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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B-
  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 3,734 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 $20,700.
About Grambling State University...
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
43%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
810-970
ACT Range
16-20
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$18,427/ 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
    $17,853/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,342/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,733/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,777/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,740/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
25:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.51 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.56 responses
75%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.56 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,734Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
21%
Pell Grant
82%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 32 responses
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  • Active and proud to be a student
    28%
  • Outgoing
    19%
  • Funny
    16%
  • Keeps to themselves
    13%
  • Determined
    9%
  • Confudent
    6%
  • Diverse
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.60 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.71 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 38 responses
Report
  • A place where everybody is somebody
    24%
  • Family
    21%
  • Fun
    18%
  • Home
    13%
  • Helpful (no one gets left behind)
    11%
  • LIT
    8%
  • Home away from home
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$28,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
35%
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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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.
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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.
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