Lamar University originated on March 8, 1923, when the South Park School District in Beaumont authorized its superintendent to proceed with plans to open ?a Junior College of the first class.? Home to more than 15,000 students, Lamar University is among the fastest growing Texas colleges and universities. LU is a member of The Texas State University System, which is the first higher education system of Texas and maintains the lowest average tuition and fees of any university system in Texas. With more than 100 degree options and a community that cares, Lamar students are always proud to be Cardinals.
Lamar University engages and empowers students by providing access to a wide variety of educational resources. Students enjoy state-of-the-art advising and counseling services, first-year experiences, study abroad opportunities, retention and completion programs, and service engagement. The leadership roles, research opportunities, work-related internships and part-time employment options available make the practical experience a fundamental part of a Lamar University education. The University is nationally recognized for its quality curriculum for all degree program levels such as Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral. LU is broken into five undergraduate colleges, one graduate college, and an honors college.
Also known as The Set, the Setzer Student Center is the hub of student activities and engagement. Newly renovated in 2018, it features an array of dining options and hosts many student clubs and organizations. With more than 150 registered student clubs and organizations, students will have plenty of opportunities to meet classmates with similar interests. They can choose from a wide variety of intramural sports, fraternities, sororities, academic clubs, and special interest groups to make lifelong friends.
The Lamar University campus is located in Beaumont, Texas. With a population of more than 115,000, Beaumont is a diversified city, home not only to the university but also to businesses and industries stemming from a strong petrochemical and agricultural base. World-renowned companies are located in Beaumont to take advantage of the area?s resources and its educated workforce.
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