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  • 10/30/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    14 out of 16 people found this review useful. 1 of 102

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anybody

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't play around your first year, stay focused, do your assignments ahead of time, & its very important to go to class.

    Am enjoying being here

    Being a freshman, I love the college atmosphere.

    Am learning a lot

    Even though the beginning of the classes are reviews from what I learned in high school i'm still learning new things that I find useful.

  • 03/14/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    10 out of 10 people found this review useful. 2 of 102

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Lamar is great for students going into the medical field. In fact resources claim that it is the best school for the medical field, but its great for any type of student.

    Tips for prospective students

    Some students start their first semester off and get blindsided by the fun that they start to fail. I would prefer you balance out extracurricular activities and your work. If you were to flunk there's programs such as STARZ to help you get back on track!

    Bang for the buck

    Financial aid of course pays for education. Some may need loans and that's great. In the end when you have to pay it all back they give you information on how you should go about it.

    Am enjoying being here

    I don't live on campus but when I am there I have fun. Organizations have something going on almost everyday. They have fundraisers offering delicious food to raise money for their organizations and have good personalities.

    Am learning a lot

    Lamar has great teachers who's willing to help you if you want the help. Some teachers put you in groups every class so you can interact with all the students in your class. The methods they use will have you feeling you can achieve and pass anything that comes your way. Of course you have to put your best effort into it.

  • 02/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 out of 8 people found this review useful. 3 of 102

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    on campus police station. security gates for on campus living and parking.

    Greek Life

    religious fraternities and sororities; social sororities: alpha delta pi alpha chi omega zeta alpha delta; social fraternities: sigma phi epsilon sigma nu etc.

    Clubs and Activities

    on campus clubs and organizations for all types of students, including martial arts, dance, theater, political societies, honor societies, intramural sports, university games, etc. off campus activities, including a lamarissimo, orchestras, local dance companies, crockett street, etc.

    Bang for the buck

    cheap but quality university and great professors.

    What to do for fun

    there are couches in student center for hanging out with friends and napping. student organizations, including sororities, fraternities, martial arts, political societies, honor societies, language clubs, anthropological societies, intramural sports, etc. university soccer, basketball, volleyball, tennis, track and field, and football home and away games.

    Food and Dining

    buffet style dinning hall, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and desert. serves asian, hispanic, and american food. mirabeau cafe serves american food and starbucks. the nest serves american food, including pizza hut. lamar bookstore has convienent store snacks. within walking distance of lamar university, subway and kampus korner. the latter is a sports bar that serves beer, alcohol, american and greek style food. the bar has pool tables and a jukebox.

    Dorm Life

    you'll meet your best friends here! dorm rooms are two person apartment style living with separate, lockable bedrooms. both bedrooms and livingroom are cable tv, internet, and phone ready. each dorm has its own bathroom and wash area, no community restrooms. two sink washroom, one for each individual. microwave, no oven. community kitchen. do not bring heaters, candles, lava lamps, grills, or pets; items will be confiscated for students safety and fees will be assessed for these them. co-ed dorms, but not rooms.

    Academic Rigor

    effective as harvard, but not as hard

    Tips for prospective students

    go to class. go to class. go to class. stay on the ball. start and finish homework early.

    In three sentences

    lamar university has small classrooms so professors can pay attention to all student needs. all faculty and staff are willing to help students accomplish their goals both inside and outside the classroom. lamar university has several hangout locations, student activities, and student organizations in which people can meet and network.

  • 07/07/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 7 people found this review useful. 4 of 102

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Lamar University is the place for you!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are a prospective student interested in Lamar University, wonder no more! Just do it & become a part of something great at Lamr University! As a current student at Lamar, I would just like to remind you to STAY FOCUSED during your time at Lamar but remember to have fun!

    Bang for the buck

    First off, no amount of money can compare to your overall college experience! Besides, Lamar University is way too affordable for that!

    Am enjoying being here

    I enjoy being at Lamar University for a number of reasons! There are soooo many things to do! You have the opportunity to meet people from all over the world and experience college life. There are ALWAYS weekly activities happening at Lamar Univ. but just make sure you don't get behind in your priorities! I am a part of bible studies at Lamar Univ. as well as Lamar's Baptist Student Ministry.

    Am learning a lot

    At Lamar University, learning is the students' number one priority. The teachers provide great lectures that all students can understand. Studying is required for all these courses of course! As long as you put in the effort to help yourself, your teachers will help you likewise!

  • 10/14/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 5 of 102

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Southeast Texas Natives, engineering students

    Tips for prospective students

    As you should with all colleges, a scheduled visit is a must. In addition, you might want to attend a sporting event. Sporting events help portray what the student life is like, while campus visits often do not.

    Bang for the buck

    Compared to other universities in Texas, Lamar University is definitely one of the cheaper ones. With that being said, this is a great school to take advantage of. The education received is priceless.

    Am enjoying being here

    There is not much diversity at Lamar. For the most part, everyone has the same background. Most current students are, in fact, local.

    Am learning a lot

    As many college students do, I've changed my major more than once. Have being involved in three different areas, I can assure you that each department is high class and the students’ education is a top priority.

  • 02/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 6 of 102

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    there is an on campus police department to make sure everyone is safe

    Bang for the buck

    on thursdays in the setzer student center, lamar alivegives away free food if you sport lamar apperal

    What to do for fun

    lamar has a lot of activites on campus that keep students busy. lamar alive makes sure they keep the students entertained.

    Food and Dining

    as far as food, there is the dinning hall, the corner store which has a papa johns pizza and there is also a place called maribeaus. they have really good food.

    Dorm Life

    phase four and five are the nicest dorms. they are also the newest phases. its cool living on campus

    Academic Rigor

    lamar offers plenty of rigorous courses that are really helpful

    Tips for prospective students

    take advantage of the stars program. it is very helpful and i would also recommend that students study as much as possible. it pays off

    In three sentences

    lamar university is an awsome school. they really do care about the education of their students. lamar also offers a lot of great tutoring oppertunities to make sure the students have all the help they need.

  • 03/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 7 of 102

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    police are always on the campus so its pretty safe.

    Greek Life

    i'm not in a greek, but its seems very beneficial.

    Clubs and Activities

    they have plenty of clubs and activities to keep you busy.

    Bang for the buck

    its always something to do on lamar campus.

    What to do for fun

    its plenty of events that go on campus, i advise to try and go to some.

    Food and Dining

    the food is pretty good, at the dhall its options that they students have.

    Dorm Life

    i love the dorm life, its feels like a mini apartment we have our space and privacy.

    Academic Rigor

    you must be on yourself in order to stay focus.

    Tips for prospective students

    i advise them to maintain focused on the goals that they have for their selves, that will make them that successful person that they strive to be in the long run.

    In three sentences

    i love lamar, its a great school and very diverse. at lamar university we have so many opportunities here. the school helps you succeed with the internships and organizations that are provided for us here at lamar.

  • 06/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 8 of 102

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe at the campus, even when I walk by myself at night. There are many posts with an emergency phone throughout the university.

    Greek Life

    There are a variety of greek societies that are available from major specific to academic related (like Phi Kappa Phi).

    Clubs and Activities

    There are lots of clubs and organizations available that vary from major related to volunteer oriented. There are even some programs that pay students - like STAIRSTEP and McNair

    Great for these types of students

    Pre-professional students. The reason is that there are a better chance to get to know your professors - great for letters of recommendations!

    Bang for the buck

    I'm so glad I get to spend a relatively small amount of money for great education offered.

    What to do for fun

    Join the clubs offered at Lamar!

    Food and Dining

    Food is good.

    Dorm Life

    Each person gets their own room where they sleep... some privacy is always a plus.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are very tough-like organic chemistry. However, these are the classes that push the students to think differently and be studious. Of course, classes like art appreciation, are not very difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    The professors are so welcoming, don't be shy to ask any questions.

    In three sentences

    Lamar University is a great university if you like easy access to professors, many research opportunities, and a good education at a low cost. Since being at Lamar I've been able to conduct research in psychology, organic chemistry, and biochemistry. Thanks to some of Lamar's programs like McNair and STAIRSTEP, I've been able to go to conferences and present my research.

  • 07/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 9 of 102

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Sometimes the safety feels a bit excessive but as long as you have nothing to hide, just move on with your own business. Some students do mess it up for others, but that happens anywhere you go.

    Greek Life

    Well rounded groups are on campus and will fit any niche. The activities are planned ahead of time and community service is something offered and what greeks should be known for.

    Clubs and Activities

    Activities are on time and are a great way to meet new people that you'll most likely have classes with. Make friends, just in case you get sick and need notes later!

    Great for these types of students

    Social types of students will get along with anyone. No type of prejudice around campus. Also, looks aren't everything at all, just walk up to anyone for help or small talk.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Stand the whole game! Be loud! You'll learn the chants, just show up.

    Bang for the buck

    Classes are not expensive at all compared to other 4 year schools. The professor will help you excel because they aren't doing research the school assigns them or anything that would distance themselves from the students.

    What to do for fun

    College night off campus downtown Beaumont! Any of the clubs there aren't bad at all. Cheap drinks with a fairly crowded place. Good music. Don't get carried away, police DO show up around the parking lots.

    Food and Dining

    Lets be honest, nothing beats mom's cooking! Especially southern mommas! The Lamar dining hall is catered by Chartwells and is decent. I do love the buffet style dining hall and the building is very nice. There are only 3 places to eat on campus and 5 if you consider subway and kampus korner, which are in walking distance. Other places are a 5 minute car ride, so not too bad.

    Dorm Life

    At Lamar the dorms are perfect for me. I love the apartment style. Much better than the dorms at Texas State, which are just one room with 2 bunk beds. Lamar is currently expanding and gaining revenue to make changes to live up to standards one wouldn't expect the school to have.

    Academic Rigor

    I would not say that classes are very difficult for ANY college. It all depends on the students drive. One will excel at any level of education with the right attitude. At Lamar the atmosphere allows for such a drive to influence students to pursue more than they believe they are capable of. The area of the college has nothing to do with ones internal drive for a better future.

    Tips for prospective students

    Consider Lamar as the place to attend if you desire to focus on your studies. I'm currently attending for Engineering and there are actually people in the department looking for jobs FOR YOU! Yes, there are people actually looking to get you into an internship QUICK! Lots of engineering options here, ideal for a economic hardship in this day and age.

    In three sentences

    Lamar University is the very definition of Southern hospitality. The professors are flexible and enjoy working with students who have the drive for education. The campus is not too large or too small and is perfect for and uncrowded learning experience ideal for open minded students.

  • 07/16/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 5 people found this review useful. 10 of 102

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    serious minded, committed to learning and earning a true degree.

    Tips for prospective students

    come with the desire to truly want to learn and not just hang out.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm learning about things that you could do with a social work degree that I've never even given thought to.

  • 07/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 11 of 102

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Like anywhere you should still be aware of your surroundings; anything can happen anywhere anytime.

    Greek Life

    Very enthusiastic and involved. Be about something.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many different activities. If they don't have it be sure that if you want you could make it happen.

    Great for these types of students

    Many different walks of life are here so it's easy to learn about different cultures and things going on in the world.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Come to find out. ;)

    Bang for the buck

    For the money, Lamar is a good place to get an education and still be able to save money for life after school.

