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Lamar University Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
8,937
Total Undergrads
Including 2,592 Part-time
1,600
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 83 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

61% Women
39% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division I-AA

Southland Conference

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Division I-AA Independents

  • Football

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

6
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $129,216)
6
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $73,429)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 26 44 - -
Baseball 35 - - -
Basketball 15 17 - -
Football 88 - - -
Golf 11 7 - -
Soccer - 25 - -
Tennis 9 10 - -
Volleyball - 13 - -

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3.0%
Black/non-Hispanic 22.8%
Hispanic 8.8%
Non-resident alien 3.6%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 7.5%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 53.8%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 19 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Air Force ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 8
Drug Law Violation 44
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 1
Property Crime 16
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Cynthia from Beaumont, TX
  • 5
  • 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…

  • Feb-20-2012 Read More
  • Michael from Austin, TX
  • 4
  • 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.…

  • Jul-31-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • jay
  • May-14-2016 I am a current student here

    the food and dining is fairly decent but slightly overpriced if you do not have a meal plan. the dining hall has a variety of foods, including home cooked meals, great breakfast pancakes, mexican food, italian food, deli food, a grill, and a salad and drink bar. mirabeau's is also a great place to grab a quick coffee and study before class, if you live at home and do not want to drive and come back to campus.

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  • 3
  • Bailey from Lumberton, TX
  • Dec-18-2015 I am a current student here

    There's not many options of places, so if you live on campus and gate a meal plan (you have to) then you might get bored. The buffet (dining hall) is great though. There's a lot of choices in there.

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  • 4
  • Madison from League City, TX
  • Dec-01-2015 I am a current student here

    You have a few options for dining. The dining hall (dhall), Mirabeaus, and the Nest. The dhall is where you can use your dining meals. You swipe in and you can choose from the same general foods every day. During lunch and dinner, there's always pizza, some meat, hamburgers, and soup. There are other foods that vary. The food is always slightly different so you're not eating the exact same thing all the time. I advise you: get cookies when they are out!!! As soon as you walk in and if you see cookies, grab them first before you get your meal! They go quickly!! The food is almost always good! Make sure to go when it is a tour day. They serve the best food on tour days. Mirabeaus is like a little cafe kind of place that serves Starbucks. They say Starbucks but I believe it's really Seattle's Best. The food is good but you usually have to wait a while for your food to come out. The Nest is wonderful! It is a cafeteria that has a Southern/home style cooking section, a Tex-mex-ish section, a healthy section, Pizza Hut, and something else. You have to pay for your drink individually but it's all good. The Nest and Mirabeaus only accept dining dollars or cash. The dhall accepts cash or dining meals.

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  • 5
  • Amy from Vidor, TX
  • Jun-12-2014 I am a past student here

    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.

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  • 3
  • Kristen from Pikesville, MD
  • Mar-19-2014 I am a current student here

    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.

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  • 4
  • Shawntae from Kountze, TX
  • Mar-19-2014 I am a current student here

    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.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Alicia from BEAUMONT, TX
  • Jan-27-2014 I am a current student here

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

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  • 0
  • Kristen
  • Sep-29-2013 I am a current student here

    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.

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  • 0
  • Jaqueline from Alvin, TX
  • Sep-25-2013 I am a current student here

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

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  • 0
  • Nicholas from Kountze, TX
  • Aug-13-2013 I am a current student here

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

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  • 0
  • Taylor from Beaumont, TX
  • May-28-2013 I am a current student here

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

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  • 0
  • Elzbieta from Houston, TX
  • Apr-16-2013 I am a current student here

    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.

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