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University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
We are smart, spirited, and seeking solutions. Those words say a lot about the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. By now, you should have gotten the hint that the University of Louisiana at Lafayette isn’t an ordinary university. It’s not a school of almost higher education.

Bachelor's programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (5)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (2)
Law (1)



Things looked far different circa July 14, 1898. That’s when it all began for the new Southwestern Louisiana Industrial Institute.

The first brick was laid in 1900, and then classes began in September 1901. Enrollment topped out at 145 students. A few classrooms dotted a patch of barren farmland. Degree programs included agriculture, stenography and mechanics.


We offer bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. Our offerings range from the humanities to hard sciences, and we are among the nation’s leaders in areas such as computer science, environmental biology, and nursing.


Current research underway at the university includes:

  • Biological research and development related to protecting, restoring, and managing natural resources, with an emphasis on fish, wildlife, and wetlands in the South;
  • Performance computer modeling powered by the fastest, most comprehensive supercomputing and 3D immersive visualization systems and massive data storage capabilities available today;
  • Applied research to support the development of knowledge economies in Louisiana and throughout the U.S. and bring innovations to the marketplace to foster healthcare and economic development;
  • Child development including psycho-social and biological risk factors for developmental disabilities and secondary conditions.


  • Temporary and Part-time career opportunities available with the University.
  • Dining Services Careers available through Sodexo.
We are continuously accepting application!
  • Come prepared with your resume.
  • Looking for housekeeping experience in hotels or hospitals.

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University Ranking

Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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788 -7
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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Student services

  • Academic Success Center
  • Cajun Card Services
  • Counseling & Testing Center
  • Disability Services
  • Help Desk
  • Multicultural Services
  • Transportation Services
  • Post Office
  • Sodexo Dining Services
  • Student Leadership Coaching
  • Veteran Services

Housing services

College is different from high school in a number of ways. You have more choices, you have to buy your own books, and you will have more control over you daily schedule. Another difference will be how you go about establishing reasonable accommodations for your disability. Understanding and preparing for those differences now will save you a lot of trouble.

There are three key differences I want to prepare you for. First, you as the student must initiate the process. Second, you will be asked to provide documentation of your needs. And finally, decisions are made on a case-by-case basis. 

Library services

Centrally located on the main campus of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Edith Garland Dupré Library is at the heart of the University. Here, you have access to millions of volumes and e-resources.Explore our resources or take a break to sip a coffee in Jazzman's Café. Feel free to use one of our 200+ computers, or learn about the library's resources in our SMART classroom.

ICT services

ResNet: UL Lafayette ResNet is a campus network that provides a dedicated network connection for students living in the residence halls/apartment complex. A direct network connection allows fast and easy access to campus resources and the internet. Secure wireless ResNet is also available for use in the residence halls/apartment complex.

Medical services

All residents are in close proximity to Student Health Services, which includes a medical clinic offering the services of full-time physicians, nurse practitioners, and several nurses. Student Health Services includes the Counseling and Testing Center, which offers professional counselors and a staff psychologist available to counsel students free of charge. The services are included in your fees.

Student Life

Campus life

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is located in Lafayette, a city of 125,000 situated in an area of south Louisiana known as Acadiana.

The campus of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, which includes demonstration farms, recreational areas, the New Iberia Research Center, and the University Research Park, is in fact an "in-use arboretum" and reflects the beauty and culture of Acadiana.

The campus today consists of 274 buildings with over 4 million square feet of building area and more than 1,300 acres of grounds. The main campus occupies 145 acres in Lafayette. The immediate environs of the University are attractive residential areas, shopping venues, and a public park.

Sports facilities

Bourgeois Hall

  • 4 basketball courts with 12 baskets to shoot on
  • 9 racquetball courts with everything you need to play,
  • 12 outdoor tennis courts to perfect your game on.
  • Need to go for a run? Take 7 laps around our indoor track and you'll have a mile.
  • 32,000 sqft fitness center that's filled with free weights, machines, cardio equipment, and plenty of space to stretch.
Aquatic Center
  • Eight lane, 25 yard lap pool
  • Kickboards, pull buoys, weights, and more
  • Zero-depth entry leisure pool
  • Water volleyball
  • Current channel
  • Large, 5,000 gallon spa
  • Sand volleyball court
  • Shaded picnic areas
  • BBQ pits

Student clubs

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette currently has around 200 student organizations

  • African Students Association
  • Alpha Delta Pi Sorority
  • Alpha Omicron Pi
  • Americorps
  • Anthropology Society
  • Aspiring Student Affairs Professionals
  • Association for Computing Machinery
  • Cajun Bass Masters
  • Filmmaker's Society
  • Giving Love, Acceptance, Safety, and Support
  • Karate Club
  • Math Society
  • Peer Mentors
  • Rugby Club
  • The Vermilion


  • The University has 65 programs that are eligible for accreditation. Of these, 61 are accredited by the relevant professional accrediting agency. There are 51 programs with mandatory accreditation, of which 48 hold professional accreditations.
  • There are 14 programs that are recommended to have professional accreditations; of these, 12 have professional accreditations.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It's been great. There have been a lot of problems with the offices, but I love my university.

Great City
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

The film program wasn't quite polished and the curriculum was quite repetitive. I'm looking to further my education.

I love UL Lafayette!
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I had an enjoyable and rewarding experience during my studies at University of Louisiana at Lafayette. The courses required for my major were not only absolutely beneficial to understanding of business and marketing, but were also fun and engaging.

Lafayette, Louisiana, United States

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