    What to do for fun

    You may get lucky and find friends in the dorms or possibly in your classes are main department and hanging out can always be fun. There are also many restaurants and places to go out. Parkdale Mall has many different stores (and job opportunities).

    Food and Dining

    The food is healthy in MODERATION. There are many fried foods and not many choices. Very repetitive. you will see the same meals every day or week.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are pretty good for apartment style living. Unfortunately they don't have kitchens or mini-kitchens in the dorm rooms, but they do have two single-person rooms with a shared living room and bathroom. There is a REQUIRED meal plan for individuals with less than 90 credits. Careful who you choose to be your roommate.

    Academic Rigor

    The better you study the better you do. Stay focused and ask for help when you need it. Some classes are clearly harder than others. The math, science, English, and history departments seem more strict than that of other departments. The nursing and Engineering departments are top notch. Many options and departments available.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you prepare very well before coming to Lamar especially if you're not from Beaumont; being in a new place can mess with how well you do in your classes especially if you get homesick easily.

    In three sentences

    Smaller classes. Mostly helpful professors. Close to home.

  • 06/18/2010

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    1 out of 4 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 12 of 102

    Categories Comments
    Did enjoy being here

    I liked the apartment style living, you don't have to share a room with your roommate just the living room and bathroom. But sometimes the water turns brown and there is a weird smell the in air.

    Did learn a lot

    Classes are about the size of high school classes so you can ask your professor questions if you need to.

  • 02/19/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 13 of 102

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    The only tip I have is : As long as you stay focused on school and keep it your main priority, you will do great there.

    Am enjoying being here

    Lamar is a really good school. The things I heard about it before I attended were mostly bad. Yet, when I got there, it was not as bad as people said.

    Am learning a lot

    The classes that I have been taking are really great. I believe that you can learn a lot in the classes they have if you put your mind to it.

  • 12/29/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 14 of 102

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    People who are looking for a chance to start small and finish big. Lamar has a lot of great opportunities - you just have to look/ask for them!

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to go and talk to your professors! They are there because the want to help you out and love to have students come to their office and visit with them.

    Bang for the buck

    Lamar is one of the most affordable universities and has some of the best programs in the nation!

    Am enjoying being here

    I've made the best friends and enjoy participating in on-campus activities.

    Am learning a lot

    Lamar has a fabulous group of instructors and professors who are very knowledgeable.

  • 01/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 15 of 102

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are lots of parties and sports activites during the week.

    Food and Dining

    The food could be better.

    Dorm Life

    I love living on campus. Its safe and i have my own room. Its a great transition from home life into college.

    Academic Rigor

    Not hard as long as you apply yourself and you dont play around.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join clubs and get to know more people. Get a tutor in the courses u are having trouble with (its FREE)

    In three sentences

    Lamar is a pretty good school. The environment is great and the teachers and classes aren't as challenging as everyone thinks. The dorms are also very nice and safe.

  • 02/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 16 of 102

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    international students, students who are looking for careers in the health care field or industrial

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    student church organizations feed the students for free wednesdays and thursdays (something quite different from dorm food)

    What to do for fun

    friday nights off load at the movies, attend a school play or entertainment hosted by student organizations

    Food and Dining

    dinning is based on 3 set meal plans each containing campus dollars that can be used at the student center or store to buy food items. note: fast food restaurants can be found in variety around the school

    Dorm Life

    its okay all dorms are quite alike there is no high class or low class dorm. each student gets his or her own room with a mirror closet, study, and drawers. there is a nice little living room with a sofa and love seat, a center table, and a fridge. bathroom included with his and her sinks.

    Academic Rigor

    be prepared to learn its not overloading but it is concise

    Tips for prospective students

    you can get a lot done here in terms of prerequisites

    In three sentences

    home away from home for those who are very traditional. a simple school for those who want to move at their own pace. and affordable for those on a budget!

  • 03/27/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 17 of 102

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of groups you can join, they're always doing a lot of things around the campus.

    Food and Dining

    They recently updated the entire Mess Hall. I love how it is organized now.

    Dorm Life

    I've never stayed in the dorms, but they were so close to the actual classrooms. When I saw one, while in my friend's dorm, they seemed very clean and pleasant.

    Academic Rigor

    My program director was very hard. I've never had someone as tough as that - it was worth it. It really prepared me for what was next. I really liked how tough it all was.

    Tips for prospective students

    The process is very easy. Just make sure you do all the steps needed for completing your paperwork. I never was unsure of what I was supposed to do. Lamar organizes it well for everyone.

    In three sentences

    I really love Lamar. Everything was run smoothly, I knew what I needed to do/where to go, and they definitely knew what they were doing. I have no complaints at all with this University. I highly recommend it.

  • 06/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 18 of 102

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I usually swim at the pool or work out at the rec center.

    Food and Dining

    The food here always amazing. You have many places and variety to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms, but i know people who do. They say its kind of expensive so if you could live in an apartment the better.

    Academic Rigor

    If you think you can get by without studying, you are wrong. Every class requires a substantial amount of commitment.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you will be coming to Lamar i recommend an umbrella if not you will suffer. Take advantage of the STARS tutoring service. Always talk to your professors if you have a problem they will listen.

    In three sentences

    I enjoy all of my classes here. There are always organizations willing to help every student in their studies. The teachers are always available if needed.

  • 07/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 19 of 102

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Police officers are always around.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something to do in Lamar University for fun. Students join sports clubs and the Greek life is always interesting.

    Food and Dining

    The food are really good. The dinning hall is always clean.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is very safe because there are police officers in every corner of the dorms. The students that live in the dorms are very nice and they are not loud.

    Academic Rigor

    Lamar University is a strict school because ones you fall below the GPA of 2.0, the student will be suspended.

    Tips for prospective students

    The tips i have for prospective students are study ahead of time and do your homework on time also.

    In three sentences

    Lamar University is a wonderful school is go to. The teachers are very understanding their students and I will give it 10

  • 08/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 20 of 102

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Lamar has an outstanding rec center and outdoor adventure trips.

    Food and Dining

    I am an online student so this is no applicable to me.

    Dorm Life

    I am an online student so this is no applicable to me.

    Academic Rigor

    Just because Lamar is a small school, do not be fooled. Their academics are top notch. I am continuously challenged to learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    Lamar is an outstanding university, not too large and a well kept secret in SE Texas. Their academics are top notch and if you are are looking at math and engineering, I would highly recommend this school.

    In three sentences

    I am in the LUBAAS program, a consortium between Lamar and Academic Partnerships. It is an excellent program for adult students who work full time and are returning to college. It is an on-line program that allows me to work around my work schedule.

  • 08/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 21 of 102

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    A police station is located on campus, and security guards monitor each dorm. Emergency stations are located throughout campus where the push of a button will alert the police of a situation. The campus is well lit at night, and a shuttle service is offered to take students around campus for evening classes if they are uncomfortable walking alone in the dark. Also, the health center on campus offers care for illness and injury.

    Greek Life

    The Greek groups are increasingly active on campus, and have begun hosting more public events in the last two years.

    Clubs and Activities

    A wide variety of organizations exist from music groups to marital arts clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    Students looking for a laid back atmosphere that still offers a challenge and knowledge will enjoy lamar. Also students who are wary of giant classes and large populations will feel more comfortable here.

    Bang for the buck

    Lamar is very highly rated and reasonably priced. The class sizes are small enough so that each student can get personal attention if need be.

    What to do for fun

    As the student count has grown, Lamar has started hosting more internal events for students. The football team has also returned to campus, and every home game comes with lots of festivities. Lamar is close to downtown Beaumont, where there is a decent amount of night life.

    Food and Dining

    Lamar has several different dining areas, and it is very close to other areas of town with good food. The dining hall is very popular with students as well as with local workers. The Nest and Mirabeau's are also on campus, and Kampus Korner is a delicious greek restaurant.

    Dorm Life

    The Cardinal Village dormitories are all less than fifteen years old, and they are kept up very well. There are two individual bedrooms inside each dorm, along with a common area, fridge, microwave and a bathroom. Furniture, cable, phone and internet are all included with the room. The dorms have very good security, common areas and a small convenience store, and all repairs and issues are addressed promptly.

    Academic Rigor

    As a member of the honors program, I have had many demanding classes throughout my college career. All of my professors have held the students to a high standard, and I feel like I come away from each semester with newfound knowledge.

    Tips for prospective students

    New students should register early and be willing to get involved on campus. There are many great opportunities if you look for them. Also, students should take advantage of Lamar's free tutoring and writing programs if they feel overwhelmed with school.

    In three sentences

    LU boasts a rapidly growing student base, and the university does a great job of accommodating its growing population. The staff is generally very helpful and willing to work with students on a personal level. The cost of tuition is very reasonable, and the class sizes are small enough for personal attention, so the university is well worth the price.

  • 09/04/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 22 of 102

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Research the school before deciding that you want to attend. Make sure that the college has your major. When accepted, make sure you have everything with Financial Aid checked.

    In three sentences

    I love this school and I could really see my self coming here! I applied early and I got accepted. They have so many things that you could do, so it will be very easy for a student to become involved.

  • 12/15/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 3 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 23 of 102

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    A good education for the right price.

    Am enjoying being here

    it's always easy to find a place to study or to get help with my work. If I have no work, then there are places to go and relax.

    Am learning a lot

    Even if you know how to do the work, you may find a different way to do your work that might be easier.

  • 01/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 3 people found this review useful. 24 of 102

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    emergency phones everywhere.

    Greek Life

    no clue

    Clubs and Activities

    tons to pick from!

    Great for these types of students

    anyone looking for a great education and likes to walk.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    sometimes for homecoming they dye the water in the fountain red and put bubbles in it.

    Bang for the buck

    haven't found anything to complain about.

    What to do for fun

    tons of clubs to join.. also there is a pool and a rock climbing wall!

    Food and Dining

    huge variety of choices!!

    Dorm Life

    seemed nice, but i don't live in a dorm

    Academic Rigor

    no complaints

    Tips for prospective students

    apply early! they always accept early appliers!

    In three sentences

    great academic programs! really helpful facilities. really great teachers 95% of the time.

  • 02/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 25 of 102

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the campus is generally a pretty safe feeling place. the security guards aren't the nicest people, but they do their jobs.

    Greek Life

    i don't have any clue about the greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    there aren't many clubs and activities to choose from but if you do find a club to join, it can be quite beneficial to you.

    Great for these types of students

    it's great for students interested in an engineering degree or a nursing degree.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there aren't any unusual traditions or any special places.

    Bang for the buck

    it is hard to tell whether you are getting the most for your money because the level of education you recieve depends on the professors you get.

    What to do for fun

    the only things i can say to do for fun are to join any athletic team or clubs around campus. beaumont isn't exactly a thriving metropolis.

    Dorm Life

    i don't live in the dorms so i am not at liberty to say how they rate.

    Tips for prospective students

    schedule your classes as early as possible. be sure you are certain about the career path you choose or else changing majors could be difficult. invest in a bicycle.

    In three sentences

    lamar university is a small campus, so there are many opportunities for individual attention. the programs at lamar are some of the best i've seen. i would rate lamar at a 6 on a scale from 1 to 10.

  • 03/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 26 of 102

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    Great for these types of students

    small campus size. great for first time college students.

    What to do for fun

    rock climbing wall!

