1,121 reviews
  1. Beaumont, TX
  2. 4 Year
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 Scores Range
860-1060
ACT Scores Range
18-23
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Neither required nor recommended
Application Website
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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.92 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.92 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 53 responses
Report
  • Most students work and go to school
    49%
  • Busy
    21%
  • Having alot to do
    21%
  • Segregated by groups
    4%
  • Ambitious
    2%
  • Don't care about education, only want to party
    2%
  • Unpredictable
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
42%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.109 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.128 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 63 responses
Report
  • Great
    19%
  • Helpful
    16%
  • Average
    13%
  • Willing to help you grow/learn
    13%
  • Fun
    11%
  • They're doing the best with what they have
    10%
  • Growing
    8%

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

Lamar University Reviews

1,121 reviews
All Categories
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.
Really enjoy going to school here at LU. Classes are small enough so you do not get lost in the crowds, yet large enough to get the full "college experience." Plus the Engineering program is one of the best in the country!
The environment is great and very safe. All of the students and staff are very friendly and willing to help in any way. There is always advising available for anyone that has any questions about their classes, schedules, or anything. Classes can be a bit tough but seeing your professors when they can to ask them questions is always helpful and they will make it easier for you to understand. Studying very hard is definitely required to be as successful as possible. There are always different event going on around campus for students to interact and get involved as well as to relax their minds for a while. Lamar is a great college.