Lamar University School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Beaumont, TX

$8,494

Avg in-state tuition

$18,622

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About Lamar University

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Lamar University is a large public university located on an urban campus in Beaumont, Texas. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 15,460, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 84%. The university offers 55 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 34%, and a student-faculty ratio of 18:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $8,494, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $18,622.

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Admissions Breakdown

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

Acceptance Rate Insight

84% of students were accepted during the 2019-2020 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Test scores Required

High school rank Required

High school GPA Not required or recommended

Completion of college prep program Recommended

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Not required or recommended

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

SAT & ACT

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 960-1140

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 17-23

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of more than 15,000 students.

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15k

Students Enrolled

73%

Online Student Enrollment

18:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online
On-campus
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program.

Demographics

White

46%

Black

23%

Hispanic

20%

Asian

4%

Two or more races

3%

Non-U.S. Citizen

3%

Unknown

2%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

66%

Socio-economic diversity

48% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

28

Total Online Enrollment

11,310

Student Location Breakout

73% 27%

Percent of Programs Online

70% On-campus

30% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates Not offered

Associate Not offered

Bachelor's 22% online

Graduate Certificate 100% online

Master's 42% online

Doctorate 20% online

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

48%

State Grant Aid

63%

Institution Grant Aid

18%

Pell Grant

48%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $5,145
State Grant Aid $5,365
Institution Grant Aid $4,105
Pell Grant Aid $4,705

Financial Outlook

$37k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

$22k

Average student debt after graduation

Resource

Understanding Grants & Scholarships

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2019-2020]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.