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

Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 10/5/2015
  • Degree: Business
"UL was a great college for both my undergraduate and graduate degree. Great value, beautiful campus and charming city."
Benjamin
  • Reviewed: 8/10/2015
  • Degree: Fitness Trainer
"Very easy to navigate campus. Friendly environment to challenge yourself."
Anita Pant
  • Reviewed: 12/10/2014
  • Degree: Biology
"It's a home away from home. Very friendly environment. Professors are ready to help anytime."
Katrina Gundlach
  • Reviewed: 12/10/2014
  • Degree: Biology
"It is a great school, a great city. Although Lafayette is a little bit behind the times on some very critical social ideas, it is still a very fun place to earn a degree. I am proud to go to school here."
David Horaist
  • Reviewed: 12/10/2014
  • Degree: Biology
"The Lafayette community and the university have a great relationship. Both support the other in ways larger named schools wish they could claim. There numerous opportunities for extra work for pay and social events that give the area a unique feeling of family and familiarity. The frequently proclaimed Cajun culture is real and happening here."
Breezy Rourk
  • Reviewed: 12/4/2014
  • Degree: Public Health
"I could not be happier with the Kinesiology graduate program at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. The professors are passionate in what they teach and go out of their way to guide students through the process. I honestly look forward to going to class and feel like I am gaining so much more knowledge in my field."
Daniel Richard
  • Reviewed: 7/15/2014
  • Degree: Architecture
"Great program for the design process of architecture and also theory and history. I have just started the graduate program and might be presumptuous to say pragmatic and professional practice skills could be a much more integral part. I am very certain though that the technical side of architecture, such as structural and engineering, could be much stronger."
Brittany Warren
  • Reviewed: 6/9/2014
  • Degree: Communications (Speech Pathology)
"I've only just started this program, but since it is small, it has a sense of community. It says a lot about the people in the program. The professors are constantly reassuring, especially to first time grad students."
Ashley Filkins
  • Reviewed: 4/24/2014
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"University of Louisiana at Lafayette has a wonderful graduate hiring rate in the oil and gas industry. If this is something one is looking for, definitely head that way. Lafayette is a smaller town with very crowded roads and the campus is largly under construction."
Shailendra Gaikwad
  • Reviewed: 4/20/2014
  • Degree: Electrical Engineering
"The EECE graduate degree program at University of Louisiana, Lafayette (ULL) is a very good opportunity for students wishing to study a mixture of Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering courses as required by industry today. Thorough study concentration in the field of semiconductor devices and their manufacture, optical fiber communications, satellite communication, microprocessors' technology and their implementations, control systems, etc. is also available. Sufficient labs with well renowned professors are available and reachable/ approachable. The main concerns for studying at ULL as an EECE graduate student would be the amount of direct industry participation/ projects (non existent Co-Op program) seems to be minimal. The quality of education though excellent thus remains mostly theoretical (other than satellite communication). Thus the labs and projects need more funds, and fail to attract more quality students."
Mark Acheampong
  • Reviewed: 3/14/2014
  • Degree: Engineering
"pros Learn and share interactive ideals with professors with years of experience from the work field. cons Hard to keep up with school and finances."
Matteo Luzzeri
  • Reviewed: 2/9/2014
  • Degree: Psychology
"A serious program with good professors. However, faculty diversity is an issue."
Shailendra Gaikwad
  • Reviewed: 1/25/2014
  • Degree: Electrical Engineering
"The program covers wide range of current topics in Telecommunications, Control Systems, Computer Engineering, and Data Networks. The faculty are very competent and well versed in their respective field of study. They are flexible and approachable. Some of the labs in the university could be upgraded to match industry standard requirements of hardware and software research for the graduate students"
Anne Mahoney
  • Reviewed: 9/25/2013
  • Degree: History
"Our history department has great professors that are interested in the success of their students. Although it is a smaller department, we have a good financial status for our assistantships and funding in general."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 7/23/2013
  • Degree: Business
"Tell us about your college experience.My experience at UL Lafayette was a good one. I found the instructors to pretty much all be very helpful and good at teaching the subjects.Would you get the same degree if you could start over?I would choose a different degree. I didn't get a job in accounting right after college, and now I can't find any entry level jobs. I would choose a more general degree that would open more jobs to me without having potential employers feel I'm overqualified.What advice can you offer other students?Think outside the box about the degree you're getting, rather than the "conventional wisdom" of what degrees are most useful."
Danielle Davis
  • Reviewed: 6/3/2013
  • Degree: Education
"The professors are knowledgeable in their areas of expertise. In addition, the classroom environment is open to student's questions and comments. The program prepares their graduate students as future professionals by providing a holistic framework. The professors are supportive of their students and adapt to their educational needs. The department is eager to make improvements based on their student's feedback ."
Savannah Christopher
  • Reviewed: 4/9/2013
  • Degree: Communications (Speech Pathology)
"I feel that UL Lafayette has a great Speech and Language Pathology program. It is ranked in the top 100 nationally and the instructors are very helpful."
Chris Gondran
  • Reviewed: 3/2/2013
  • Degree: MBA
"Con: Limited availability of classes of desired times."
Shailendra Gaikwad
  • Reviewed: 1/30/2013
  • Degree: Electrical Engineering
"This program has courses which encompass the aspects of Electrical, Computer, and Telecommunications engineering. They provide in-depth study in the field of Electrical power systems, Control systems, Communication Networking, IC and device design, Mathematical background for thesis and research along with many other advanced Individual study options. There is a concentrated focus on research in newer technologies, and the labs have the necessary equipment along with simulation software to satisfy student needs. They also have a PhD program in Systems Engineering for students interested in furthering research on their Master's thesis. Thus it provides an all round experience for learning, research, and has proven potential for future success of its students in the competitive industry. This graduate program could however do with more funding for its graduate students, and have more constructive interaction possibilities with other labs in various other departments of this school. The opportunities and tools for research oriented studies are aplenty at this school, but somehow seem to lack cohesive offerings across the board for students. Students have to reach out (network) individually, and find out about the possibilities instead of them being listed on school website."
Amanda Ewoldt
  • Reviewed: 1/12/2013
  • Degree: English
"The English department at ULL is fun. Many graduate programs are rife with in-fighting between sub-departments, but this department is surprisingly cohesive. The faculty are accessible. Each new graduate student entering the program is paired with an experienced faculty mentor with similar academic interests. The academic curriculum is rigorous, but a certain amount of creativity is encouraged. This department is not stifling but conducive to new avenues of research. This department has a good Folklore program, and the school offers very good Francophone studies. The one major con to this program is the lack of funding. The state of Louisiana is broke, so funding is not a guarantee if it isn't granted in the beginning. Although, they do try to help non-funded grad students by giving them opportunities to work as either a consultant in the writing centers, or as an adjunct if the student is qualified. Also, it rains a lot here, and gets very hot in the summer. The occasional hurricane is to be expected. But overall, Lafayette is renowned in the South for its lively culture and excellent cuisine."