University of Louisiana at Lafayette Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Dupre Library at the University of Louisiana Lafayette
Dupre Library at the University of Louisiana Lafayette. Billy Hathorn / Wikimedia Commons /  CC BY 3.0

University of Louisiana at Lafayette Description:

The multiple campuses of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette total about 1,400 acres, with the main campus occupying 137 acres. Other locations include UL Lafayette's athletic complex, the Equine Center, and the 600-acre farm/renewable resources laboratory. This research-intensive university has 10 different schools and colleges with Business, Education, and General Studies being quite popular among undergraduates. The school has been recognized by Princeton Review for its value. In athletics, the UL Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns compete in the NCAA Division I Sun Belt Conference.

Admissions Data (2016):

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 17,519 (15,998 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 43% Male / 57% Female
  • 80% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $9,450 (in-state); $23,178 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,998
  • Other Expenses: $3,334
  • Total Cost: $24,002 (in-state); $37,730 (out-of-state)

University of Louisiana at Lafayette Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 96%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 93%
    • Loans: 42%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $8,384
    • Loans: $4,859

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Art, Biology, Business Administration, Elementary Education, English, Finance, General Studies, Industrial Technology, Marketing, Nursing, Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 75%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 16%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 45%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Golf, Tennis, Basketball, Track and Field, Baseball
  • Women's Sports: Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Basketball, Volleyball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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University of Louisiana at Lafayette Statement of Purpose:

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"The University of Louisiana at Lafayette, the largest member of the University of Louisiana System, is a public institution of higher education offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Within the Carnegie classification, UL Lafayette is designated as a Research University with high research activity. The University's academic programs are administered by the B. I. Moody III College of Business Administration, the Ray P. Authement College of Sciences, the Colleges of the Arts, Education, Engineering, General Studies, Liberal Arts, Nursing & Allied Health Professions, and the Graduate School. The University is dedicated to achieving excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, in research, and in public service."