B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B
Grambling State University is ...
Public, HBCU
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Southwestern Athletic Conference
Address
403 Main Street
Grambling, LA 71245
Website

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
38%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
795-955
ACT Range
16-20
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$17,051/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,711/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,441/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,521/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,381/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,241/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.51 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.51 responses
75%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.51 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,308Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
21%
Pell Grant
84%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 27 responses
Report
  • Active and proud to be a student
    26%
  • Outgoing
    19%
  • Funny
    15%
  • Keeps to themselves
    15%
  • Determined
    11%
  • Confudent
    7%
  • Innovative
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.55 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.66 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 33 responses
Report
  • Family
    24%
  • A place where everybody is somebody
    21%
  • Fun
    18%
  • Helpful (no one gets left behind)
    12%
  • Home
    12%
  • LIT
    9%
  • Lacking
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$28,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
35%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
92%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.37 responses
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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
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Grambling is an HBCU and an overall great place to study. It has a very active social climate. The school is very supportive of it’s football team and marching band, and there are numerous student organizations that organize student activities. The lecturers make it really easy to learn, and they are super kind. My favorite thing about Grambling is that there is always somone/ organization there to help. There is a career services office that helps with everything career related; from building your resume to assisting with finding internships, to mock interviews ! The area around the university is practically dead. There is nothing to do outside the school. The nearest grocery store is 15 mins (drive) away. This works to your advantage because it makes the environment more conducive to learning . Otherwise, there is a police station, church and fast food express on campus. I would recommend Grambling to anyone who is serious about learning.
Greek life is a big part of this campus atmosphere. The most popular Greeks are Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, and the Omega's or "Q dawgs"...these are major African American greeks that surround themselves with sorority brothers and sisters and represent their membership to its fullest! The campus has step shows and line crossings for the public to attend but no housing arrangements on campus. Most alumni pledged early on in school and associate with new members. These greeks will persuade you to join a sorority or fraternity because they show their pride and knowledge of their institution and make it look fun and interesting.