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Lamar University

42 Reviews

Locations:   Beaumont (TX) 

Annual Tuition: $18,482

85% of students said this degree improved their career prospects
71% of students said they would recommend this school to others
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Erik Ngutse

Reviewed: 7/27/2023

Degree: MBA in Information Systems

Lamar University may not provide the typical college experience or hand-holding, particularly for graduate students. However, it does cater well to military personnel and adults seeking to return to education. Unlike some other institutions, Lamar expects students to take full responsibility for their learning and prioritize time management. If you're looking for a supportive and guided college journey, other schools like Rice and A&M might be more suitable, albeit at a higher cost. It's essential... Read More

Andie salaiz

Reviewed: 12/10/2022

Degree: Public Health

I attended the online public health undergraduate degree program. The instruction was good, but communication is awful! When the semester was over I had to register for classes but could not register due to a hold. I had to have an advising appointment. No one knew who my advisor was! I went through 7 people and not one of them was my advisor, I just kept getting sent to different people in different departments. I looked at my university profile to see if they were listed and no advisor was mentioned... Read More

Graduate Student

Reviewed: 5/11/2022

Degree: Criminal Justice

I earned my B.Sc. in Criminal Justice from Lamar (Brick and Mortar) and am currently enrolled in their online MBA-Criminal Justice Management degree. Pros: The dorms are fantastic--very private and spacious. Facilities are overall in good condition and clean. Student life and sporting events are available if you want them, but they are not as in-your-face as A&M or UT. Prices are extremely competitive, especially for their online programs. The class sizes are small, so most professors really care... Read More


Reviewed: 1/23/2022

Degree: Education

If you choose to enroll in the prinicpal program-BEWARE! The 5 week courses include a TON of work. It's like working another full time job. I'm sure it's a great program HOWEVER it's tiresome with the loads of weekly work. Also, financial aid does not release all of your aid at once, they release it a little at a time making it harder to use your aid for books and in some cases, making it seem as if you actual owe the college when indeed you don't . Check out other programs before you commit to this... Read More


Reviewed: 3/8/2021

Degree: Psychology

Any University is only as good as you make it, and that is true with everything! As in everything I have been involved in, both during my military and civilian careers, I had ups and downs. In 1975 I completed an MBA at another institution, and that of course contributed to my success too. Lamar has come a long way since I completed my BA. I am proud to be a Lamar alumni, and encourage the young people interested in schooling after High School to consider attending Lamar University!

Master's student

Reviewed: 3/9/2020

Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy

Currently very frustrated. Technical support is either 0 or 100%. I just spent 30 minutes on hold at first in place to get a recording saying there were technical difficulties and a hang up. All of my professors have been great but some do not have IA support and let's say if I weren't a very good student I wouldn't become a good one through feedback and constructive criticism. I am learning from the materials presented but am very disenchanted with the program right now.


Reviewed: 2/5/2020

Degree: Education Administration

I HATE LAMAR UNIVERSITY!!! They call you everyday when you are starting and when they want to recruit you then they drop you like a hot potato after you graduate. The school failed to inform me of deadlines that will have a great impact on my future and my career, not to mention cost me lots of extra money. They have no excuse for their actions with all of the technology in today's world. STAY AWAY!!

LaCoya Bagley

Reviewed: 12/11/2019

Degree: Education Administration

Beware: I graduated from Lamar with my Masters in Educational Administration on Aug 17, 2019 and I started the program in June of 2018. I was told that we needed to hurry and take the 068 Principal exam because T.E.A would be changing the requirements. We were told to take the exam by 12/31/2018. Several professors that I had within the program (Dr. Thomas Harvey, Dr. Donna Fong, Dr. Cindy Cummings, Dr. Daryl Ann Borel, Dr. Christina Puente, etc were great professors but they were often confused... Read More

Tangela Spencer

Reviewed: 12/11/2019

Degree: Business Administration

Lamar was a great place to attend college. The professors knew me by name and cared about my success. What I really loved about LU were the small class sizes. I was always given the opportunity to ask questions and seek help from my professors when I needed it. I also liked that there were so many opportunities to join student organizations and get involved.


