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#23 Best Public Universities in Texas

Lamar University Admission Requirements

Beaumont, Texas

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Chances of getting into Lamar University

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
83%
Admission Difficulty for Lamar University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Very Easy 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Lamar University and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Lamar University is 83%.  It ranks #43 in Texas for lowest rate of acceptance. Lamar University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 6,211 out of 7,512 applicants were admitted.

The school has very easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 69 percent (SAT 943/1140 ACT 17/23). Lamar University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.35. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 24% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Lamar University application fee is $25 and applications are due by May 15.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Lamar University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 84% of students submitted SAT scores and 30% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Lamar University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
943-1140
Applicants Submitting SAT 
84%
SAT Scores for Lamar University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 473
SAT Math 25th 470
SAT Composite 25th 943
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 1040

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Lamar University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 100 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 943 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 850. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1040 out of 1600. Lamar University ranks #36 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.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 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%
1041 to 1140 Avg + 83%-90%
943 to 1041 Avg - 72%-83%
845 to 943 Reach 58%-72%
Less than 845 Low <58%
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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 15
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 #36 in Texas for highest average ACT composite score. 30 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Lamar University.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 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 + 83%-90%
17 to 20 Avg - 72%-83%
14 to 17 Reach 57%-72%
Less than 14 Low <57%
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Lamar University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.35
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Lamar University?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Lamar University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Lamar University was 3.35 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #42 in Texas for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.35 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Lamar University accepts 83% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted Lamar University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 1.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 20.0% Good
3.50 to 3.74 21.0% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 18.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 16.0% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 18.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 5.0% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 1.0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

76% 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 12%
Top 25% of class 39%
Top 50% of class 76%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Lamar University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,743 2,769 7,512
Accepted 3,962 2,249 6,211
Acceptance Rate 84% 81% 83%
Enrolled 888 584 1,472
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 26% 24%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 15, 2023
Days left to Apply
233

Applicants have 233 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on May 15, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Lamar University is $25.

Application Requirements

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

Lamar University Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not 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?

83% 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 943 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.