University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Lafayette, LA 70503

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is a public university and part of the University of Louisiana System, along with nine other campuses throughout the state. It has the largest enrollment compared to the other campuses and the second largest student body in the state. The university was originally founded as an industrial school in 1898. The current name was adopted in 1999 after the school became a four-year university. It is now a national research university and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The university offers more than 80 undergrad programs and 27 master’s degree programs, including two nursing programs.

There are only two nursing programs available at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Department of Nursing. Students may choose between the BSN and accelerated BSN program, which is accredited by the CCNE. The latest edition of the US News & World Report ranking of Best Colleges ranked the nursing department as one of the best in the country. Students must complete prerequisite courses, which are typically completed during the freshman year. While the university does not directly offer MSN or DNP programs, they do offer courses in these areas through an affiliation with the Intercollegiate Consortium for a Master of Science in Nursing (ICMSN). 

Overview

Campus LocaleCity: Midsize
Student to Faculty Ratio22:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
OwnershipPublic
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate75%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. Accelerated BSN

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 554
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Master's degree 40
Nursing Practice Doctor's degree - professional practice 11

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College
51.96 miles away
Southern University and A & M College
53.82 miles away
Louisiana State University-Alexandria
70.53 miles away
McNeese State University
71.42 miles away
Nicholls State University
78.36 miles away
Southeastern Louisiana University
94.64 miles away
Copiah-Lincoln Community College - Natchez Campus
96.62 miles away
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans
117.02 miles away
Lamar University
123.19 miles away
Northwestern State University of Louisiana
123.73 miles away

Accreditations

Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
07/01/1925 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
ACEN
10/01/1996 - 12/31/2008
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
ACEN
12/01/1982 - 12/31/2008
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
CCNE
04/22/2014 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
CCNE
09/27/2008 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
CCNE
09/27/2008 - Current

Admissions

51%

Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading470 to 580
SAT: Math470 to 600
ACT Composite21 to 26
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

Cost (Net Price)

$10,200

Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$8,402
30k to 48k$9,114
48k to 75k$12,014
75k to 110k$13,487
Over 110k$13,766
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Financial Aid & Loan

Students receiving any grant or scholarship aid

67%

Recipients

$7,683

Average Amount


Students Who receive Pell Grants

32%

Recipients

$4,230

Average Amount


Federal Student Loans

38%

Recipients

$6,003

Average Amount

Student Population

15,998

Undergrads

1,521

Graduates

10,014

Women

7,505

Men

79%

Full-time

21%

Par-time

Ethnic Diversity
White
63%
Black/African American
19%
Race/ethnicity unknown
6%
Hispanic
5%
Non-resident alien
3%
Asian
2%
Two or more races
1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0%
American Indian or Alaska Native
0%

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

FNSNA Promise of Nursing Scholarships

These scholarships are available to full-time student in selected regions of the U.S. Eligibility is determined by applicant's school/college of nursing's zip code.  Applicants for [...]

McKesson Scholarships

This scholarship open to all students attending accredited nursing program in selected regions such as Louisiana, Maryland, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas [...]

Dr. Ray P. Authement Valedictorian Scholarship

Applicant must be an incoming freshman at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette who graduated high school with the designation valedictorian.

Outstanding Student Scholarship

Applicant must be an incoming freshman at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette who has a minimum 33 ACT score or minimum 1440 SAT score.

Academic Excellence Scholarship

Applicant must be an incoming freshman at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.


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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Louisiana state board of nursing
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
104 University Circle
Lafayette, LA 70503
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