University of Louisiana at Lafayette

public research university in Lafayette, Louisiana

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette (UL Lafayette, University of Louisiana, or UL) is a public research university in Lafayette, Louisiana. It has the largest enrollment within the nine-campus University of Louisiana System. It has the second largest enrollment in Louisiana.

University of Louisiana at Lafayette
MottoFortiter, Feliciter, Fideliter
Motto in English
Boldly, Happily, Faithfully
TypePublic
EstablishedJuly 14, 1898[1]
Endowment$153.2 million[2]
PresidentE. Joseph Savoie
Academic staff
776
Students16,934[3]
Undergraduates14,604[3]
Postgraduates2,330[3]
Location, ,
United States
CampusUrban
  • Main Campus:
    145 acres (0.59 km2)
  • University Commons:
    391 acres (1.58 km2)
  • Misc Acreage:
    764 acres (3.09 km2)
  • Total:
    1,300 acres (5.3 km2)
ColorsVermilion and White[4]
   
AthleticsNCAA Division I FBS
Sun Belt
NicknameRagin' Cajuns
AffiliationsUL System
APLU
SURA
Websitewww.louisiana.edu

It was founded in 1898 as an industrial school. It offers Louisiana's only Ph.D. in francophone studies, Louisiana's only master's of informatics, and Louisiana's only industrial design degree.

The university has achieved several milestones in computer science, engineering and architecture. It is also home to a distinct College of the Arts.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "The University (history)".
  2. "University of Louisiana at Lafayette Foundation, Inc. Financial Report June 30, 2018" (PDF). p. 19. Retrieved October 19, 2019.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Preliminary Headcount Enrollment Summary". Louisiana Board of Regents. September 2016. Retrieved October 19, 2016.
  4. "University of Louisiana at Lafayette Brand Guide and Graphic Standards Manual" (PDF). Retrieved June 15, 2016.