- 82Acceptance Rate
- 100Employment Rate
Lamar offers 96 undergraduate, 50 master's and eight doctoral degree programs in seven academic colleges. The academic colleges are the College of Engineering, College of Education and Human Development, College of Business, College of Fine Arts and Communication, the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Graduate Studies, and the Reaud Honors College. Lamar is classified as a Doctoral Research University by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education and is one of only two universities classified as such within the Texas State University System. Lamar and Kunming University of Science and Technology in southwest China have an exchange program that allows Chinese students to attend Lamar for one year while pursuing their bachelor's degree.
The university also has many academic units that fall outside of the five main colleges. The College of Graduate Studies handles graduate students. The Center for Teaching and Learning Enhancement offers training and support to faculty and runs the university's Active and Collaborative Engagement for Students (ACES) Program. The ACES program is designed to provide support to high risk students and integrate active learning methods into all core courses at LU. The university also provides secondary education through the Texas Academy for Leadership in the Humanities, stateu.com and the Texas Governor's School.
The BAAS online degree completion program, an expansion of a degree the University has offered for almost 20 years, is offered online through Lamar University Academic Partnerships. The online degree completion program is priced affordably at one of the lowest tuition rates in the country.
1.Complete the online application through ApplyTexas.
2.Submit or self-report your SAT/ACT test scores to LU from the testing agency. Use SAT Code 6360 or ACT Code 4114. Read our FAQs to learn how to self-report your scores.
3.Submit your high school transcript:
1.Receive your diploma from an accredited high school
2.Complete at least 14 high school credits in college preparatory course: 4 in English, 3 in Mathematics, 2 in Lab Sciences, 2.5 in Social Sciences, and 2.5 in College Preparatory Electives
3.Satisfy the requirements of the State of Texas Uniform Admissions Policy
4.Graduate in the top 25% of their high school class or achieve a minimum composite score of the SAT (min.1040) or ACT (min.20)
International Undergraduate Transfer from a US Institution:
An international student who is currently enrolled at an accredited US college or university, and wishes to transfer to Lamar University must meet one of the following criteria:
0-17 Credit hours: Must provide evidence of a 2.5 cumulative grade point average (CPGA) on all post-secondary school work. Must provide proof of English Language Proficiency via TOEFL (iBT 60-71, pBT 500-527) or IELTS (6.0) testing which must meet Lamar’s English Proficiency standards.
18-48 Credit hours: Must provide evidence of a 2.5 CGPA and proof of English Language Proficiency. English Proficiency requirement may be waived with proof of completion of Comp I and Comp II with a grade of “B” or better on a 4.0 grade scale; or completion of 48 credit hours with a 2.5 CPGA.
Over 48 Credit hours: 2.0 CGPA and English Proficiency requirement are waived.
International Undergraduate Transfer from non-US Institutions:
An international student transferring from a non-US Institution must meet one of the following criteria:
0-48 Credit hours: Must provide evidence of a 2.5 CGPA on all post-secondary school work. Must provide proof of English Language Proficiency via TOEFL (iBT 60-71, pBT 500-527) or IELTS (6.0) testing which must meet Lamar’s English Proficiency standards.
Over 48 Credit hours: 2.0 CGPA. Must provide proof of English Language Proficiency via TOEFL (iBT 60-71, pBT 500-527) or IELTS (6.0) testing which must meet Lamar’s English Proficiency standards.
Scholarship & funding
Most scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement. Other factors such as academic major, leadership ability and specialized skills (athletics, marching band, music, etc.) also may be considered in awarding scholarships.
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