Chances of getting into Lamar University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
84.3%
Admission Difficulty for Lamar University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Lamar University and can I get accepted? The school has a 84% acceptance rate ranking it #53 in Texas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 4,626 out of 5,486 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 66 percent. Lamar University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 32% 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

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
950-1120
Applicants Submitting SAT
84%
SAT Scores for Lamar University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 480
SAT Math 25th 470
SAT Composite 25th 950
SAT Scores for Lamar University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 570
SAT Math 75th 550
SAT Composite 75th 1120
Average SAT Score 1040

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

Lamar University typically requires applicants to be in the top 69 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 950 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 860. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1040 out of 1600. The school ranks #45 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. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Lamar University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1120 and Above Good >90%
1035 to 1120 Avg + 84%-90%
950 to 1035 Avg - 76%-84%
865 to 950 Reach 64%-76%
Less than 865 Low <64%
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Lamar University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
30%
ACT Scores for Lamar University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Lamar University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 23
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 #43 in Texas for highest average ACT composite score. 30 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Lamar University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Lamar University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >91%
20 to 23 Avg + 84%-91%
18 to 20 Avg - 77%-84%
16 to 18 Reach 69%-77%
Less than 16 Low <69%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

You will 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.

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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%

Admission Statistics

Lamar University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,361 2,125 5,486
Accepted 2,787 1,839 4,626
Acceptance Rate 83% 87% 84%
Enrolled 823 660 1,483
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 30% 36% 32%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
65

Applicants have 65 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
Jun 6 Jul 15
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Jun 13 Jun 23
Jul 18 Jul 28

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Lamar University and what considerations affect 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 950 and 1120. 84% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 23. 30% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

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