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University of Louisiana at Lafayette

With an enrollment of more than 18,000, The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is the largest of nine institutions that make up the University of Louisiana System.

Beyond the numbers, UL Lafayette is a place of rich culture, close community, and real-world research. It leads the nation in areas such as computer science, environmental biology, and nursing. The University focuses on inclusion, serving students from all backgrounds while celebrating their diversity. Located in the heart of Acadiana, the university draws influence from the Cajun region's unique culture. The university is proud to have the only Ragin' Cajun mascot in the world. Ragin' Cajun student athletes compete in the NCAA Division I, the highest level of collegiate competition.

University of Louisiana at Lafayette at a Glance

Established in 1898

For every $1 of state funding UL Lafayette receives, it returns nearly $7 to Louisiana’s economy.

Ranked among the nation’s top 25 most eco-friendly universities by GreenMetric

Three-time winner of Insight into Diversity magazine’s Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award

Campus Info


104 E. University Circle
Lafayette, LA 70503



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