near

University of Louisiana at Lafayette Overview

University of Louisiana at Lafayette is a public institution situated in Lafayette, Louisiana. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is University of Louisiana at Lafayette Known For?

2,900 Undergraduate Awards
$30,155 Avg Cost After Aid
51% Acceptance Rate
  • The highest award offered at UL Lafayette is the doctor's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 78% of the faculty were full-time.

Best Schools

University of Louisiana at Lafayette Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

UL Lafayette has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#141 Most Popular Online Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UL Lafayette.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Most Popular Online Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Most Popular Online Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Most Popular Online Liberal Arts General Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Most Popular Online Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is University of Louisiana at Lafayette?

Location of University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Contact details for UL Lafayette are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 104 University Circle, Lafayette, LA 70503
Phone: 377-482-1000
Website: www.louisiana.edu

Admission Requirements for UL Lafayette

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UL Lafayette?

51% Acceptance Rate
58% Of Accepted Are Women
2% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 51%, UL Lafayette does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

Approximately 42% of accepted students are men and 58% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 53%, and the acceptance rate for women is 49%.

Average Test Scores

About 2% of students accepted to UL Lafayette submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 310 and 580. Math scores were between 510 and 600.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Louisiana at Lafayette  ( 310 to 580 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of Louisiana at Lafayette  ( 510 to 600 )
200
800
UL Lafayette received ACT scores from 98% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 22 and 28. Math scores were between 20 and 25. Composite scores were between 21 and 26.

ACT English Scores for University of Louisiana at Lafayette  ( 22 to 28 )
1
36
ACT Math Scores for University of Louisiana at Lafayette  ( 20 to 25 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Louisiana at Lafayette  ( 21 to 26 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Louisiana at Lafayette?

$30,155 Net Price
49% Take Out Loans
7.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UL Lafayette is $30,155. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UL Lafayette, approximately 49% of students took out student loans averaging $6,109 a year. That adds up to $24,436 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UL Lafayette is 7.5%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

University of Louisiana at Lafayette Undergraduate Student Diversity

12,423 Full-Time Undergraduates
56% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 15,073 undergraduate students at UL Lafayette, with 12,423 being full-time and 2,650 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UL Lafayette

There are also 2,050 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 12,423 full-time undergraduates at UL Lafayette, 44% are male and 56% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UL Lafayette

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Louisiana at Lafayette students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UL Lafayette Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 276
Black or African American 2,497
Hispanic or Latino 733
White 8,072
International Students 196
Other Races/Ethnicities 649

Geographic Diversity

Louisiana students aren't the only ones who study at University of Louisiana at Lafayette. At this time, 23 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 82 countries are represented at UL Lafayette. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and Oman.

Online Learning at University of Louisiana at Lafayette

1,929 Took All Classes Online
6,057 Took At Least One Class Online
15.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 5 bachelor’s degree and 6 master’s degree programs available online at UL Lafayette. In 2017-2018, 6,057 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UL Lafayette has changed over the last few years.

undefined

This school is the 7th most popular in Louisiana for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of UL Lafayette

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Louisiana at Lafayette was 15.2%. This is the #1,069 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UL Lafayette regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UL Lafayette majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 26%
Business, Management & Marketing 7%
Computer Science 9%
Health Professions 5%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 7%
Liberal Arts General Studies 7%
Nursing 11%
Teacher Education Subject Specific 1%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UL Lafayette ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UL Lafayette.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Environmental Control Technology #5
Writing Studies #24
English Language & Literature #39
Engineering Technologies #45
Curriculum & Instruction #49
Teacher Education Subject Specific #74
Health & Medical Administrative Services #122
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #154
Liberal Arts General Studies #154
Nursing #215
Education #268
Business Administration & Management #323
Health Professions #355
Business, Management & Marketing #404

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Louisiana at Lafayette Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Nursing 553 0 38 2 593
Liberal Arts General Studies 303 0 0 0 303
Business Administration & Management 131 3 104 0 238
Teacher Education Subject Specific 156 3 15 0 174
Teacher Education Grade Specific 125 23 5 0 153
Industrial Production Technology 116 0 0 0 116
General Psychology 105 0 11 0 116
General Biology 110 0 5 0 115
Mechanical Engineering 113 0 0 0 113
Petroleum Engineering 99 0 0 0 99
Accounting 77 1 8 0 86
Computer Science 46 0 34 5 85
Communication Sciences 44 0 32 4 80
General English Literature 48 0 9 12 69
Communication & Media Studies 55 0 8 0 63
Finance & Financial Management 58 0 0 0 58
Marketing 52 0 0 0 52
Criminal Justice & Corrections 51 0 1 0 52
Chemical Engineering 47 0 0 0 47
Fine & Studio Arts 46 0 0 0 46
Political Science & Government 45 0 0 0 45
Public Relations & Advertising 44 0 0 0 44
Human Development & Family Studies 44 0 0 0 44
Health & Medical Administrative Services 29 0 11 0 40
Music 25 0 10 0 35
Civil Engineering 34 0 0 0 34
Electrical Engineering 33 0 0 0 33
General Engineering 0 0 33 0 33
Geological & Earth Sciences 5 0 27 0 32
Computer Information Systems 29 0 0 0 29
Student Counseling 0 0 28 0 28
Architecture (Other) 27 0 0 0 27
Mathematics 19 0 4 4 27
Sociology 27 0 0 0 27
Other Business, Management & Marketing 24 0 0 0 24
Hospitality Management 23 0 0 0 23
Educational Administration 0 0 6 17 23
General Architecture 0 0 21 0 21
History 13 0 8 0 21
Natural Resources Conservation 13 0 7 0 20
Design & Applied Arts 20 0 0 0 20
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 15 0 0 0 15
Interior Architecture 13 0 0 0 13
Business/Managerial Economics 13 0 0 0 13
Chemistry 13 0 0 0 13
Allied Health Professions 10 0 0 0 10
Anthropology 10 0 0 0 10
General Visual & Performing Arts 10 0 0 0 10
Insurance 9 0 0 0 9
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 9 0 0 0 9
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 8 0 8
Physics 2 0 6 0 8
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 0 0 7 7
Systems Engineering 0 0 0 7 7
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 7 0 0 0 7
Computer Engineering 0 0 2 3 5
Romance Languages 0 0 4 0 4
Environmental Control Technology 0 0 3 0 3
Area Studies 0 0 0 3 3
Other Education 0 1 0 0 1
Special Education 0 0 1 0 1
Teaching English or French 0 1 0 0 1
Writing Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Historic Preservation 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 2,900 32 449 64 3,445

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

Featured Schools

Find Schools Near You

Our free school finder matches students with accredited colleges across the U.S.