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University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Lafayette, LA

According to its mission statement, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, "is dedicated to achieving excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, in research, and in public service. For undergraduate education, this commitment implies a fundamental subscription to general education, rooted in the primacy of the traditional liberal arts and sciences as the core around which all curricula are developed. The graduate programs seek to develop scholars who will variously advance knowledge, cultivate aesthetic sensibility, and improve the material conditions of humankind. The University reaffirms its historic commitment to diversity and integration. Thus, through instruction, research, and service, the University promotes regional economic and cultural development, explores solutions to national and world issues, and advances its reputation among its peers." [Source]

Website: http://www.louisiana.edu/

B

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13,700
Undergraduate
Enrollment
23%
4-Year
Graduation Rate
$10,346
In-State Tuition & Fees
(annually)
$24,074
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees
(annually)

19:1
Student to Faculty Ratio
6.0%
Student Loan Default Rate
General Education Requirements

Composition

YES

Literature

NO

Foreign Language

YES

U.S. Government/History

NO

Economics

NO

Mathematics

YES

Science

YES


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Curriculum last evaluated: 7/12/2022

2021-22 enrollment and tuition data, and four-year graduation rates for first-time, full-time freshmen who enrolled in Fall 2012, are derived from the National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator.