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By the numbers

Undergraduate Enrollment 9,174
In-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $230*
Out-of-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $620*
Yearly Room and Board $7,001+
% of Students on Financial Aid 58
Median SAT/ACT 967/21
% of African American Students 26
% of Asian American Students 5
% of Hispanic Students 15
% of International Students 2
Student/Teacher Ratio 17:1
Number of Full-time Faculty 414
% of Male/% of Female Students 43/57
Greek System? YES
% of Freshmen Who Live on Campus 57
% of Students Who Graduate in Four Years 11
% of Students Who Graduate Overall 32
% of Freshmen Who Return 58
% Of Alumni Who Give $$$ to School 2

* fees not included

Lamar University

Team Name:

Cardinals

Address:

4400 Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy., Beaumont, TX 77710

Web:

Lamar.edu or BeACardinal.com

Phone:

409-880-8888

Facebook:

LamarUniversity

Twitter:

@LamarUniversity

UNDERGRADUATE ENROLLMENT: 9,174

POINTS OF DISTINCTION

  • The Mirabeau Scholars Program offers full four-year scholarships, and David J. Beck Fellows at Lamar University receive full scholarships plus funding for summer projects of their choice.
  • Students, faculty, and staff portray a Texas state of mind with three common and distinct characteristics: A sense of community, an independent spirit, and a can-do attitude.

With over 100 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs, Lamar University (LU) serves more than 15,000 students as a member of the Texas State University System. LU has been nationally recognized for the quality of its core curriculum and the diversity of its student body, while the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has classified LU as a doctoral research university, one of only 29 public universities in the nation to achieve this distinction.

Engineering, business, and nursing are among the most popular majors. Engineering faculty conducts advanced, grant-funded research and provides opportunities for students to participate. A new science and technology building as well as the Center for Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship are under construction to enrich and encourage students’ opportunities for research and collaboration.

LU received state funding in 2015 to launch the Center for Advances in the Study of Port Management, making it one of the few U.S. universities to offer a degree in port management.

LU also has more than 30 degrees that are available entirely online, giving students around the nation the flexibility to obtain a degree and work a full-time job at the same time.

Recent campus improvements include the Cardinal Village residence halls, a gourmet dining facility, a spacious recreational sports center, the new Wayne A. Reaud Honors College and administration building, a softball complex, and expanded and renovated engineering and music buildings. A sizable athletic complex complements the football program and other NCAA Division I men’s and women’s sports.