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#24 Best Public Universities in Texas

Lamar University Admission Requirements

Beaumont, Texas

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Chances of getting into Lamar University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
83.8%
Admission Difficulty for Lamar University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into Lamar University and can I get accepted? The school has a 84% acceptance rate ranking it #52 in Texas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 5,237 out of 6,249 applicants were admitted making Lamar University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 68 percent. Lamar University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 25% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Lamar University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
960-1140
Applicants Submitting SAT
84%
SAT Scores for Lamar University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 490
SAT Math 25th 470
SAT Composite 25th 960
SAT Scores for Lamar University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 580
SAT Math 75th 560
SAT Composite 75th 1140
Average SAT Score 1050

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Lamar University?

Lamar University typically requires applicants to be in the top 68 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 960 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 870. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1050 out of 1600. The school ranks #38 in Texas for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 84 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Lamar University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1140 and Above Good >90%
1050 to 1140 Avg + 84%-90%
960 to 1050 Avg - 76%-84%
870 to 960 Reach 64%-76%
Less than 870 Low <64%
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Lamar University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
17-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
30%
ACT Scores for Lamar University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for Lamar University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 23
ACT Math 75th 23
ACT Composite 75th 23
Average ACT Score 20

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Lamar University?

Admission data indicates that Lamar University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 17 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 69 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #41 in Texas for highest average ACT composite score. 30 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Lamar University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Lamar University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >90%
20 to 23 Avg + 84%-90%
17 to 20 Avg - 76%-84%
14 to 17 Reach 64%-76%
Less than 14 Low <64%
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Lamar University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.21*
Typical High School Grades
B

What GPA do you need to get into Lamar University?

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into Lamar University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Lamar University was 3.21 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #50 in Texas for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.21 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Lamar University accepts 84% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.21 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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High School Class Rank

70% of Lamar University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Lamar University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 15%
Top 25% of class 37%
Top 50% of class 70%
Bottom 50% of class 30%
Bottom 25% of class 8%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Lamar University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,955 2,294 6,249
Accepted 3,296 1,941 5,237
Acceptance Rate 83% 85% 84%
Enrolled 734 563 1,297
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 29% 25%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 15, 2021
Days left to Apply
117

Applicants have 117 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on May 15, 2021.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Lamar University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Lamar University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Neither required nor recommended
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Lamar University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=226091 IPEDS survey data for Lamar University.

FAQs

Does Lamar University prefer SAT or ACT?

84% of students submit their SAT scores to Lamar University. 30% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Lamar University?

84% of those who apply are granted admission to Lamar University. Admission competition is and the college has very easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Lamar University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 960 and 1140. 84% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Lamar University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 17 and 23. 30% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.