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Contact: Christine Payton Aug. 8, 2011
(337) 482-6397, payton@louisiana.edu
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette garnered national praise from two publications last week.

The university is among The Princeton Review’s “Best 376 Colleges” and Forbes’ “America’s Top Colleges” rankings.

Both publications serve as guidebooks for potential college students.

“ Being recognized in these publications lets students know that UL Lafayette is a university with high-quality programs coupled with affordable tuition. We’re an appealing choice for students and these rankings validate that,” said UL Lafayette President Dr. Joseph Savoie.

The Princeton Review rankings are based on surveys of 122,000 students at the 376 schools in the book during the 2010-2011 academic year. The 80-question survey asked students about their school’s academics, administration, campus life, student body and themselves.

“ Each of our 376 best colleges offers outstanding academics,” said Robert Franek, the book’s author and Princeton Review senior vice president and publisher.

Forbes’ rankings are based on five general categories: post graduate success, student satisfaction, debt and graduation rates and competitive awards. “We try and evaluate the college purchase as a consumer would.” said Michael Noer, Forbes’ executive editor.


About UL Lafayette
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is the second largest university in the state, with over 16,000 students. It’s a public institution that awards bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. It includes diverse offerings from the humanities to scientific research and leads the nation in areas like computer science, biology and nursing. Its student-athletes – Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajuns – compete in NCAA Division I, the highest level of collegiate competition.

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