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University of Louisiana at Lafayette Data & Information Overview

If you want to know more about University of Louisiana at Lafayette, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is University of Louisiana at Lafayette Ranked?

2020 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

University of Louisiana at Lafayette was awarded 18 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is computer and information sciences.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2020 analysis, UL Lafayette is ranked #919 out of 1,727 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Out of the 23 colleges in Louisiana, UL Lafayette is ranked at #8.

See all of the rankings for University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Is It Hard to Get Into UL Lafayette?

Acceptance Rate

University of Louisiana at Lafayette has an acceptance rate of 51%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for UL Lafayette.

Average Test Scores

About 2% of students accepted to UL Lafayette submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 310 and 580. Math scores were between 510 and 600.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Louisiana at Lafayette  ( 310 to 580 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for University of Louisiana at Lafayette  ( 510 to 600 )
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UL Lafayette received ACT scores from 98% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Louisiana at Lafayette  ( 21 to 26 )
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University of Louisiana at Lafayette Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used as a measure to gauge how much access students will have to their professors - the lower the number, the better. At University of Louisiana at Lafayette, this rate is 24 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Louisiana at Lafayette is 77%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  77 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 75% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like University of Louisiana at Lafayette enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  75 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 15% for first-time, full-time students at UL Lafayette, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  15 out of 100
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Average Overall Diversity at UL Lafayette

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 15,666 undergraduates at UL Lafayette with 12,767 being full-time and 2,899 being part-time.

UL Lafayette Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

UL Lafayette scored 50.87 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  50.87 out of 100
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How Much Does University of Louisiana at Lafayette Cost?

The overall average net price of UL Lafayette is $12,768. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UL Lafayette

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$9,569 $11,381 $14,193 $15,650 $15,908

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of UL Lafayette, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At UL Lafayette, approximately 54% of students took out student loans averaging $5,626 a year. That adds up to $22,504 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UL Lafayette is 6.7%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do UL Lafayette Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from UL Lafayette with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $39,900 in their early years. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.

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Location of University of Louisiana at Lafayette

University of Louisiana at Lafayette is a public institution located in Lafayette, Louisiana. Lafayette is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Location of University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Contact details for UL Lafayette are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 104 University Circle, Lafayette, LA 70503
Phone: 377-482-1000
Website: www.louisiana.edu

University of Louisiana at Lafayette Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 63 majors graduated from University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Of these students, 2,824 received undergraduate degrees and 494 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 479 $63,800
Liberal Arts General Studies 283 $23,900
Teacher Education Subject Specific 155 $28,100
Business Administration & Management 128 $29,400
Petroleum Engineering 124 $46,200
Industrial Production Technology 117 $40,900
Teacher Education Grade Specific 113 $38,400
General Biology 110 $27,600
General Psychology 94 $23,300
Accounting 84 $38,300

Learn more about the majors offered at University of Louisiana at Lafayette along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at UL Lafayette

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 6,057 students took at least one online class at University of Louisiana at Lafayette. This is an increase from the 5,001 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 6,057 1,929
2016-2017 5,001 1,512
2015-2016 4,374 1,297
2014-2015 4,384 1,211
2013-2014 4,495 1,107

Learn more about online learning at University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

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