    Food and Dining

    it's better than what the cafeteria at your high school is serving.

    Dorm Life

    i wished i lived in a dorm but i have seen them. they are expensive but they are wrorth it. you get your on room and a bathroom and living room to share with a roomate.

    Academic Rigor

    it's not easy but if you ask for help it will be given.

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure this is where yo want to to school and make sure you know what you ant to major in. one more thing, go to class! teachers here harp on attendance.

    In three sentences

    it is a good school and it's cheaper than other schools in the state. a lot of people refuse to think of lamar as an option and then they end up comng to lamar and they love it.

  • 04/09/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    Licensed Realtor from LIT

    In three sentences

    Red white you

  • 04/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I give the lowest rating because it is in the scary part of town. It is so unsafe, going out past dusk is highly frowned upon!

    Greek Life

    The Greek life is always doing something around campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of clubs, mainly a few members.

    Great for these types of students

    Lower class or natives to Southeast Texas

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a big celebration for Black history month, where the food is similar to soul food and most of the students relate (and enjoy).

    Bang for the buck

    Very inexpensive tuition, but that is about the only positive thing. The quality of being on campus is poor.

    Food and Dining

    There is one major dining hall, which is buffet style. One or two cafes are located in the center, but they do not have a big variety.

    Dorm Life

    From the talk around campus, the dorm rooms are pretty nice, but the Lamar is still a commuter-campus. The area around which Lamar is located is not very safe, so going out at night is not preferred.

    Academic Rigor

    There is a laziness about the campus, and students complain about the work. The teachers do not push the students, so students expect a breezy semester (which is not what college is about).

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are wanting to save money, then Lamar is the right place for you. If anything, you can get the basics out of the way and transfer to another school that emphasizes your major.

    In three sentences

    There is a small community feel to Lamar, but if you did not attend the nearby high schools it may be harder to find a place in it. Also, there is not a need for maturity, as in acting like a complete grown up, because a majority of students are still in the high school phase. I would not suggest relying on Lamar to help you excel in major fields, such as law.

  • 04/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Police everywhere.

    Greek Life

    Omega

    What to do for fun

    Plenty of campus activities.

    Food and Dining

    Not home cooking but good.

    Dorm Life

    Nice Dorm. Apartment style.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come ready to succeed.

    In three sentences

    Good College Caring & compassionated Staff Make sure students succeed.

  • 05/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They have Lamar police and emergency posts to alarm incase of an emergency/

    Greek Life

    There are many to choose from.

    Clubs and Activities

    I haven't looked into any clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    If you like science, it is a good school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I haven't found any yet.

    Bang for the buck

    The cost is about average.

    What to do for fun

    I go to the gym a lot, which I think is fun.

    Food and Dining

    They have a fairly good food selection.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Lamar has some very good professors, along with some that are not so good.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely go to ratemyprofessors.com to do some research on your teachers.

    In three sentences

    In my opinion, Lamar University is a great school. It has its faults, but what school doesn't? I just finished my first year of college and I haven't had a terrible experience yet.

  • 06/05/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They Have police on patrol all days of the hour. It is a very safe campus.

    What to do for fun

    The Student Center has a nice Game room that is fun for everyone.

    Food and Dining

    The Dining Hall and Cardinal Village is the only places to eat.

    Dorm Life

    A well Draw up space for you and your roommate.

    Academic Rigor

    It has a Great Engineering Program.

    In three sentences

    A very Nice Small Campus. It is a a safe environment for new college students.

  • 06/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 32 of 102

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    Tips for prospective students

    Ask the counselor and financial aid for class info and paying for classes Do your research on Lamar's website. Check out rateyourprofessor.com for the best instructors.

    In three sentences

    Good atmosphere for older students.

  • 06/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 33 of 102

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    What to do for fun

    The best thing to do to keep yourself entertained and having fun is to participate in organizations.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus it ok. The food gets nasty after a while from eating it everyday.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is was easy for me to adjust to. it wasn't bad at all, for the most part you had your own privacy and the campus is clean.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor wasn't so bad. You made it out of what every you made it out of. If you make it hard on yourself then it will but if not it'll be a piece of cake.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure your handling your business and stay responsible. Don't procrastinate and get things done early so you don't have to stress over them later.

    In three sentences

    I rate Lamar University at a seven out of ten. Student involvement could be better. Also school could be cheaper.

  • 06/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Focused and dedicated

    What to do for fun

    Read and exercise.

    Tips for prospective students

    The education is high quality and you must be focused on your studies to be a success in school.

    In three sentences

    They are really good in helping their students and the tuition is reasonable.

  • 06/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Very affordable!

    What to do for fun

    Football and Basketball Games, Setzer Student Center

    Tips for prospective students

    Always go to class, and study, study, study! Also, have fun!

    In three sentences

    Lamar University has affordable tuition which is great. This college also has lots of opportunities for social interactions. I do wish that Lamar had the organization Campus Crusade.

  • 07/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    You will get what you pay for, and sometimes less than what you pay for.

    What to do for fun

    There's not much to do for fun, unless you get active in the student centers.

    Food and Dining

    Campus food is campus food. There is plenty of variety, but its not always the healthiest, nor the cheapest.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are clean, but often times rowdy and difficult to study in or even sleep.

    Academic Rigor

    The ability to communicate the point to students is incredible.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would encourage incoming students to invest in adequate rain attire. I would suggest taking early morning classes, because the night-time class dynamic might not suit their generation.

    In three sentences

    I find Lamar University to be an incredibly diverse campus. It is an excellent school for Business, Nursing, and Engineers. Lamar offers up close and personal teaching, which is vital to students everywhere.

  • 07/18/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    Food is good I know

    Dorm Life

    I'm looking forward to it

    Academic Rigor

    Special education

  • 08/06/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    It's a nice size campus. It has a great amount of diversity in students and teachers. I love how friendly and home-like it is when I'm there.

  • 09/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The on campus police are so nice an helpful! I forgot to turn my lights off in the morning and when I had finished school for the day my battery was dead and no one I knew could give me a jump. In a frenzied panic I tried the police station and they jumped my VW beetle for me. I was so glad for their patience and assistance. They are awesome!

    Greek Life

    I have not as of yet been greekified.

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs I joined have been a very positive and enriching experience on my life. Not only have the clubs been a boon to my resume, but they been an integral part of my social life. What I'm trying to say is that without these clubs or activities I would have no friends or social life.

    Great for these types of students

    If you enjoy any sort of physical activity Lamar will have it in the rec center. They have indoor pools, racquetball courts, foosball, rock climbing and more. They even have a desk where you can rent outdoor equipment ranging from tents to canoes!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One of the coolest building is the Hayes Biology building that has a massive collection of animal trophies everywhere! You get a greater grasp of the sizes of all kinds of different animals. FYI beware of moose; they're ginormous!

    Bang for the buck

    Going back to the dining hall all day buffet, it is only $6 dollars for all you can eat which for an impoverished college student with a voracious appetite and hollow legs to boot is a life saver!

    What to do for fun

    They have a seemingly endless amount of activities to do and club/ organizations to join that anyone could find several to participate in. I myself and into rock climbing, the geology club, and a officer of the Japanese Entertainment Culture Club.

    Food and Dining

    They have several restaurants that are nice to have a quick bite to eat. There is also a dining hall that has an all day buffet which I often frequent. I would compare it to a higher end Golden Corral. It has a little of everything.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus, however the few times I have visited friends who dwell in the dorms they seemed pretty clean and surprisingly spacious.

    Academic Rigor

    Although attendance is key and some of the courses are challenging there are an abundant amount of resources at your disposal that you can access ranging from: tutoring, math and writing labs, STARS programs, the library, etc. In all fairness, I would rather be challenged than the courses be too easy because the more you strive for something the more you take out of it and have a sense of achievement.

    Tips for prospective students

    As an incoming freshman I was a bit nervous of all the upperclassmen but, they were very hospitable and by the first week I felt right at home. If you are lost or unsure ask anyone and they will gladly point you in the right direction.

    In three sentences

    I am very happy with Lamar University; with it's small manageable classes it is far easier to participate in discussions and enjoy a more personable relationship with the professors. Everyone here is warm and welcoming and since the school is smaller the campus is easy to navigate. I am honored to be going to college here and would highly recommend Lamar University.

  • 10/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria has a very large selection of great food! There are also restaurants scattered all over campus.

    Academic Rigor

    So far, the professors I have had have all been very informative and helpful. The classes aren't too hard, so long as you pay attention, take good notes, and study.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get a map! It's hard to find your way around on the first day. You should check the map, figure out where your classes are, and maybe even tour the campus before you have to be up there the first day. You should also figure out the closest parking lots.

    In three sentences

    Lamar is big enough to feel collegiate, but small enough that it's hard to get lost. The classes work well with my schedule. There is a decent selection of majors.

  • 10/15/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    LAMAR UNIVERSITY OFFERS A VERY GOOD EDUCATION, AND YOU GET MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK.

    Food and Dining

    I AM UNABLE TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION DUE TO OFF-CAMPUS HOUSING AND DINING.

    Dorm Life

    I AM UNABLE TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION DUE TO OFF-CAMPUS HOUSING.

    Academic Rigor

    THE ACADEMIC RIGOR IS STELLAR, WITH WORLD RENOWNED PROFESSORS.

    Tips for prospective students

    PLEASE VISIT THE WEBSITE FOR A PROGRAM THAT FITS YOU. THERE ARE COUNSELORS THERE TO HELP WITH ADMISSIONS AND FINANCIAL PLANNING.

    In three sentences

    THE PRINCIPALSHIP PROGRAM AT LAMAR UNIVERSITY HAS PRESENTED ME WITH AN EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY TO COMPLETE COURSES ON-LINE AND MAINTAIN A QUALITY EDUCATION. THE COST OF THE PROGRAM IS ALSO VERY REASONABLE.

  • 10/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The safety at LU is very good. We have Lamar policemen constantly circling the university and there is a night security team as well. Also, all through the campus are emergency polls. These are set up and you can page a police officer to your location and a dispatch will also come on and ask what your situation is.

    Greek Life

    I can't provide any information in this area. I am not part of any of it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many different clubs for different majors. Your academic advisor will be able to provide you with more information on this.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are considering majoring in nursing, education, or engineering, Lamar is a very good school to consider. These are the top three programs that Lamar is recognized in.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    To my knowledge, there are not any unusual traditions on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Any college you attend is going to drain your bank account. However, Lamar University does there absolute best at providing you with the best education possible.

    What to do for fun

    As far as fun goes, many people have different versions of fun. On campus at Lamar, I don't find very much to be fun except our recreation center. This is a gym but also has many other activities you can participate in such as rock climbing, tennis, basketball.

    Food and Dining

    There are many options on campus for students to choose from in the food and dining category. We have a dining hall and a couple of snack bars. Also there is a subway and another small restaurant on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I can't personally rate the dorm life here at Lamar University because I live off campus. From what I have been told by other students, they aren't too bad.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics here at Lamar are very well taught by most professors. I find it beneficial to check with other students before making a schedule to get the best professor for the classes I need. You can also view ratemyprofessor.com and this will help guide you to find the most suitable professor for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are considering to attend Lamar, I think it would be beneficial to you if you could find a current LU student to help you with certain things. LU has help lines and you can call for questions, however, I personally have found that the help they provide you is not always correct or they don't understand what your asking.

