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By the numbers

Undergraduate Enrollment 8,904
In-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $251
Out-of-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $673
Yearly Room and Board $7,001+
% of Students on Financial Aid 60
Median SAT/ACT 1045/21
% of African American Students 27.04
% of Asian American Students 5.24
% of Hispanic Students 20.37
% of International Students 1
Student/Teacher Ratio 17:1
Number of Full-time Faculty 483
% of Male/% of Female Students 42/58
Greek System? YES
% of Freshmen Who Live on Campus 53
% of Students Who Graduate in Four Years 30
% of Students Who Graduate Overall 27
% of Freshmen Who Return 64
% Of Alumni Who Give $$$ to School 2

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 only university in Texas, and among the few in the nation to offer a degree in port management.
  • Center for Midstream Management and Science, established in 2019 with legislative support, advances midstream efficiencies through research.
  • LU’s mental health program has been ranked number one in the nation for accessibility and affordability.
  • The university’s nursing, engineering, and business schools are nationally ranked for accessibility, affordability, and merit.

  • Home to the Texas Academy for Leadership in the Humanities, a tuition-free honors program granting high school students the opportunity to complete the final two years of high school simultaneously earning sixty hours of college credit.

WITH MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED BACHELOR’S, master’s and doctoral degree programs, Lamar University (LU) is nationally recognized for the quality of its core curriculum, affordability, student body diversity, robust online presence, and low 1:19 faculty-to-student ratio.

LU is a doctoral research university, and student research is encouraged at all levels. Faculty receive funding for research with global implications, and awards for merit and mentoring.

Through five academic colleges, LU offers students the opportunity to study in the Reaud Honors College, across the world through faculty-led study abroad programs, and in co-op work programs, due to LU’s partnerships with business and industry.

The 300-acre campus has five residence halls and a new 85,000-square-foot Science and Technology Building for interdisciplinary research. The campus is home to the Center for Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship, a conduit for industry and university interaction.

Students enjoy the remodeled Setzer Student Center with a food court that is adjacent to a redesigned quadrangle. They also participate in hundreds of student organizations, an active Greek community, and intramural sports in a state-of-the-art athletic complex, which complements the football program and fourteen other NCAA Division I men’s and women’s sports.