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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).
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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.
|School type||public, coed college|
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.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||88.3%|
|Application deadline||August 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 1|
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.
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.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
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|
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.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|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