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Lamar University Overview

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

What Is Lamar University Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$25,913 Avg Cost After Aid
88% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at Lamar University have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 1%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Lamar University.
  • For the <nil> academic year, 80% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, Lamar University bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $45,940 a year. That's about 13% more than their peers at other schools.

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?

88% Acceptance Rate
62% Of Accepted Are Women
42% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 88%, Lamar University is fairly easy to get into, but you must be sure to submit the required materials.

Approximately 38% of accepted students are men and 62% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 85%, and the acceptance rate for women is 90%.

Average Test Scores

About 42% 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 460 and 560. Math scores were between 450 and 540.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Lamar University  ( 460 to 560 )

SAT Math Scores for Lamar University  ( 450 to 540 )
Lamar University received ACT scores from 8% 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 24. Composite scores were between 16 and 24.

ACT English Scores for Lamar University  ( 15 to 23 )
ACT Math Scores for Lamar University  ( 16 to 24 )
ACT Composite Scores for Lamar University  ( 16 to 24 )

Can I Afford Lamar University?

$25,913 Net Price
47% Take Out Loans
0.5% 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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Lamar University, approximately 47% of students took out student loans averaging $6,699 a year. That adds up to $26,796 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Lamar University is 0.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Lamar University Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,496 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 8,377 undergraduate students at Lamar University, with 4,496 being full-time and 3,881 being part-time.


There are also 7,943 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,496 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 265
Black or African American 1,271
Hispanic or Latino 1,008
White 1,658
International Students 80
Other Races/Ethnicities 214

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

9,710 Took All Classes Online
14,339 Took At Least One Class Online
11.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 12 bachelor’s degree and 39 master’s degree programs available online at Lamar University. In 2020-2021, 14,339 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.


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 #753 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Lamar University regardless of major.

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%.


*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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