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Lamar University

Lamar University is home to the fastest-growing college of education in Texas. The university was named by U.S. News and World Report as the most diverse university and the best place to work. Lamar University continues to produce more certificates than any other Texas universities and possesses an outstanding pass rate for state certification exams.

Bachelor's programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (7)
Applied Sciences & Professions (4)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (3)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (2)
Journalism & Media (1)
Law (1)

About

History

Lamar University was named after second president of the Republic of Texas and the “Father of Education” in Texas. The university remains deeply committed to providing students an accessible, affordable, outstanding education.

Education

Lamar University was founded in 1923 a few blocks from the current location as South Park Junior College and enrolled 125 students in its first fall semester. The name changed to Lamar College in 1932 in honor of Mirabeau B. Lamar. In the early 1940s, the school separated from the South Park school district, which had created the college, and moved to its current location.

Research

Lamar University joined The Texas State University System in 1995. Under the leadership of President Emeritus James M. Simmons, who served from 1999 to 2013, the university experienced another period of significant growth adding a host of facilities to improve campus life, attracting generous donations from alumni and friends and prestigious research grants to improve scholarship and teaching, while setting repeated enrollment records.

Career

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Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

Services

Housing services

Students with disabilities may experience barriers that can limit their access to University courses and activities.  The Disability Resource Center works to ensure equal opportunities for students with disabilities, including, but not limited to, individuals who are Deaf/hard of hearing, blind or visually impaired, have a specific learning/intellectual disability, ADHD/ADD, PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, or physical disability.  Reasonable accommodations will be determined on an individual basis. 

Library services

Imagine going to the library anytime, anywhere. Our online library offers a vast array of scholarly and professional research materials. Current students can access the university library services by telephone, email or IM.

ICT services

We offer support for campus systems and technologies for teaching and learning. Support is available and easily accessible for faculty via phone or email.

Medical services

Our mission is to promote the health and wellness of the university population by offering quality medical and psychological services to the students of Lamar University and Lamar Institute of Technology.

Student Life

Campus life

Campus life at Lamar University is the perfect blend of urban living with the close community feel of a small town. Between classes you can stroll through campus to admire the artwork and mature oak trees, study with friends at the Mary & John Gray library, or lounge at the Setzer Student Center.

Sports facilities

There's always something happening in Rec Sports! We encourage you to join in on the fun!

Student clubs

Opportunities for social work majors to participate in student organizations are provided at the University and Program levels. The Social Work Student Association was organized in 1978 and chartered in accordance with the University policies and procedures for all campus student associations. 

Accreditation

Lamar University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associates, bachelor's, masters, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lamar University.

Student Reviews

Wish I had more time at Lamar!
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I loved studying communication at Lamar University since they have a really good developed communication program. The only thing is that I came to Lamar on my junior year so I feel like I could've learned way more if I was there for four years.

Study 2020
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The study period was one of the memorable period while i was in USA.

Beaumont, Texas, United States

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