Lamar University began as a junior college; it went through three name changes before adopting its current title. The school motto is as follows: "Living the Legacy, Inventing the Future". The university colors are red and white, and the school mascot is a cardinal. LU even has its own art museum on campus; admission to the museum is free. On their website, the university states that they are committed to diversity in ideas, people, and access.
- Minimum GPA 2.00
- Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 79
- Minimum SAT 1250
- Minimum ACT 12