Resources › For Students and Parents University of Louisiana at Lafayette Admissions ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More Share Flipboard Email Print Dupre Library at the University of Louisiana Lafayette. Billy Hathorn / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY 3.0 For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated January 10, 2018 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): University of Louisiana at Lafayette Acceptance Rate: 51%Test Scores -- 25th / 75th PercentileSAT Critical Reading: 470 / 580SAT Math: 470 / 600SAT Writing: - / -What these SAT numbers meanLouisiana colleges SAT score comparisonACT Composite: 21 / 26ACT English: 22 / 28ACT Math: 20 / 22What these ACT numbers meanLouisiana colleges ACT score comparisonSun Belt ACT comparison chart Enrollment (2016): Total Enrollment: 17,519 (15,998 undergraduates)Gender Breakdown: 43% Male / 57% Female80% 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: $9,998Other Expenses: $3,334Total 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 AidGrants: 93%Loans: 42%Average Amount of AidGrants: $8,384Loans: $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, BaseballWomen's Sports: Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Basketball, Volleyball Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics Explore Other Louisiana Colleges Centenary | Grambling State | LSU | Louisiana Tech | Loyola | McNeese State | Nicholls State | Northwestern State | Southern University | Southeastern Louisiana | Tulane | UL Monroe | University of New Orleans | Xavier University of Louisiana at Lafayette Statement of Purpose: statement of purpose from http://www.louisiana.edu/about-us/who-we-are/mission-vision-values "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."