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Monroe, LA 71209-0000
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University of Louisiana at Monroe

University of Louisiana at Monroe Rating: 3.8/5 (12 votes)

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Introduction

University of Louisiana – Monroe (ULM) was founded in 1931. This public institution is located on an urban campus on 238 acres in Monroe, Louisiana. It was listed as one of the best regional universities in the South in the U.S News 2011 edition of Best Colleges.

Academics

The different departments offered at the University of Louisiana – Monroe include: Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education and Human Development, Health Sciences, Pharmacy, and Graduate Studies. Out of all of the majors offered at this institution the most popular majors of graduating students in 2009 were: General studies; Pharmaceutics and drug design; Nursing and registered nurse training; and Psychology. The U.S. News 2011 edition of Best Colleges ranked the Education School, Pharmacy, and Speech-Language Pathology programs among the best grad schools.

Honors Program:

ULM offers an Honors Program for students demonstrating high academic achievement. All of the Honors classes are small and can have as little as five students, allowing for more group discussions than larger classes. After students complete the Honors Core curriculum they are then able to decide between three different certificates including: Honors in the Major, Honors in the University, or Honors in the College. These students are also able to attend local, regional, and national conferences allowing them to meet honors students across the nation. Honors Scholarships are offered to students pursuing one of the Honors certificates on a competitive basis after they have completed their first semester. In order for students to graduate from this program they must have completed all of the requirements and have a minimum GPA of 3.5 by their junior year.

Graduate School:

The Graduate School allows students to receive the following types of degrees: Doctor of Education, Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Arts, Master of Science and Master of Education. Students enrolled in the Graduate School may be eligible to hold an assistantship allowing these students to be assistants in both academic and non-academic departments on-campus. In order to apply to be a graduate assistant, students must submit an application and three recommendation letters to the department they are interested in doing the assistantship for. Students are required to work 20 hours a week under the supervision of a faculty or staff member. Also graduate assistants have the opportunity to have their full tuition and out-of-state fees waived.

Online Courses:

There are also various Certificates, Associate Degrees, Bachelor Degrees, Master Degrees, and Doctorates awarded to students through a fully online program known as ULM GOLD. This program was established for adults who attended college but never found the time to finish. Classes are all available online in a 4, 8, or 16-week format. All students are able to take some online classes but there are online classes only offered to students in the ULM GOLD program.

Most Popular Fields of Study

Admissions

Students interested in applying as an undergraduate student must submit an Application for Admission, an application fee, official ACT scores, official high school transcripts or GED scores, official college transcripts from all previously attended institutions (if applicable) and a Proof of Immunization form to the Office of Recruitment & Admissions.

Transfer Students:

Transfer students who have completed a two-year degree program do not need to send in their official high school transcripts or GED scores.

International Students:

International students must additionally have all transcripts translated to English and the transcripts must describe all of the academic courses completed by the student. Transcripts must be submitted to ULM International Admissions as well as the student’s TOEFL or IELTS scores if their native language is not English. If international students do not achieve the minimum acceptable score in either test they will have to take an ESL program before they can enroll. Lastly these students must also submit the Statement of Financial Banking with a sponsor’s signature in order to prove the international student will be able to finance their education.

Honors Program Admissions:

Students interested in applying to the Honors Program can do so as incoming freshmen, ULM freshmen, or first semester sophomores. In order to apply students must submit their ACT scores, a brief statement, three letters of recommendation, and high school transcripts. After a student has been admitted to the program there is a small nonrefundable admission fee.

Graduate Admissions:

Students interested in the applying for admission to the graduate school must submit a Graduate School Application, an application fee, and their GRE or GMAT scores to the Graduate School. After two weeks students will receive a letter explaining their enrollment status and indicating required documents needed to complete the admissions process.

Financial Aid

The Institutional Scholarships are based on academic achievement and these scholarships include: President Distinguished, Academic Excellence, and Academic Recognition. Students are found to be eligible for these scholarships based on their application for admission. The ULM Foundation, which is funded by friends and alumni of ULM, offers various scholarships for a variety of majors.

Students enrolled at a public college or university in Louisiana may be eligible to receive a TOPS award. The different TOPS awards available include: the TOPS Opportunity Award, the Performance Award, and the Honors Award. Out-of-state students may be eligible for an out-of-state waiver if the student demonstrates high academic achievement through their GPA and standardized test scores.

Students demonstrating talents in dance, music, art, and theatre may be eligible to receive a grant from the School of Visual and Performing Arts. Performance based scholarships may also be rewarded for students showing talent in athletics and spirit groups.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 5413th for the average student loan amount.
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Students

Housing:

Most students live off-campus but a small percentage of students do live on-campus. Students who live on-campus must maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher. Housing is available for upper classmen, scholars, and lower classmen. All students living on campus must purchase a meal plan. Students interested in living on campus must submit an application, a nonrefundable application fee, and a nonrefundable room reservation fee. No student, even of legal age, is able to drink alcohol on campus.

Greek Life:

Sororities offered at ULM include: Zeta Phi Beta, Sigma Gamma Rho, Phi Mu, Kappa Delta, Delta Sigma Theta, and Alpha Omicron Pi.

Fraternities offered at ULM include: Pi Kappa Alpha, Phi Beta Sigma, Omega Psi Phi, Kappa Sigma, Kappa Alpha Psi, Kappa Alpha Order, Iota Phi Theta, Delta Sigma Phi, and Alpha Phi Alpha.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics

Athletics

The athletic program is a member of the NCAA Division I and Sun Belt Conference. Their sports teams are known as the Warhawks and the school colors are maroon and gold. The various athletic teams offered include: baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, cross country, football, men’s and women’s golf, women’s soccer, softball, track and field, women’s tennis, and volleyball.