    In three sentences

    Lamar has a wide variety of opportunities for students including the majors they wish to succeed in, the activities for students, and resources to help students accomplish these goals that have set for themselves. Lamar is a smaller school than some other universities but I believe that this benefits the students. The student has a larger opportunity to seek help in subjects with fellow peers than being overwhelmed with such large classes.

  • 11/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Dorm Life

    Misleading picturesd are posted of the dorms. Some are really nice and others are old and run down.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard use the writing center to your advantage for english classes. Check out ratemyprofessor.com before choosing your professors. And take care of your financial aid in a timely manner, that office is not well organized and will not tell you in time if you have something to pay and you will end up with a hold , extra fees and obstacles when registering for classes the next semester.

    In three sentences

    Lamar University is a challenging school educationally. It has been undergoing a lot of upgrades and growing. The only downside is that it is costing the students more money and there are less financial aid opportunities.

  • 11/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Lamar has programs for students of all types. The music program is wonderful. Lamar is also one of the few colleges in the state of Texas that offers an audiology program.

    Food and Dining

    The buffet at the dining hall is excellent. Mirabeau's is also delicious. There is also a Papa John's in the Monroe Hall so pizza is always available! :)

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of all of the events and organizations at Lamar!

    In three sentences

    Lamar University is an excellent place to pursue your education. The classes are not very large so there is a more direct contact with your professors. The campus is very clean and well kept as well.

  • 11/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety has been taken up a notch this year.

    Bang for the buck

    Although more expensive than your regular community college, Lamar is worth every penny.

    What to do for fun

    There is always a party to go to. There are also local bars and clubs to enjoy and Lamar will have big things going on outside.

    Food and Dining

    The food is the best thing. The dining hall serves a lot of food during times of the day and there is a pizza store open all day on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Life in the dorms is fantastic. Free internet and always hanging out with friends is a lot of fun. You just have to remember that there are times to study.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are varied from one to the next. Some are older and strict with rules and regulations while the younger teachers seem to be more lenient. Homework isn't brutal but it does count.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't let time fly past you because that's whenever you will panic. Try to calmly do all work asap and don't forget to register for every semester whenever it opens up.

    In three sentences

    Lamar University is, as a whole, a great college. The people are extremely friendly and there is always something to do. It also has a great assortment of food.d

  • 11/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There's not much to do near the university. I enjoy the movies, bowling, putt-putt, and the mall.

    Food and Dining

    There's many places to eat around the campus, but the food is kind of pricey. Also, they don't offer free water.

    Dorm Life

    Each dorm is two bedrooms, and bathroom, and a living room. So there's privacy. Each get their own bedroom and share the rest.

    Academic Rigor

    You'll learn much if you put time into it. The teachers I've had weren't the easiest to approach, and they haven't really explained anything well, especially in Calculus.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would suggest prospective students to be advised quickly or as soon as possible. Secondly, there's many societies to join and plenty of people to meet. Also, the classes are fairly small.

    In three sentences

    Lamar University is larger than I thought it would be. There's limited parking and can be annoying because it's a distant walk. The teachers aren't the greatest, but luckily there's tutoring available included with the tuition.

  • 11/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Don't live there - online

    Clubs and Activities

    Don't live there - online - but get emails for a ton of activities going on within the campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Their online programs are great!!!

    Bang for the buck

    So much cheaper than many other online programs.

    Food and Dining

    Don't live there - online

    Academic Rigor

    I feel that it is rigorous, but you also get out of it what you put into it. I think that in some courses you could get through doing the minimum but to me that is a waste. I am doing this to learn so I do all I can plus some.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you stay in contact with your academic advisor and they will help you through the whole process. They are wonderful.

    In three sentences

    Wonderful professors that care and are interested in helping you learn. Online courses are rigorous and relevant.

  • 12/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is a very high safety urgency on the campus. The Lamar University Police and the Beaumont Police Department take their jobs very seriously for the safety of the students because of the surrounding area.

    Greek Life

    The Greek Life on campus is very broad. There is a fraternity, sorority and/or organization for everyone on campus. You just have to find the right one for you.

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs and activities on campus are very fun to go to. They campus does free school-wide activities at the beginning of the year so that the students have the opportunity to meet one another. There are also clubs like the Intramural Sports Club where the students get to compete against each other in sports like football, dodge-ball and volleyball.

    Great for these types of students

    The school itself is great for everyone of every culture, ethnicity and religion to enjoy.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One of the biggest traditions at the school is at the football and basketball games. Before the ball is kicked off, everyone in the stands holds up a L with their right hand and yells L. Once the ball is kicked, the crowd yells U and drops their hand. When Lamar is having a free throw attempt, the crowd holds up a L with their right hand.

    Bang for the buck

    The bang for the buck at Lamar is that this is a may school, but you get the same or maybe even better education as you would at University of Texas or Louisiana State University.

    What to do for fun

    There are always activities going on on campus that are suitable for everyone. The Setzer Center, known as The Set, has a lounging area upstairs with pool tables for students to commute in. The Sheila Umphrey Recreational Sports Center, known as the The Rec, has an array of activities to get into from air hockey to indoor rock climbing.

    Food and Dining

    It does get hard getting used to not eating a home cooked meal everyday, but the dining hall, The Nest and Maribeau's makes food that will make you feel like you are right back at home.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is what you make it. The dorms are fit for everybody. In some of the dorm halls, there are lounging areas, pool tables, Foosball tables and kitchens to cook in. Some of the dorms even have media rooms that can show movies or just regular television. There are laundry rooms in all of the dorms also.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is very important to Lamar University because we want to uphold a very high standard of education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not get me wrong, the first semester is always the hardest because there is so much to do on campus and so many people to meet. The thing you have to remember is to go to class, do the work and pass the tests. After all of that is done then you can have some leisure time for yourself.

    In three sentences

    Lamar University is a great school to attend. The student life on campus is open to everyone and has something for every one to enjoy and be part of. The school may be small, but you will get a good education here.

  • 12/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There a pool, pool table, ping pong, and every thing else you would you would think there would be.

    Food and Dining

    Good all you can eat but got a fast food feel.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorm so can't say.

    Academic Rigor

    Tip don't take online class and your be OK.

    Tips for prospective students

    If your live in the area not a bad place its cheap and if your ready to learn then this school can teach.

    In three sentences

    A school for those wanting a career in engineering. If you want to go to a school that's growing in students and drive this is your place.

  • 12/29/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    This does not apply to me; I'm an online student.

    Greek Life

    This does not apply to me; I'm an online student.

    Clubs and Activities

    This does not apply to me; I'm an online student.

    Great for these types of students

    This does not apply to me; I'm an online student.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    This does not apply to me; I'm an online student.

    Bang for the buck

    This does not apply to me; I'm an online student.

    What to do for fun

    This does not apply to me; I'm an online student.

    Food and Dining

    This does not apply to me; I'm an online student.

    Dorm Life

    This does not apply to me; I'm an online student.

    Academic Rigor

    I have not started my first term at Lamar yet, so I do not have an opinion on this topic.

    Tips for prospective students

    My advise would be to work closely with your advisor. They are a great source of knowledge and help.

    In three sentences

    Lamar offers a degree completion program for working adults and I am planning in taking advantage of the great opportunity. I am transferring to Lamar from Texas WGU to complete my degree at a Texas university. The transfer process so far is satisfactory.

  • 01/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are several clubs and recreational sports to join. Also, you can join a frat or sorority. Finally, the dorms and Recreational center offer several fun things to do: Pool tables, swimming pool, foosball, rock wall, etc.

    Food and Dining

    Meal hall isn't too bad, but could be a little tastier. The other food offered on campus, however, is pretty good.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are pretty nice and clean. Also, they are very safe. My only complaint is the stricktness of vistors. All visting must be done between the hours of 8am and 2am. So no over night guests.

    Academic Rigor

    As far as I can tell, education for undergradute programs are top of the line at Lamar University.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class, and take advantage of all the sports tickets and activities offered at Lamar. Join a soroity or fraternity in order to get the most out of the college experience.

    In three sentences

    Lamar facilities and buildings are relatively new or refurbished. The teachers are super nice and helpful. Campus life is fun, safe, and community oriented.

  • 01/01/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Clubs and Activities

    anything you're interested in, they have in some form

    Great for these types of students

    nearly any

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the statue of the head of Mirabeau B Lamar is said to be lucky. Students drop coins under it before finals and such.

    Bang for the buck

    Cheaper than most colleges ive seen.

    What to do for fun

    Not far away from movie theatre's and Parkdale mall plus there are social organizations to enjoy.

    Food and Dining

    Mirabeau cafe and the cafeteria are both excellent. Also many restaurants and such close by.

    Dorm Life

    Good dorm life, many things to do around campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are challenging but rewarding.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study, study, study :)

    In three sentences

    Lamar University is a diverse learning environment with something for anyone. They feature excellent engineering and nursing programs among other reputable departments as well as many social organizations. Lamar University is a great choice for any prospective college student.

  • 01/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Although it may be located in a sketchy area, the LUPD have stepped up their security measures a lot to make students safe.

    Greek Life

    I am not involved in Greek Life, but I have friends who are, and they absolutely love it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and activities to join. I am very actively involved in Release, a group that has a nondenominational Christian service on campus every Thursday night, has small groups, leadership courses, service opportunities, prayer services, and many other fun activities to join in on.

    Great for these types of students

    Laid-back, friendly, involved.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    In the center of campus, there is a huge, rather creepy, statue of Mirabeau B. Lamar's head. Students refer to this as The Head, and this is somewhere you should go if lost, and it is also often a meeting place for different clubs or even activists shouting things into the air.

    Bang for the buck

    I'd say it is average cost.

    What to do for fun

    There are many parties, campus activities, and clubs to get involved in.

    Food and Dining

    There are 5 places you can get food- 1) primarily the Dining Hall, which is a buffet with many options, and open for three different meal times (breakfast, lunch, dinner); 2) Mirabeau's, where you walk up and order food off a menu, and it's open from 7am-7pm; 3) The Nest, only open for lunch, has a few stations with a few different options; 4) The Rec has smoothies and small snacks offered during midday hours; 5) The C-Store, located in one of the dorms, is only open late at night, but is like a small convenient store. Those are the food options which are great- however, if you are a vegetarian, like myself, or wish to eat healthy, it is very challenging to do here.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are awesome! There is security (which can be a pain at times), but overall the dorms are much better than the average college dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Lamar has some great professors and some not-so-great. I am in the Honors program, and the Honors courses are where you find the most students who care. Many other students are not primarily focused on school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live in the dorms! They are much better than the average college dorm, keep you in the center of campus, and help you stay and get involved in activities.

    In three sentences

    Lamar is great for those who would like a small college community. My favorite part of Lamar is a nondenominational Christian service held on campus every Thursday at 7pm called Release- there are a lot of groups to get involved in and friends you can make from this. Lamar has an awesome language department for Spanish.

  • 01/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is great we have security 24/7 on campus

    Greek Life

    greek life is really great

    Clubs and Activities

    Lamar has so many options for clubs ,and you can even start your own club or organzation.

    Great for these types of students

    Lamar is great for any type of student

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    we have craze thursdays,where if you were red on thursdays . you can some to the student center and get free food.

