Southwestern Louisiana, founded in 1898, is a public, comprehensive university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Applied Life Sciences, the Arts, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, General Studies, Liberal Arts, Nursing, and Sciences, and through the Graduate School. Its 1,375-acre campus is located in Lafayette, 50 miles from Baton Rouge.

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collegeType
Public
studentType
Coed
14,020
Undergraduates
5,959
Men - 42.5%
8,062
Women - 57.5%
2,430
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
67% of 10,195 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.4
SAT Math
490-590 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
510-620 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
24 average
20-26 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
Not reported
Tuition and Fees
Not reported
Room and Board
$11,144
Average Percent of Need Met
62%
Average Freshman Award
$12,252
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
Not reported
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
664
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
15%
10-19
20%
20-29
32%
30-39
12%
40-49
13%
50-99
6%
Over 100
2%
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Lafayette Population
126,535
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
23% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Ragin' Cajun
Sororities
12% of women participate
Fraternities
9% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.4%
Asian
2.5%
Black/African-American
21.9%
Hispanic/Latino
6.3%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
3.4%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
62.7%
Unknown
2.7%
International Students
1.0% from 61 countries
First-Year Students Returning
76.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
22.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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