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Lamar University is a public institution situated in Beaumont, Texas. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

$25,913 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
83% Acceptance Rate

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Lamar University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Lamar University.

Rank Ranking Name Share
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Where Is Lamar University?


Contact details for Lamar University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 4400 Mlk Blvd, Beaumont, TX 77705
Phone: 409-880-7011

How Do I Get Into Lamar University?

You can apply to Lamar University online at:

Admission Requirements for Lamar University

Submission Required?
High School GPA neither required nor recommended
High School Rank required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores considered but not required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Lamar University?

83% Acceptance Rate
64% Of Accepted Are Women
73% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Lamar University is 83%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 36% of accepted students are men and 64% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 81%, and the acceptance rate for women is 84%.

Average Test Scores

About 73% of students accepted to Lamar University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 473 and 580. Math scores were between 470 and 560.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Lamar University  ( 473 to 580 )

SAT Math Scores for Lamar University  ( 470 to 560 )
Lamar University received ACT scores from 22% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 15 and 23. Math scores were between 16 and 23. Composite scores were between 17 and 23.

ACT English Scores for Lamar University  ( 15 to 23 )
ACT Math Scores for Lamar University  ( 16 to 23 )
ACT Composite Scores for Lamar University  ( 17 to 23 )

Can I Afford Lamar University?

$25,913 Net Price
47% Take Out Loans
7.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Lamar University is $25,913. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Lamar University, approximately 47% of students took out student loans averaging $7,111 a year. That adds up to $28,444 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Lamar University is 7.6%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Lamar University Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,657 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 8,588 undergraduate students at Lamar University, with 4,657 being full-time and 3,931 being part-time.


There are also 8,049 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,657 full-time undergraduates at Lamar University, 43% are male and 57% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Lamar University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 255
Black or African American 1,211
Hispanic or Latino 1,014
White 1,841
International Students 72
Other Races/Ethnicities 264

Geographic Diversity

Texas students aren't the only ones who study at Lamar University. At this time, 9 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 69 countries are represented at Lamar University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, Nepal, and Bangladesh.

Online Learning at Lamar University

9,487 Took All Classes Online
13,097 Took At Least One Class Online
11.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 7 bachelor’s degree and 13 master’s degree programs available online at Lamar University. In 2019-2020, 13,097 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Lamar University has changed over the last few years.


This school is the most popular in Texas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of Lamar University

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Lamar University was $8,002 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $17,362. The following table shows how Lamar University is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services #37 #55

Online Growth Rankings of Lamar University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Lamar University was 11.1%. This is the #538 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Lamar University regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Lamar University ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Lamar University.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services #46
Student Counseling #49
Instructional Media Design #114
Educational/Instructional Technology #114
General Special Education #114
General Educational Leadership & Administration #133
Special Education #161
Educational Administration #197

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Lamar University Teaching Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

General Educational Leadership & Administration 0
Educational/Instructional Technology 0
Education of the Deaf 0
General Special Education 0
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services 0


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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