    Bang for the buck

    Lamar is actually alot cheaper than most other texas universities.

    What to do for fun

    I go to the mall and i also workout at lamar's fitness gym.

    Food and Dining

    I love the food lamar has a subway,a papa johns ,a cafe that cooks the best homemade hamburgers,we have the dinning hall ,and a food court like area in the student center that sells the best baked potatoes.

    Dorm Life

    I love the dorms ,You and your roommate each have your own room.

    Academic Rigor

    The Class sizes arent huge like most universities,and the professors really want you to pass their class they make sure you get all the resourses and help to do so.

    Tips for prospective students

    If your looking for a univesity where the professors work hands on with you ,just to make sure you pass. Lamar has a great nursing program as well as education,and engineering. study hard,you wont regret it.

    In three sentences

    Lamar university is a great university,and the campus is very beautiful as well as a nice size ,The atmosphere is amazing.

  • 01/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    OKAY , they are here to protect and serve and the officers here does just that.

    Greek Life

    GREAT !

    Clubs and Activities

    they are amazing . You meet new people , learn diffrent languages and aspects of others lives and become a well rounded person overall.

    Great for these types of students

    Peer Advisor

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Muslims & Arabs

    What to do for fun

    Study and be involve in organizations .

    Food and Dining

    The food is okay , diffrent foods from diffrent cultures.

    Dorm Life

    Its okay , the new phases are better (:

    Academic Rigor

    Pass all test and study hard

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focus and always be prepared to study and be commited to your school work.

    In three sentences

    Great Learning Experience

  • 02/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Lots of functions and meetings. Church groups put on themed events.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms, but i've heard they aren't that great.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to walk a lot, just like any college campus. Always carry an umbrella, you never know when it'll rain. Do all homework and classwork and pay attention. Doing so you should make decent grades in your classes. Oh, and actually go to class.

    In three sentences

    It is a great school with good professors and all the classes you need. It has a beautiful campus and nice buildings. It's very diverse.

  • 03/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Cops are always patrolling and there are usually 1-2 cops at every dorm entrance and exit.

    Clubs and Activities

    Club sports, Christian organizations, hobbiy clubs and more!

    Great for these types of students

    Those who are somewhat introverted as many people at Lamar are extroverts but not in an in your face style. Everyone at Lamar tends to be friendly and befriend others.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Setzer Center is always an entertaining place at lunch time.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the sporting events, climb the rock wall at the rec center, go downtown for a night out, see a movie on the football stadium jumbotron!

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall has really improved since my first year on campus and is a pleasure to have every once in a while.

    Dorm Life

    Although I did not live in the dorms I had several friends in them. They are very unique in the fact that they are apartment style. Each person has their own room and a shared living room, unlike some dorms that are two beds just thrown into a 10 by 10 room.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are tough. Most college classes are tough. Therefore, what you put in to the class is what you will get out.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't give up on Lamar after your first year. Although it is mainly a commuter school and most kids get sick of going to college in their own backyard, like me. I stuck it out and I definitely will enjoy receiving my Lamar undergraduate degree.

    In three sentences

    Lamar is a diamond in the rough type of school! Business school is very unique with opportunities and internships. Some of the my professors have now become my friends because of the small student-teacher ratio.

  • 03/15/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    I've never ate on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I've never been to the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    I've heard that are some hard classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is not high school, you have to study.

    In three sentences

    Lamar University is close to home. It offers great opportunities. It's a great atmosphere.

  • 04/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is an on campus police department. There are call posts around campus where if you feel like you are in trouble you go to the nearest one and press the button and a cop should show up in a couple minutes. Security is at every entrance to every dorm. You need a dorm card or an ID to get into the dorms or into the dorm parking lots

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and activities. Many club sports to join, some on campus church groups to join etc. I am apart of FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) and it is a great way to get to know other people and get involved not only on campus but around the area as well.

    What to do for fun

    There is not much to do for fun. There are athletic games; football, soccer, baseball, softball, and volleyball. Those are always fun to attend. The school often hosts some other things. One time there was a movie night on the football field. They played the movie on the big screen. Off campus, there is Dowlen Rd that has the mall and other stores to shop at. It's about 15-20 minutes away.

    Food and Dining

    The food in the Dining Hall is great. There is international food; Chinese and Mexican. There is a grill with burgers and hotdogs and chicken tenders. There is a sandwich station, some soups and pastas, and there is a harvest section with good home-cooked style meals. There are also some places in the student center with many food choices as well.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are kept pretty clean. There are different phases, some are older and more worn-in, and some are only a couple years old. You get separate rooms and sink, you have a nice living area with a fridge and microwave, and a nice size bathroom. The down side is that nothing that heats up (like a coffee pot) is allowed in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Once you get into classes for your major, it is very tough, but with the professors on campus, it is easy to ask for help. The majority of the professors test what they teach; the tests resemble work done in class so that nothing new shows up on tests. This does not mean that it is easy. You still have to put in time and effort to get the better grades. pre requisite classes can be fun and easy if you make the most out of them.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you have in mind an idea of what you want to study so that you do not waste time taking classes for a major if you are going to change fields completely. Also, come to the school with an open mind. I am an out of state student from Florida. Most people ask why the heck would you leave Florida for Beaumont? My answer, it is a Division 1 athletic school with a great engineering program that puts students into Co-ops and internships.

    In three sentences

    Lamar University has small class sizes which is great for one-on-one teacher-student interaction. The professors are actual teachers on campus instead of teaching/research assistants. The advisors are know you by name and are very helpful with putting together a good schedule for their students.

  • 04/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They have roughly ten police cars and a security guard in every building at all times.

    Clubs and Activities

    The school has tons of organizations to fit any types of students!

    Bang for the buck

    All in all its a nice college especially for the price of the college.

    What to do for fun

    Theres not a whole lot to do for fun on campus itself. Beaumont has a lot to offer. Really the only thing on campus would be the recreation center where they have a huge gym, pool, track and a bunch of games. Im more of an outdoor guy so i generally go fishing in a reservoir about 3 miles from the campus.

    Food and Dining

    They have a full buffet that is included in the dorm cost or you can eat at papa johns or any of the other places they have to offer.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms here are marvelous! You have two separate rooms that lock and a nice dual sink and bathroom. Internet an cable hookups and the while deal. The only disadvantage to the dorm that I see is in order to get to your room you have to go through security and you have to have a badge. Some people may see this as a good thing but it can get aggravating.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic part of the school truly based on the teachers you choose. I was fortunate enough to have friends who knew who the right teachers were. Just research possible professors and choose the best one.

    Tips for prospective students

    One tip I would give to any students planning to attend this college or any college at all would be to cover your basics like english and historys in high school so your already ahead of the game.

    In three sentences

    Lamar University is home to roughly 15,000 students. Its a very nice school with plenty of majors to choose from. Its low cost and great teaching makes it an ideal school to attend.

  • 04/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Food is good. There's a variety. Closing times are kind of bad though.

    Dorm Life

    Some rules drives me crazy but its still nice to live on campus. There's two separate rooms and you share one bathroom with your roommate. They look nice on the inside and out.

    Academic Rigor

    The counselors are here to help you. They help you choose classes that benefits you life.

    In three sentences

    I love the diversity. Its kind of quiet. Everyone, workers and students, are nice.

  • 04/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Academic Rigor

    The difficulty of the classes vary depending on the professor and the course. From my personal experience, the professors find a good balance. The aren't impossible to pass but not a walk in the park either.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan on attending with friends, you will probably want to room in the same building. There is a set time in which all outside guest and students who stay in other builds must leave. This makes studying, doing projects, or just plain hanging out difficult.

    In three sentences

    Lamar University is a great college with a nice campus and top notch dorms. The only down side is the open campus and security checks. Other than that, Lamar is a grade A school.

  • 04/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You won't have to worry about anything. People here aren't harmful.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is confidential unless you get involved with them.

    Clubs and Activities

    I'm not involved in any activities, I have no idea.

    Great for these types of students

    The 5th floor is a great place for quiet students to study. The Setzer Center is a great place for social students to meet new people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There aren't any.

    Bang for the buck

    In college you must be responsible and do what you came here to do which is graduate hopefully. There won't be any parents around to rule you so it's important to not get carried away because of that.

    What to do for fun

    I study and work for fun.

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall has it days when the food is simply delicious. Eating in the dining hall however gets old very quickly.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is really cool. It's like having your own apartment except you have to share a bathroom.

    Academic Rigor

    Sometimes we'll receive a huge amount of information we're required to remember for a test.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class everyday and study!

    In three sentences

    Lamar University isn't too big or small, it is just the perfect size. It's very calm and classroom sizes are small. The professors are extremely awesome.

  • 04/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many various ways of recreation around campus, I would recommend the recreation center that Lamar has!

    Food and Dining

    The food options available at Lamar are diverse and generally good tasting.

    Dorm Life

    I have not lived in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The higher level classes in my degree plan are extremely hard, i would recommend anybody to take these upper level classes very serious.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be nice to your teachers and they will be nice back to you.

    In three sentences

    Lamar University is a great campus. Nearly all of the teachers that i have had, or currently have, are great at their job. I would recommend Lamar to anybody.

  • 04/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Lamar Security is always very good at keeping Lamar Safe

    Clubs and Activities

    Band, Water Sports, basketball, their are many types of activities for anybody.

    What to do for fun

    Hang out in the set, Many clubs that are always throwing activities around campus. Watch movies. Go to the rec and work out or play basketball. Their is an outdoor club that always goes fishing, or hiking that is always fun.

    Food and Dining

    very good food!

    Tips for prospective students

    Always work your hardest and give a 110% on everything you do! Get involved in school. join different clubs, that way you will get to know so many different types of people.

    In three sentences

    Lamar is a very successful college and full of opportunity for anyone who attends. Lamar University has many different activities, clubs, teams that ensures a positive atmosphere and a great experience. Anyone would be pleased to go to Lamar University

  • 04/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Six fraternities â?? Kappa Alpha Order, Kappa Sigma, Pi Kappa Alpha, Sigma Nu, Sigma Phi Delta, and Sigma Phi Epsilon. Three sororities â?? Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Delta Pi and Zeta Tau Alpha. Eight historically African-American fraternities and sororities â?? Alpha Kappa Alpha, Alpha Phi Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, Phi Beta Sigma, Sigma Gamma Rho and Zeta Phi Beta.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lamar University is a great school for engineers with its organizations like: EWB, ChE and etc. For smart people there is Honors program. For different racial groups there are groups of Black African Students, Indians etc.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for Engineering students, have small classes where students can interact with teachers. Offers also many engineering organizations.

    What to do for fun

    There is few things happening on campus during the year, movie nights, bible study, meeting of different organization etc. The fun out of campus Crockett St where students can dance: pop or country depends on their performance. Parks, movies and mall would be the other option but for that you need transportation.

    Food and Dining

    In the present moment there is dining hall which food is alright most of the time in which students use their swipes from meal plan. 2 other locations: Nest and Marrible that sell better food and you can also use your meal plan money. Then last one would be C store that is located in one of the phases, that sells food and other needed things.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is very strict. There is 24hrs security watch of who enters the dorms and who leaves them. This makes it saver but to some people it may be irritating.

