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Lafayette residents are the happiest in the U.S. according to a study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research.

We're consistently recognized for our great food, festivals, and economic development, so we definitely have a lot to smile about.

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Lafayette was voted the No. 2 college town in America by Travel + Leisure magazine for its plentiful extracurricular activities.

It ranked No. 1 for both its concerts and live music scene and was named  No. 1 by USA Today editors as Best College Town Weekend.

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Lafayette isn't only the happiest city, it's also one of the hippest!

ConventionSouth magazine named Lafayette a hip, historic college town in the South. There's so much to do and see at the University and in our community. Experience it for yourself. 

October 15th, 2019

Internationally acclaimed artist sets campus talk, printmaking sessions

A world-renowned contemporary artist is coming to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Michael Ray Charles,... Read More ➝
October 10th, 2019

College of Nursing earns national praise for end-of-life care training

(Editor’s note: A longer version of this story appeared in the Fall 2019 issue of La Louisiane, the magazine of the... Read More ➝
October 3rd, 2019

Graduate school boosts UL Lafayette overall enrollment

A 14 percent increase in the number of students pursuing graduate degrees at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette... Read More ➝

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