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Lamar University

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1923
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 8,919
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $18,713,425
Admissions Address

Lamar Station, Box 10001
Beaumont, TX 77710

Website

http://www.lamar.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@hal.lamar.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Less Selective
Send application by: August 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: James Rush
Admissions office telephone: (409) 880-8888
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: August 1
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $25
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Tuition deposit: N/A
Room deposit: $150 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 N/A
Science 2 N/A
Lab 0 N/A
Foreign language 0 2
Social studies 3 N/A
History 0 N/A
Academic electives 2 N/A
Total academic units 14 N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: August 1
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: N/A
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: N/A
First generation: N/A
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Not considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Less Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 74%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 74%
Total applicants: 5,217
Total acceptances: 3,870
Total freshman enrollment: 1,490
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 1,921
Male acceptances: 1,466
Male freshman enrollment: 606
 
Female applicants: 3,296
Female acceptances: 2,404
Female freshman enrollment: 884
 
Students that applied here may also have applied to: N/A
 
Out-of-state freshmen: 2%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 14%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 38%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 79%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 95%
Average high school GPA: N/A
 
First-year students submitting GPA: N/A
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 84%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 400 – 520
Math: 410 – 530
Combined: 810 – 1050

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 1.0% 1.0%
600-699 8.0% 9.0%
500-599 23.0% 26.0%
400-499 45.0% 43.0%
300-399 22.0% 18.0%
200-299 1.0% 3.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 16%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 14 – 20
Math: 16 – 21
Composite: 16 – 21

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
24-29 13.0% 11.0% 12.0%
18-23 37.0% 31.0% 27.0%
12-17 46.0% 47.0% 59.0%
6-11 2.0% 8.0% N/A
Below 6 1.0% 1.0% N/A

 



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