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What Makes Us Distinct

At the University, we pride ourselves on the quality of our programs, the innovativeness of our students and faculty, and our ever-present passion for making a difference in the world.

We are proud to rank among the nation's leading programs in the following areas—not just because we strive to be the best, but because they each reflect a commitment to our core values of helping others, research for a reason, taking learning beyond the classroom, and bringing people together.

  • Louisiana arts, culture, and heritage programs and research, including a focus on Cajun and Creole cultural traditions;
  • Computing, informatics, and smart systems development;
  • Nursing and health care systems and support; and
  • Programs in environment, energy, and economics. 

We are smart, spirited and seeking solutions.

UL Lafayette is a place of rich culture, close community and real-world research. Our unique brand as a university can be best described in the following six key messages.