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Lafayette 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 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. Experience it for yourself. 

November 14th, 2019

Chemical engineering students win international competition

A team of University of Louisiana at Lafayette students has proven its adeptness at making refineries safer. Four... Read More ➝
November 12th, 2019

Meeting the demand: Accounting master’s degree now offered online

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s master of science in accounting program will now be offered fully online to... Read More ➝
November 11th, 2019

Trip to Vietnam helps student veteran find healing 50 years after war

Just after finishing his first semester at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, veteran Gordon Eatley celebrated... Read More ➝

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