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Lamar University

Beaumont, TX 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate88%
Acceptance Rate88%

Lamar University Admissions

If you are considering submitting an application to Lamar University, the fee for the application costs $25.

Lamar University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Lamar University's admissions stats.

Lamar University 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.4
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 14%
Mean SAT Score 1022
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 83%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 17%
Waitlist No

Lamar University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Lamar University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––

Want to Apply Early to Lamar University?

Lamar University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Find a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

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Transferring to Lamar University

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Lamar University

Lamar University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Lamar University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Lamar University

What does Lamar University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Class Rank Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Application Essay Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Talent/Ability Considered

Make sure to check with Lamar University for more information on admission factors.

Lamar University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Lamar University, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Lamar University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Lamar University?

Students admitted to Lamar University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.

Out of all students that were admitted, 90% submitted a class rank. At Lamar University 14% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 38% were in the top 25% and 71% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Lamar University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 4%
3.75 and 3.99 20%
3.50 and 3.74 18%
3.25 and 3.49 18%
3.00 and 3.24 17%
2.50 and 2.9 21%
2.00 and 2.49 2%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Lamar University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Lamar University considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

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.

In 2022, 83% of Lamar University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 17% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Lamar University?

To be competitive with other Lamar University applicants, you should aim to earn between 930 and 1110 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Lamar University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1110 and 25% of scored lower than 930, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Lamar University student is 1022.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Lamar University students scored 550 or higher and 75% of students scored 460 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Lamar University students scored 570 or higher, and 75% scored a 460 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Lamar University?

To be most competitive at Lamar University, you should strive to earn between 16 and 24 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 24 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Lamar University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 24, and three out of four students scored lower than 24 on the ACT.

A 16 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Lamar University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 16.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to Lamar University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Lamar University.

Transfer students can enroll in Lamar University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Lamar University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Lamar University?

❌ Students who are admitted to Lamar University must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.

Does Lamar University accept transfer credits?

✅ Lamar University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Lamar University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests

Does Lamar University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Lamar University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Lamar University?

✅ Lamar University is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is Lamar University's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Lamar University is 88%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Lamar University?

❌ Lamar University does not offer early decision.

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Lamar University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective


How hard is it to get into Lamar University? Lamar University is a less selective institution. The Lamar University acceptance rate is 88%. This means that the institution accepts 88 out of every 100 applicants.


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.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Lamar University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

930 - 1110


Math SAT Range

450 - 550


Reading SAT Range

460 - 570

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1110 and Above


930 to 1110


930 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Lamar University students is 1022. Applicants with SAT scores of 1110 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Lamar University, while applicants with SAT scores between 930 to 1110 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 930 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Lamar University.

Lamar University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Lamar University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.4. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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