    Academic Rigor

    Incoming high school students with high GPA and good SAT or ACT scores can get scholarships. To keep the scholarship students should keep GPA 3.6. Also many departments are seeking tutors therefore there is a lot of opportunities for on campus jobs.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you like small classes then you should think about attending Lamar. Small campus gives an easy access to all the classes on foot or bike. Small classes gives also students better interaction with teachers therefore they can help students with any questions that they have.

    In three sentences

    Lamar University's location is not too appearing but if you look around you might find interesting things to do (parks, canoeing, etc). The campus is improving and should have nice eating places on campus in few years. Most of the classes are small therefore students can have better interaction with teachers.

  • 04/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    For fun there's always something going on on campus. For example, parties, events, and organizations. Join a group and stay involved.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is awesome and everything taste like home. There's a large variety for people of all types. Also there are many places to eat from in the area.

    Dorm Life

    Ive never stayed on campus at Lamar.

    Academic Rigor

    College is not easy and if you plan on having a successful career it takes a lot of hard work and dedication. So far I've learned that I have to better prioritize and manage my time. However, being more organized has not only helped me in school but also in my personal life.

    Tips for prospective students

    You won't know what Lamar has to offer until you give them a chance. However, you must take your education seriously. Lamar believes in producing successful graduates.

    In three sentences

    I have been at Lamar for two semester after recently transferring and its a lot more serious than my previous school. I can truthfully say that my professors are interested in my learning outcomes. I love Lamar and all that it has to offer.

  • 04/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Check out the Ultimate Frisbee... great fun! There is a bar on campus (Kampus Korner) with great eats.

    Food and Dining

    The food has a wide variety and is not bad. There are a couple of restaurants on campus and nearby also

    Dorm Life

    I haven't lived in the dorms here, but friends have. They are pretty nice (compared to SFASU, where I went for a few semesters). Friendly staff and dormmates.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors here are great. I have learned a lot.

    Tips for prospective students

    There are parking lots everywhere on campus, you are not restricted to MLK montange center lot! But get there a little early if you expect to get one. Take advantage of the private study rooms in the library.

    In three sentences

    A huge campus with nice buildings and opportunities!

  • 05/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe campus friendly people everywhere.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many choices every week.

    Great for these types of students

    For those willing to learn and putting time into school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Walk around waiting for classes.

    Bang for the buck

    Worth every penny

    What to do for fun

    Alot of college groups who do activities for students.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of choices from foods.

    Dorm Life

    Dont live in dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Great teachers they work with you to help you understand material.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is a great school but like any other depends on how much time is put into it.

    In three sentences

    Great school with great teachers. It is starting to get expensive but over all it is worth the money. Very fun school in all.

  • 05/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Join clubs or spend the day at the gym

    Food and Dining

    They make really good food.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms but I've heard they are not that bad

    Academic Rigor

    They really test your skills.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't procrastinate. It isn't like high school and keep up with homework

    In three sentences

    Helps select classes for majors. Great Tutoring sections. Good teachers.

  • 05/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    GET professor reviews! Ask your friends and other students for recommendations!

    Food and Dining

    I don't usually eat on campus but the cafe in the Setzer Center is pretty good.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in the dorms but I have had other give me mixed reviews.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the professors I have had are very attentive and understanding. The classes and programs are well organized.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get things done early, especially financial aid. Get an early advising appointment, and register early to get the schedule you want.

    In three sentences

    I am very happy with the English department. The financial aid office has been very helpful. The advisors are great.

  • 05/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Here at Lamar we have 24 hour security which has made our campus a lot safer and has brought down incident reports by a large amount. This is a safe campus.

    Greek Life

    Here at Lamar there is an active Greek life. We have both NPHC and CPC organizations we also have many different Greek honors organizations.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 200 organizations at Lamar and if there is something that you would want to start that is not already here the campus encourages new organizations.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for any kind of student. Lamar is open and welcome to all.

    Bang for the buck

    When getting text books explore all options before purchasing from the book store unless it is a special requirement that only our bookstore offers. Check Chegg.com and Kampus Korner which is a used book store located around the corner from the school.

    What to do for fun

    For fun there are many on campus organizations, we have a brand new rec with many different activities and exercise classes, also the Beaumont nightlife on Thursdays can be pretty good.

    Food and Dining

    The d-hall is okay but you will eventually get tired of their food. It is a buffet style cafeteria with select choices however both the nest and marribeus are very good and they have different items that you can't at the d-hall. We also have a Papa Johns on campus/c-store so when picking your meal plan I suggest the $500 with 75 swipes.

    Dorm Life

    Here at Lamar you only have one roommate per dorm room however you don't have a kitchen in your room which I find to be difficult. I miss home cooked meals but they do have community kitchens where you have to supply all of your own materials to cook. Besides that you have your own bedroom with a closet a full tub/shower and two sinks with a huge vanity mirror in the bathroom.

    Academic Rigor

    Yes they are easy classes but there are also very hard classes at Lamar. This is an institution where you are continually learning and it is worth every cent spent.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend living on campus for at least one year to get the full college experience and dorm life. Also I say come with an open mind and join an organization that you feel best fits you.

    In three sentences

    Lamar University is an amazing college with open ended experiences from scholastic achievement to extracurricular programs. Diversity is what Lamar University focuses on and since being enrolled I have met people and made friend I never would have imagined. Lamar University is an 8 to me no college is perfect but Lamar is amazing.

  • 05/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    there are plenty of recreational things to do just make sure you find something productive

    Dorm Life

    I don't live on campus

    Tips for prospective students

    it's Okay to have fun but remember Why your here. don't waste time and money.

    In three sentences

    Lamar is a great school. it will take hard work and dedication but you will come out on top!

  • 06/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Little to no crime happens on campus at Lamar.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who can listen relatively good to well and with a willingness to learn. Students who have some common sense.

    Food and Dining

    Lamar University has a diverse selection of food served daily. Whatever you are in the mood for, they have it.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm management definitely takes the health and well-being of students into consideration. They frequently make efforts to ensure that students are safe while living in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers and staff at Lamar University put forth a real, genuine effort to ensure that we the students get the most out of our education. They are willing to work with students with their individual problems and concerns. They challenge us to make decisions that will benefit students academically and personally.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask teachers questions if you do not understand something; e-mail them if able. Study efficiently; go over materials for at least 45 minutes to an hour a day. DO THE HOMEWORK! Turn in all assignments no matter what!

  • 06/15/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    go to college parties with friends

    Food and Dining

    its has a price on it but thats cool with me

    Dorm Life

    its awesome

    Academic Rigor

    they are very smart when it comes to academics

    Tips for prospective students

    have fun ,don't get home sick, and go to class, and study, be motivated, and stay determined

    In three sentences

    lamar is a school full with highly class people. Lamar have some of the most sophisticated people attending their university. I want to become a proud member of the lamar cardinals

  • 06/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Cops and security everywhere 24 hours, but you know things still happen, so it's up to you to be careful

    Greek Life

    Not that sure, but they are all very nice and you can go to interest meeting to find out.

    Clubs and Activities

    Necessary because the campus can get very boring people are important from preventing that.

    Great for these types of students

    Students that enjoy diversity and open to learning new things

    What to do for fun

    I love to dance, so that's what I usually do whether in a studio or at a club or party. Most students party and club for fun and most of the times its free or cheap. I also like to go to activities on campus such as game and movie nights, concerts, and other events held by the greeks on campus. Also can do things with your friends that you enjoy like I have a lot of music and theatre friends so we do karaoke a lot.

    Food and Dining

    If you are a person that embrace living a healthy lifestyle, it's quite difficult to do so here. The dinning hall does give a lot of choices and are becoming healthier and healthier by the semester, but the other dining places lack healthy food only choice is fruits and salad that has meat in it.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are pretty nice you get your own room and share a bathroom with one other person. Just like most colleges problems can occur with loud neighbors, stomping, etc.

    Academic Rigor

    School is not that hard in my honest opinion, most of the professors are laid back, so they don't try hard to make your life miserable, but you still must work hard, I mean it's college no ones babysitting you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be early when registering for classes and completing any type of financial aid work. Get involved there's not much to do here, so the more you get involved the better your life will be.

    In three sentences

    Lamar is definitely a school you have to make fun. If you're not creative and find your self weak to the temptation of fitting in, I don't think you will survive long here.

  • 06/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    I live off campus

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus

    Academic Rigor

    The academic workload as a nursing major is pretty tough but manageable, the most important thing to remember is time management

    Tips for prospective students

    The one on one teaching staff at Lamar is great, there are also helpful tutoring sessions for any major that will be very beneficial to your success

    In three sentences

    Lamar is a great school to attend, student atmosphere is excellent for incoming students. The faculty and staff are willing to work with students individually to help them succeed.

  • 06/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Feel very safe good lighting and campus police presence after dark.

    Clubs and Activities

    FCA, football and baseball games

    Bang for the buck

    Comparable to other state institutions as far as cost.

    What to do for fun

    FCA organization and on campus student activity nights.

    Food and Dining

    Dining hall food is fabulous!

    Dorm Life

    Beautiful two room apartment style dorms with microwave and mini fridge. Walls are thin!

    Academic Rigor

    Math and science honors classes are challenging but there is tutoring assistance available.

    Tips for prospective students

    Buy some rain boots.

    In three sentences

    The campus facilities are clean and well-maintained. Lamar University is a beautiful campus to stroll through. Class sizes are small allowing for helpful teacher/student interaction.

  • 07/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There are soo many organizations around canpus for students to get involved in. And if you don't find one that suits you, with hard work and determination you can start up your own organization.

    What to do for fun

    For fun I joined an organization called undefined. We host fashion shows and I'm apart of undefined dance team so I perform at the fashion shows. I am also a photographer around campus

    Tips for prospective students

    Students must remain focus throughout the school year. There are a lot of activities going on that will distract you so make sure you are very organized and don't get too side tracked.

    In three sentences

    Lamar university is a great school. The teachers work with you. They do there best to make sure you learn the material and pass the class.

  • 07/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There are campus police and the entry of every Phase, and they are in cars circling every parking lots. If anything out of the norm were to happen, all students receive a warning text, and are updated periodically until the situation is solved.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One thing that I did find unusual I'm not sure that is even the word for it. more like interesting or fun was when the Frats would Step in the campus court yard right around the HEAD, if you go to this school you know what this is. Mind you this made it hard for me to get to my english class but I loved it!

    What to do for fun

    Basketball games and Football games were always a fun event to partake in! The step show was fun! My first year there, there was a crawfish boil and that WAS MY FAVORITE! For those of age the clubbing district is in Downtown Beaumont, with a lively scenery! There is a festival held in Beaumont every year that as fun as all festivals are!!!

