Lamar is a public university located in Beaumont, Texas. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 5,967 undergraduate students. The Lamar acceptance rate is 82%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Nursing, and Criminal Justice and Safety Studies. Graduating 30% of students, Lamar alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,200.
NCAA Division I-FCS
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Neither required nor recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.97 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.104 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.104 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities358 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies104 Graduates
Mechanical Engineering66 Graduates
Sport and Fitness Management62 Graduates
Chemical Engineering43 Graduates
Communication Disorders43 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.121 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.140 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.68 responses
Lamar University Reviews
Lamar University is a very involved, energetic, and safe university. It offers many positive opportunities and experiences for any college student, and is a great place for college freshman to begin. It provides a safe and healthy atmosphere from conversations to the overall environment. The only downside to this university is that the advisors don’t feel as engaged and encouraging as they could be, and I hope to see that change!
I transferred to Lamar University my sophomore year. I came from a very small private university and at Lamar, I get to truly experience the "real" college life. There is always something going on at the university and I have met some really great people. I love the diversity and the campus life. I'm glad I made the right decision, not just because my parent's went to Lamar and my mom is an alumni, but I am having the time of my life at this moment!
Lamar University is a great school! It allows amazing opportunities, organization, and academics! I was fearful at the start, but everyone is friendly and respectful. I gained friends within my first class and all my professors throughout my experience have been nothing but helpful and kind. I highly recommend this college to anyone who has the desire to learn and grow academically and as a person.