Lamar University

2014 Quick Stats
Lamar Station, Box 10001

Beaumont, TX 77710

Phone: (409) 880-7011
2013-2014 Tuition
male /
Aug. 1
application deadline

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Lamar University is a public institution that was founded in 1923. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 9,800, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 270 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Lamar University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $9,011 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $19,631 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Lamar University is a comprehensive senior public university dedicated to providing a learning environment of the highest quality. The University is an educational, scientific, engineering, business, and cultural resource center committed to the threefold mission of teaching, research and service. The University is committed to providing students with a liberal education in the context of a global and multicultural environment and seeks partnerships with business, governmental, industrial and other educational organizations to more efficiently accomplish its goals.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1923
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $24,031,495


When applying to Lamar University, it's important to note the application deadline is August 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Lamar University is $25. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 88.3 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity less selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 88.3%
Application deadline August 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Lamar University is 19:1, and the school has 37 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Lamar University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other; Health Professions and Related Programs; General Studies; and Engineering. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 62.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 19:1
4-year graduation rate 11%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 17%
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 17%
Health Professions and Related Programs 12%
General Studies 10%
Engineering 6%

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Student Life

Lamar University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 9,800, with a gender distribution of 41.7 percent male students and 58.3 percent female students. At this school, 26 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 74 percent of students live off campus. Lamar University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.

Total enrollment 14,288
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA I

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Campus Info & Services

Lamar University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Lamar University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Lamar University, 81 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Lamar University.

Students who have cars on campus 81%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Lamar University, 63.9 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $4,432.

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In-state tuition and fees $9,011 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $19,631 (2013-14)
Room and board $7,966 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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