UL-Lafayette has been named one of the Top 25 in U.S. News and World Report’s list of, “Universities and Colleges Where Students are Eager to Enroll.” Dr. DeWayne Bowie, vice president for Enrollment Management, says the ranking is a testament, not only to academic offerings.

"The atmosphere and climate they get on this campus, is one that we really feel is second to none," said Bowie.
Coming in at No. 24, UL-Lafayette was the only school in Louisiana named to the list. Bowie says when recruits come to campus, they like what they see.
"A very new looking campus in many ways, but very historic at the same time," said Bowie. "They like the new residence halls, and the friendlieness of our campus."
The list includes schools with selective admission that have a high percentage of students admitted by an institution who end up enrolling. Bowie says it’s not surprising because that’s similar to the positive feedback they get from students.
"When they visit, they say it feels like home," said Bowie.