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.
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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.57 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.57 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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- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.61 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.72 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.37 responses
Grambling State University Reviews
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.
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.