Lamar University


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Public

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Texas


Lamar University's 270-acre campus is located in Beaumont, Texas, a city near the Louisiana border. Houston is 90 miles to the west. The main campus has a largely undergraduate focus, although the university offers several popular online master's programs in education. Among bachelor's degree students, business, communications, and engineering are all popular. High achieving students should look into the Honors Program; perks include smaller classes, interdisciplinary seminars, and various research opportunities. Students can choose from over 100 clubs and organizations including an active fraternity and sorority system. In athletics, the Lamar Cardinals compete in the NCAA Division I Southland Conference. The university fields seven men's and seven women's intercollegiate teams.

Most Popular Majors

Accounting, Biology, Communication, General Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, Marketing, Mechanical Engineering, Nursing

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 13465
Total Grad Students: 3888
Undergraduate Students: 9577
Faculty: 377

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 36:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 25:1

Percent Male: 40%
Percent Female: 60%

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Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 10%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 30%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

400 MLK Boulevard
Beaumont Texas 77710


Main Email:

Main Phone:

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Francis Morris

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:

Athletics Contact:

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
To qualify for transfer admission, students should have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale for all work attempted and be eligible to re-enter all colleges and universities previously attended.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
D grades are transferable, but some departments may refuse to count them toward a degree.

Credits (Min/Max):
0 to 90 credits are accepted.

Test Scores for Applying:
Students transferring fewer than 18 semester credit hours must take the SAT or ACT and/or have a record of these scores sent to the Office of Admissions.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Letters of recommendation are not required.

Essay(s) required:
An essay is not required.

Application Fee:
A one-time, non-refundable undergraduate application fee of $25.00 is charged to all new undergraduate, first-time-in-college applicants and transfer students.

Other Requirements:
Students not meeting all transfer requirements may be considered. Provide a 1-2 page statement accounting for past academic shortcomings, identify steps they will take to address them and specify academic goals they plan to achieve while at Lamar.

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 17 23
English 16 22
Math 17 23
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 430 530
Math 410 530
Writing 410 520

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied:

Transfers Accepted:

Transfer Percentage Accepted: %

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 46%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -46%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1500

Other Expenses: 4634

Room and Board: 7682

Tuition and Fees: 17241

Total Cost: 31057

Tuition and Fees – In-State: 8076

Total Cost – In-State: 21892

Note on Costs:
Average on-campus cost for a 3 credit course is $86. Distance Learning average for a 3 credit course is $86. Some accelerated programs are offered at a discount of $45/course. 211-212 costs have not been established, and are subject to change.

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Financial Aid is available to full and part time students.

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Own Financial Aid Form?

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 6490

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 81%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 80%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 53%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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