Lamar University: Review & Facts

Overall Rating: Overall Ranking - Very GoodQuality: Education Quality Rating - OustandingSafety: Capmus Safety Rating - PoorCosts: Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Fair
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Lamar University is a medium four-year, public school with 14,290 students enrolled. This institution was founded in 1923 and is one of the 4 colleges located in Beaumont, Texas.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
81
Lamar University will give you the option to get an associate's degree, bachelor's degree, master's degree, or doctoral degree.

Lamar University deploys a semester-based curriculum calendar system and provides 81 majors. The most popular concentrations are Education, General Studies, Engineering, Management, and Business. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings compared to other schools.
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are normally a good sign. However, if you wish to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
54%
The rate of student retention at Lamar University is low at 54% (way below Texas average). Considering this statistic, it seems that students somewhat enjoy their stay at this school.

Student to faculty ratio at Lamar University is reasonably decent, 21:1. Find out more on faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$20,700
Average tuition costs are fairly high - $18,000 annually. The additional fees at Lamar University not covered by tuition are about $2,700, which totals $20,700 a year.

Read the details about Lamar University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
88%
According to recent data, 4,921 applications were submitted and 4,348 were accepted; so it is easy to enroll at this school.

This school will consider accepting your dual credits, credits for life experience, and advanced placement credits earned prior to admission.

Check the details about admissions as well applicants test score stats at Lamar University in the Admissions and Tests report for this school.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$5,100
Lamar University provides a distance learning option, study abroad programs, and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is an amazing option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Lamar University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
D+
Lamar University offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates approximately 2,600 students, which offers a good on-campus housing option. The room price is reasonable -- roughly $5,100 per year.

Air Force ROTC programs are available at Lamar University. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have received a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime numbers, Lamar University appears to be a relatively dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Lamar University Location and Maps



Post Address: Lamar University, 4400 MLK Blvd, Beaumont, Texas 77705, USA
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