Facts and Figures

About LU Students

Lamar University has been recognized as one of the most diverse universities in the West by U.S. News and World Report. In Fall 2013, the undergraduate student body was 59 percent female and 41 percent male. These charts tell more about the backgrounds of LU undergraduate students.

Pie chart showing where LU students come from Pie chart showing LU students by race and ethnicity

Points of Cardinal Pride

Lamar University has many points of distinction. Here are just a few.

10,151 Undergraduate Enrollment

14,035 Total Enrollment

75,000+ Alumni

1 of 29 public universities nationally named a doctoral research university by the Carnegie Foundation

3rd nationally for top online graduate programs

11th nationally for return on investment for engineering majors

56 different countries represented in the student body

Top 5 percent College of Business is AACSB accredited, a distinction earned by fewer than 5 percent of business schools worldwide

Students in lab fisheye view