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Tuition & Fees

$9,901

$22,141

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
7%
500-599
30%
400-499
50%
300-399
11%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
9%
500-599
35%
400-499
47%
300-399
7%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
4%
500-599
22%
400-499
50%
300-399
22%
200-299
1%
30-36
4%
24-29
18%
18-23
41%
12-17
34%
6-11
3%
Below 6
0
30-36
7%
24-29
23%
18-23
43%
12-17
27%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
4%
24-29
21%
18-23
53%
12-17
21%
6-11
1%
Below 6
0
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undergraduateRatios

43%

57%

male

female

1
17

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

79%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,583
Declined + 946
Total Received 4,529
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Public

9,174

undergraduate students

5,791

graduate students

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School Facts

Lamar, founded in 1923, is a public, multipurpose university. Its 200-acre campus is located in Beaumont, 90 miles from Houston.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 14,965
Established in 1923
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Beaumont, TX

270-acre campus in Beaumont (population: 117,796), 90 miles from Houston; branch campuses in Orange and Port Arthur. Served by air, bus, and train; major airport serves Houston. Public transportation serves campus.

Lamar University
Lamar Station, Box 10001
Beaumont, TX 77710

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
16%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
57%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
11 fraternities 4% of male students
 
8 sororities 2% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
16%
Top 1/4
25%
Top 1/2
73%
Bottom 1/2
27%
Bottom 1/4
8%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
7%
500-599
30%
400-499
50%
300-399
11%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
9%
500-599
35%
400-499
47%
300-399
7%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
4%
500-599
22%
400-499
50%
300-399
22%
200-299
1%
30-36
4%
24-29
18%
18-23
41%
12-17
34%
6-11
3%
Below 6
0
30-36
7%
24-29
23%
18-23
43%
12-17
27%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
4%
24-29
21%
18-23
53%
12-17
21%
6-11
1%
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline August 8
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

79%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,583
Declined + 946
Total Received 4,529

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

James Rush
Director of Academic Services
P: 409 880-8888
F: 409 880-8463
admissions@lamar.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,080
Room & board $8,450
Additional fees $2,821
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $19,351
Average Financial Aid - $4,757
Total with Avg. Aid $14,594

Financial Aid

46%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$4,757

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $16,387,850
State $10,127,319
Institutional $978,061
Other external
Total $27,493,230

Non-need-based

Federal $17,093
State $20,951
Institutional $3,923,322
Other external $1,431,754
Total $5,393,120

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
soccer
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Southland Conference (Football I-AA)
Mascot
Cardinals
School colors
red and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Administration
Applied Criminology
Art
Audiology
Audiology/Speech/Language Pathology
Biochemistry
Biology
Business Administration
Business Administration/Accounting
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Communication
Communication Disorders
Community Psychology
Computer Information Sciences
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Dance
Deaf Education
Deaf Studies/Deaf Education
Earth Science
Economics
Education
Educational Leadership
Educational Technology Leadership
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Education
Engineering
Engineering Management
Engineering Science
English
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Family/Consumer Science
Family/Consumer Sciences
Finance
Financial Management
Fine Arts
French
General Business
General Studies
Geology
Government
Graphic Arts
Guidance/Counseling
Health Education
History
Human Resources Management
Industrial Engineering
Industrial Technology
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Instrumental Music
Interdisciplinary Studies
Interior Design
Kinesiology
Management
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Mass Communications
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Technology
Music
Music Education
Music Theory/Composition
Nursing
Office Administration
Physical Education
Physics
Piano/Organ
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Secondary Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Speech
Speech-Language Pathology
String Instruments
Studio Art
Supervision
Theatre
Visual Arts
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Undergraduate

61%

9,174
students

Female
57%
5,275

Male
43%
3,899

Graduate

39%

5,791
students

Female
65%
3,751

Male
35%
2,040

undergraduateFull-time

68%

6,314
students

Female
56%
3,529

Male
44%
2,785

undergraduatePart-time

32%

2,860
students

Female
62%
1,746

Male
38%
1,114

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
26%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
14%
Hispanic/Latino
47%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

89%

Transfer applicants accepted

32%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 8

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 139
Countries most often represented Brazil
China
India
Kuwait
Saudi Arabia
Sweden
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Special counselors/advisors

International Student Contact

Michael Jiang
Director of International Student Services & Recruitment
409 880-8988
michael.jiang@lamar.edu

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