Lamar University

Beaumont, Texas

Team Name: Cardinals

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


Phone: 409-880-8888

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Undergraduate Enrollment8,196
Acceptance Rate88.10%
In-State Tuition$259
Out-of-State Tuition$667

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Lamar University

Beaumont, Texas

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 student–faculty ratio of 19:1.

A doctoral research university with 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 that reflect LU’s partnerships with business and industry.

LU is 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 while simultaneously earning sixty hours of college credit.

The 300-acre campus has five residence halls and a new 85,000-square-foot science and technology building for interdisciplinary research. The campus also 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 its food court and adjacent, 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 that also supports LU’s football program and fourteen other NCAA Division I men’s and women’s sports.



Acceptance Rate88.10%
Median composite SAT score1040
Median ACT score19
Undergraduate Enrollment8,196
Students on Financial Aid75%


In-State Tuition$259
Out-of-State Tuition$667
Room and Board$7,001+


African American Students25%
Asian American Students5%
Hispanic Students22%
International Students1%
Male/Female Ratio40/60


Greek SystemYes
Freshman Living on CampusN/A
Freshmen Who Return68%
Student/Teacher Ratio24:1
Full-Time Faculty464


Graduation in Four Years27%
Graduation Overall30%
Alumni Who Give $ to School2%