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University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Motto Fortiter, Feliciter, Fideliter
Motto in English
Boldly, Happily, Faithfully
Type Public
Established July 14, 1898
Endowment $153.2 million
President E. Joseph Savoie
Academic staff
776
Students 16,934
Undergraduates 14,604
Postgraduates 2,330
Location , ,
United States
Campus

Urban

  • 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)
Colors Vermilion and White
         
Athletics NCAA Division I FBS
Sun Belt
Nickname Ragin' Cajuns
Affiliations UL System
APLU
SURA
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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.

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.


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