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 University of Louisiana at Lafayette

University of Louisiana at Lafayette - Lafayette, LA

104 University Circle, Lafayette, Louisiana 70503

General information:(377)482-1000
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Post-master's certificate
Campus setting:City: Midsize
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:16,885(15,321 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:23 to 1
Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $4,016 $4,426 $4,864 -9%
Out-of-state $12,588 $12,998 $13,486 -4%
Books and supplies $1,200 $1,200 $1,200 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $4,680 $4,680 $5,080 -8%
Other $2,868 $2,868 $3,130 -8%
Off Campus
Room and board $8,236 $8,236 $8,236 0%
Other $3,398 $3,398 $3,792 -12%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,398 $3,398 $3,792 -10%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $12,764 $13,174 $14,274 -7%
Off Campus $16,850 $17,260 $18,092 -6%
Off Campus with Family $8,614 $9,024 $9,856 0%
On Campus $21,336 $21,746 $22,896 -5%
Off Campus $25,422 $25,832 $26,714 -4%
Off Campus with Family $17,186 $17,596 $18,478 -6%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $4,864
In-state fees $0
Out-of-state tuition $13,486
Out-of-state fees $0
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $5,266
In-state fee $0
Out-of-state tuition $13,888
Out-of-state fees $0
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 2,623 90% --
Grant or scholarship aid 2,492 85% $13,818,900 $5,545
Federal grants 1,115 38% $5,217,477 $4,679
Pell grants 1,112 38% $4,649,149 $4,181
Other federal grants 829 28% $568,328 $686
State/local government grant or scholarships 2,338 80% $6,634,746 $2,838
Institutional grants or scholarships 865 30% $1,966,677 $2,274
Student loan aid 957 33% $4,443,821 $4,643
Federal student loans 957 33% $4,443,821 $4,643
Other student loans Implied zero 0% Implied zero Not applicable
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 9,511 62% $48,723,119 $5,123
Pell grants 5,037 33% $20,744,355 $4,118
Federal student loans 5,306 35% $29,790,204 $5,614


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $5,042 $5,129 $5,233
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $2,101 $2,550 $2,770
$30,001 - $48,000 $4,050 $3,788 $4,206
$48,001 - $75,000 $7,160 $6,886 $6,356
$75,001 - $110,000 $8,135 $8,511 $8,615
$110,001 and more $8,744 $8,576 $8,687

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 16,885
Undergraduate enrollment 15,321
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 712
Graduate enrollment 1,564

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$25

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$25

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 9,062 3,634 5,428
Percent admitted 66% 67% 66%
Percent admitted who enrolled 67% 36% 30%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 171 6%
ACT 2848 94%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading . .
SAT Math . .
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite 20 24
ACT English 20 25
ACT Math 19 24
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 77 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


NCAA Division I-AMenWomen
All Track Combined 8180
Baseball 35-
Basketball 1619
Football 124-
Golf 9-
Soccer -22
Softball -27
Tennis 159
Volleyball -16


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges07/01/1925 Accredited


American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs

05/01/1981 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation

Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs

10/01/1999 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1950 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

01/01/1954 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program

10/01/1996 - 12/31/2008Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program

12/01/1982 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession100
Drug law violations613 18
Liquor law violations002
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 41215
Liquor law violations 002
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 110
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 122
Aggravated assault 137
Burglary 261113
Motor vehicle theft 001
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 010
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 004
Burglary 1548
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate12.3%
Number in default306
Number in repayment2,468

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00203100

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Postbaccalaureate certificate Post-master's certificate
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Agriculture, General20----
Category total20----
Architecture and Related Services Colleges
Architecture and Related Services, Other38----
Interior Architecture17----
Category total5516---
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
French Studies--1--
Category total--1--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General7110---
Conservation Biology3----
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other--5--
Microbiology, General6----
Category total80105--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Business Administration and Management, General257---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other19----
Business/Managerial Economics9----
Fashion Merchandising25----
Finance, General6----
Hospitality Administration/Management, General16----
Management Information Systems, General29----
Marketing/Marketing Management, General81----
Category total51957---
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Mass Communication/Media Studies43----
Public Relations/Image Management29----
Speech Communication and Rhetoric116---
Category total836---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science24494--
Category total24494--
Education Colleges
Art Teacher Education5--0-
Biology Teacher Education2----
Chemistry Teacher Education1----
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-24---
Curriculum and Instruction-11---
Early Childhood Education and Teaching48--0-
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs2--0-
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented-12---
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-214--
Elementary Education and Teaching530-0-
English/Language Arts Teacher Education6----
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education1----
French Language Teacher Education---0-
German Language Teacher Education---0-
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching8----
Mathematics Teacher Education4----
Music Teacher Education6--0-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching1--0-
School Librarian/School Library Media Specialist---0-
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education1----
Secondary Education and Teaching00---
Social Studies Teacher Education8----
Spanish Language Teacher Education---0-
Special Education and Teaching, General4--0-
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels0----
Category total2546840-
Engineering Colleges
Chemical Engineering1410---
Civil Engineering, General208---
Computer Engineering, General5203--
Electrical and Electronics Engineering2117---
Mechanical Engineering264---
Petroleum Engineering5218---
Category total138773--
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Industrial Technology/Technician76----
Category total76----
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General39135--
Category total39135--
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Human Development and Family Studies, General38----
Category total38----
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General2----
French Language and Literature-7---
Category total127---
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Athletic Training/Trainer8----
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist3423---
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services, Other--2--
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist6----
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator13----
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-8--1
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse13911---
Category total220422-1
History Colleges
History, General15---
Category total255---
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies1----
Category total54----
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies335----
Category total335----
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General8103--
Category total8103--
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Cognitive Science--3--
Category total--3--
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Science0----
Natural Resources and Conservation, Other17----
Category total17----
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Category total5----
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General2----
Geology/Earth Science, General178---
Physics, General54---
Category total4212---
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General849---
Category total849---
Social Sciences Colleges
Political Science and Government, General1----
Category total95----
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General41----
Film/Cinema/Video Studies1----
Industrial and Product Design11----
Music Performance, General148---
Visual and Performing Arts, General9----
Category total768---
Grand total203893001