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By the numbers

Undergraduate Enrollment 9,324
In-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $243
Out-of-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $658
Yearly Room and Board $7,001+
% of Students on Financial Aid 61
Median SAT/ACT 1020/20
% of African American Students 26.9
% of Asian American Students 4.9
% of Hispanic Students 16.6
% of International Students 1
Student/Teacher Ratio 18:1
Number of Full-time Faculty 478
% of Male/% of Female Students 42/58
Greek System? YES
% of Freshmen Who Live on Campus 25
% of Students Who Graduate in Four Years 15
% of Students Who Graduate Overall 30
% of Freshmen Who Return 64
% Of Alumni Who Give $$$ to School 2

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Lamar University

Team Name:

Cardinals

Address:

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

Web:

Lamar.edu

Phone:

409-880-8888

Facebook:

LamarUniversity

Twitter:

@LamarUniversity

Instagram:

@lamaruniversity

POINTS OF DISTINCTION

  • The Mirabeau Scholars Program offers full four-year scholarships along with many other academic and need-based funding to assist students. The David J. Beck Fellowship at Lamar University provides full scholarships for one year plus funding for summer research projects around the world.
  • We are LU is a community of students, faculty and staff who work and live collaboratively with each other and within Southeast Texas and beyond.

WITH MORE THAN 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 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 universities in the nation to offer a degree in port management. Additionally, the university 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 completely remodeled Setzer Student Center. Its food court and redesigned quadrangle outside provide many areas to study or relax. An athletic complex complements the football program and 14 other NCAA Division I men’s and women’s sports.