University of Louisiana at Monroe Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

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University of Louisiana at Monroe Description:

The University of Louisiana at Monroe is a public university located in the north of the state. Compared to many similar universities, UL Monroe is a good educational value with low tuition and a majority of students receiving grant aid. The university boasts of a 17 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 19. The university offers 91 degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate level.

In athletics, the ULM Warhawks compete in the NCAA Division I Sun Belt Conference.

Admissions Data (2016):

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 9,038 (7,778 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 37% Male / 63% Female
  • 67% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $8,284 (in-state); $20,384 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $7,688
  • Other Expenses: $3,334
  • Total Cost: $20,526 (in-state); $32,626 (out-of-state)

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

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 98%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 98%
    • Loans: 44%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $9,371
    • Loans: $4,878

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Construction Engineering, Criminal Justice Studies, Elementary Education, Exercise Science, General Studies, Nursing, Psychology

    Graduation and Retention Rates:

    • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 74%
    • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 18%
    • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 42%

    Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

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

    Data Source:

    National Center for Educational Statistics

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    University of Louisiana at Monroe Mission Statement:

    complete mission statement can be found at

    "The University of Louisiana at Monroe (UL-Monroe) is committed to serving as a gateway to diverse academic studies for citizens living in the urban and rural regions of the Lower Mississippi Delta. The University offers a broad array of academic and professional programs from the associate level through the doctoral degree, including the state’s only public Pharm.D. program. Complemented by research and service, these programs address the post- secondary educational needs of the area’s citizens, businesses, and industries."