University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Lafayette, LA, USA

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University of Louisiana at Lafayette
3.69 Average Rating

Ryan from Trout, LA

accepted here and planning to attend soon
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
The campus is very clean and I love the atmosphere. The dorms are much more spacious and comfy than many other colleges I have been to. I will defiantly be attending this school.
Academic Rigor
The Petroleum department is pretty hardcore yet still friendly.
Dorm Life
People are generally friendly and helpful.
Food and Dining
The food plan is cheaper, yet filling and delicious. It'll get you through college.
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Nia from Houston, TX

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
This is a great school, I love it here. Great learning opportunities for all types of students. This school also has a good atmosphere.
Tips for prospective students
If you come here thiking you don't have any help at all in college, you will be pleasantly surprised. This school is a great school for people who are looking for that home away from home.
Academic Rigor
The classes here at UL are made for all types of students. If you are having trouble with a certain class, the teachers and even other students will do their absolute best to make sure you do well.
Dorm Life
The dormlife here makes you feel like you are apart of a community. They try to put you in a room with either someone you have requested or someone they know you get along with and that you will easily be close with.
Food and Dining
There is a lot of different food choices here at ULL. They have great cafeteria food if you do not want to spend your money.they also have food places on campus where you can use the money the school gives you. They have pizza delivery if you are stuck in your room studying and if you are an off campus student, their are good cultural food places around.
What to do for fun
Even though it is a small town surrounding University of Louisiana at Lafayette, there are still tons of fun things to do. From joining a club, to going to a community event or just hanging out with friends, the school provides lots of exciting things for you to do to take the stress off from your daily work load.
Bang for the buck
Even though the dorm prices are a little high it is still worth the money. You get out a lot more than you put in at this school and because it is one of the cheapest schools in louisiana, they do not break your back when it comes time to pay your dues.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
ULL has tons of different traditions usually from french culture. We have homecoming week, tailgating, marathons, Festival de International which is an international festival used to celebrate the many cultures around campus and around the city. We also have Lagniappe week which is a very large crawfish festival where we boil over 10,000 punds of crawfish and give it out to all who come out to celebrate, for free!
Great for these types of students
ULL has everything for any type of students. We have religious events, musical events, a lot of great study opportunities, libraries, on campus jobs for the worker student. Here at UL Lafayette you will definately find your place.
Clubs and Activities
We have over 200 different clubs here at UL. We have religious clubs, art clubs, dance clubs, greek life, music clubs, language clubs, educational clubs, nature clubs, a club for the student body to come up with events and any other clubs and activities you could possibly think of. If we do not have the club you are looking for that is ok because if you get 9 other people together, you can start your own club!
Greek Life
The Greek life here at UL is fantastic. There are a lot of different sororities and fraternities. They help out a lot with community service and social events around the school and they full of a lot of nice people.
Campus Safety
This campus is very safe. One if the safest schools I have been to. We have a police department on campus, an emergency alert sysem that goes to all students via email and text. We also have emergency poles everywhere around campus that are blue with a bright light on top so that if any student is in trouble anywhere around campus, they can go to the blue pole, push the big red button, and the campus police will be able to locate exactly where that person is and go to them right away.I feel very safe living as an on campus student here at University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
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Christine from Lafayette, LA

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The teachers can either underestimate the amount their students can learn or overestimate what their students already know. Many teachers assume that their students cannot understand anything but the few that do not really rely on other teachers already having explained what you are supposed to be learning.
Am enjoying being here
The school has some downsides but these are overcome by the community. Faculty and staff are generally very personable and many truly care about their students. Outside the campus, there are lots of free events to attend and things to keep students occupied.
Bang for the buck
This school is considerably cheaper than most other schools I looked into attending. They also have smaller class sizes than other public colleges in the area and have some strong departments. As a whole the school is worth looking into because even with such a low tuition, there are many perks included with the price.
Tips for prospective students
Join as many organizations as possible and take advantage of all the schools resources like the library, campus shuttle, recreation center, and computer labs. Also get to know your professors because many are willing to help you.
Great for these types of students
Engineering students of all types, computer science, biology, or nursing students
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Raegan - Lafayette, LA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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Food and Dining
There are many places to eat at walking distance to eat at. Grab a friend anf go to Burger King, McDonald, taco bell, subway or Zeus. ULL also have a coffee shops, food courts and buffet cafeteria with many things to choose from.
Clubs and Activities
At ULL, they have many clubs and activities to join. Would suggest signing up or going to an event if you are interested in meeting new people or people in your major. When I transfer from another college I didn't know anyone, but it gave me a chance to meet others people.
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Jonathan from Brusly, LA

