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A member of The Texas State University System, Lamar University offers 63 undergraduate, 38 master’s and 5 doctoral degree programs.
Lamar University has nearly 14,000 students enrolled in five academic colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Human Development, Engineering, and Fine Arts and Communication. Lamar also offers academic programs through the College of Graduate Studies.
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 science.
Students can participate in or cheer on their peers in more than a dozen NCAA Division I sports.
The Cardinals football program makes a highly anticipated return to the gridiron in 2010 with a new athletic complex and new stadium.
Residents of Cardinal Village, the modern residence halls, have private bedrooms, high-speed Internet and amenities including an outdoor pool, basketball courts and community centers. The new dining hall offers a bistro ambience with international and American cuisine. Working out in the Sheila Umphrey Recreational Sports Center is like a trip to an exclusive gym where students have an automatic membership. Features include a 43-foot climbing wall, an elevated jogging track, new cardiovascular and weighttraining equipment, and courts for sports such as basketball,
racquetball and indoor soccer. Competitive types can participate
in intramural sports ranging from basketball and flag football to
dodgeball, cricket and pool.
Making friends and building a social network is easy at Lamar with more than 100 clubs and organizations registered on campus. Through campus organizations, students can:
Join a fraternity or sorority
Do all of the above!
LU is a short drive from many outdoor adventures: a day at the beach, canoeing or fishing on area rivers and bayous, hiking in the Big Thicket National Preserve. Nearby shopping and entertainment options include theaters, museums and live music venues large and small.
|Total Undergraduate Students||9,840|
|American Indian / Alaskan Native||68||1%|
|African American / Black||3,104||32%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||0||<1%|
|Two or More Races||0||<1%|
|Race/Ethnicity Not Reported||330||3%|
|Where do LU undergraduates call home?|
|Other US States & Territories||2%|
|How old are LU undergraduates?|
|Percent of Undergraduates Age 25 or Older||25%|
|Test Scores of Enrolled New Freshmen||ACT||SAT|
|Composite||17 - 23|
|Math||17 - 23||410 - 530|
|English||16 - 22|
|Critical Reading||430 - 530|
|High School Background of Enrolled New Freshmen|
|Percent in top 25% of High School Graduating Class||33%|
|Percent in top 50% of High School Graduating Class||64%|
|Percent of New Freshmen who submitted HS GPA||94%|
|Average High School GPA (4-point scale)||0.00|
|Percent who submitted High School GPA||<1%|
The cost to attend Lamar University varies based on the individual circumstances of students and may be reduced through grants and scholarships.
NOTE: Students may receive aid from more than one source.
|Students per Faculty||20 to 1|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 30 students||71%|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 50 students||92%|
|Total Full-Time Instructional Faculty||-1|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Female||Data|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Persons of Color||Data|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Have the Highest Academic Degree Offered in Their Field of Study||Data|
<1% of new freshmen live in campus-based housing or residence halls.
<1% of all undergraduates live on campus
The Carnegie Classification's were created "to reference the great diversity of colleges and universities in the United States, and ... enable [people] to identify groups of roughly comparable institutions." For information on the Carnegie Classifications system, please visit their website: http://classifications.carnegiefoundation.org/
At Lamar University, responses were provided by 550 randomly selected Lamar students on the 2008 NSSE Survey (National Survey of Student Engagement)
Institutions participating in the VSA program measure student involvement on campus using one of four national surveys. Results from the one survey are reported for a common set of questions selected as part of VSA. Following are the selected results from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). The questions have been grouped together in categories that are known to contribute to student learning and development. The results reported below are based on the responses of seniors who participated in the survey.
|Degrees awarded at Lamar University in 2010-11|
|Areas of Study with the largest number of bachelor's degrees awarded in 2010-11|
First-time students in Fall 2010 that returned for their second year: 64%
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Learning Outcomes are currently being measured. We will display results once the data have been collected and analyzed.