There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges. As such, we are highlighting a new college each week in our School Spotlight series. Check out the college below, along with the other posts in our series, and you may just stumble upon your dream school!
School Spotlight: University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Deep in the heart of French Louisiana, where the food is spicy and the music is soulful, school spirit is contagious at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Every Friday, members of the university community wear red to show their Ragin’ Cajun pride. And whether students are celebrating campus traditions such as homecoming or Lagniappe Week (a three-day spring event featuring canoe races and crawfish boils), the energy of UL Lafayette is palpable. With approximately 15,000 undergraduates, UL Lafayette is the second largest university in the state. But unlike many schools that boast one or two top programs, UL Lafayette has popular majors in fields across the board, including education, management, nursing, and psychology. In-state students make up the majority of the student body, but out-of-towners should know that a special scholarship – covering non-resident tuition fees for up to eight semesters – is available for new students with strong grades and test scores. All high-achieving students, regardless of their majors, may want to consider the university’s honors program. Small honors-level courses, special housing, and a unique weekly seminar (available for freshmen through seniors) make this honors program ideal for self-motivated learners.
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