University of Louisiana at Lafayette


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University of Louisiana at Lafayette
University of Louisiana at Lafayette seal.svg
MottoFortiter, Feliciter, Fideliter
Motto in English
Boldly, Happily, Faithfully
EstablishedJuly 14, 1898; 122 years ago (1898-07-14)[1]
Endowment$153.2 million (2018)[2]
PresidentE. Joseph Savoie
Academic staff
Students16,934 (2019)[3]
Undergraduates14,604 (2019)[3]
Postgraduates2,330 (2019)[3]
Location, ,
United States
  • 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
University of Louisiana at Lafayette logo.svg

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 and has the second largest enrollment in Louisiana. It is classified among "R2: Doctoral Universities – High research activity".[5]

Founded in 1898 as an industrial school, the institution developed into a four-year university during the twentieth century and became known by its present name in 1999. 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.

  1. ^ "The University (history)". December 19, 2012.
  2. ^ "University of Louisiana at Lafayette Foundation, Inc. Financial Report June 30, 2018" (PDF). p. 19. Retrieved October 19, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c "Enrollment by Program" (PDF). University of Louisiana at Lafayette Office of Institutional Research. Retrieved September 29, 2020.
  4. ^ "University of Louisiana at Lafayette Brand Guide and Graphic Standards Manual" (PDF). Retrieved June 15, 2016.
  5. ^ "Carnegie Classifications Institution Lookup". Center for Postsecondary Education. Retrieved September 13, 2020.

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