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  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
    B-
  12. Safety
    B-
Lamar is a public university located in Beaumont, Texas. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 5,735 undergraduate students. The Lamar acceptance rate is 84%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Nursing, and Business. Graduating 27% of students, Lamar alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,200.
4400 MLK Blvd
Beaumont, TX 77705
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Southland Conference

Lamar University Rankings

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

Lamar Admissions

Acceptance Rate
84%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
950-1120
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Neither required nor recommended
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$11,510/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$8,166/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
86%

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
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.109 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.109 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
12
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
12
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    34%
  • On Campus
    43%
  • Online
    23%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,735Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,169
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
52%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 69 responses
Report
  • Most students work and go to school
    45%
  • Busy
    22%
  • Having alot to do
    17%
  • Unpredictable
    6%
  • Segregated by groups
    4%
  • Ambitious
    1%
  • Don't care about education, only want to party
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
44%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.126 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.145 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 80 responses
Report
  • Great
    18%
  • Willing to help you grow/learn
    16%
  • Average
    14%
  • Helpful
    13%
  • Growing
    10%
  • Fun
    10%
  • They're doing the best with what they have
    9%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
27%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.68 responses
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I transferred as a junior into Lamar's online degree completion program and attended fully online. The condensed 8-week classes were informative and moderatelychallenging. Tuition rates were competitive and I feel like the education was of good value. My professors treated me well and showed they wanted me to succeed by providing extra help and encouragement. With the guidance of my incredible academic advisor, I managed to graduate 2 semesters earlier than anticipated, even while working full-time. 2 days after graduation, I started my new job that required a bachelor's degree. Highly recommend for anyone with outside responsibilities!
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Everything this far has been great! We'll see how this goes in the future. Only time will tell. Everything that I've been told has been true. All of my appointments have been prompt, professional, and overall made me feel as if the staff is there for an individual. When I email or call the response has been efficient and done in a timely manner. My work schedule is the same as my Advisory's. She did make sure that she made me feel like everything in life can be done if you put forth effort. She woke up earlier and called me at 7:30 AM as promised the day before to ensure that I was enrolled in my classes. That made me view change in a different manner because I did not change my schedule at all. Every morning at that time I'm driving to work talking on my blue tooth. This situation motivated me even more to know that all things can be done, one just have to let another be aware of their situation. The thing that got to me most is the time of appointment wasn't my idea and the honesty.
I have loved going to this college! They have an amazing staff that really cares about the well being of their students. For example, before each semester starts your counselor contacts you to make sure you are all set for the semester. Their online system is very easy to work and updated with no problems I have experienced in my years attending. Not to mention the cost of attending Lamar University is unbeatable!