Lamar University Rankings

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In the World#1319 of 14178
In North America#404 of 2629
In the United States#366 of 2528
In Texas#23 of 119
In Beaumont#1 of 1

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
84%
Average SAT
1050
Average ACT
20
Aid receiving
82%
Undergraduates
8,701
Graduates
6,759
Male:Female Ratio
34:66
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
lamar.edu

Lamar University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate84%85%83%
Applicants6,2492,2943,955
Admissions5,2371,9413,296
Freshmen enrolled full time1,194517677
Freshmen enrolled part time1034657

2,938 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

8,372 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
1,054 or 81%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 960
or below

75% of them
had 1140
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Lamar University are 960-1140 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
412 or 32%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 17
or below

75% of them
had 23
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Lamar University are 17-23 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school rank Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school GPA Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White7049 (46%)
Black or African American3545 (23%)
Hispanic3062 (20%)
Asian585 (4%)
Two or more races414 (3%)
Nonresident Alien392 (3%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown353 (2%)
American Indian or Alaska Native18 (0.1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander12 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$8,819
Students receiving aid
82%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$6,032$6,324
Tuition in-state$6,032$6,324
Tuition out-of-state$16,160$13,920
Fee in-district$2,462$1,940
Fee in-state$2,462$1,940
Fee out-of-state$2,462$1,940

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity2,505
Combined charge for room and board$9,158
Room charge$5,868
Meal charge$3,290

Lamar University Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Educational Leadership and Administration, General99461
Counseling Psychology293
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse218
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other197
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies10270
Business Administration and Management, General5493
General Studies143
Educational & Instructional Technology126
Mental Health Counseling & Counselor113
Engineering, General958
Mechanical Engineering92
Special Education and Teaching, General75
Speech Communication and Rhetoric63
Chemical Engineering517
Psychology, General48
Accounting2126
Industrial Technology & Technician45
Computer Science44
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management40
Business & Commerce, General38
Sociology36
Social Work34
Biology & Biological Sciences, General302
Electrical and Electronics Engineering32
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General30
Speech-Language Pathology & Pathologist29
Computer and Information Sciences, General26
Finance, General26
English Language and Literature, General224
Music, General214
American Sign Language (ASL)23
Industrial Engineering23
Marketing & Marketing Management, General23
Management Information Systems, General21
Health and Wellness, General20
Mathematics, General155
Public Health Education and Promotion20
Foodservice Systems Administration & Management19
Civil Engineering, General16
Chemistry, General69
Nursing Education15
Nursing Administration15
Graphic Design14
Health and Physical Education & Fitness, General13
History, General84
Kinesiology and Exercise Science12
Construction Engineering11
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences, General11
Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurial Studies11
Education & Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness55
Human Development and Family Studies, General9
Human Resources Management & Personnel Administration, General9
Audiology & Audiologist8
Environmental Science43
Political Science and Government, General7
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General52
Engineering & Industrial Management7
Physics, General6
Apparel and Textiles, General6
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General6
Business & Managerial Economics6
Operations Management and Supervision5
Environmental & Environmental Health Engineering4
Public Administration4
Fine & Studio Arts, General3
Geology & Earth Science, General3
Applied Psychology3
Biochemistry2
Grand Total1,6622,08889
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate34%32%35%
  • Full-time retention rate - 66%
  • Part-time retention rate - 51%

Publications & Citations

Publications
3,709
Citations
75,890

Publication count by topic

Computer science
574
Materials science
571
Psychology
437
Chemistry
395
Engineering
361
Mathematics
179
Environmental science
178
Medicine
172
Business
141
Sociology
105
Physics
96
Political science
86
Economics
80
Biology
72
History
43
Geology
35
Art
28
Philosophy
13
Geography
11

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Engineering8427,438
Sociology9452,300
History962135
Materials science98218,461
Psychology11478,971
Environmental science11872,974
Political science1262556
Chemistry138815,166
Economics14751,342
Business15021,369
Computer science15604,601
Mathematics17112,582
Physics17721,616
Geology1965339
Art23156
Medicine24151,992
Philosophy24185
Biology28401,945
Geography403528

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
199030124
199136128
199225174
199342195
199436250
199544254
199636284
199744269
199838412
199937386
200040373
200136444
200243526
200349704
200467744
200592906
2006701164
2007951524
20081191921
20091562288
20101362506
20111383084
20121573704
20131744477
20141725396
20152165838
20162376091
20172446053
20182946163
20192506754
20202158031

General info

Founded1923
WikipediaLamar University
MottoLiving the Legacy, Inventing the Future
Colorsred, white
Academic CalendarAugust to May (August - December; January-May). Also Summer Sessions
Total FTE staff1,397
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Address4400 MLK Blvd
Beaumont, Texas, 77705
United States
City population118,000
Phone4098807011
Fax+1 (409) 880 8404

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