University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Lafayette, LA

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Lafayette, LA

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Science & Engineering Profile

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With over 80 majors and more than 30 graduate programs, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is an impressive public university of 19,400 students, but being here feels like coming home.

That’s because we’re an incomparable family of collaborative students and inspired faculty—teachers, researchers, scientists, engineers, nurses, and problem solvers—generously working and learning together.

Faculty scholars bring real problems and pressing research questions to the classroom. Do aquatic animals have the potential to adapt to changing temperatures? What’s the best way to revitalize a hurricane-prone town? Could alligator fat be a practical, renewable source of fuel?

Students contribute to the answers. They also create new solutions. Recently, they built a house that flexes its public and private spaces, adapting to big parties (or solitary contemplation) when needed. They helped design the University’s new bike path. Honors students regularly present original research. 

If you're interested in studying Science or Engineering, this is the place for you. 

College of Sciences
The Ray P. Authement College of Sciences at UL Lafayette brings together faculty and students who are passionate about exploration and discovery. We encourage collaboration and independent thinking so you can find ways to better understand, explain, and positively impact the world around you. At UL Lafayette, accomplished faculty and next-generation scientists conduct groundbreaking research side-by-side.

Departments and schools within the College of Sciences include: 
• Biology
• Chemistry
• Mathematics
• Military Science
• Physics
• School of Computing & Informatics
• School of Geosciences

Engineer your future at the College of Engineering
UL Lafayette's College of Engineering educates new leaders to change the world. Here, we prepare our students to be professionals and leaders through exceptional academic programs. We inspire our students to make discoveries and do work that makes a lasting global impact. We partner with them to develop a path for their own journey as engineers and help them design their futures.

Our faculty and staff are among the best in the nation—and the world. Their commitment to educate the world-class engineer and provide students with hands-on experience is unwavering.

Our College doesn't just look at ways to solve problems; we work to identify them. We teach our students to think their way through and around challenges with a ragin' spirit set on making the world a better place. We embrace multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary education, and apply those same principles to our innovative research.

Find out what our Engineering programs can offer you. Today is the day to start designing your future.



Ranked among the "Best National Universities" | U.S. News & World Report, 2022


Named among the The Best 388 Colleges | The Princeton Review, 2023


Two-time winner of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award | INSIGHT into Diversity magazine


Gold-level Military Friendly® School


Ranked among "America's Best Value Colleges" | Forbes, 2023


Named a 2022–2023 College of Distinction 

Research at UL Lafayette

Responsive. Intriguing. Relevant.

UL Lafayette has achieved the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Learning’s elite R1 designation, ranking us among the nation’s top public and private research institutions.

Research is an essential part of our University. Through research, our faculty and students contribute to an ever-growing body of knowledge. We specialize in applied research that solves real-world problems and improves people’s lives.

The University’s emphasis on research directly affects the classroom because our professors excel at teaching and research—and they can’t wait to tell their students about their latest discoveries. We also offer students the chance to gain hands-on research experience—early and often—in their fields of study.

Learn more about our work:
• Research for a Reason
• Student research opportunities
• Centers & labs

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