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 sixteen 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 960 (25th percentile) to 1140 (75th percentile) on the SAT and in the range of 17 (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 2.80 to 3.18 for accepted students. This school has an acceptance rate of 84 percent with 25 percent of applicants deciding to enroll. When applying historical data, we have projected that the Lamar University acceptance rate 2021 will be around 77%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Lamar University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Lamar University was reported as 83.8% in Fall 2020 with over 6,250 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: 17 - 23
  • Average GPA: 2.80 - 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 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 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

  • 2016-2017: 76.2%
  • 2017-2018: 81.7%
  • 2018-2019: 84.3%
  • 2019-2020: 83.8%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 76.8%

How Does Lamar University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Lamar University is forty-eight percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
McNeese State University80.7%
Texas Southern University90.9%
Rice University8.7%

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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Lamar University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading490 - 580
Math470 - 560
Total Score960 - 1140
ACT®Score Range
English16 - 23
Math16 - 23
Composite Score17 - 23
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