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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    C+
Grambling State is a public university located in Grambling, Louisiana. As a historically black college, GSU has a strong history of and commitment to the education of black Americans. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,734 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Grambling State acceptance rate is 43%. Popular majors include Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, Business, and Social Work and Youth Services. Graduating 35% of students, Grambling State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $21,900.
About Grambling State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Southwestern Athletic Conference
Address
403 Main Street
Grambling, LA 71245
Website
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Grambling State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
43%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
810-970
ACT Range
16-20
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$18,427/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$6,930/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
96%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
25:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.51 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.57 responses
74%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.57 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,734Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
345
Undergrads Over 25
21%
Pell Grant
82%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 33 responses
Report
  • Active and proud to be a student
    30%
  • Outgoing
    18%
  • Funny
    15%
  • Keeps to themselves
    12%
  • Determined
    9%
  • Confudent
    6%
  • Diverse
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
49%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.61 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.72 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 39 responses
Report
  • A place where everybody is somebody
    28%
  • Family
    21%
  • Fun
    15%
  • Home
    13%
  • Helpful (no one gets left behind)
    10%
  • LIT
    8%
  • Home away from home
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$28,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
35%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
92%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.37 responses
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I am going into my sophomore year at THE Grambling State University. So far, I am absolutely loving my time at my HBCU. I have completed my first year on the Orchesis Dance Company under the direction of Diane Maroney-Grigsby. My education here is so informative as well. I am thoroughly enjoying my professors and everything they have to offer. Our athletics, fine arts and other organizations are exceptional and even our food options are great! I am so proud to be a Tiger at THE Grambling State University and I am ready to see what the future has in store for me.
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I love that Grambling State University is a place where everybody is somebody! Everyone is given chances to improve themselves & make something better out of it. I would like to see sororities and fraternities change, every 2 years should be whenever students should be allowed to join.
As an international, Grambling State University bridged the gap between my ancestoral and historical knowledge, breaking the culture shock experienced. The place where “Everybody is Somebody” is the slogan indicating that any individual who attends GSU will find “a home away from home”. The community of student, faculty and staff are remarkable and accepted me for who I am while we exchanged culture. Teaching styles are tailored for the classroom and online, and faculty are willing to listen to students problems, offering the help needed but not “spoon-feeding” students. At this college, student life is fairly balanced with work, classroom and extracurricular activities with several clubs and organizations providing opportunities to be involved on campus and in the community, while also building a sense of belonging. I would not change my decision for anything in the world.