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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    C+
Lamar University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Southland Conference
Address
4400 MLK Parkway
Beaumont, TX 77710
Website

Lamar University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
76%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
860-1050
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Neither required nor recommended
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$11,755/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,000/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,782/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,952/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,901/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,719/ year
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  • Simple, straightforward student loans with an easy application
  • Flexible repayment options, and strong borrower protections

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
69%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.97 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.99 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.99 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,161Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
45%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 60 responses
Report
  • Most students work and go to school
    47%
  • Having alot to do
    20%
  • Busy
    18%
  • Segregated by groups
    5%
  • Unpredictable
    5%
  • Ambitious
    2%
  • Don't care about education, only want to party
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
42%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.116 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.135 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 70 responses
Report
  • Great
    20%
  • Helpful
    14%
  • Average
    13%
  • Willing to help you grow/learn
    13%
  • Growing
    11%
  • Fun
    10%
  • They're doing the best with what they have
    9%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
33%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.68 responses
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I have been at Lamar University for a year and a half and so far I have had a very good experience overall. I have had my bad experiences with a professor or two but you can not avoid that no matter where you go. I love the residence halls! You have your own bedroom share a living room and bathroom with one other person and they heavily work with you if you want a particular roommate. Dining hall has its flaws for sure but they are taking steps in the right direction making their food fresher and tastier. Overall I have been happy with the classes and living conditions.
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I like Lamar because of the small atmosphere, and the home feeling of the campus. The Professors are nice as well, I have taken many cmmunication calsses and all my professors are very down to earth and extremely understanding. The accessibility of the campus is also very convienent, everything is close together and easy access for most of the campus. Some things that i would like to see change, are how late they keep the food stores open, and the dining hall. College kids are up very late and are alwasy busy, I know there were times when I was up late studying and there would be nothing to eat because all the stores on campus are closed and none of the dining places would be open either. I also think it would be a great idea if the library was kept open later, instead of closing at 11:40, students need time to be able to get things done in a tinmley manner and making them leave a place where their work is suppose to be getting done is not a very productive plan.
I am enrolled in Lamar as a graduate student through an online program. I have not been able to see the student life, housing, or other campus experiences, but I will say communicating with the school and the staff has been an excellent experience. The staff, faculty, and professors are all very friendly and are willing to work with you to accomplish your goals. Everything is very organized, well-explained, and they continually check in on you to make sure you are not struggling. The program is set up for you to succeed, and they always make themselves available when needed.