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 3,598 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Grambling State acceptance rate is 45%. Popular majors include Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, Business, and Social Work and Youth Services. Graduating 34% of students, Grambling State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $20,700.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.51 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.53 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.53 responses
Most Popular Majors
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies103 Graduates
Social Work and Youth Services45 Graduates
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching38 Graduates
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies33 Graduates
Engineering Technician21 Graduates
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.57 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.68 responses
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Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.37 responses
Grambling State University Reviews
Grambling State University is a great school which is diverse and is located in a great area to reside in. Grambling State University has done a splendid job in welcoming their students, and the faculty is always there to help. Grambling State University's motto is "Where Everybody is Somebody", and the atmosphere is very friendly! The professors teach excellent and are there to help you along the way. It is truly a home away from home.
What I like about Grambling most is that everybody is truly somebody. You can change everything about you and be whomever you desire to be. Another great aspect is the culture of my school. Our band and football team ring bells. There's no better place to be than Grambling during homecoming season! The amount of support that my school has amazes me. While all of these things are great, it only gets better! Every year, thanksgiving weekend is the bayou classic held in New Orleans where we play against our rivalry school Southern University! As far as the school it's very historic. The staff members are always there to help you. They might be rude but they'll help you. I can honestly say that I haven't gotten the full college experience due to me working at least 2-3 jobs as a full-time student. I'm hoping that my last year here (Fall 17-Spring 18) that I'd be able to work less days but somehow cover my bills so that I can get that college experience my last year here. Overall I love it
Grambling State has come along ways in the past few years for improvements under former Louisiana Senator, now GSU President Rick Gallot. President Gallot was just voted one of the national college top University Presidents and is very deserving. Turning around academics at GSU, getting state approval for a thirty million dollar library now underway, a new student rec center that begins construction this month while adding new tech degrees at GSU and overseas an enrollment surge of over 6 percent going on three years in a row now. GSU has finally become a quality University to attend again for education reasons, and for having a sense of school pride and optimism amongst the student body.