Lamar University: Ranking & Review

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Beaumont
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United States
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World
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14671609
Top 10%

Lamar University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate82%84%80%
Applicants5,4452,2053,240
Admissions4,4461,8572,589
Enrolled undergraduates1,447634813
Enrolled total (including graduate students)14,5065,4179,089

9,501 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

6,491 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores1,003
Percent of students submitting SAT scores68%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
530
Math
515

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores488
Percent of students submitting ACT scores33%
ACT Composite
20
ACT English
20
ACT Math
20

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $25. Application fee for graduates - $25.

Secondary school GPANeither required nor recommended
Secondary school rankRequired
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesRecommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Lamar University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus$22,402$32,362
Off-campus$20,894$30,854
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $8,740 and other expenses per full academic year.

Lamar University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 2,505 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$5,832$15,792
Fees for full-time undergraduates$2,482$2,482
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$243$658
Tuition for Full-time graduates$6,174$13,644
Fees for full-time graduates$1,938$1,938
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates$343$758

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Education91173984
Psychology41505546
Engineering20125313467
Health Professions and Related Programs3291207456
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services17677253
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies233233
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services24156180
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service10456160
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities125125
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies711687
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs7878
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields274067
Physical Sciences125163
Visual and Performing Arts41849
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences39948
Public Administration and Social Service Professions32335
Biological and Biomedical Sciences34135
English Language and Literature & Letters221133
Social Sciences3131
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics23326
Mathematics and Statistics10414
History9211
Natural Resources and Conservation415
Architecture and Related Services
Grand Total1,6662,227933,986

A total of 1,666 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Lamar University.

At the master's and doctor's level 2,320 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate30%27%32%
  • Full-time retention rate - 64%
  • Part-time retention rate - 53%

General info

Founded1923
MottoLiving the Legacy, Inventing the Future
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorsred, white
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff1,404
Instructional FTE533
Research FTE1
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.lamar.edu
Address4400 MLK Blvd
Beaumont, Texas, 77705
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Midsize
City population118,000
Phone4098807011
Fax+1 (409) 880 8404

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