    Food and Dining

    In terms of food, there are a few different options. Starting with the eatery closest to the main part (Setzer Center) of campus. There is a fast-food eatery, if you will, type area called Cardinal's Nest. You can get your curly fries, wings, pizza, mozzarella sticks, taco's, burritos, chips, soda, gatorade and other things of these natures. It is a quick stop between classes, unless you're getting the wings they usually make those there, and tasty; but, if you are one to eat healthy or not gain that freshman 15 people scare you with you don't want to eat here. Right down the hall from the Cardinal's Nest in the Setzer Center, is Mirabeaus!!!! definitely a campus favorite for EVERYONE especially because it is open when the dinning hall is closed!!! has sort of a café feel to it. But if you are looking for something quick, this isn't the place. As it is a favorite it is ALWAYS PACKED! You have to learn the down times. For food they offer different types of pastries, pre-made salads, and tortilla wraps (sort of like starbucks). You may also order foods such as chicken tenders, and burgers with FRIES of course. I loved Mirabeaus! The Dining Hall has a food court feel to it. Breakfast was my favorite meals they offered. they had a man that made your omelets to order right in front of you! GREAT!! The lunch and dinner selections were always different, which keeps it exciting. They have a salad bar, a deli section sort of like a subway, an Asian section, a Mexican section, and a Pizza section (always), and lastly the meal of the day section! Don't forget the ICECREAM! Close to the Business building there is a Subway. In Phase 5 there is a Papa John's, which was my undoing, inside of a convenience store! Great for when you miss dining hall hours!

    Dorm Life

    I have stayed if phase 1 and 5. Lamar is AMAZING especially for those who like their privacy and aren't sold on the idea of sharing a room with someone. All the Phases have 2 bedrooms, a living room with a supplied refrigerator and sofas. The restroom area's sinks are seperated from the toilet and shower which, in my opinion, is great when your roommate is in the show and you need to brush your teeth.. you don't have to wait! Phase one is the oldest and every phase after that is newer than the last. I was in phase 5 and IT WAS GREAT!!! it was like a nice apartment!

    Academic Rigor

    Academically the system is rigorous, but not to the point of exhaustion or impossible. They are very stimulating, but the teachers explain the subject/assignments to the T.

    In three sentences

    Lamar University is a great school with small and quaint classes, that allow for a lot of one on one with your teacher. The teachers are VERY understanding, HELPFUL, and WILLING to assist you in any way. The academics are challenging and force you to think out side the box.

  • 08/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    With new safety precautions, the campus has become somewhat more secure. We have emergency posts that have a direct line to the police department on campus. Dorm parking lots require a resident ID to access after 7:00pm.

    Greek Life

    We have a good number of fraternities and sororities on campus. When rush time comes, Greek is pretty much all you see around campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are numerous clubs covering a wide variety of interests and causes.

    Great for these types of students

    Students interested in joining the engineering, nursing, or teaching professions should definitely apply here. Also, those looking for an ASL degree should consider coming here, as we are one of the few schools in Texas that offer a BA in that field. Be forewarned, however, that the program does have its fair share of flaws.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If you feel stressed and need some relaxation, make your way to the pond behind the John Gray center. There you can sit and watch the water or feed the ducks and fish.

    Bang for the buck

    Again, it depends on the degree program you choose. The tuition is fairly cheap comparatively, so overall, Lamar is a good school for its price.

    What to do for fun

    There are many organizations, sports fields, etc. There is a modern fitness center with many options including mini golf, a track, weight machines, racquetball court, snack bar, etc. The clubs and bars are in downtown Beaumont, which is just a few minutes away from campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food is average, with a few good choices if you go to the dining hall on the right days. The two dining options in the student center are over-priced and not of a high quality.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are crowded, small, dirty, and strict. Security guards are present 24/7. They take all visitor IDs and will remove guests after 1:00am.

    Academic Rigor

    It honestly depends on the program in which you are enrolled. For example: the engineering, nursing, and teaching degrees are our top programs. They require a lot of work and studying, but they have a good name. Other programs are more lax and don't require a lot from their students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early and meet with advisers prior to being accepted. Make sure that you are comfortable with them and their advice. Also make sure that you double check all of your credits, as surprises do sometimes happen.

    In three sentences

    Lamar has a diverse student population. It provides a variety of clubs and organizations for many interests. It has very strong academic programs.

  • 08/20/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is practiced just the same as in a city. Lamar University has its very own emergency line to be able to assist students and faculty immediately.

    What to do for fun

    Anyone can go party for fun, but I like to be a little more adventurous. For instance, the first weekend Lamar University will be having Zumba Fitness, which features cool and exciting ways to work out. Furthermore, it's done in the dark to get the crowd hype.

    Food and Dining

    I've heard the dining has great, tasty food, but I won't be satisfied until I try it out for myself.

    Dorm Life

    Lamar dorms compared to other universities are like an apartment. You and your roommate will have a separate room, but you will share living rooms and bathroom. It's pretty spacious for a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    I have not attended class or met my professors yet, but I have done research on them and found out I'm up for an academic challenge.

    Tips for prospective students

    I advice all prospective students to not settle for a school based on peers and parents. Make sure you feel comfortable in its environment and you can find activities to keep you interested.

    In three sentences

    Lamar University feels very much like home and I feel safe on the campus. I'm already looking forward to joining their greek life as I hear they have great team spirit. I rate my school an eight for school spirit and hopefully I can rate it a ten after I experience life on campus.

  • 09/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    I attended the Anime club. I wasn't expecting much, but it was actually quite fun. We went to conventions!

    Food and Dining

    The food is a massive buffet line that changes according to the time of day and super cheap! It is wonderful for a broke college kid.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are pretty well taken care of. I do not live in one myself, but visit a friend who does and she has a nice little dorm. She has to share a bathroom though.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers really take their job seriously, but aren't too prickly and are quite friendly if you get to know them. Lamar apparently is very high on the list if you're interested in nursing or engineering.

    Tips for prospective students

    Kampus Korner is a GREAT place for food, the people there are so nice. In fact the manager has given jobs to people who really need them before. Watch out for the squirrels, they are NOT afraid of people! The dorms are quite nice, and don't stretch too far away from the main part of campus.

    In three sentences

    Lamar has a gorgeous central Area. Lamar's library is astounding. There are tons of cool clubs to attend at Lamar.

  • 09/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Their are emergency phones near every location. Also university police is always active.

    What to do for fun

    You can go to the community center to swim, play tennis or basketball. Also you can go to the setzer center to play pool or table tennis.

    Food and Dining

    The food is very good, all types of food such as Chinese, Italian and more is available.

    Dorm Life

    Their are fully furnished dorms, all your basic needs for food depends on you.

    Academic Rigor

    Basically your work difficulty depends on how you prepare yourself. The work amount isn't hectic.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would advise to take advantage of the resources on campus. Also get to know your classes ahead so you can know what to aspect.

    In three sentences

    Lamar University is a very united college. Its like a second family, you get to know people quickly. Everything is made to make you feel at ease and comfortable.

  • 09/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Like anywhere you have to be careful, here at Lamar you must show your ID to get in and if you have a visitor they must check in. I feel very safe here on campus and in my dorm. There is also a police station on campus and Emergency stations that alert the police with a push of a button if needed.

    Greek Life

    I'm currently not a part of a sorority but I hope to join one either in the spring semester or next year.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many different clubs and activities ranging from religious to just conversational clubs. With the semester just starting I have begun to join organizations and am really enjoying getting to know more people and being involved in school.

    Great for these types of students

    Lamar University is great for any type of student. I'm a very outgoing person and have already made quite a bit of friends, some of my friends aren't as outgoing but they still feel very comfortable here on campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    In the middle of the campus there a state we call The Big Head because it is literally a huge state of a man's head. The Big Head is convenient for people that tend to get lost on the way to class because if you're by the Big Head that means you're close to the Setzer Center (food, bookstore, lounge)

    Bang for the buck

    Lamar University is fairly reasonable in attendance cost, Lamar also offers their own scholarships that are easy to apply for.

    What to do for fun

    For fun there are so many different things to do. There is a large recreational center with weights, treadmils, rock climbing, yoga, etc. There are also plenty of organizations and clubs to join that are great for hanging out and volunteering. There are sport events like football games and volleyball games that are really fun to go to.

    Food and Dining

    Eating in the dining hall is very convenient because it is right by the dorms and they offer delicious food. Once you swipe that food card you can eat as much as you want.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are pretty nice, you share a living room area with your roommate but the best part of it all is that you each get your own room that has a lock to it. The privacy is great and the dorms are good when it comes to size.

    Academic Rigor

    Lamar University is not super competitive but it's also not the type of school that is just going to let you slack off. The professors are very helpful and are willing to help you if you ask.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't skip classes, show up early to classes during first week to avoid being late, don't forget your ID to get back into the dorms, sit towards the front, and introduce yourself to each of your professors.

  • 09/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Dorm Life

    Dorms are really nice. you actually get your own room!!

    Tips for prospective students

    If your considering attending Lamar then I'd say go for it. Everything you would need is here on campus even the jobs.

    In three sentences

    On a scale of 1-10 I would rate Lamar a solid 7. Its a nice campus not to big yet not to small .. the people here in Beaumont are pretty friendly. The city Beaumont is a pretty rough looking area though.

  • 09/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The safety is pretty good at Lamar. Throughout the campus, there are emergency posts that can be pressed for help. Lamar has its own police department along with the city police.

    Greek Life

    There are several fraternity's and sororities at Lamar. The most popular fraternity is the Pi Kappa Alpha's and the most popular sorority are the Zeta Tau Alphas. There are also plenty of others as well.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are 100s of clubs at Lamar. Whether you want to join a fraternity or a sorority or just be a part of a club, there are plenty of options for you.

    Great for these types of students

    Lamar University has one of the the top engineering programs in the state of texas along with the nursing program. The nursing facility is a million dollar facility that is built just like a hospital to get the real feeling of nursing and it contains several mechanical people that talk and interact with students.

    What to do for fun

    Lamar has a REC with an indoor track and a rock wall along with a couple of gyms, work out machines, and a gaming room. There is also a little food kiosk that sells healthy meals and smoothies. There is also a student center where most students go to hang out in between classes.

    Food and Dining

    There are lots of restaurants in and around Lamar. There is a section that is sort of like a food court in our student center along with another restaurant close to it in the same building. There are several fast food restaurants around campus.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live at the dorms because i live in the next town over, but i heard that the dorms are pretty good. They have fairly new dorms also.

    Academic Rigor

    Tests are somewhat hard, and you have to study a good bit for them. They are easy if you start studying several days in advance. So far I have done good on all of my tests because I studied a lot.

    Tips for prospective students

    You might have to do a bit of walking from your car to class, parking is a bit crazy. Other than that, just make sure you go to class because you will surely miss out on notes.

    In three sentences

    Lamar University is such a great college to attend. Everyone is so friendly and there is plenty to do around campus.

  • 10/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Engineering, math minded students.

    Bang for the buck

    Everything, the university is quite affordable.

    What to do for fun

    Anything you would like.

    Food and Dining

    Food is pretty good. You won't die, probably.

    Dorm Life

    Have yet to live in a dorm, but I hear they are decent.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes range in difficulty according to the professor, but if you are a bad student in general then problems are bound to arise.

    Tips for prospective students

    Studying is key for every class, always. Lamar is a great school, a gem in South East Texas.

    In three sentences

    Smaller. Professors tend to care more about the students. Local.

  • 11/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    They have multiple places around campus to dine. As well as a central dining hall that provides nutritious meals.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms here are nice. In Campbell Hall, at least, the dorms have two small bedrooms with a closet, bed, desk and dresser already provided. It has a small living room type area with a microwave, coffee table and couch. The rooms have their own bathroom. A shared public kitchen is available on the first floor.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are definitely challenging enough. The professors know what they're teaching and always keep you busy.

