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Lafayette, La. residents are the happiest in the U.S. according to a study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research. We're consistently recognized for our great food, festivals, and economic development, so we definitely have a lot to smile about.

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Lafayette, La. was voted the No. 2 college town in America by Travel + Leisure magazine for its plentiful extracurricular activities. It ranked No. 1 for both its concerts and live music scene and was named  No. 1 by USA Today editors as Best College Town Weekend.

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Lafayette isn't only the happiest city, it's also one of the hippest! ConventionSouth magazine named Lafayette a hip, historic college town in the South. There's so much to do and see at the University and in our community. We invite everyone to come experience it for themselves. 

September 19th, 2019

New national ad invites prospective students to ‘Dream Big’ at University

Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns fans, be on the lookout. The University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s new national commercial... Read More ➝
September 18th, 2019

University’s commitment to inclusion earns national acclaim

For the second year in a row, UL Lafayette has earned the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award. The... Read More ➝
September 18th, 2019

University Art Museum launches Fall 2019 season

The Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum’s fall season is in full swing with five exhibits. “Paths and... Read More ➝