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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    B-
  12. Safety
    B-
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.
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
82%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
950-1140
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Neither required nor recommended
Early Decision/Early Action

Test Prep

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Cost

Net Price
$11,485/ 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
$7,832/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
83%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
69%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.97 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.104 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.104 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,967Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,301
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
47%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 65 responses
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  • Most students work and go to school
    45%
  • Busy
    20%
  • Having alot to do
    18%
  • Segregated by groups
    5%
  • Unpredictable
    5%
  • Ambitious
    2%
  • Diverse
    2%

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.121 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.140 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 75 responses
Report
  • Great
    19%
  • Willing to help you grow/learn
    16%
  • Helpful
    13%
  • Average
    12%
  • Fun
    11%
  • Growing
    11%
  • They're doing the best with what they have
    8%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
30%
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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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!
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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.