a current student here
31 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Rarely I have had classes where I felt the relation between professor and class would lack.
Am enjoying being here
There are some characters at ULL and everyone appears mature. I've had a lot of good experiences and learning experiences.
Bang for the buck
The residue of economic thought filters through every bureaucracy. Universities are no different from movie theaters in that they all just want your money.
Tips for prospective students
Lafayette is a pretty laid-back town.. The University has some decent on-campus residencies. Some semesters will feel more like high school but don't get distracted. In the end, you are solely responsible for yourself. Enjoy the services you are paying for.
Great for these types of students
The whole Lafayette scene is pretty good therapy for students who may get stressed out too easily. Otherwise, it's a notably diverse campus.
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Amber from Lafayette, LA

a current student here
15 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The classes are very interesting. Many of the professors will expect more out of you only to make you a better student. the teachers will help you out alot if you participate and ask.
Am enjoying being here
The campus is beautiful. The staff is friendly in all aspects of the campus. Teacher to Custodians are friendly. The student activities are awesome. You get to participate in Mardi Gras and many college events.
Bang for the buck
The cost for out of state student is CHEAP!!!! If your from out of state...I would advise you to look at this college for the cheap price. In state, it is still pretty good for us.
Tips for prospective students
I believe the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is the best bet for students in any field of study. When I was looking for a college during my high school years, I looked for the best programs in my state and ULL was at the top of the list. Being here one semester, I have found out a lot about the programs offered here. The Engineering program is one of the best in the nation. Many of the schools here have great programs in this field but ULL has surpassed many of them in graduates and competions in engineering. Also the Nursing program is highly reconized among fellow schools when it comes time for student to do there clinicals. If your an international student, UL is the right school for you. Over 100 countries are represented here on campus. International student are treated nicely and are welcomed.
If you are looking for a college where you can be accepted for who you are and will find some where to fit in easily, ULL is for you
Great for these types of students
Students who like to get involved. There is an activity for everyone.
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TaLysha from New Orleans, LA

a current student here
10 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I absolutely love getting up for class, even those dreaded 8 o'clocks. I did change my major after my very first semester, and now that I am in a program that I love the work comes so easily. It does not feel like work to me most of the time. The teachers are helpful and supportive and the methods are thorough. I truly have no complaints when it comes to the educators in my college.
Am enjoying being here
Being from New Orleans and never even seeing or hearing about Lafayette, I thought I was going to be in the country. Lafayette may not be like New Orleans but it has a lot to do on and off campus. The Student Government Association, Resident Hall Association, and University Program Council all make sure we have enough to keep us entertained. Whether you like to show off your school spirit at a sporting event, study in a quiet location or in a group, work out or relax in a pool at the newly renovated gym, or dance like crazy while participating in a fun paint war, UL Lafayette has something for you. Want to join a sport or club? UL Lafayette has a large array of clubs and sports including intramural. If you cannot find a sport or club for you, its no problem because you can just make one! New clubs are added all the time. Volunteer or raise awareness? We have a large number volunteer opportunities and a lot of ways to bring attention to things you like. In to the nightlife? No problem. UL Lafayette is immediately down the street from the Friday night hang outs known as The Strip or The McKinley Strip and a short drive or walk from the Saturday hotspots downtown. You get the liveliness of a big city with the peace and quiet of a little country town. Whether your on campus or off, partying or not, there is something for you.
Bang for the buck
There are a lot of complaints about the slow rising of tuition and fees here and UL Lafayette, however, it is one of the less expensive schools in Louisiana. Paying a little over $7,000 dollars, I get to live on campus in an apartment with my two best friends, eat 12 meals a week (including weekends) in the Cafeteria, and with declining balance eat at any other food place on campus. Living in the dorms, you got nice facilities, a great room, and free access to Washers and Dryers. I also get to enter any of the UL Lafayette home sporting events for free as well as free transportation to and from such school sponsored events and south campus by bus during the day. A shuttle brings students to south campus as well as anywhere else on campus at night until 12 midnight . Being a Ragin Cajun also gains you entrance into the newly renovated recreation hall with pool and rock wall. I am given an Academic Advisor to assist me with scheduling and access to a wealth of information in our school library.
Tips for prospective students
Take full advantage of all of the opportunities you have at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Know what tools are available to you. Worried about the cost of books? Follet's, a bookstore right by campus allows you to rent most of your books for the entire semester for a much lower price than purchasing. Pick a major that you will like and stick to it. Do not be afraid to ask for help because most of the people on campus are truly friendly and teachers are really understanding.
Great for these types of students
UL Lafayette is a beautiful campus great for serious academics, social butterflies, Artist, Educators, People interested in Greek life, Communications, Pre-Med, Pre-Law, Athletes, and many more. If you are seeking diversity on a beautiful campus with a large array of things to do and see, you Ragin Cajun material.
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Kayla from Baton Rouge, LA

