Lamar University Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Lamar University
|Admission Standards||Very Easy|
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
How hard is it to get into Lamar University and can I get accepted? The school has a 82% acceptance rate ranking it #54 in Texas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 4,446 out of 5,445 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 58 percent. Only 33% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.
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Lamar University SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT68%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||520|
|SAT Math 25th||510|
|SAT Composite 25th||1030|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||630|
|SAT Math 75th||580|
|SAT Composite 75th||1210|
|Average SAT Score||1120|
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 55 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1030 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 940. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1120 out of 1600. The school ranks #39 in Texas for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 68 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1210 and Above||Good||>89%|
|1120 to 1210||Avg +||82%-89%|
|1030 to 1120||Avg -||73%-82%|
|940 to 1030||Reach||61%-73%|
|Less than 940||Low||<61%|
Lamar University ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT33%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||17|
|ACT Math 25th||16|
|ACT Composite 25th||18|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||24|
|ACT Math 75th||24|
|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 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 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 #45 in Texas for highest average ACT composite score. 33 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Lamar University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|23 and Above||Good||>90%|
|20 to 23||Avg +||82%-90%|
|18 to 20||Avg -||75%-82%|
|16 to 18||Reach||66%-75%|
|Less than 16||Low||<66%|
Lamar University has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.
70% of Lamar University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||31%||34%||33%|
Applications are DueAug 1, 2020
Days left to Apply312
Applicants have 312 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2020.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Lamar University before the Aug 1 application deadline.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Oct 5||Oct 18|
|Nov 2||Nov 15|
|Dec 7||Dec 20|
|Mar 14||Mar 27|
|May 2||May 15|
|Jun 6||Jul 15|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Oct 26||Nov 14|
|Dec 14||Dec 24|
|Feb 8||Feb 19|
|Apr 4||Apr 14|
|Jun 13||Jun 23|
|Jul 18||Jul 28|
What are the requirements for admission to Lamar University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|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|
|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.