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?
- 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.
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.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UL Lafayette.
Where Is University of Louisiana at Lafayette?
Contact details for UL Lafayette are given below.
|Address:||104 University Circle, Lafayette, LA 70503|
Admission Requirements for UL Lafayette
|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|
How Hard Is It To Get Into UL Lafayette?
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.
Can I Afford University of Louisiana at Lafayette?
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
There are also 2,050 graduate students at the school.
Of the 12,423 full-time undergraduates at UL Lafayette, 44% are male and 56% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Louisiana at Lafayette students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||2,497|
|Hispanic or Latino||733|
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
The following chart shows how the online learning population at UL Lafayette has changed over the last few years.
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%|
|Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||7%|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||7%|
|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|
|English Language & Literature||#39|
|Curriculum & Instruction||#49|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||#74|
|Health & Medical Administrative Services||#122|
|Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||#154|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||#154|
|Business Administration & Management||#323|
|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.
*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.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
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