General Information About Lamar University
Lamar University Mission Statement ( Revised Jan. 4, 2006 ) 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. Lamar University Core Values To provide a learning environment of the highest quality and integrity, Lamar University values. . . Our STUDENTS, including their curricular and extracurricular activities; Our FACULTY and STAFF, high quality employees who are committed to educating and serving our students; Our commitment to DIVERSITY in ideas, people, and access; Our collegial ENVIRONMENT with contemporary, functional, and pleasing facilities, a safe campus, and responsible fiscal management; Our bonds with SOUTHEAST TEXAS, the STATE, the NATION, and the WORLD, including our alumni and friends, through economic and educational development, research and creative activity, service and outreach.
Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.
- 4-year, Public
Special Learning Opportunities
- Teacher certification
- Distance learning opportunities
- Study abroad
- Remedial services
- Academic/career counseling service
- Employment services for students
- Placement services for completers
- On-campus day care for students' children
- Dual credit
- Credit for life experiences
- Advanced placement (AP) credits
- The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
- Not applicable
- Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
- Associate's degree
- Bachelor's degree
- Master's degree
- City: Midsize
Disability Services Student
- 3% or Less
Admission Total Applicants 5,359 Percent Admitted 84% Men Admitted 83% Women Admitted 85% Full Time Retention Rate 66%
Submitted ACT & SAT Scores
25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score Critical Reading 390 510 Math 400 520 Writing 390 490
25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score Composite 16 21 English 14 21 Math 16 21 Writing 6 8
Student Demographics Total Enrolled 17,635 Native American 79 Asian 491 African American 3,870 Hispanic 1,610 Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 7,098 Enrolled FullTime Graduates 742