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University of Louisiana at Lafayette

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UL Lafayette is the second largest university in the state of Louisiana, with over 19,000 students, and offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees ranging from the humanities to hard sciences, and is among the nation’s leaders in areas such as computer science, environmental biology, and petroleum engineering.

At the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, students receive hands-on training in all aspects of their education. Known for rigorous STEM degrees and high job placement rates, the university’s programs ensure students have the experience necessary to succeed in their future careers. In addition to providing top-notch academics, Lafayette is known as the heart of Cajun country – the cultural centre of Louisiana’s heritage and the happiest city in the United States!

Programs Developed for Success in the Global Marketplace

All of the programs at UL Lafayette are designed to provide students with both the theoretical and practical knowledge they need in order to succeed in their fields. UL Lafayette is proud to rank among the leading programs in the following areas:

•  Business management, marketing, finance and economics
•  Computer science, electrical engineering, informatics and smart systems development
•  Environmental science, petroleum engineering, coastal and wetland conservation
•  Nursing, dietetics and health care administration

In addition to offering over 80 undergraduate majors, UL Lafayette has more than 30 graduate programs, including its highly ranked MBA program and renowned Center for Advanced Computer Studies (CACS).

The University’s strategic location in Louisiana offers a myriad of opportunities for students to gain real world experience in various areas such as oil and gas, healthcare, and coastal and water research. Companies – both local and nationwide – value UL Lafayette’s focus on experiential learning and provide internship opportunities for new graduates to gain experience in their fields. These internships give international students a significant advantage by providing on-the-job training, which can lead to full-time job opportunities in the U.S. or enhance their skill set, making them more employable in their home countries.

The opportunities at UL Lafayette are endless. Students have access to some of the most academically recognized programs in the U.S., in an area of the country that is famous for celebrating cultural diversity. For students looking for an ESL program that leads to numerous options in an exciting global field, UL Lafayette may be the perfect choice.

More information on programs

List of programs by college

Office of International Affairs

Undergraduate Admissions

Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment
1311 Johnston Street
Foster Hall
Lafayette, LA 70503

Phone: 337.482.6460
Email: intladmissions@louisiana.edu

Graduate Admissions

The Graduate School
104 University Circle
Martin Hall – Suite 332
Lafayette, LA 70503

Phone: 337.482.6965
Email: gradschool@louisiana.edu