Founded in 1898, the University of Louisiana is home to the Ragin’ Cajuns and 19,000 students earning bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. Visitors are invited to explore the beautiful 1,500-acre campus, where you can admire majestic oak trees, classic brick buildings, renowned architecture by A. Hays Town, and Cypress Lake, a habitat for turtles, birds and even live alligators! The campus is also home to the Hilliard University Art Museum. Restaurants surrounding campus not only attract students and faculty, but locals looking for great food at a great price. In a food town like Lafayette, even college fare is elevated, with fresh Greek cuisine, all-day gourmet breakfast and delicious burgers and wings. Adjacent to Girard Park, the university is conveniently located between Downtown, the Oil Center and Midtown.