  • 11/05/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    You have a wide selection of things to choose from. You can do sports, clubs, fraternities, you name it ! There is rarely a dull moment at LU.

    Food and Dining

    The food is very good. The D hall will mostly likely be your hangout spot. You can chill with friends and have a bite to eat.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is fantastic ! You constantly meet new people and interact daily. You can see your friends and make new ones all the time

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are both challenging but manageable. Studying for at least 2-3 hours a day will definitely give you an advantage. Great grades makes for a great person.

    Tips for prospective students

    If your looking for college that feels like home away from home then Lamar University is the right choice for you. they have a wide range of studies from different fields to meet your needs. Most importantly, you will have fun while achieving your career !

    In three sentences

    Lamar University is a phenomenal school were many things are possible. The outstanding staff support along side the schools many achievements makes for the perfect college experience. Go LU Cardinals !

  • 11/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    You have several places to get food from. There is a Subway, Mirabeau, Dining Hall, and a restaurant called campus corner. They have excellent service, and great food. They make sure that you are able to get some of the major food groups, like meat, vegetables, and starch. They also taste really good.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is very nice. You are supplied with furniture like a bed to sleep on, desk to do your work, and drawers and a closet to put your clothes up. you are able to bring anything that runs on electricity that doesn't run on to much watts. You get excellent service from the staff and there are security guards that make sure that keep everything peaceful.

    Academic Rigor

    Lamar has difficult classes, but that is what makes the classes very good. The classes make you work hard to get good grades. You have to have good study habits, sharp wit, and excellent memory skills to get good grades in this college.

    Tips for prospective students

    The library is open till 11:45, so you can do your homework late at night if your busy. If you learn where all the buildings are, you will never get lost on campus. and there are things to do on campus, you just have to look for them.

    In three sentences

    Lamar University is a great university for any students in any major. You and your friends can find things to do at the rec center and the other places Lamar has to offer. Lamar also has a great sports and arts programs.

  • 11/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The Recretational Center at Lamar University is a great place to work out or to just hang out with friends.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not let money be an issue. Lamar University has plenty of scholarships available for every student.

    In three sentences

    Lamar University is a great school that is dedicated to helping students succeed in their goals of learning. The professors are great and are always willing to help students. I would highly recommend this school to anyone, no matter what their major is.

  • 12/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    sports, clubs, movies

    Food and Dining

    there are several choices cafe, buffet, subway, etc

    Dorm Life

    great

    Academic Rigor

    very good

    Tips for prospective students

    get to know your teachers.

    In three sentences

    This is an excellent university, the professors are friendly, onine classes are very convinient.

  • 12/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Focused hardworking students also involved

    What to do for fun

    Go to the Recreational center where one can play various sport or lift weights and stay fit.

    In three sentences

    Has a great Engineering program and penalty of help around if you need it, also the the professors are good.

  • 01/27/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The police station is very close from the dorms. There is a cop car at basically every entrances of the campus.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life is not the best but there are still a lot of activities for fraternities and sonorities.

    Clubs and Activities

    Crocket St. is 10/15minutes away from the campus for the 18 and up. There are other clubs and bars for 21 and up in Beaumont.

    What to do for fun

    On campus there are activities for students in the Setzer center. There is not much to do on campus; it is better to drive into the city and enjoy the malls or the movies.

    Food and Dining

    There are a couple of places to eat on campus. The dining hall is the main place for students to eat breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. It is an unlimited buffet giving a lot of varieties to students. There is also Mirabeau's with Starbucks and other snacks. The Nest is also a dinning place offering varieties. And inside the Rec center, there is a smoothie bar.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms at Lamar are great. Every rooms have two bedrooms, a commun living room, a bathroom, and a restroom. There is a security at the entrance of each phases, making the place safe. The rooms are pretty big and in good condition.

    Academic Rigor

    Acaedemically, the school has a good level. The core classes are not hard; classes get harder in the major you are following. Professors are willing to help if you have issues and a free tutoring is set to help students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Lamar University is a school in Beaumont. It may seem to be a small city and not the best college in Texas, but people are what make the school special. The campus is pretty and the facilities are nice. The campus is still growing. Academically, the school is good and faculty members are really helpful.

    In three sentences

    Lamar University gives opportunities to everybody to obtain a degree. The campus grows and improves every year. The faculty members are devoted to help their students to succeed.

  • 01/29/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The Lamar campus is very safe. Lamar University police department will always be on the watch for any suspicious behavior. Also, if you are ever walking alone, and you are concerned, there are calling stations all across campus that call the police at the press of a button. It will pinpoint the location, and help you in whatever way possible.

    Bang for the buck

    If you are looking for an affordable college, but also want the education you desire, Lamar University is the place to go. It is rich in academics without killing your wallet.

    What to do for fun

    There are varieties of social clubs as well as activities to participate in. We have a driving range if you want to practice the swing. Lamar also has a recreational center which offers multiple rooms with exercise equipment. The rec center also has activities such as rock climbing, swimming, racquetball, and pool. Occasionally in the Setzer Center, there will be activities.

    Food and Dining

    We have multiple locations to dine inside the campus. The dining hall is essentially a buffet, creating new arrangements of food every breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A restaurant named Mirabeau's. This restaurant on campus serves bakery items, breakfast and lunch items, and Starbucks.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is a safe and secure one. Granted, we all have our fun of course. Each dorm hall is split into phases. Most dorms contain separate rooms for the roommates. If you get lucky, some have two sinks instead of one.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors here all care about their job and passion. They teach with a sense of fire in their hearts for the subject. The size of the classes also allow the teacher to be one on one with the students. Making it easier for contact if the students have questions or concerns with the class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Not only is it an all around, fantastic university, but if you plan to get a degree in engineering, English, or anything scientific. Lamar University is the place to go.

    In three sentences

    Lamar University is a small university, but has built up a strong reputation. It has made its mark with solid departments in English, Science, and Engineering. Lamar may not be the big named university out there, but will certainly prepare you for what is ahead in life.

  • 02/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Every now and again the food can be really great (holidays) but the dining hall serves the same thing pretty much everyday and the hours are somewhat inconvenient. There are other places to eat such as the nest which has some of the tastiest food and Mirabeau's which are both in 'the set'.

    Dorm Life

    I've lived in the dorms before and as nice as they look there are downsides to living there. It's very expensive for what you're getting: paper-thin walls and floors, noisy neighbors, and the dining plan could be a lot better. Overall it could be better, although many are worse so be grateful.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically the best programs are nursing and engineering, however that doesn't mean that the other colleges and aspects aren't great...these are just the most prominent. A vast majority of the classes are moderate although some are definitely easier than others.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you have a well thought out plan of any aspect of what you want to do, and if you don't know yet make sure to figure it out within your first year so that you aren't struggling forever. Figuring out what you want to do is only part of the battle, the other part has to do a lot with staying focused and doing well. Good luck, do well, and HAVE FUN! You're only young once!

    In three sentences

    Lamar is a place where you can feel like home and family are important. Most of the teachers really care about your well-being more than thinking this is where I get my paycheck. The student body can be very school-spirited.

  • 03/19/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The food is great in the Nest which is a student lounge that has a variety of foods. There is a new booth that has food that tastes as if you were at your house and your mother made it especially for you; it really makes you feel at home.

    Dorm Life

    I lived on campus only for a short period of time but the security was great. I always felt safe to walk around if I needed to go somewhere. There are always fun activities going on in the dorm lounges that gives students opportunity to meet new people and become members of different organizations.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics like I mentioned before are great and you can find a major that interests you the most.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking for a school that excels in the criminal justice, nursing, or just want an overall great college career experience Lamar University is the best choice. This university is always having opportunities available for students to volunteer and to me giving back to the community is very important.

    In three sentences

    Lamar university is friendly and inviting to new students. They are always trying to come up with ways that benefit the students, faculty, as well as the surrounding community. Lamar also has an excellent Family and Consumer Science Program along with Criminal Justice.

  • 03/19/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Beaumont is listed as the saddest place in America, you really need to have a car so that you can get out of the area on weekends. Basically everyone goes home on the weekends because it really is nothing to do in the area so you do not want to be stuck on campus alone.

    Food and Dining

    Food is not the best all the time, and the dining hall hours suck it seems like whenever you are hungry its closed and it closes at 8. One place to eat in the set closes at like 2.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms are fine but they have strict rules on over night guest and you cant have visitors past a certain hour. We are adults and they give out way to many rules with signing in and out all our guest.

    Academic Rigor

    Overall Lamar is a great school the student to teacher ratio is good. Professors really work with you and have very flexible office hours. Offers a variety of different classes.

  • 03/25/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I'm personally not a party person but there are ALOT of clubs of varying insterests such as the Japanese entertainment club I'm apart of to clubs specifically to popular online games.

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall makes it so easy to stick to a diet with the wide variety of food and drink.

    Dorm Life

    Sometimes it can get rowdy but otherwise the staff are responsive to issues involving your room and its pretty nice that you don't have to share a bedroom with another person, so you have your own space.

    Academic Rigor

    The right amount of ease yet challenge to help you actually pass through with out too much trouble.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come here with your mind open because it is not as low grade as you would imagine a university in this area would be.

    In three sentences

    A lot more fun than I expected and I feel its worth the low comparative tuition. I didn't know when I first applied but apparently Lamar University has one of the top nursing programs for a tuition of less than 5000$ per year I feel that is actually a steal when you look at other top medical schools. I also love how friendly and helpful all staff workers are, even if I've done something that I feel will frustrate or upset people such as me spilling a drink and requesting something to clean it myself the janitor told me no and did their self.

  • 03/31/2014

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Dorm Life

    i dont know about the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    i heard the nursing program was really good.

  • 06/12/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Excellent. Campus security is on constant patrol about campus both on foot and by car. All reports are taken seriously and thoroughly investigated. Emergency posts are located many spots throughout the campus.

    What to do for fun

    Campus hosts a wonderful gym and recreational area. Various activities are available: indoor rock wall climbing, basketball, a full gym, two tracks (one indoor, the other outside), golf, organized classes such as yoga and Zumba. Campus also takes pride in its many sororities and fraternities who host and enjoy many events.

    Food and Dining

    Offers a variety of food such as Pizza Hut personal pizzas, fried chicken and fries, burgers, baked potatoes and a selection of tex-mex dishes. I love getting the spicy beef nachos: a large plate covered in tortilla chips and my choice of toppings cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, salsa and spicy beef. Yum. I also enjoy the burritos, and tacos. They also offer sushi, which I thought was cool. It's prepared each morning and packaged. Quiet good.

    Dorm Life

    Live off campus. Never in dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Excellent lectures, many courses require attendance of one on campus seminar usually an hour in duration. Some finals offered are comprehensive, others only over part of the semester materials. Tutoring services and math labs are available on campus for student use.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a tour, it's well worth it. If you do decide to enroll do so at the earliest opportunity to get the ball rolling then once enrolled check the email they assign to you very often as this is where they will send all info regarding requirements needed to fill. The staff is VERY helpful and the campus atmosphere is comfortable.

    In three sentences

    The campus is well maintained, and fairly easy to navigate and find your way around. The campus offers a variety of food choices from chicken and fries to nachos and pizza. There are various locations to eat and relax. The campus offers an EXCELLENT gym facility for the students and organized classes for Zumba, yoga and others.