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

WHEN WORKERS STRUCK oil at Spindletop more than one hundred years ago, it forever changed the landscape of Southeast Texas and catapulted the world into the oil age. An important part of Lamar University’s institutional identity is tied to that massive 1901 oil gusher, which set the foundation for South Park Junior College’s creation in 1923.

Later becoming Lamar University, the institution quickly became an integral frontrunner in technology and energy education. Throughout the 20th century, Lamar has served Southeast Texas in a strategic, relevant, and sustainable way. Its founders wanted education that produced leaders for the region, and they succeeded.

Today, Lamar University is thriving as a boomtown of knowledge. A diverse population of faculty, staff, and students creates a campus culture committed to student engagement and success, and to the advancement of relevant research that energizes economic development locally, nationally, and around the world.

Lamar’s approach is versatile and firmly grounded in the humanities and sciences, but with a continued emphasis on practical applications. The result provides a sharp advantage to graduates as they develop skills for lifelong learning and prepare for their careers.

By The Numbers


Acceptance Rate 88.10%
Median composite SAT score 1040
Median ACT score 20
Undergraduate Enrollment 8,252
Students on Financial Aid 61%


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 1%
Hispanic Students 24%
International Students 1%
Male/Female Ratio 66/34

Campus Life

Greek System Yes
Freshman Living on Campus
Freshmen Who Return 59%
Student/Teacher Ratio 20:1
Full-Time Faculty 402


Graduation in Four Years 38%
Graduation Overall 66%
Alumni Who Give $ to School 2%

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