Reviewed: 11/6/2019

Degree: Counseling

Lamar University's online counseling program is a joke. The professors and IAs (graders) are unprofessional and unresponsive. You feel like you are being ghosted by your own faculty. Advisers never answer emails, professors never answer emails, IAs never answer emails. Grading is completely random and based solely on your IA's discretion and style of grading. Do not expect any feedback on why you received the grade that you did. Papers and assignments are rarely marked, just given a grade. You also... Read More


Reviewed: 7/15/2019

Degree: Liberal Arts

The online degree's are a bit of a joke, don't believe the advisor when they tell you about college credit for prior learning or life experience etc. Its a lie. You will spend 40 hours attempting to create a paper they may get you 3 to 6 college hours, much easier to just two classes online, again the online classes are a joke, just a ton of busy work and some classes dont even require proctored exams..

Grad to be

Reviewed: 6/17/2019

Degree: Performing Arts

Went there one year -- awful school -- awful location -- transferred out - yea it is fairly cheap, there is a reason for that. -- go to a better college if you can possibly afford it -- you will not regret it -- theater and dance schools are not good -- there are a ton better in Texas

stevi braswell

Reviewed: 3/8/2019

Degree: Nursing

Lamar university is a wonderful university for any student to attend. I attended Lamar University from 2007-2011 where I pursued and obtained my bachelor's of science in nursing (BSN). The core classes were well rounded and meaningful. I still remember much of the valuable information I learned from my classes. Nursing school was intense. There's no better word to describe it. It was two and a half years of no life other that school and a little bit of work here and there. I felt very well prepared... Read More

Fred j

Reviewed: 2/9/2019

Degree: Legal Studies

I went on to law school and had a very long, successful career. Lamar prepared me for the next step, the law school experience. I look back on my Lamar years proudly and fondly. It has grown now to continue its service to students. I met some wonderful other students there.

Ryan Litchfield

Reviewed: 10/24/2018

Degree: MBA in Marketing

Lamar is a small-medium sized school with the resources of a larger university. The professors knew me by name and cared about my success. What I really loved about LU were the small class sizes. I was always given the opportunity to ask questions and seek help from my professors when I needed it. I also liked that there were so many opportunities to join student organizations and get involved. My resume is now overflowing with experience that I gained while attending LU.


Reviewed: 10/22/2018

Degree: Communications

LU has some great Professors that care, especially in the Department of Communication. They not only taught thoroughly the subject matter, but was available day in and day out to assist with specific projects and general questions. My class size was small enough for me to get the personal attention I needed to be successful in college.

Daniel McLemore

Reviewed: 10/22/2018

Degree: Communications

Lamar University provided me with amazing opportunities left and right. From the very beginning, I was able to get directly involved with my field of study and gain valuable experience my freshman year. The faculty and staff are always willing to go the extra mile to help every student succeed. The campus has grown since I graduated, and so has the student body. I highly recommend this school to anyone looking to take the next step. I have since gone back to work on an MBA degree and I'm loving every... Read More

Downhill Battle

Reviewed: 10/9/2018

Degree: Education Administration

After looking at the cost to obtain a Principal Certification, I made the decision to attend Lamar University. I was familiar with the online format so I felt comfortable with my decision. The use of TK20 however was not something I cared for as it was extremely confusing. My experience has caused me heartbreak, stress, and money I am still trying to recover from. The classes were going well and I was passing all of them with As and Bs. For being a single mother, full time teacher, Speech and Debate... Read More

M. Rossi

Reviewed: 8/10/2018

Degree: Educational Leadership

The program was fine for getting my Masters however one VERY important thing to note is that I missed one 5 week course in the winter of 2016 due to illness and it set back my graduation date by an ENTIRE YEAR. For some reason, even though the classes are online and all the materials are available upfront- they only offer the courses in a certain rotation. I didnt realize this when I applied and certainly would have powered thru if I knew. So now I have to wait until Spring of 2019 to take my last... Read More

Charles Brandon Kinard

Reviewed: 5/26/2018

Degree: RN to BSN

I just finished the RN to MSN program in May 2018. I have been a nurse for 22 years and really enjoyed the BSN program and I have enrolled in the MSN program in the fall. The BSN program is top notch and the instructors are excellent as they genuinely care about the student's success. 


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