Universities in Louisiana

University of Louisiana at Monroe


University Information

Location: Monroe, Louisiana
Founded: 1931
Undergraduate Students: 7 550
Campus Type: Urban
Institution Type: Public university 
Website: www.ulm.edu

About the University

ULM offers a wide variety of exciting fields of study with new and innovative technologies, ensuring that academic offerings are constantly evolving in order to excel in today’s workplace and society. Professors are enthusiasts who love to share their passion for their fields of study as much as their passion for the university. The classroom becomes a place of exploration, discovery and success.

The University of Louisiana Monroe (ULM) is a comprehensive, state-funded institution of higher education that offers high quality educational and experiential opportunities to meet the academic, cultural, vocational, social, and personal needs of undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education students. ULM’s mission is to “seek students who find value in our programs and prepare them to compete, succeed, and contribute in an ever-changing global society through a transformative education.”

Today, ULM has an annual enrollment of over 9,100 students and has awarded a combined total of over 72,000 academic degrees to more than 65,000 alumni.

Founded in 1931, ULM’s campus — one of the state’s most attractive with beautiful Bayou DeSiard flowing through its 238-acre, tree-shaded campus — is located in the eastern part of Monroe. Together with its sister city of West Monroe, the city of Bastrop located in Morehouse Parish, and Union Parish, these communities comprise a metropolitan area of nearly 202,0000 residents and serve as the commercial, medical, and cultural hub for the northeast Louisiana region. The Twin Cities of Monroe and West Monroe straddle the Ouachita River, which many feel is one of the nation’s most beautiful rivers.

Excerpt from University of Louisiana Monroe’s website.

TOEFL: 80/120

IELTS: 6,5

Health insurance is required of all full-time degree, resident, and international students with F1 and J1 visas.

UL Monroe does not have its own specific policy.  Through the Affordable Care Act, Domestic students may apply for health insurance coverage. For more information on plans and pricing visit the website.

Students may choose instead to subscribe to the insurance proposed by MICEFA, AIG.  The university has not officially endorsed this plan, so please contact your International Student Advisor before purchasing.  

Living on-campus:  Students must live on campus while attending Monroe.  For more information please visit the website.

Housing available:

Bayou Village Apartments: The apartments are one-bedroom/one bath, two-bedroom/two bath and four bedroom/two bath apartments. Each apartment is fully furnished including all kitchen appliances and a washer/dryer combination. There is plenty of counter space, cabinets and a pantry in the kitchen. Each apartment has its own HV/AC unit. Residents may choose an academic year contract (Fall and Spring semesters) or an academic plus summer contract (August move-in to the end of Summer II in August). The apartments do not close during the winter break.

Bayou Suites and University Suites: These are inside corridor buildings with two private bedrooms and a shared bath. Bayou Suites is a Scholars Hall with a required 3.3 cumulative GPA for returning students and a 3.5 cumulative GPA for first time freshmen. Each bedroom has a ceiling fan, and each suite has an HV/AC unit that is controlled by the residents in the suite. The common area has a counter for small appliances with storage cabinet above.

University Commons: This building has double occupancy rooms with a shared bathroom. Each room has a ceiling fan, and individual HV/AC units. Each resident has their own closet with mirrored doors. There are laundry facilities throughout the building, a computer lab, and vending machines as well as community rooms for programming.

Madison (male only) and Ouachita (female only): These residence halls have double occupancy suite style rooms with a shared bathroom. Each room has individual HV/AC units. A laundry facility, and vending machines are centrally located for residents’ use.

Masur Hall: This residence hall is an all-female, gated entry exterior corridor building with double occupancy suites with a shared bathroom. The HV/AC system is individually controlled in each room. Also on site is a community building that features a large screen TV, study areas, a computer lab, laundry facility, and vending machines.

Cost: $1,341.00 -$4,318.00 per semester* 
*Students living in residence halls must also purchase a meal plan. (Cost: $150.00-$1,702.00)

Off-campus Housing: is not available for international students.

The average budget per month is: $400 – 500 

In order to be accepted, students must prove financial resources of $6,000.00 per semester.