Bibliography

  • The University of Louisiana at Monroe. 2011. ULM. 5 June 2011 <http://www.ulm.edu/>.
  • ULM Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life. 2011. ULM. 5 June 2011 <http://www.ulmgreeks.com/>.
  • “University of Louisiana – Monroe.” US News & World Report. 2011. U.S. News & World Report LP. 5 June 2011 <http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/louisiana-monroe-2020>.
  • ULM Warhawks. 2011. ULM at Monroe. 5 June 2011 <http://www.ulmwarhawks.com/>.

Information Summary

Ranks 18th in Louisiana and 1077th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

Ranks 0th in Louisiana and 357th overall on StateUniversity.com‘s Safe School Index
  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 4 0.05
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 3 0.03
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 1 0.01
Arrest 72 0.84

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 693 1.41
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 5 0.01
Forcible Rape 23 0.05
Robbery 113 0.23
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 1,340 2.72
Larceny 2,467 5.01
Vehicle theft 103 0.21

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
UndergraduateProfessions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
GraduateDoctoral, professional dominant
Undergraduate PopulationFull-time four-year, selective, higher transfer-in
EnrollmentHigh undergraduate
Size & SettingMedium four-year, primarily nonresidential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringDoctoral degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District2205

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 1443rd for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $4,532 $4,532 $15,104
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $1,786 $1,786 $1,786
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $285 $285 $285
FT Graduate Tuition $5,046 $5,046 $15,693
FT Graduate Required Fees $1,486 $1,486 $1,486
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $369 $369 $369
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $17,250 $17,250 $27,822
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $19,933 $19,933 $30,505
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $11,144 $11,144 $21,716

Student Tuition Costs for Professional Fields

  In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Pharmacology Degree — Tuition $8,314 $26,012
Pharmacology Degree — Required Fees $11,186 $11,186

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $5,101 $5,443 $5,101 $5,443 $13,047 $14,263
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,200(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board $6,212 $6,486
On-Campus – Other Expenses $2,870(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board N/A $7,200
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses N/A $4,000
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board N/A $2,870

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$20
Graduate Application Fee$20
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 3,454 (1,294 male / 2,160 female)
Admitted 2,668 (962 male / 1,706 female)
Admission rate 77%
First-time Enrollment 1,325 (455 male / 870 female)
FT Enrollment 1,298 (443 male / 855 female)
PT Enrollment 27 (12 male / 15 female)
Total Enrollment8,645

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /   / 
College Prep. Completion
RecommendationsN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scores
TOEFL
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NCAA
NCAA Football Conference Sun Belt Conference
NCAA Basketball Conference Sun Belt Conference
NCAA Baseball Conference Sun Belt Conference
NCAA Track & Field Conference Sun Belt Conference

ACT Test Admission

736th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting ACT results 97%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 20 / 26
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 18 / 24
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 20 / 25

SAT Test Admission

1334th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting SAT results 8%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 0 / 0
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 480 / 640
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 480 / 640

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity1,862
Meals per WeekN/A
Room Fee$3,906
Board Fee$2,774

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 44 314 29 32 5 895 30 1,369
Accounting 1 4 1 1 24 1 33
Agricultural Business and Management, General 1 6 1 8
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew 6 6
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General 2 12 14
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist 3 1 38 43
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 6 9 1 3 33 2 56
Business Administration and Management, General 10 21 4 2 48 1 86
Chemistry Teacher Education
Chemistry, General 2 2
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist 1 2 1 6 10
Communication, General
Computer Science 2 1 7 10
Construction Management 1 1 26 2 30
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services 1 1
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 23 1 1 38 1 65
Curriculum and Instruction 10 4 1 24 2 41
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 6 21 29
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, Other 1 6 1 4 12
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 7 11 18
Educational Psychology 2 2
Elementary Education and Teaching 12 1 79 2 94
English Language and Literature, General 7 1 20 28
English/Language Arts Teacher Education 1 1
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies 2 1 3
Finance, General 1 4 1 6 12
Fine/Studio Arts, General 1 1 11 1 14
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General 4 4
French Language and Literature 1 1
General Studies 4 43 2 8 1 104 8 171
Gerontology 3 5 1 9
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 14 1 1 19 35
History, General 1 19 21
Insurance 2 1 4 7
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 2 18 2 38 1 63
Management Information Systems, General 7 1 1 9
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 6 2 14 1 23
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling 1 6 1 12 20
Mass Communication/Media Studies 1 17 1 19 1 42
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General 1 6 7
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor 2 5 7
Music Performance, General 10 1 11
Music Teacher Education 1 1
Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene
Occupational Therapist Assistant 2 28 30
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Organizational Leadership
Political Science and Government, General 4 1 4 10
Psychology, General 3 28 1 1 35 1 73
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 5 2 1 28 37
Reading Teacher Education
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 10 3 53 1 67
Secondary Education and Teaching 3 19 1 23
Social Studies Teacher Education 1 1
Social Work 14 6 20
Sociology 8 5 13
Spanish Language Teacher Education 1 1
Spanish Language and Literature 1 1 2
Special Education and Teaching, General 1 3 4
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 1 6 7
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other 1 1
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels 3 3
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Toxicology 9 4 14 1 28

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 1709th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $65,535 ($67,401 male / $60,484 female)
Number of FT Faculty 296 (134 male / 162 female)
Number of PT Faculty 386
FT Faculty Ratio 0.8 : 1
Total Benefits $10,870,893

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