History, Affiliations and Rankings
Established in the year 1947, The University of Louisiana is considered as one of the largest education systems of the US. It is a system of 9 educational institutions namely, Grambling State University, Louisiana Tech University, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, McNeese State University, Northwestern State University, Southeastern Louisiana University, Nicholls State University, the University of Louisiana at Monroe, and the University of New Orleans. Over the years the university held different names, including Southwestern Louisiana Industrial Institute (SLII) from 1898 to 1920; Southwestern Louisiana Institute of Liberal and Technical Learning (SLI) from 1921 to 1959; and the University of Southwestern Louisiana (USL) from 1960 to 1998. University of Louisiana is affiliated with SURA and Space Grant, alongside playing at NCAA Division I FBS - Sun Belt. Times Higher Education ranks University of Louisiana at 600 in its US College Rankings 2022, and QS ranks it at #801-#1000 in its QS World University Rankings 2022.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
The campus of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is located in Lafayette, Louisiana. This campuses include Main Campus, Athletic Complex/Cajundome, Blackham Coliseum/Horticulture Center/Intramural Fields, University Research Park, Cade Farm Laboratory, New Iberia Center, Lou-Ana Research Property in Carencro and Residential Properties. It offers an array of UG, PG, and doctoral-level degree programs to its more than 92,000 student population. Some of the popular courses are in the fields of Business, Pharmacy, Nursing, Engineering, and Education. These higher educational institutes grant more than 16,000 degrees annually.
Accomplishments and Alumni
The university system boasts of its high-quality education and diverse curriculum which produces industry-ready graduates. The university has collaborated with various global institutions to conduct student exchange programs. This provides students with a platform to study abroad and enhance their personal and professional skills. It also offers a plethora of scholarship programs to its international as well as domestic students. University of Louisiana Alumni include the likes of Floyd Sonnier(Ink Artist), Farooq Kperogi(Journalist), James Lee Burke(Novelist), and Royd Anderson(Filmmaker).
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
UL Lafayette offers International students an outstanding education for an exceptional value—located in one of the most unique cultural areas of the United States. The university is a place where students from around the world and the country are offered virtually limitless opportunities to learn in their exceptional facilities while enjoying the personal attention and camaraderie that they (and the Cajun culture) are famous for. The top companies to hire graduates from University of Louisiana include but are not limited to AT&T, Amazon, Microsoft, Stuller, Inc. and Baker Hughes.