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Old 10-06-2008, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Thibodaux, Louisiana
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Tidewater Boy, sorry I don't know anything about the dorms on campus, I stayed right off campus in a duplex in a quiet neighborhood on Wilson St. I think the company that we rented thru was called Oil City Realty. Lafayette is one of those places that has never quit growing-it took a small break during the oil and gas downturn in the mid-late 1980's but caught its wind and took off again. In my opinion, the oil companies brought in a lot of professional people which I think helped introduce folks to different ideas and be a little more open-minded. The cajun culture is stronger there than in the southeast part of the state, a lot more people speak French there than around New Orleans. The festival in Gerard Park (right next to UL) was always a good time. All ages enjoyed it. Good Luck
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Old 02-21-2011, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Southwest Louisiana
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Old 02-22-2011, 01:39 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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SOme of my friends stay in Dorms at ULL and I have to say those are pretty decent. I dont know the best quality of a dorm but the ones on campus are fairly new, reasonably spacious and close to everything. There are also dorms located within driving distance near the Cajundome/Cajun Field that are good quality. The Acadiana Mall is thriving, so dont have to worry about that. Its always adding new stores and food places, and the whole retail sector in Lafayette is extremely healthy.
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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coming from a biased alum, ULL is the best

As far as dorms, if you can get into the Honors program you'll get choice of better dorms, but when I was there (03-05) the regular dorms weren't the greatest. They did build a new set of more expensive dorms though right across from the art building and Girard park and those are really really really nice (if you can afford them).

Lafayette has all of the things you're looking for and I would go to ULL just for the Lafayette experience
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