The University is dedicated to achieving excellence in undergraduate education, in research, and in public service. This commitment implies a fundamental subscription to general education, rooted in the primacy of the traditional liberal arts and sciences as the core. University of Louisiana at Lafayette is all about inclusion. It strives to bring everyone to the same table, so to speak. (Expect food analogies from a university thats in the heart of the place that Cajun food originates.) Our University doesnt embrace diversity; it celebrates diversity. It doesnt nod hello to strangers and keep walking. It invites strangers inside for a cup of coffee. We are the second-largest university in Louisiana, with almost 18,000 students, and offer bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees. Our offerings range from the humanities to sciences, and we are among the nations leaders in areas such as computer science, environmental biology, and nursing. We are among the top 180 universities in the United States in R&D expenditures. And we are the only university in the world whose sports teams are the Ragin Cajuns; our student-athletes compete at the highest level of NCAA competition. In the University of Louisiana at Lafayette College of the Arts, we are passionate about the power of the arts. We believe that artists’ works are like a mirror, using music, color, movement, and design to interpret and reflect the world around them. We want you to hold up your own mirror, and share what you see. UL Lafayette is the only university in Louisiana to have one college devoted solely to artistic education and production in music and performing arts, visual arts, and design . We have undergraduate and master’s programs, taught by faculty whose lives are devoted to creating, performing, and showcasing high quality art. With us, you’ll find your artistic voice and style, and gain the foundation you need to begin your career as a working artist.