History,Affiliations & Rankings
The University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM) is situated in Monroe, Louisiana and is a Public University. It is considered as an integral part of the University of Louisiana System. ULM opened in 1931 as Ouachita Parish Junior College. Three years later it became the Northeast Center of Louisiana State University. The name was changed again to Northeast Junior College of Louisiana State University in 1949. It became an autonomous four-year institution as Northeast Louisiana State College in 1950 and Northeast Louisiana University (NLU) in 1969. In 1999, NLU was renamed to its present name (ULM). The University of Louisiana at Monroe is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, post-baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. University of Louisiana--Monroe is ranked #293 and #381 among National Universities according to US News & World Report 2020 Edition.
Infrastructure,Campus & Courses
The campus size is 238 acres. Among others, the university houses the Emy-Lou Biedenharn Recital Hall, named for the opera singer, a Natural History Museum which had 6-million-specimen and Walker Hall, which includes College of Arts, Education, and Sciences. University of Louisiana--Monroe offers several student services, including non-remedial tutoring, placement service, daycare, health service, health insurance.
The most popular majors at the University of Louisiana--Monroe include: Psychology, General; Kinesiology and Exercise Science; General Studies; Business Administration and Management, General; and Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse. The University provides 96 undergraduate and graduate degree programs out of which 98% of the programs are accredited.
Accomplishments & Alumni
ULM is home to several award-winning groups including the Sound of Today marching band and the competition cheerleading squad. University of Louisiana--Monroe is part of the NCAA I in sports. The ULM water ski teams are the most successful in the history of the collegiate sport, having won 28 National Collegiate Water Skiing Association championships since 1979. Bayou Desiard was the host site of the national competition at that time. The undergraduate and graduate MBA degree programs are AACSB accredited by the University.
The University of Louisiana-Monroe notable alumni includes Lloyd E. Lenard, Moon Griffon, Tim McGraw, Devon O'Day, Chris Harris, Marty Booker, Stan Humphries, Stepfret Williams, Jimmy Edwards, Joe Profit, Roosevelt Potts, Wayne Causey, Ben Sheet, Chuck Finley, Mike Walsworth, and Jamie Mayo.
Student Diversity & Visiting Companies
ULM has students from over 60 countries with about 55,000 alumni and an annual enrollment of 8000. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,476. The gender distribution is 37% male and 63% female students. At this school, 26 percent of the students live in college-owned, operated or affiliated housing whereas 74 percent of students live off-campus. Though the university has 3.7% of international students, the University welcomes students from all over the globe. The visiting companies for recruitment are namely IBM, JP Morgan, Walmart, Century, Link, etc.
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