Tuition & Fees

$10,192

$22,642

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
15%
500-599
48%
400-499
35%
700-800
1%
600-699
12%
500-599
49%
400-499
36%
300-399
2%
700-800
1%
600-699
4%
500-599
20%
400-499
52%
300-399
23%
30-36
6%
24-29
15%
18-23
44%
12-17
34%
6-11
1%
30-36
2%
24-29
26%
18-23
38%
12-17
34%
30-36
3%
24-29
20%
18-23
58%
12-17
19%
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undergraduateRatios

42%

male

58%

female

1

teacher

18

students

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Moderately Selective

81%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,446
Declined + 999
Total Received 5,445
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Public

9,234

undergraduate students

5,272

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Applied Arts/sciences
  3. General Studies
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Codes

SAT 6360
ACT 4114

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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.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 14,506
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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Beaumont, TX

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.

Lamar University
Lamar Station, Box 10001
Beaumont, TX 77710

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
25%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
55%
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

 
10 fraternities 4% of male students
 
10 sororities 2% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
15%
Top 1/4
39%
Top 1/2
72%
Bottom 1/2
28%
Bottom 1/4
8%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
15%
500-599
48%
400-499
35%
700-800
1%
600-699
12%
500-599
49%
400-499
36%
300-399
2%
700-800
1%
600-699
4%
500-599
20%
400-499
52%
300-399
23%
30-36
6%
24-29
15%
18-23
44%
12-17
34%
6-11
1%
30-36
2%
24-29
26%
18-23
38%
12-17
34%
30-36
3%
24-29
20%
18-23
58%
12-17
19%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline August 7
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

81%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,446
Declined + 999
Total Received 5,445

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

Celeste Contreras
Director of Admissions
P: 409 880-8888
F: 409 880-8463
admissions@lamar.edu

Financial Aid

23%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$5,125

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $10,192
Room & board $7,704
Books & supplies $1,012
Total $18,908
Average Financial Aid - $5,125
Total with Avg. Aid $13,783
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

State aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 409 880-7011
F: 409 880-8934
financialaid@lamar.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Jill Rowley
Director of Financial Aid

Varsity Sports

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

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Badminton, Basketball, Billiards, Cricket, Dodgeball, Floor Hockey, Football, Kickball, Table Tennis, Track, Weight Lifting

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Athletic Directors

Norman Bellard (men's)
Interim Director Of Athletics

Helene Thill (women's)
Associate Athletics Director
email

Athletic Facts

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

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 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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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Applied Arts/sciences
  3. General Studies

Programs Offered

  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Pass/fail grading option

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Natural Science

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

14,506

total students

98%

in-state

2%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

64%

9,234
students

Female
58%
5,359

Male
42%
3,875

36%

5,272
students

Female
71%
3,730

Male
29%
1,542

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

64%

5,965
students

Female
56%
3,315

Male
44%
2,650

36%

3,269
students

Female
63%
2,044

Male
37%
1,225

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Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
27%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
16%
Hispanic/Latino
44%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

89%

Transfer applicants accepted

47%

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 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

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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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 56
Countries most often represented Canada
France
Germany
India
Kuwait
Saudi Arabia
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Special counselors/advisors

International Student Contact

My Mustapha Jourdini
Director of International Student Services
409 880-8349
international@lamar.edu

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