Lamar University

Beaumont, TX

Lamar University

Beaumont, TX

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Tuition & Fees

$10,342

$23,002

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
17%
500-599
49%
400-499
29%
300-399
2%
700-800
3%
600-699
10%
500-599
51%
400-499
35%
300-399
1%
30-36
4%
24-29
17%
18-23
54%
12-17
25%
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undergraduateRatios

42%

male

58%

female

18

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

83%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,237
Declined 1,012
Total Received 6,249
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Public

8,697

undergraduate students

6,763

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

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

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 15,460
Established in 1923
Coeducational Coeducational

292-acre campus in Beaumont (population: 119,114), 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.

  • Campus Setting: Suburbs
  • Metropolitan area: Houston
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Jack Brooks Regional

Lamar University
None
Beaumont, TX
77710

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
25%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through freshman year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Week of Welcome
  • Open House
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
17%
Top 1/4
46%
Top 1/2
79%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
17%
500-599
49%
400-499
29%
300-399
2%
700-800
3%
600-699
10%
500-599
51%
400-499
35%
300-399
1%
30-36
4%
24-29
17%
18-23
54%
12-17
25%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $25
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.35

Moderately Selective

83%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,237
Declined 1,012
Total Received 6,249

Admissions Factors

Very Important

class rank
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Considered

extracurricular activities
application essay
recommendation(s)
talent/ability

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 37
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

82%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$5,145

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,541
Room & board $9,158
Additional fees $2,801
Books & supplies $1,012
Other fees $1,912
Total $22,424
Average Financial Aid - $5,145
Total with Avg. Aid $17,279
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Financial Facts

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Tuition guarenteed plan yes
Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Basketball, Cross-country running, Football, Golf, Racquetball, Rugby, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Track and field, Volleyball, Weight lifting

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Basketball, Cross-country running, Golf, Racquetball, Rugby, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Track and field, Volleyball, Weight lifting

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Divison I

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Advertising
American Sign Language (ASL)
Apparel and Textiles, General
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry, General
Civil Engineering, General
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
Communication, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Construction Engineering
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
English Language and Literature, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Environmental Science
Finance, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
Forensic Chemistry
General Studies
Geology/Earth Science, General
Graphic Design
Health and Wellness, General
History, General
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Industrial Engineering
Industrial Technology/Technician
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Management
Music, General
Operations Management and Supervision
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Retailing and Retail Operations
Social Work
Sociology
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctorial degree - other
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

15,460

total students

98%

in-state

2%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

56%

8,697
students

Female
58%
5,082

Male
42%
3,615

44%

6,763
students

Female
76%
5,117

Male
24%
1,646

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

60%

5,243
students

Female
57%
2,965

Male
43%
2,278

40%

3,454
students

Female
62%
2,117

Male
38%
1,337

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 66%
Student 4 year graduation rate 15%
Student 5 year graduation rate 14%
Student 6 year graduation rate 5%

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
24%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
20%
Hispanic/Latino
42%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

832

Transfer students enrolled

5%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 8

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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
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