I'm going to UL right now, but plan to attend another accelerated nursing program.
You are right in that they accept 10 students. They SAY a 3.0 is sufficient, but a 3.7 was the lowest GPA of the most recent incoming class. The thing that I don't like about UL is that they do not look at the overall applicant: volunteer hours/work experience does not count, they will not consider letters of recommendation, they do not figure out your pre-req GPA, science GPA, or last 60 hours GPA..only overall.
One other thing that made me leery of staying at UL is that, while the recruiting office will tell you that they're ranked in the top 3 nursing schools
of the nation (something I've never found evidence for), I've heard that the staff at Lourdes is said to dread new UL nurses because although they are so well-prepared bookwise, they have not been given the clinical exposure that they need.
I know there are some Ragin Cajun nurses on here. I hope I am not offending you guys. I know that the classes are hard (Alciatore and Antley have scarred me for life! :chuckle ) and that you bust your butt. Rather, I have had 10-years experience with USL/UL, and have had nothing but headache, and it is them that my frustrations are directed.
Oh! Also, one of my friends has just been admitted to the accelerated program, yet she can't get into any of the classes she needs. Go figure!
Good luck! If you'd like a couple other opinions, PM me and I can put you in contact with several in the accelerated program, a couple in the traditional, and a couple waiting for admission (they don't find out until 2 weeks before school starts!)