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Get the facts about University of Louisiana at Monroe. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is University of Louisiana at Monroe 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 Monroe was awarded 4 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health professions.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked ULM as #1,000 out of 1,727 colleges and universities in the country on its 2020 Best Colleges list.

ULM is also ranked #9 out of 23 schools in Louisiana.

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

Is It Hard to Get Into ULM?

Acceptance Rate

University of Louisiana at Monroe has an acceptance rate of 75%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

Average Test Scores

About 1% of students accepted to ULM submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 430 and 520. Math scores were between 420 and 550.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Louisiana at Monroe  ( 430 to 520 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for University of Louisiana at Monroe  ( 420 to 550 )
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ULM received ACT scores from 99% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 25.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Louisiana at Monroe  ( 20 to 25 )
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University of Louisiana at Monroe 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 Monroe, this rate is 19 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 Monroe is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

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

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at University of Louisiana at Monroe is 72%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  72 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at ULM is 19%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  19 out of 100
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Below Average Overall Diversity at ULM

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 7,948 undergraduates at ULM with 5,212 being full-time and 2,736 being part-time.

ULM 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.

The overall diversity score for ULM is 33.56 out of 100. This is below average when compared to other schools in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  33.56 out of 100
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How Much Does University of Louisiana at Monroe Cost?

The overall average net price of ULM is $11,316. 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 ULM

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$9,923 $10,147 $11,470 $14,692 $13,344

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 ULM, 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 ULM, approximately 54% of students took out student loans averaging $5,013 a year. That adds up to $20,052 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at ULM is 5.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do ULM Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from ULM with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $37,500 in their early years. Unfortunately, this is 8% less that the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.

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Location of University of Louisiana at Monroe

University of Louisiana at Monroe is a public institution located in Monroe, Louisiana. The city atmosphere of Monroe makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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Location of University of Louisiana at Monroe

Contact details for ULM are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 700 University Avenue, Monroe, LA 71209-0000
Phone: 318-342-1000
Website: www.ulm.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/universitylouisianamonroe

University of Louisiana at Monroe Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 43 majors graduated from University of Louisiana at Monroe. Of these students, 1,271 received undergraduate degrees and 408 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
General Psychology 113 $26,600
Nursing 97 $60,000
Health & Physical Education 93 $22,000
Liberal Arts General Studies 85 $38,800
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 76 $116,600
Business Administration & Management 69 $36,200
Other Health Professions 60 $31,100
Insurance 48 NA
General Biology 47 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 44 $38,200

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

Online Learning at ULM

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, 3,219 students took at least one online class at University of Louisiana at Monroe. This is an increase from the 2,946 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 3,219 1,426
2016-2017 2,946 1,099
2015-2016 3,092 1,270
2014-2015 2,937 1,115
2013-2014 2,720 916

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

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