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About Lamar University

Lamar University is a public, state school in an suburban setting in Beaumont, Texas. Lamar University was founded in 1923 and now enrolls around 16,604 students a year, including 8,555 undergrads.

Lamar University offers housing for up to 2,515 students.

As of 2021, the total market value of Lamar University's endowment was $133.182 million The institution spends around $6,256 for each full-time student enrolled. Lamar University employs one full-time professor for every 12 undergrads enrolled.

2021 Lamar University Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 84%
Average GPA 3.4
Mean ACT score 20
Mean SAT score 1033
In-State Tuition $6,228
Out-of-State $16,020

2022 Lamar University Regular Decision Application Deadline

Early Admission at Lamar University

Lamar University does not offer early decision or early action.

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Lamar University Acceptance Rate

It is slightly difficult to get into Lamar University. Lamar University admitted 84% of all applicants in 2021. Out of 5,948 applications received in 2021, 5,015 students were offered admission.

Lamar University Waitlist 2021

Lamar University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

How Do I Get Into Lamar University?

Lamar University is considered slightly difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Lamar University, applicants must submit the following items.

Lamar University Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Test Scores for Lamar University

The average high school GPA for a student admitted to Lamar University is 3.4 out of 4.0. Admitted students have a mean score of 1033 on the SAT. The mean ACT score for Lamar University students is 20.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Lamar University.

Is Lamar University Test Optional?

Lamar University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 78% submitted the SAT. 24% submitted the ACT.

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Dorms at Lamar University

Yes! Lamar University provides on-campus housing for up to 2,515 students.

Homecoming, Week of Welcome, and and Open House are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Lamar University.

Financial Aid at Lamar University

Lamar University meets 41% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $12,366 a year.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can.. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Is Lamar University a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a school is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Lamar University

About 68% of students who start at Lamar University come back the next year.

Lamar University's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 37%. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes and Debt for Lamar University Grads

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. In 2020, students graduated with an average of $32,171 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Lamar University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Lamar University a good school for you?

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Where is Lamar University Located?

Lamar University is located in the suburban setting of Beaumont, Texas, less than an hour from Houston.

If you want to see Lamar University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 10 to Beaumont, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Jack Brooks Regional.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Lamar University and Beaumont are like without leaving home.

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College Info

4400 Martin Luther King Parkway Beaumont, TX 77710

Campus Setting: Suburban

Lamar University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Lamar University is Continuous processing.

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Lamar University ACT Scores


ACT Range

17 - 22

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Lamar University is 20. Students with an ACT score of 22 and above have a good chance of getting into Lamar University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 17 and 22 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 17 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Lamar University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

940 - 1110


Math SAT Range

460 - 560


Reading SAT Range

480 - 560

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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1110 and Above


940 to 1110


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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Lamar University students is 1033. Applicants with SAT scores of 1110 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Lamar University, while applicants with SAT scores between 940 to 1110 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 940 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Lamar University.

Lamar University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Lamar University is like? There are approximately 16,604 students enrolled at Lamar University, including 8,555 undergraduate students and 8,049 graduate students. 54% percent of students attend school full-time, 98% percent are from TX and 2% percent of students are from other states.


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