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Tuition & Fees

$9,721

$21,421

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

Moderately Selective

78%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,653
Declined + 1,004
Total Received 4,657
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undergraduateRatios

42%

58%

male

female

1  :  21

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

Not Reported

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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 15,864
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)

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Codes

SAT 6360
ACT 4114

Social Networks

Public

9,278

undergraduate students

6,586

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
26%
400-499
52%
300-399
12%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
9%
500-599
30%
400-499
53%
300-399
6%
200-299
1%
700-800
0
600-699
3%
500-599
21%
400-499
54%
300-399
21%
200-299
1%
30-36
4%
24-29
17%
18-23
40%
12-17
35%
6-11
4%
Below 6
0
30-36
2%
24-29
25%
18-23
40%
12-17
33%
6-11
0
30-36
2%
24-29
21%
18-23
53%
12-17
24%
6-11
0
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Beaumont, TX

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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
21%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
49%
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
15%
Top 1/4
38%
Top 1/2
71%
Bottom 1/2
29%
Bottom 1/4
9%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
26%
400-499
52%
300-399
12%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
9%
500-599
30%
400-499
53%
300-399
6%
200-299
1%
700-800
0
600-699
3%
500-599
21%
400-499
54%
300-399
21%
200-299
1%
30-36
4%
24-29
17%
18-23
40%
12-17
35%
6-11
4%
Below 6
0
30-36
2%
24-29
25%
18-23
40%
12-17
33%
6-11
0
30-36
2%
24-29
21%
18-23
53%
12-17
24%
6-11
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline August 1
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

78%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,653
Declined + 1,004
Total Received 4,657

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

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $16,817,619
State $8,095,659
Institutional $356,519
Other external
Total $25,269,797

Non-need-based

Federal $28,572
State $1,904,642
Institutional $45,322,539
Other external $1,360,472
Total $48,616,225

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

58%

9,278
students

Female
58%
5,354

Male
42%
3,924

Graduate

42%

6,586
students

Female
64%
4,183

Male
36%
2,403

undergraduateFull-time

69%

6,460
students

Female
56%
3,598

Male
44%
2,862

undergraduatePart-time

31%

2,818
students

Female
63%
1,756

Male
37%
1,062

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
28%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Hispanic/Latino
48%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
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

40%

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 1

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 142
Countries most often represented Germany
Kuwait
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Sweden
Vietnam
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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