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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Lamar University

Beaumont, Texas

FOUNDED IN 1923 as a junior college, Lamar University (LU) is now a nationally recognized institution that is among the fastest growing colleges and universities in Texas. Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, LU contributes to the cultural, educational, and economic success of Southeast Texas, generating economic activity of more than $310 million each year.

On a beautiful 300-acre campus that’s home to more than 17,000 students from sixty-two countries, LU fosters diversity. More than 53 percent of students are first-generation college attendees; 48 percent are students of color; and 21 percent are Hispanic. LU has been ranked among the most diverse universities in Texas by U.S. News & World Report.

With more than 130 degree programs across seven academic colleges, small class sizes, and a low student–faculty ratio, students build one-on-one connections with faculty while gaining the career readiness skills that employers covet. Innovative distance education programs at LU are a popular choice for those pursuing online learning, including military service members. 

By The Numbers


Acceptance Rate 88.10%
Median composite SAT score 1022
Median ACT score 20
Undergraduate Enrollment 8,394
Students on Financial Aid 75%


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


African American Students 26%
Asian American Students 5%
Hispanic Students 21%
International Students 1%
Male/Female Ratio 41/59

Campus Life

Greek System Yes
Freshman Living on Campus
Freshmen Who Return 55%
Student/Teacher Ratio 20:1
Full-Time Faculty 405


Graduation in Four Years 20%
Graduation Overall 39%
Alumni Who Give $ to School 2%

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