University of Louisiana at Monroe Overview
University of Louisiana at Monroe is a public institution situated in Monroe, Louisiana. The city atmosphere of Monroe makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.
What Is University of Louisiana at Monroe Known For?
- The highest award offered at ULM is the doctor's degree.
- For the 2019-2020 academic year, 71% of the faculty were full-time.
- The average ULM student graduates in 4.1 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.
University of Louisiana at Monroe Rankings
Out of the 27 colleges in Louisiana, ULM is ranked at #4.
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.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at ULM.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards ULM has earned from around the web.
|#1||Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Other Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration||College Factual|
|#44||Best Radiologic Technology Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
|#72||Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
|#90||Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
|#95||Best Health Professions Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
|#96||Best Liberal Arts General Studies Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
Where Is University of Louisiana at Monroe?
Contact details for ULM are given below.
|Address:||700 University Avenue, Monroe, LA 71209-0000|
How Do I Get Into ULM?
You can apply to ULM online at: www.ulm.edu/admissions/apply.html
Admission Requirements for ULM
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||required|
|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 ULM?
Approximately 36% of accepted students are men and 64% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 77%, and the acceptance rate for women is 78%.
Average Test Scores
About 3% of students accepted to ULM submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 460 and 580. Math scores were between 490 and 590.
Can I Afford University of Louisiana at Monroe?
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 ULM, approximately 47% of students took out student loans averaging $5,212 a year. That adds up to $20,848 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at ULM is 5.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
University of Louisiana at Monroe Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 1,959 graduate students at the school.
Of the 4,568 full-time undergraduates at ULM, 36% are male and 64% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Louisiana at Monroe students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||1,084|
|Hispanic or Latino||136|
Louisiana students aren't the only ones who study at University of Louisiana at Monroe. At this time, 20 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 57 countries are represented at ULM. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Nepal, India, and Nigeria.
Online Learning at University of Louisiana at Monroe
The following chart shows how the online learning population at ULM has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 4th most popular in Louisiana for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of ULM
During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at University of Louisiana at Monroe was $9,070 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $21,170. The following table shows how ULM is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Linguistics & Comparative Literature||#1||#1|
|Foreign Languages & Linguistics||#4||#13|
|Other Health Professions||#7||#10|
|Mental & Social Health Services||#16||#40|
|Dental Support Services||#25||#28|
|General English Literature||#28||#49|
|Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions||#28||#40|
|English Language & Literature||#31||#64|
|Allied Health Professions||#34||#46|
|Political Science & Government||#34||#57|
|Communication & Media Studies||#37||#40|
|Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies||#40||#73|
|Communication & Journalism||#51||#54|
|Health & Physical Education||#55||#91|
|Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies||#58||#100|
|Public Administration & Social Service||#61||#109|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||#64||#102|
Online Growth Rankings of ULM
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Louisiana at Monroe was 18.2%. This is the #1,119 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at ULM regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of ULM majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Allied Health Professions||10%|
|Curriculum & Instruction||49%|
|Dental Support Services||11%|
|Foreign Languages & Linguistics||54%|
|Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||19%|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||19%|
|Linguistics & Comparative Literature||54%|
|Mental & Social Health Services||7%|
|Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies||29%|
|Political Science & Government||29%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at ULM 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 ULM.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|General English Literature||#61|
|Communication & Media Studies||#100|
|English Language & Literature||#149|
|Curriculum & Instruction||#150|
|Health & Physical Education||#150|
|Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies||#159|
|Communication & Journalism||#173|
|Public Administration & Social Service||#237|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||#317|
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 Monroe 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.
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- National Center for Education Statistics
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