University of Louisiana - Lafayette Reviews

  • 41 Reviews
  • Lafayette (LA)
  • Annual Tuition: $24,110
85% of 41 students said this degree improved their career prospects
100% of 41 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 7/9/2020
  • Degree: Performing Arts
"The acting program was still fighting for accreditation when I was going through it, though it is now fully accredited by NAST. The instruction I received was great. Majority of the classes are studio or lab-based, so everything is hands-on. The program also requires students to put in 40 hours of practicum each semester (i.e assisting in the costuming shop, scene shop, or performing in the productions), so students are constantly working after school hours as well. As this is an arts degree, there is no guaranteed salary after graduating. You will only get out of it what you put in. Your involvement and effort will attribute to your preparedness for professional theatre once you graduate. The program also prepares you very well to step into a graduate MFA program. Overall, if you are looking for steady earnings immediately after graduating, this is not the program or major for you. If you are looking to gain experience and exposure to the theatre world and have a solid resume for applying to theatre grad school, this may be a worthwhile major."
Phimmasone Phoutthavong
  • Reviewed: 6/6/2019
"My first real introduction to the public health arena, when I came to a class offered through the University of Louisville Public Health and Informational Sciences. This program allows students to get "out of their shell," and attending classes is fundamental to get an A in your courses. It will enable students to work in a professional health setting and understanding health disparities within their area and the United States. During my undergraduate, I listened to several speakers present about contemporary health issues, and I was intrigued. The determinants that influence of health-related states and events, including diseases, is an ongoing issue. In the last two years, I have pursued to learn more about public health both through coursework and work in the field. My last semester at the University of Louisville required seniors to intern of their choice. The field experience help students with what it will be like working in a professional setting. It allowed me to move forward to achieve my goals to encourage my public health education. I welcome the challenge of providing a large community and participating in such a dynamic and challenging field. We have the opportunity to end preventable deaths worldwide to improve people's health and well-being."
School that does not care about students
  • Reviewed: 5/9/2019
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
"Parking is the worst of any college I've ever seen, along with ridiculous fees you must pay they always manage to get you with a $35-$300 parking ticket on top which they have no sympathy for in any way possible. Signs are out of date and not clearly displayed on how or where to park but you'll still get the ticket reguardless. And lord help you if you need to deal with financial aid. I went in to solve a problem and the woman who took me audibly signed and in the most disgusted way said what do you need? How unprofessional when this is our most vulnerable time. Absolutely disgusting. Oh and let me not forget advisors who will give you the run around and tell you that you MUST take classes that come to find out, you never needed! Wasting my time and my money. Thanks ULL!"
Kathleen Pollard
  • Reviewed: 3/26/2019
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"I attended the University of Louisiana at Lafayette when it was known as the University of Southwestern Louisiana. I had an excellent academic advisor and Dean. I was able to pursue my love of Behavioral Sciences by designing a curriculum within the college of general studies that met my specific goals as an undergraduate. I have amazing professors. Particularly, my Sociology professor. She was an excellent mentor to me as undergraduate student. She has been an amazing professional mentor to me as well."
Jeannine Rick
  • Reviewed: 10/8/2018
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
"UL at Lafayette has one of the most beautiful campuses I have seen. I love attending this school and soaking up the rich culture of the Lafayette area. The classes are challenging but not unattainable and the professors are accessible and willing to help you achieve success. If you are looking for campus life that feels like going home and being with family, a rich diverse culture and an education that will take you far in life, then you are looking for UL at Lafayette!"
Allison Bernard
  • Reviewed: 6/14/2018
  • Degree: Secondary Education
"I loved my degree program in the College of Education at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. The professors are very knowledgeable and are willing to help if you are putting forth the effort. Online courses were just starting to "take off" as I was graduating, so I did not have the option to take those classes. The campus is beautifully landscaped, and only takes 10 minutes to get from each of the furthest corners of campus. Along the walk you can read the bricks of alumni student's names in the "Walk of Fame." Earning this brick is a privilege and something to look forward to. The College of Education courses were my favorite. They were relevant and provided many opportunities to put methods into practice. As a Secondary Social Studies Education major, the College of Education greatly provided opportunities to see the reality of public education by having students complete observations during their very first semester. This was key for many of my classmates to determine if they wanted to stay in that degree program or pursue other studies. I have been able to stay connected to many of my classmates and professors to keep in touch with the program's updates."
Clyde Edwards
  • Reviewed: 5/5/2018
  • Degree: Fitness Trainer
"UL was a very invigorating school to me. I wanted to attend a school that was diverse but not too big and UL was perfect for that! They were conveniently not too far from home and they also weren't very expensive. I loved that the classes I took my freshman year weren't like HUGE auditorium classes. The classes are more intimate and the teachers actually go out of their way to make sure they know you and are there to help. The curriculum was just as challenging as any other university and they made sure you knew your stuff! I love the culture they had! Even though I am from Louisiana it seems like Lafayette's culture is one of its own. It was a great experience for me and I wouldn't have traded it for anything."
