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Contact: Christine Payton Sept. 19, 2011
(337) 482-6397, payton@louisiana.edu

Enrollment numbers for the Fall 2011 semester at the University of Louisiana are up from the same time last year. Total student enrollment for the current semester is 16,885. That’s compared to last year’s enrollment of 16,763.

The incoming freshman class is the largest since the university implemented selective admissions in 1999. This year’s freshman class includes 2,966 students – about 11 more than last Fall's incoming freshman class.

The average high school GPA of the freshman class is 3.23 and their average ACT composite score is 22.25.

The majority of growth in overall enrollment this fall is in the Graduate School. According to university records, the Graduate School grew by 107 students.

Graduate programs in the College of Nursing and Allied Health Professions and the College of Education saw the most growth, according to Dr. Carolyn Bruder, UL Lafayette’s interim provost and vice president for Academic Affairs.

She pointed specifically to the graduate degree in Educational Leadership, saying the number of students accepted into that program has increased. This doctoral degree is a consortium program with Southeastern Louisiana University.

“ We are very pleased with the growth in our graduate enrollment, as this is one of our strategic priorities for the University’s future.”


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.

Document last revised Tuesday, September 20, 2011 12:43 PM

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