Lamar is a public university located in Beaumont, Texas. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,161 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Lamar acceptance rate is 76%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Nursing, and Criminal Justice and Safety Studies. Graduating 33% of students, Lamar alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,100.
NCAA Division I-FCS
High School GPA
Neither required nor recommended
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Student Faculty Ratio
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.101 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.101 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.118 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.137 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 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.
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.
The campus was very nice, I liked how every race nationality was there and accounted for. How immense the diversity of the students were there was incredible, I couldn't believe it. I've never personally tried the campus food but I've heard others remark that the food was good and it also made the distance to travel to the cafe and back to their dorms much better than traveling to go find food. I've visited the campus a few times and the classrooms and other facilities, such as the library, are nice and well put up with and from experience everyone is very welcoming. I can't wait to attend their campus and see how much more they have to offer.