84%

Acceptance Rate

$8,166

Avg.Financial Aid

003581

FAFSA Code

About Lamar University (LU)

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Public

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

14,783

Website

www.lamar.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

SACSCOC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

#N/A

Location & Contact

Address

4400 MLK Blvd

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 4098807011
Fax:
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Rankings

It becomes easier for the aspirants to apply to a university and have their doubts regarding the same cleared if the university has a ranking. It is said that the more information that a prospective student has about a university, the better it is. The ranking of a university helps a student overcome the confusion of which university/college is right for them and also other prospects. Before taking admission, a student can assess the university chosen by them on various grounds like research excellence, the performance of its students after graduation, and their experience, among others. Notably, for the rankings, the two publications, US News and Forbes, are trusted everywhere. However, it should be noted that Lamar University does not feature in the list of top colleges, according to the latest ranking of these two publications.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

Rolling Admissions

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

84%

SAT Range

950 - 1120

ACT Range

18 - 23

Application Fee

$25

SAT/ACT

Recommended

High School GPA

Neither required nor recommended

Accept Common App

None

The admission to Lamar University is fairly easy and the students can make the most out of it. Lamar University has 2 admission thresholds. To kickstart the admission process at LU, the candidates have to fill an application form and submit a fee of $25. The SAT score in the range of 960-1140 would boost a student's chances of securing admission. Notably, students securing ACT score less than 17 might also given admission but the average ACT score at Lamar University is 20. The candidates can apply for the courses online. However, in case they need information or want to feel the vibes, they visit the school's office at 4400 MLK Blvd, Beaumont, Texas 77705. They can also call them at (409) 880-7011.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$11,510

Average Annual Cost

$5,912

Books And Supplies

$1,012

Other Fees

$2,461

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$8,920

Budget For Other Expenses

$4,336

Total One Year Cost

$22,641

Before applying to LU, candidates must keep in mind the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The annual full-time cost of attendance comes out to be approximately $27,301. Students can also explore numerous financial aid options offered by the university.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Doctor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

18:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

64%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

51%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$522

Faculty Overview

52%

Male Professors

48%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

263 Graduates

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

233 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

125 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

104 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

73 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

71 Graduates

Mechanical Engineering

66 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

51 Graduates

Chemical Engineering

43 Graduates

Communication Disorders Sciences an...

43 Graduates

Psychology, General

42 Graduates

Electrical, Electronics and Communi...

40 Graduates

Business/Commerce, General

38 Graduates

Biology, General

33 Graduates

Social Work

32 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

30 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

27 Graduates

Industrial Production Technologies/...

27 Graduates

Industrial Engineering

25 Graduates

Sociology

25 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

24 Graduates

Civil Engineering

23 Graduates

Health Services/Allied Health/Healt...

23 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

22 Graduates

Human Development, Family Studies,...

20 Graduates

Management Information Systems and...

20 Graduates

Design and Applied Arts

18 Graduates

Entrepreneurial and Small Business...

17 Graduates

American Sign Language

15 Graduates

Business/Managerial Economics

15 Graduates

Marketing

14 Graduates

Mathematics

13 Graduates

Human Resources Management and Serv...

11 Graduates

Music

11 Graduates

Apparel and Textiles

10 Graduates

Foods, Nutrition, and Related Servi...

9 Graduates

History

9 Graduates

Linguistic, Comparative, and Relate...

9 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

7 Graduates

Physics

7 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

6 Graduates

Political Science and Government

6 Graduates

Chemistry

5 Graduates

Public Relations, Advertising, and...

5 Graduates

Construction Engineering

4 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

4 Graduates

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

3 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

8,904

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

40%

Full-time

64%

Part-time

36%

Students Gender

Male

42%

US National: 44%

Female

58%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

45% White

1% Unknown

26% Black

19% Hispanic

2% Two or more races

1% Non Resident alien

5% Asian

1% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

2%

Out Of State

96%

In State

2%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$53,475 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

N/A

Undergrads in College Housing

N/A

Averege Housing Cost

$5,670/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $3,250/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$3,250/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Cardinals

School Colors

red and white

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Southland Conference

Total Male Athletes

205

Total Female Athletes

137

Intramural Sports

11

Sports Club

N/A

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Football

Golf

Tennis

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Golf

Soccer

Softball

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

No

On-campus housing facilities are offered to the students who wish to remain nearby. At LU, $9,158 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. Lamar University has several dining and meal plan options for its students and the average meal plan at LU costs around $3,250 per year. The university has taken a lot of measures to ensure the safety and security of its students. Some of these measures include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones and 24-hr escort safety rides. There are around 42% male and 58% female students enrolled at the university.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$32,200/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$39,500/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$18,447

$31,332

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$191 - 325

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

76%

Average Aid Per Year

$8,166

Students Receiving Federal Grants

52%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,959

Students Receiving State Aid

59%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,825

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

22%

Average Aid Per Year

$3,696

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$9,706

$30K - $48K

$8,704

$48K - $75K

$4,955

$75K - $110K

$1,178

> $110K

$835

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$7,040,280

In case the students at Lamar University face any financial issues concerning the fees and cost of living, and find the same to be high, they can seek help from the financial aid department of the varsity. It focuses on settling the issues that students face, and candidates can be assisted with scholarships, grants, and student loans. The average financial aid at Lamar University is around $4,105 and the federal grant is $5,145. The students at the university are provided with state aid and institutional aid. The state aid stands at $5,365, while the institutional aid is $4,105. The total non-need-based scholarships/grants offered to students at Lamar University add up to $7,040,280 per year.

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