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
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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

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
69%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.97 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.97 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.97 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,315Undergrads
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 58 responses
Report
  • Most students work and go to school
    47%
  • Busy
    19%
  • Having alot to do
    19%
  • 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
43%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.114 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.133 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 68 responses
Report
  • Great
    19%
  • Helpful
    15%
  • Average
    13%
  • Willing to help you grow/learn
    13%
  • Fun
    10%
  • Growing
    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 loved how easy it was to get involved and participate in student leadership on campus. Lamar has provided so many opportunities for me, from academic internships, student clubs, wonderful professors and networking opportunities!
Lamar is a relatively small university. This is great because you can get a more personal relationship with your professors. The student benefits are nice as well. These include access to the rec, free tutoring at the library, and free admission to EVERY sporting event held on campus football, volleyball, soccer, baseball, softball, basketball, and tennis. The dorms are incredibly comfy and private as well. There are multiple food options that are located all over campus. There is a lot of construction on campus, but when it is completed there will be a new and improved student center and a science and technology building. Along with those the new honors college building has just been completed. The array of clubs, societies, and Greek life is wide and plentiful. With the hindsight I have of Lamar, I would still chose to attend college here if I were a senior in high school again.