The 水果视频 is the best university in Louisiana for getting a personal education.

Academic Experience

At 水果视频 Lafayette, your entire academic experience is designed to prepare you for your future.

You鈥檒l do so much more than go to class. You鈥檒l get real experience in your field, discover new interests, and explore the depths of your passions 鈥 all under the guidance of world-class professors and researchers.

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The 水果视频 Lafayette Experience

水果视频 Lafayette is the best college in Louisiana for learning directly from the experts.

Learn From Experts

Learn directly from the experts 鈥 a rare opportunity among research institutions of our size. Plus, most classes are smaller, so professors get to know your name, your strengths, and your ambitions.

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Thrive in Your Major

Get ready to roll up your sleeves and work directly with professionals in your field. Our majors and minors incorporate internships, field work, labs, and studios to give you the valuable, practical skills you want.

Majors & Minors
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Explore Your Passions

Develop your own specialized project and present, perform, or publish your results. Through our Advance Student Research initiative, lead your own research, or work under a professor or researcher in your field.

Student Research Opportunities
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Challenge What You Know

We all learn more when we learn from each other. We work to include a range of perspectives, backgrounds, experiences in the classroom and in our research to ensure equal access and outcomes for everyone.

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Experience Our Living Lab

Our campus is a living lab for sustainability research and action. Our students and faculty work to reduce our environmental impact, from our solar farm to food recovery efforts to planting wildflowers in the middle of campus.

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Reach Your Goals

We鈥檙e invested in your success and we provide the support you need to reach your goals. Advisors will guide you, professors will push you, and peers will help you.

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Build a Network

Connect with professionals in your field through the Office of Career Services and the Alumni Association. They鈥檒l help you find professional mentors, internships, and part-time or full-time jobs.

Academics & the Community

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Festivals Acadiens et Cr茅oles

Lafayette's biggest display of Louisiana French music and culture happens next to campus every fall in Girard Park. 水果视频 Lafayette's , , and the all help put on this four-day, five-stage festival.

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Maraist Financial Services Lab

Students research and recommend investment opportunities for a special fund at the 水果视频 Lafayette Foundation using the tools in the Maraist Financial Services Lab. They present their recommendations every year to local financial experts, and the fund has generated a significant return on investment.

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Museum on the Move

Students research and develop exhibits for the 鈥 a refurbished air stream trailer that travels across the state. Past exhibits covered Louisiana鈥檚 relationship with the oil and gas industry, women in politics, and South Louisiana鈥檚 unique Mardi Gras traditions.

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Louisiana鈥檚 political debates

Political science, criminal justice, and journalism students get front row seats to Louisiana鈥檚 political debates every election season.

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Living-Learning Communities

Get a deeper academic experience with a Living-Learning Community.

Live in our residence halls with other students in your major or with students who share the same interests. You鈥檒l attend class together, study together, and explore Lafayette together.

Reasons to Learn at 水果视频 Lafayette

take major classes your first semester

At 水果视频 Lafayette, you don't have to wait to learn what you came here to study.

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students enrolled at 水果视频 Lafayette

We鈥檙e a big campus with big opportunities, but you won鈥檛 feel overwhelmed here. Get to know our campus and you鈥檒l find friendly faces everywhere you go.