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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C+
  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
    B-
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.
About Lamar University...
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
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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
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.101 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.101 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 62 responses
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  • Most students work and go to school
    45%
  • Busy
    19%
  • Having alot to do
    19%
  • Segregated by groups
    5%
  • Unpredictable
    5%
  • Ambitious
    2%
  • Diverse
    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.118 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.137 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 72 responses
Report
  • Great
    19%
  • Willing to help you grow/learn
    15%
  • Helpful
    14%
  • Average
    13%
  • Growing
    11%
  • Fun
    10%
  • They're doing the best with what they have
    8%

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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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.
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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.
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.