Resources › For Students and Parents Lamar University Admissions SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More Share Flipboard Email Print Getty Images / Photo Alto / Frederic Cirou For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated October 05, 2017 Lamar University Admissions Overview: With an acceptance rate of 76%, Lamar University is largely accessible. Interested students will need solid test scores, good grades, and a strong application to be accepted. For more information, be sure to visit Lamar's website, or get in touch with the admissions office. Admissions Data (2016): Lamar University Acceptance Rate: 76%Test Scores -- 25th / 75th PercentileSAT Critical Reading: 430 / 520SAT Math: 430 / 530SAT Writing: - / -What these SAT numbers meanACT Composite: 18 / 23ACT English: 16 / 23ACT Math: 17 / 24ACT Writing: - / -What these ACT numbers mean Lamar University Description: Lamar University's 270-acre campus is located in Beaumont, Texas, a city near the Louisiana border. Houston is 90 miles to the west. The main campus has a largely undergraduate focus, although the university offers several popular online master's programs in education. Among bachelor's degree students, business, communications, and engineering are all popular. High achieving students should look into the Honors Program; perks include smaller classes, interdisciplinary seminars, and various research opportunities. Students can choose from over 100 clubs and organizations including an active fraternity and sorority system. In athletics, the Lamar Cardinals compete in the NCAA Division I Southland Conference. The university fields seven men's and seven women's intercollegiate teams. Enrollment (2016): Total Enrollment: 15,001 (9,308 undergraduates)Gender Breakdown: 42% Male / 58% Female66% Full-time Costs (2016 - 17): Tuition and Fees: $8,146 (in-state); $17,938 (out-of-state)Books: $1,000 (why so much?)Room and Board: $8,350Other Expenses: $4,300Total Cost: $21,796 (in-state); $31,588 (out-of-state) Lamar University Financial Aid (2015 - 16): Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 80%Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of AidGrants: 70%Loans: 52%Average Amount of AidGrants: $7,445Loans: $7,402 Academic Programs: Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Biology, Communication, General Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, Marketing, Mechanical Engineering, Nursing Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates: First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 63%Transfer Out Rate: 34%4-Year Graduation Rate: 12%6-Year Graduation Rate: 33% Intercollegiate Athletic Programs Men's Sports: Track and Field, Football, Golf, Cross Country, Tennis, Gold, Basketball, BaseballWomen's Sports: Basketball, Golf, Cross Country, Track and Field, Tennis, Volleyball, Soccer, Softball Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics If You Like Lamar University, You May Also Like These Schools: University of Houston: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphBaylor University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphHouston Baptist University: Profile University of North Texas: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphRice University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphTexas Christian University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of Texas - Austin: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphTexas A & M University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphTexas State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphTexas Tech University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of Texas - Arlington: Profile McNeese State University: Profile Lamar University Mission Statement: mission statement from http://www.lamar.edu/about-lu/mission-statement.html "Lamar University is a comprehensive public institution educating a diverse student body, preparing students for leadership and lifelong learning in a multicultural world, and enhancing the future of Southeast Texas, the state, the nation, and the world through teaching, research and creative activity, and service."