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Wouldn't bring a dog to shit here.Quite BrightMechanical Engineering
Wouldn't bring a dog to shit here.This school and it's outdated technologies, hillbilly employees, inattentive professors and marijuana-diluted students is the worst place I could've ended up. I transferred from UH, had zero choice in the matter, and after a year here - I am beyond pissed about it. The employees at this school are some of the worst, their intelligence, common sense, and daily work of the only thing they are responsible for is anything but active. It's actually almost like they want you to be as mentally pathetic as they are with all of the trash mandatory advising they try to shove down your throat - which inevitable winds you up in a bind. Don't even think about coming here.
1st Year Female -- Class 2019
Education Quality: C, Faculty Accessibility: F
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I would not recommend Lamar University to anyone!Not so brightBusiness - Management and Administration
I would not recommend Lamar University to anyone! The campus is situated in a high crime rate neighborhood. Students are victims of assaults and robberies on a regular basis. Reported use of drugs by some students in the dorms are ignored by both campus police and administration. The school may be diverse, but the students living on campus are segregated. The ?smart students? live on one side of the campus and the jocks and ?not so smart students? live on another side. Then, they have the foreign students who have been placed at another location on campus. I notice one particular dorm that seems to have a majority of one ethnic group. When I question one of the student workers about it his reply was, ?that's because most of them are athletes and they have low grades?.

Compared to other Texas colleges, the dorms are terrible and the bedrooms are the size of matchboxes. And if you want to be treated like an adult, find somewhere else to go. They literally pick each class for you major and your basic requirements! You really don't have much of a choice. And if you should miss a class on their plan, you may have to wait another year before the class becomes available again.

Their financial aid is also problematic. To create the illusion that the school is cheap to attend, they will not provide full financial aid-grants and loans to any student. You have to find outside sources to fund the balance. I had to take out private loans because they would not let me take out the full amount of the subsidized and unsubsidized students loans I am entitle to! So, now I have to pay a higher interest rate!

Fortunately for me, I knew how to write before I started attending Lamar University. Many of the students are struggling with that skill even after four years of "studying" here.

Just a word of caution. This is how they treat their veterans! Run the other way!

4th Year Male -- Class 2017
Faculty Accessibility: C-, Useful Schoolwork: F
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Trying to talk to someone in the financialBrightNursing
Trying to talk to someone in the financial aid department or Cashier's department is bruatal. Email's take forever, and often it seems like they did not fully read the quesion. They want you to pay in full the week before classes, which is fine, but their financial aid department is so slow as well you end up begging for an emergeny loan just to take classes. You feel like they are doing you a favor just letting you take classes.
1st Year Male -- Class 2015
Useful Schoolwork: C, Education Quality: F
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