C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  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
    C+
Lamar University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Southland Conference
Address
4400 MLK Blvd
Beaumont, TX 77705
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
79%
SAT Range
860-1060
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Neither required nor recommended
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Lamar University

Cost

Net Price
$13,789/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,412/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,242/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,719/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,566/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,226/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
22:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
69%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.97 responses
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.95 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.95 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,460Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
16%
Pell Grant
48%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 56 responses
Report
  • Most students work and go to school
    46%
  • Busy
    20%
  • Having alot to do
    20%
  • Segregated by groups
    5%
  • Unpredictable
    4%
  • Ambitious
    2%
  • Don't care about education, only want to party
    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.112 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.131 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 66 responses
Report
  • Great
    18%
  • Helpful
    15%
  • Average
    14%
  • Willing to help you grow/learn
    12%
  • Fun
    11%
  • Growing
    11%
  • They're doing the best with what they have
    9%

After Lamar University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
33%
National
47%
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 Reviews

1,137 reviews
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Lamar is a great school. Very diverse. Great professors. I just hate the construction they started. It's a hassle going on new routes to get to a class. The food on campus is "iffy". Some days are good, some days are bad. The dorm I live in is really nice. I made sure to make myself feel at home! Especially since my roommate is my best friend from high school. Also there's some really nice people there as well.
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Lamar University is a professional educational institution that has offered a smooth transition to apply and register for classes for the 2017-2018 school year.
I am personally exciting about my journey to complete my undergraduate career as a teacher!
Received my Bachelor's degree from here and now working on a Master's. The campus is growing with major renovations to the student union, two new buildings on the south end of campus and a new science and technology building going up. Athletics programs are Division 1 and compete on a pretty competitive playing field in the Southland Conference. I didn't live on campus, but I kind of wish I would have. Would recommend it to anyone.