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Lamar University Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Lamar University? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 3,583 out of 4,529 applicants or 79% were admitted making Lamar University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores. Only 43% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 2,654 1,875 4,529
Accepted 2,020 1,563 3,583
Acceptance Rate 76% 83% 79%
Enrolled 842 700 1,542
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 42% 45% 43%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Lamar University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Lamar University regularly accepts students with ACTs of 18 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 15 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 21 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. 35 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Lamar University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 940 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 840. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1040 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 82 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 940 1140
SAT Reading 460 570
SAT Math 480 570
ACT Composite 18 24
ACT English 16 23
ACT Math 17 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >86%
21 to 24 Avg + 79%-86%
18 to 21 Avg - 69%-79%
15 to 18 Reach 57%-69%
Less than 15 Low <57%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1140 and Above Good >86%
1040 to 1140 Avg + 79%-86%
940 to 1040 Avg - 69%-79%
840 to 940 Reach 57%-69%
Less than 840 Low <57%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Lamar University has not reported high school GPA data for its freshman class at this time.

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

You have 72 days left until 2017 Fall term applications are due on Aug 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Lamar University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Neither required nor recommended
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=226091 IPEDS survey data for Lamar University.



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