The University of Louisiana at Lafayette, fondly known as the ULL, is a coeducational public research university located in Lafayette, Louisiana that was founded in 1898. It has the second largest enrollment in Louisiana and it is part of the University of Louisiana System. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar and it offers over 80 bachelor’s degree programs and about 26 master’s programs. The ULL counts with seven colleges including College of the Arts, College of Business Administration, College of Education, College of Engineering, College of Liberal Arts, College of Nursing & Allied Health Professions, College of Sciences and Graduate School. The most popular majors at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette include Health Professions and Related Programs; Business Management; Marketing and Related Support Services; Education; Engineering; Liberal Arts and Sciences and Humanities.
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The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is located at 104 East University Avenue, in Lafayette, Louisiana, close to the Girard Park and the Johnston Street. Its setting is the city, therefore, it is surrounded by a lot of great stores and restaurants like Shop Rite, Family Dollar, Quiznos, Panda House, Outback Steakhouse, Chick-fil-A and others to ensure that the students have a lot to do off-campus as well.
The ULL campus size is 1,400 acres; the campus has over 50 buildings. The main library is called “ Dupré Library” and is located in the heart of the University and it provides access to millions of resources, volumes and special collections. The oldest building was the Martin Hall and was designed as the administrative building but it was demolished due to old age and deterioration and a new one was created in 1963 housing the President’s Office, all academic and personnel deans, the registrar and the business and purchasing offices. The F.G Mountan Hall was completed in 1963 as part of the new Martin Hall and it is home to the Commerce Building. Another great building worth to mention is the Blackham Coliseum which is a multipurpose arena for livestock shows, basketball games, and civic exhibitions; the basketball arena seats 5,500 people and up to 9,800 for concerts.
UL Lafayette has a variety of options for on-campus living. That variety makes it easier to explore the beautiful campus. The options available are the Suite-style accommodations which include the Baker Hall, the Huger Hall, the Bonin Hall and the Coronna Hall and provide a private suite with two bedrooms and a shared bathroom for 2 individuals and a shared suite with two bedrooms and two bathrooms for 4 individuals; the second option is the Junior Suite Style that includes the Conference Center and offers accommodations of double or single rooms with shared bathrooms; the third option is the Traditional style hall which includes the Harris Hall that is the only all-female residence and offers the traditional hall rooms with community bathrooms; the fourth option is the Apartments that include the Legacy Park Apartments exclusively for upperclassmen that offers an independent lifestyle private, 2- or 3-bedroom/bath layouts, each unit offers a host of amenities that feel just like home.
The learning experience at ULL is good. Students claim that the staff is friendly and the faculty helps freshman students with the transition from high school. Some professors are good and helpful, however, there are a few professors that do not meet the teaching standards and are not as helpful as expected.
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Money can be tight on a college budget, but there are options to lessen the pinch at the ULL. Students that are eligible for the Work-study program would be assigned to a department or a community service agency for an average of 10 hours per week and paid the federal minimum wage. On the other hand, students can apply for jobs without receiving the work-study program, all they have to do is go to the Career Services to see recent job postings or create a free account as a student online to search listings for internships, part-time, full-time, co-op, and summer jobs. When it comes to life after graduation, the ULL alumni earl-career salary is around $46,000 and a mid-career salary is around $89,000 per year.
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