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UL Lafayette has achieved the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Learning’s elite R1 designation, ranking us among the nation’s top public and private research institutions.

Research is an essential part of our University. Through research, our faculty and students contribute to an ever-growing body of knowledge. But we specialize in applied research that solves real-world problems or improves people’s lives.

The University’s emphasis on research directly affects the classroom because our professors excel at teaching and research — and they can’t wait to tell their students about their latest discoveries. And we offer students the chance to gain hands-on research experience — early and often — in their fields of study.

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