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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    A-
  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 3,805 undergraduate students. The Grambling State acceptance rate is 95%. Popular majors include Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, Biology, and Business. Graduating 35% of students, Grambling State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $21,900.
403 Main Street
Grambling, LA 71245
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Southwestern Athletic Conference

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.

GSU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
95%
Application Deadline
June 1
SAT Range
910-1060
ACT Range
16-20
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$18,074/ 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
$7,572/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
24:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.51 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.59 responses
75%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.59 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    49%
  • On Campus
    49%
  • Online
    2%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,805Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
305
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
84%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 34 responses
  • Active and proud to be a student
    32%
  • Outgoing
    21%
  • Funny
    15%
  • Keeps to themselves
    12%
  • Determined
    9%
  • Confudent
    6%
  • Innovative
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.63 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.74 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 41 responses
  • A place where everybody is somebody
    29%
  • Family
    20%
  • Fun
    15%
  • Helpful (no one gets left behind)
    12%
  • Home
    12%
  • LIT
    7%
  • Home away from home
    2%

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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Grambling State University Reviews

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Grambling "Is the place where Everybody is Somebody". The environment is great and the teachers are really there to help you. If you're a minority, especially black, then this is the school for you! The teachers actually take the time out of their busy schedule to have hands on in helping you with whatever you may need. Over 90% of the students that attend graduate and then not only get jobs, but careers. The whole purpose of college is to graduate and do something in the field that you love. The President is really nice and down to earth. All in all, it's a great environment and I wish more people would attend.
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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.
As an International Student, I can most definitely say that attending Grambling thus far is truly an amazing experience. Grambling State University is a highly acclaimed school with great academic reports and a historically black college that embodies young African American men and women on successful paths. I chose to attend this school because I like being part of a large group and diverse student body. The Lecturers at this University care about the students and they are very helpful. Grambling State University just feels like home while it gives you a great feeling of school pride. The only thing I would like to see change here at the university is that there should be more opportunities for international students. With just more help to secure that perfect internship during your academic school year.