a current student here
8 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
A ten out of ten. There is plenty of diversity as well as clubs and organizations. Ninety percent of the classes do not exceed forty and the professors love to interact with and get to know us by name. Attending the University of Louisiana-Lafayette is the utmost best decision I have and will ever make.
Tips for prospective students
My advice for all incoming students is to get to know your professors because they want to know you and be there for you. Join organizations and get to know other students who share your pride. Be a proud RAGIN' CAJUN !
Academic Rigor
ULL is definitely noted for its world-class scholars and excellent research. For example Dr. Quincy Hilliard ( Composer at UL Lafayette ) has written music for the Olympic Games! Our professors are outstanding.
Dorm Life
There is always emphasis on always someone to talk to, study with, borrow something from, or just hang out with in our dorms. Occasionally our RA's sponsor events where we play games, watch movies, eat, and enjoy each others company
Food and Dining
The food is great for the most part. A few tips for the future, 1- Don't blow through you declining balance ( Called DB and is used as money for food in various location around campus ) the first week use it moderately. 2- ALWAYS eat in the cafe Mondays for lunch, the red beans and rice is to die for. 3- ALWAYS stop by the cafe just to see whats on the menu, they may surprise you and have your favorite ( red beans.. or tacos ). 4- EAT the breakfast, the omelets are the bomb and a hearty breakfast is a great way to start your day. 5- try Zeus ( located by Legacy Apartments ) the food is great even if you don't know what some of it is, trust me.
What to do for fun
There is always something to do on campus. Whether its something just bin your dorm, a football game (my favorite ), basketball game, any game really, a club meeting, forums, movie showings, fashion shows. stand -up comedy, karaoke nights, pancakes at midnight, raves in the library ( usually during exam week ) or bumping into your friends ( or a really cute guy ) in the Cafe ( what we students call the dining area ) trust me ULL is a blast !
Bang for the buck
Have I mentioned that ULL is super affordable !
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
We have plenty unusual traditions such as rave in the library, free pancakes at midnight, and chow-down at ten PM.
Great for these types of students
UL Lafayette is great for every type of student.
Clubs and Activities
We have hundred of clubs, PLEASE do NOT get to ULL and do nothing. There is SOUL Camp, SOS staff, RHA, club sports ANYTHING. There is something for EVERYONE, more than one something. Make the most of your experience.
Greek Life
There are twenty-one Greek organizations on our campus. Plenty to choose from and find one that's just for you. You could be a Tri Delta, a Zeta Phi Beta an, Alpha Kappa Alpha, or may be you're a guy and would like to join Kappa Sigma, Sigma Nu, or even Omega Psi Phi. Its your decision.
Campus Safety
There are security guards desk workers and RA's in our dorms 24/7. Police officers patrol outside and sometimes inside our dorms every night. If you feel threatened tell someone. If you See Something Say Something. Its also our responsibility to keep ourselves safe.
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Garth from New Iberia, LA

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
ull is a very calm campus. instead of focusing attention on sports, we focus on school and getting a degree. i would not rather go anywhere else.
Tips for prospective students
study hard, and don't give up.
Academic Rigor
an amazing engineering program.
Food and Dining
resturants are on almost every block.
What to do for fun
ull has recently added a gym where anyone with a school id can go and have fun.
Bang for the buck
quality education except for the english departrment.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
flash mob in the library.
Great for these types of students
serious students, party people usually drop out.
Clubs and Activities
i dont know of any, but im sure there are plenty.
Campus Safety
campus police and well lit at night.
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Emily

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
As I am progressing further and further into my major I find I am learning a lot more. My professors challenge me to look into topics at a greater depth.
Am enjoying being here
Lafayette is home to me. The people are incredibly friendly and are always willing to help. UL portrays general disposition of the south extremely well.
Bang for the buck
Due to state wide budget cuts, some classes are only offered in either the spring or the fall semester, not both like most colleges. This can be challenging when trying to schedule required courses since class numbers are typically small.
Tips for prospective students
Schedule your classes as soon as possible and check back on availability frequently! People are constantly changing their classes around and you may be able to grab a class someone just dropped.
Great for these types of students
Great for students who don't want to become just a number. All of the classes have a good student to teacher ratio, so you'll always feel like you are known
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