Lamar University
Beaumont, TX, USA

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Lamar University
3.83 Average Rating

Karla from Port Arthur, TX

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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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.
Tips for prospective students
The professors are so welcoming, don't be shy to ask any questions.
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.
Dorm Life
Each person gets their own room where they sleep... some privacy is always a plus.
Food and Dining
Food is good.
What to do for fun
Join the clubs offered at Lamar!
Bang for the buck
I'm so glad I get to spend a relatively small amount of money for great education offered.
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!
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
Greek Life
There are a variety of greek societies that are available from major specific to academic related (like Phi Kappa Phi).
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.
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Shaundrea from Houston, TX

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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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.
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.
Academic Rigor
you must be on yourself in order to stay focus.
Dorm Life
i love the dorm life, its feels like a mini apartment we have our space and privacy.
Food and Dining
the food is pretty good, at the dhall its options that they students have.
What to do for fun
its plenty of events that go on campus, i advise to try and go to some.
Bang for the buck
its always something to do on lamar campus.
Clubs and Activities
they have plenty of clubs and activities to keep you busy.
Greek Life
i'm not in a greek, but its seems very beneficial.
Campus Safety
police are always on the campus so its pretty safe.
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Diamond from Houston, TX

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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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.
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
Academic Rigor
lamar offers plenty of rigorous courses that are really helpful
Dorm Life
phase four and five are the nicest dorms. they are also the newest phases. its cool living on campus
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.
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.
Bang for the buck
on thursdays in the setzer student center, lamar alivegives away free food if you sport lamar apperal
Campus Safety
there is an on campus police department to make sure everyone is safe
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Bailey from Lumberton, TX

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Lamar University really gives tips and tricks to help you with your experience. At the beginning of each semester there's a fun Week of Welcome filled with free food, games, and activities to do. Although it's a smaller campus, there's enough of a university feel to make the college experience nice.
Tips for prospective students
Just go to class, it really isn't hard to show up. Most classes have a grade with attendance, so right there that's an easy grade. Never shy away from asking your professor for help. Ever! It's not embarrassing and use their knowledge to get better grades.
Academic Rigor
There's so many programs to help you pass or get tutored. In the library there's even a writing center to help any papers you have to turn in. Each class has its own difficulty, but the professors make it clear what they expect.
Food and Dining
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.
What to do for fun
Visit the small pond, or sit in the quad. I wish there were more options.
Bang for the buck
At the end of everything, you will still get your degree for a semi reasonable price. They are raising tuition in fall 2016, so that won't be fun.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
This year we started decorating a statue for every home football game we have. It's fun to walk past it and see it's ridiculous costume for the week. There's a bonfire in the fall and that's pretty nice.
Great for these types of students
Any student! We hold the most international students in Texas. All are welcome and diversity is normal.
Clubs and Activities
There are plenty of clubs, although if you want to join you have to research, they won't do too much advertising.
Greek Life
HUGE. The Greeks are everywhere. The first month expect to be asked several times.
Campus Safety
Police station on campus, I always felt safe.
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Di'Andra from Houston, TX

a current student here
14 people found this review useful
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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.
Am enjoying being here
Being a freshman, I love the college atmosphere.
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.
Great for these types of students
Anybody
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Mahogany from Beaumont, TX

a current student here
12 people found this review useful
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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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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Cynthia from Beaumont, TX

a current student here
10 people found this review useful
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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.
Tips for prospective students
go to class. go to class. go to class.
stay on the ball. start and finish homework early.
Academic Rigor
effective as harvard, but not as hard
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.
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.
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.
Bang for the buck
cheap but quality university and great professors.
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.
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.
Campus Safety
on campus police station. security gates for on campus living and parking.
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Raven from Beaumont, TX

a current student here
6 people found this review useful
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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!
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.
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!
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!
Great for these types of students
Lamar University is the place for you!
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Michael from Austin, TX

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Stand the whole game! Be loud! You'll learn the chants, just show up.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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Krista from Rising Star, TX

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Great for these types of students
Southeast Texas Natives, engineering students
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