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
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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
45%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
810-970
ACT Range
16-20
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$17,239/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,844/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,710/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,732/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,262/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,058/ year
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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
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.53 responses
74%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.53 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,598Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
21%
Pell Grant
85%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 29 responses
Report
  • Active and proud to be a student
    24%
  • Outgoing
    21%
  • Funny
    17%
  • Keeps to themselves
    14%
  • Determined
    10%
  • Confudent
    7%
  • Innovative
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.57 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.68 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 35 responses
Report
  • A place where everybody is somebody
    23%
  • Family
    23%
  • Fun
    17%
  • Home
    14%
  • Helpful (no one gets left behind)
    11%
  • LIT
    9%
  • Lacking
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$28,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
34%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
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 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.
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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
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.