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Student Experience

Find your people, your place, and your passion at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Student Body at a Glance

15,345

students enrolled at UL Lafayette

We’re a big campus with big opportunities, but you won’t feel overwhelmed here. Get to know our campus and you’ll find friendly faces everywhere you go.

450+

international students

Our students come from 70+ different countries and to all of them we say: You are welcome here.

25%

first-generation students

We celebrate and support students who are striving to become the first in their families to earn a college degree.

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Welcome Home

You’ll be minutes away from classes, good food, and good friends in one of our six residence halls, which have all been built within the last ten years. Clean, cutting-edge, and cozy, you’ll feel at home in one of our many room styles.

Housing Info & Options
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Good Eats

Lafayette is home to the best food in the world and it’s all within walking distance. Whether you want a bowl of gumbo, a gyro, or a drink from Smoothie King®, we’ve got your craving on or near campus.

Meal Plans & Dining Options
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Research Opportunities

As a student, you are an essential part of research activity at the University. You'll be in labs, studios, clinics, and the community, making significant contributions and finding solutions.

Student Research Opportunities
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Empowering Experiences

Explore your interests and engage in new adventures by getting involved on campus. Join an organization, participate in a study group, or give back through community service and gain skills you need outside of the classroom to be successful in the workforce.  

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What Our Students Say

Inclusion & Equity

UL Lafayette has earned the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award for six years in a row because of our programs, initiatives and efforts that promote equity and inclusion.

Our Louisiana Educate Program helps academically accomplished, low-income students remain in college.

Top 16%

UL Lafayette as one of the best universities in the nation for social mobility and providing a “best bang for the buck” education.

Students in the Learning Center

Student Resources

From tutoring to stress management, we’ve got you! The University offers academic support and programs that help you stay on track, and we have caring professionals across campus who are here for your .

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Health & Fitness

UL Lafayette makes the well-being of our students a priority because we know success goes hand in hand with health and wellness. We have a broad range of on-campus resources to ensure students stay physically healthy, emotionally well, and ready to take on the world.

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Living in Lafayette

Lafayette is the heart of Cajun Country and the cultural center of Louisiana's heritage. Our Cajun and Creole cultures can be experienced through our music and food, but mostly through the way our community welcomes and embraces you. Once you’re here, you’re family.

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