Dionne Galliano
  • Reviewed: 12/28/2017
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
"I graduated from UL-Lafayette in 2016, and I attended UL-Lafayette all of my four years of undergrad. I can say my experience at UL-Lafayette has been by far the best four years of my life. I like many other undergraduate students changed my major quite a bit, four times to be exact but each new journey on a different educational track was met with excellent understanding and support. While UL-Lafayette is a medium to large size university, I was not just another number there I was a person whose dreams and goals were important. I finished UL-Lafayette with a Bachelor's Degree in General Studies/ concentration Behavioral Sciences with a minor in Psychology so that I can further my education by going on to graduate school. Becuase of my curiosity and indecisiveness, my overall time in the General Studies degree program was short-lived, (only one semester). The guidance and support from my academic advisor in the UL-Lafayette's University College for General Studies helped me a great deal even after just meeting me. She was invested in my future, and she helped to organize my transcript so that credits could transfer from the other degree programs I previously majored in at UL-Lafayette so that I could graduate early to pursue a graduate degree. My advisor was extremely helpful in the process of picking classes that would help me achieve my overall end goal. It was an incredibly personal experience. She was invested in my future which is something that often falls through the cracks at larger universities like this one. My educational experience at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette along with the extracurricular activities I participated in on-campus made my undergraduate experience one of a kind. To me going back to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette for a visit is like going home and I wholeheartedly recommend this university to anyone who is considering receiving higher education."
Casey Fontenot
  • Reviewed: 10/10/2017
  • Degree: Accounting
"The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is a great school and I highly recommend it. I graduate with a B.S. in accounting and I'm currently enrolled in graduate school. They offer a graduate school program 100% online which it makes it great for a working mother to further advance her career."
Robert Review on MBA
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Business
"It is worth it, but only if you have a true game plan about your career. Some people believe that the degree will immediately get them a six-figure position somewhere. Be prepared for rejection after you obtain your degree(s)"
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Engineering
"Great school if going for a masters I will say go for the non-thesis option even though it means you will most likely pay out of pocket but it saves you a lot of headache later on"
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: MBA
"This is a smaller university that offers common degree programs."
Caitlyn O'Donnell
  • Reviewed: 3/20/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"I enjoyed my time at the Kent School of Social Work. The program offers a wide range of curriculum choices that allow for a well rounded education in Social Work practice. I chose to specialize in Mental Health, and I feel like I have a good foundation for build my career on. Kent School also has excellent relationships with local agencies to ensure their students get quality field experience, which was beneficial to my education."
Steven White
  • Reviewed: 3/2/2017
  • Degree: Secondary Education
"University of Louisiana at Lafayette host a rigorous curriculum for Secondary Education majors. The vast knowledge of the professors prepare future teachers to teach young students in the classroom. The professors encourage individuality of future teachers and allowed us to teach in our own style."
Adrienne R.
  • Reviewed: 2/27/2017
  • Degree: Fitness Trainer
"The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is a school full of diversity and spirit. I have never been on a campus that was more fun-loving. The university offers a multitude of tutoring options if you ever need additional instruction. Also, I would advise you to join an extracurricular activity or group. These groups help you to network with individuals with your same interests and desires. These connections will last you a lifetime and also help you to maintain a good school-work-life balance."
  • Reviewed: 9/7/2016
  • Degree: Sociology
"ULL, made me feel welcome and excited from visiting day, to orientation about new learning experiences. Actively there are many clubs to join that are always visible present and looking for new victims. Diversity is also something present as well to help you feel welcome."
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2016
  • Degree: Biology
"I had a very positive experience at this school. It is in a southern town where the people are very friendly. Many of the buildings on campus have been recently renovated and the campus is not very big so walking across campus to your next class is never a time issue. The professors are also very helpful and encouraging."
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2016
  • Degree: Business Administration
"Not as big as other universities in the area, able to have small classes for your major. Professors were able to provide individual attention to students"
Justin Galjour
  • Reviewed: 5/19/2016
  • Degree: Fitness Trainer
"The University of Louisiana at Lafayette delivered a quality education that prepared me for the real world ahead. Not only did they deliver information, but instructors were able to incorporate real life situations in every class. Majority of professors were extremely helpful and were easy to talk with if any problem came to be. My degree (Kinesiology with a concentration in Sports Management) has GREAT instructors. Every professor I had in this department was helpful and wanted the students to learn. I felt like I grew as a person attending this great university. Great experience overall. I have ZERO regret choosing to receive an education from ULL."
  • Reviewed: 10/26/2015
  • Degree: Counseling
"I grew more in those two years than I could have ever imagined. I formed friendships and Job contacts that I use to this day."