Lamar University

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Lamar University can be found in Beaumont, TX, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Nearly fifteen thousand students are enrolled at Lamar University.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this school. Scores within the range of 870 (25th percentile) to 1080 (75th percentile) on the SAT and in the range of 18 (25th percentile) to 23 (75th percentile) on the ACT is common among applicants admitted to this school. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Lamar University average GPA ranges from 2.89 to 3.18 for accepted students. This school has an acceptance rate of 77 percent with 39 percent of applicants deciding to enroll. When applying historical data, we have projected that the Lamar University acceptance rate 2015 will be around 72%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Lamar University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Lamar University was reported as 76.8% in Fall 2013 with over 4,790 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 18 - 23
  • Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.18

How Hard Is It to Get into Lamar University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Lamar University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Lamar University has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 84.3%
  • 2010-2011: 46.9%
  • 2011-2012: 45.5%
  • 2012-2013: 88.4%
  • 2013-2014: 76.8%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 71.5%

How Does Lamar University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Lamar University is thirty-eight percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
McNeese State University61.5%
Texas Southern University45.0%
Rice University16.7%
Sam Houston State University65.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Lamar University (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English0 - 0
Math0 - 0
Composite Score18 - 23
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