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Lamar University Student Life

Lamar University is on a 292-acre campus in a suburban setting in Beaumont, Texas, not far from Houston. There are many activities and organizations for Lamar University students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, and more.

Lamar University also has fraternities and sororities.

Lamar University students' favorite campus events are Homecoming, Week of Welcome and Open House.

Does Lamar University Offer Student Housing?

Lamar University offers on-campus housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing. . There are 2,515 spots available in on-campus housing for all 8,555 undergraduates. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Lamar University offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Lamar University Athletics

At Lamar University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Lamar University:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Cheerleading NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Basketball NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Golf NCAA Division 1 Intercollegiate Club Teams
Tennis NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Track And Field NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1

Is Lamar University Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Lamar University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Lamar University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

Lamar University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Plan a Visit to Lamar University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Lamar University, take Interstate 10 to Beaumont, TX. If you need to fly, book your flight to Jack Brooks Regional airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Texas you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Lamar University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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Lamar University Students

57%

Women

43%

Men

54%

Full Time

46%

Part Time

98%

In State

2%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

41%

25%

22%

5%

3%

2%

1%

0.37%

0.05%

Undergraduate Students

8,555

Graduate Students

8,049

Non-Resident / International Students

83

Lamar University Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

16,604

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

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Tuition and Fees

In State

$8,690

Out-of-State

$18,482

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