The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • Both are Public, 4 or more years schools.
  • Sam Houston State has more expensive tuition & fees ($18,552) than Lamar University ($18,407).
  • It is harder to admit to Sam Houston State than Lamar University.
  • Sam Houston State has a higher submitted SAT score (1,042) than Lamar University (1,042).
  • Sam Houston State has higher submitted ACT score (20) than Lamar University (20).
  • Sam Houston State has more students with 21,912 students while Lamar University has 16,637 students.
  • Sam Houston State has more full-time faculties with 804 faculties while Lamar University has 434 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Lamar University and Sam Houston State University.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
Lamar UniversitySam Houston State
Lamar Universityvs.Sam Houston State
Beaumont, TexasLocationHuntsville, Texas
Public, 4 or more yearsSchool TypePublic, 4 or more years
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctoral/Research UniversityCarnegie ClassificationDoctoral/Research University
In-State$8,591
Out-Of-State$18,407
Tuition & Fees
In-State$8,736
Out-Of-State$18,552
64% ($7,751)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)75% ($7,285)
$7,751Average Amount of Financial Aid$7,285
81.65 %Acceptance Rates74.39 %
32.55 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)31.19 %
1,042SAT Score1,045
20ACT Score21
37 %Graduation Rate58 %
36 %Transfer-out Rate23 %
69 %Retention Rate79 %
16,637Student Population21,912
434Number of Faculties804
19 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio21 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher Certification
Remedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement servicesOn Campus Student ServicesRemedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services

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