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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. 

May 13th, 2022

University to confer 1,753 degrees during Spring 2022 Commencement

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is celebrating its Spring 2022 graduates during Commencement ceremonies today... Read More ➝
May 13th, 2022

Perfect performance: 4.0 graduates most in University history

Twenty-eight of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s 1,753 graduates are perfect. They also share a place in the... Read More ➝
May 12th, 2022

LHC Group’s Ginger Myers to be awarded honorary doctorate

A health care leader with a long record of community service will earn an honorary doctorate of nursing practice... Read More ➝

Together, We Shape the Future

Taking UL Lafayette to the next level requires vision, teamwork and the unyielding generosity of our community. With your support, we can meet and exceed our fundraising goal of $500 million — a milestone that will provide new scholarships, power expansion and drive success for years to come.

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