LU

Lamar University

4400 S M L King Dr Pkwy, Beaumont, United States
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  • Total Documents
    37
  • Class Notes
    37
  • Textbook Notes
    0
  • Study Guides
    0
  • Currently Enrolled
    25
  • Previously Enrolled
    72

Overview of Lamar University (LU)

About this school

Lamar, founded in 1923, is a public, multipurpose university. Its 200-acre campus is located in Beaumont, 90 miles from Houston.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:9,234
    • Men:3,875 (42.0%)
    • Women:5,359 (58.0%)

Location

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Admission Information (LU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Lamar University is minimally difficult: most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
2
-
Foreign Language
-
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
3
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
4400 Martin Luther King Parkway
City, State, Zip
Beaumont, TX  77710
Phone
(409) 880-8888
Fax
(409) 880-8463
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
-
Application Fee
$25
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
82% of 5,445 applicants were admitted
Women
80% of 3,240 applicants were admitted
Men
84% of 2,205 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
2,301 (52%) of 4,446 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,269 (49%) of 2,589 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,032 (56%) of 1,857 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.26
375 And Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
518 average |470-560 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
1%
• Score 600 - 700
12%
• Score 500 - 600
49%
• Score 400 - 500
36%
• Score 300 - 400
2%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
528 average |480-580 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
2%
• Score 600 - 700
15%
• Score 500 - 600
47%
• Score 400 - 500
35%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
21 average |18-23 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
3%
• Score 24 - 29
20%
• Score 18 - 23
58%
• Score 12 - 17
19%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (LU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $10,111|Out-of-state: $22,561
  • Room & Board: - $8,740 (62.03861442362294%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,012 (7.183418512208972%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $4,336 (30.777967064168088%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Lamar University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification Date
Not reported
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003581
Free
Institution's own form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,263 (85.5%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,004 (79.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
953 (94.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
149 (15.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
22%
Average Award
$5,395
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 810 (85.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,776
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 587 (61.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,220
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 343 (36.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
113 (7.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,348

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
5,280 (75.2%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
4,434 (84.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
4,280 (96.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
490 (11.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
23%
Average Award
$5,125
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,628 (84.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,660
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,028 (70.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,926
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,049 (24.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
599 (8.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,491

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
57%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$35,651
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
1.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,852

Academics & Instruction (LU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


478

Part-Time Faculty


114

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


54%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 9% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 25% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 33% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 17% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 8% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 7% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 22% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 50% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 17% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 3% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 5% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
678,055

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
1104
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Lamar University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


64.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


30.0%

Programs & Majors (LU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (79)


  • Accounting
  • Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Computer Programming/Programmer, General
  • Computer Science
  • Corrections
  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Criminal Justice/Police Science
  • Dance, General
  • Design and Applied Arts, Other
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician
  • Engineering Science
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Fashion/Apparel Design
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Food Science
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Health Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Industrial Technology/Technician
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Interior Design
  • Jazz/Jazz Studies
  • Journalism
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marine Maintenance/Fitter and Ship Repair Technology/Technician
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Radio and Television
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Stringed Instruments
  • Voice and Opera

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Interdisciplinary studies, Engineering

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science, Master of Engineering Science, Master of Music, Master of Engineering Management, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Engineering

Master's Programs of Study (40)


  • Accounting
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Computer Science
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Family and Consumer Sciences-General
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • History
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health--General
  • Spanish
  • Special Education

Campus Life (LU)

Location & Geography

Population


118,228

Nearest Metropolitan Area


292 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Houston

Weather


Temperature
39.7 average low in January, 90.1 average high in September
Rain
106 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
90 mile(s) from campus in Houston
Nearest Bus Station
Beaumont
Nearest Train Station
Beaumont

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


25% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


75%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Cardinals
School Colors
Red and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, cross-country running, football, golf, racquetball, rugby, sailing, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, track and field, volleyball, weight lifting

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Lamar University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


5,965

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
9,234
Women
5,359
Men
3,875

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 4.7% Asian
  • 28.0% Black/African-American
  • 17.0% Hispanic/Latino
  • 1.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 46.5% White
  • 1.8% Unknown

International Students


1.2% from 46 countries

Average Age


25

Number of Graduate Students


5,272

Student Resources (LU)