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University of Louisiana at Lafayette: Narrative Description


Lafayette, LA 70504
Tel: (337)482-1000
Admissions: (337)482-6553
Fax: (337)482-6195
E-mail: [email protected]
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State-supported, university, coed. Part of University of Louisiana System. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1898. Setting: 1,375-acre urban campus. Endowment: $80.1 million. Research spending 2003-04: $61.1 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $2488 per student. Total enrollment: 16,563. Faculty: 699 (559 full-time, 140 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 22:1. 4,903 applied, 85% were admitted. 15% from top 10% of their high school class, 37% from top quarter, 68% from top half. 75 valedictorians. Full-time: 12,331 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 2,712 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 50 states and territories, 80 other countries, 4% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 19% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 19% 25 or older, 12% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 71% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; liberal arts/general studies; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $3228 full-time, $88.92 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $9408 full-time, $346.42 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition varies according to course load. Part-time tuition varies according to course load. College room and board: $3386. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 200 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 2% of eligible men and 3% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Resident Hall Association, Newman Club, Union Program Council, Chi Alpha. Major annual events: homecoming, Lagniappe Day, Mardi Gras. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 2,400 college housing spaces available; 1,984 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Edith Garland Dupre Library with 986,000 books, 1.3 million microform titles, 5,174 serials, 9,245 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $3.6 million. 1,000 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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