Admissions Information

The application fee is $25 for applying undergraduate school and $25 for graduate school at Lamar University. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$25
Graduate Application Fees$25
Admission Informationwww.lamar.edu/admissions/
Online Applicationwww.applytexas.org/
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Credits for Life Experiences, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree OfferedBachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2019-20, the acceptance rate is 83.81% and the yield is 24.77%. 2,294 men and 3,955 women applied to Lamar University and 1,941 men and 3,296 women students were accepted. Among them, 563 men and 734 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2019). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants6,2492,2943,955
Admitted5,2371,9413,296
Enrolled1,297563734
Acceptance Rate 83.81%84.61%83.34%
Yield 24.77%29.01%22.27%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2019-2020, 1,054 students (81% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 412 students (32%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 580 and the 25th percentile is 490. The SAT Math score is 560 (75th) and 470 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 23 (75th percentile) and 17 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing490580
SAT Math470560
ACT Composite1723
ACT Math1623
ACT English1623
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Lamar University are similar to the average score when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,063, ACT: 60 - Public Doctoral/Research University).

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript), and Completion of College Preparatory Program to its applicants.The school recommends to submit High School GPA and High School Rank. The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply Lamar University.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
Admission Requirements
High School GPANeither required nor recommended
High School RankRequired
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRecommended
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesRecommended
Admission Test ScoresRequired
TOEFLRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended



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