University of Louisiana Lafayette

104 East University Avenue, Lafayette, United States
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    115
  • Class Notes
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  • Textbook Notes
    84
  • Study Guides
    24
  • Currently Enrolled
    16
  • Previously Enrolled
    3

Overview of University of Louisiana Lafayette

About this school

Southwestern Louisiana, founded in 1898, is a public, comprehensive university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Applied Life Sciences, the Arts, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, General Studies, Liberal Arts, Nursing, and Sciences, and through the Graduate School. Its 1,375-acre campus is located in Lafayette, 50 miles from Baton Rouge.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:15,870
    • Men:6,904 Men (43.5%)
    • Women:8,966 Women (56.5%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Louisiana at Lafayette is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
1
-
History
2
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Not reported

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
104 University Circle|PO Drawer 41008
City, State, Zip
Lafayette, LA 70504
Phone
(337) 482-6553
Fax
(337) 482-6195
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$25
Application Fee Waiver
Not available
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
Core requirements required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
55% of 10,899 applicants were admitted
Women
54% of 6,341 applicants were admitted
Men
58% of 4,558 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
4,147 (69%) of 6,023 admitted students enrolled
Women
2,285 (67%) of 3,400 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,862 (71%) of 2,623 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.30
375 And Above
20%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
20%
3.00 - 3.24
19%
2.50 - 2.99
21%
2.00 - 2.49
3%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
23 average |21-25 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
5%
• Score 24 - 29
38%
• Score 18 - 23
56%
• Score 12 - 17
1%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - Not reported
  • Room & Board: - Not reported
  • Other Expenses: - Not reported
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported

Payment Plans


University of Louisiana at Lafayette accepts

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline May 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002031
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
2,879 (95.5%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
2,035 (70.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,033 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
273 (13.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
71%
Average Award
$10,178
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,690 (83.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,617
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,385 (68.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,306
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,733 (85.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
502 (16.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,454

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
10,781 (83.8%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
7,990 (74.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
7,913 (99.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
850 (10.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
65%
Average Award
$9,503
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 6,856 (86.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,226
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 5,665 (71.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,038
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 4,958 (62.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1,553 (12.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,781

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
5.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


601

Part-Time Faculty


192

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


47%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 15% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 20% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 32% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 12% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 13% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 6% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 2% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,384,231
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
413
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of Louisiana at Lafayette provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


76.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


14.6%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


36.7%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


46.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (60)


  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Architecture
  • Architecture and Related Services, Other
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • General Studies
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Industrial Technology/Technician
  • Industrial and Product Design
  • Informatics
  • Insurance
  • Interior Architecture
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music, General
  • Natural Resources and Conservation, Other
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sociology
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Education

Master's Programs of Study (37)


  • Architectural Engineering
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education of the Gifted
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Engineering Management
  • English
  • Environmental Biology
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Folklore
  • French
  • Geology
  • History
  • Mass Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Physics
  • Psychology--General
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Rhetoric
  • Telecommunications
  • Writing

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


124,276

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Campus Size


1,375 acres

Weather


Temperature
39.6 average low in January, 90.5 average high in September
Rain
111 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Lafayette
Nearest Train Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Lafayette

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing

Students of College Housing


20% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


80%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Ragin' Cajun
School Colors
Vermillion and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, baseball, basketball, bowling, football, ice hockey, lacrosse, racquetball, rugby, soccer, softball, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, weight lifting

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of Louisiana at Lafayette offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, union program council, chi alpha, student government association, greek council, newman club

Sororities


8% of women participate

Fraternities


9% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


12,867

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
15,870
Women
8,966
Men
6,904

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.2% Asian
  • 22.0% Black/African-American
  • 3.8% Hispanic/Latino
  • 0.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 68.3% White
  • 3.0% Unknown

International Students


2.0% from 68 countries

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


1,638

Student Resources