$124.7 million: That's how much the University expended on research and development last year. It’s the second consecutive year UL Lafayette spent more than $100 million on R&D.
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is among the top 15 percent of the nation’s four-year colleges for undergraduate education, The Princeton Review reports.
UL Lafayette is featured in the 2017 edition of The Princeton Review’s flagship college guide, “The Best 381 Colleges,” that was released Tuesday.
The Princeton Review does not rank schools from 1 to 381 in any category. Instead, it uses students’ ratings of their schools to compile 62 ranking lists of top 20 colleges in various categories.
“UL Lafayette’s outstanding academics are the chief reason we chose it for this book and we strongly recommend it to applicants," says Robert Franek, Princeton Review's senior vice president-publisher and author of "The Best 381 Colleges.”
In its profile about UL Lafayette, the college guide states that “undergrads appreciate the breadth of fantastic academic departments” and students “are really able to interact with their professors and receive quality in-class instruction.”
Several comments from UL Lafayette students who were surveyed by The Princeton Review back up that assertion.
“Most of the professors I have had have been very passionate about their subjects, which in turn makes the student interested in the class. They’re all very open to questions and discussions,” one student observed.
"Survey Says," a sidebar in the book's university profiles, lists topics that students were in most agreement about. The list includes: “students are happy,” “students love Lafayette, La.,” and “recreation facilities are great.”
The Princeton Review’s school profiles and ranking lists in “The Best 381 Colleges” are posted at PrincetonReview.com/best381.
"The Best 381 Colleges" is the 25th edition of The Princeton Review's annual "Best Colleges" book.
The Princeton Review is an education services company known for its tutoring, test-prep courses, books, and other student resources. It is not affiliated with Princeton University.
Photo: The University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Victor Guillotte, a civil engineering major from Jeanerette, La., holds a copy of the 2017 edition of The Princeton Review’s flagship college guide, “The Best 381 Colleges.” UL Lafayette is featured in guide, which includes the top 15 percent of the nation’s four-year colleges for undergraduate education.