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Grambling State University Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
4,401
Total Undergrads
Including 298 Part-time
729
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 23 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

61% Women
39% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division I-AA

Southwestern Athletic Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

4
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $106,086)
7
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $44,923)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 28 26 Yes -
Baseball 30 - - -
Basketball 13 14 - Yes
Bowling - 7 Yes -
Football 86 - - -
Soccer - 14 Yes -
Softball - 25 - Yes
Tennis - 5 Yes Yes
Volleyball - 10 Yes Yes
Court Sports - - Yes Yes
Dance - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Swimming and Diving - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - - Yes
Weight Lifting - - Yes -

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3%
Black/non-Hispanic 86.5%
Hispanic 0.4%
Non-resident alien 8.8%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 0.3%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 3.6%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 4%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 19 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
Other
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 2
Drug Law Violation 17
Liquor Law Violation 5
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 0
Property Crime 25

Notable Alumni

  • Buck Buchanan, Former NFL player
  • Doug Williams, Former NFL player
  • Erykah Badu, Singer
  • James "Shack" Harris, Former NFL player
  • Willie Brown, Former NFL player
  • Willie Davis, Former NFL player
  • Tommie Agee, Former MLB player
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Jasmine from Colfax, LA
  • 5
  • I loved my freshman dorm this semester. Besides from them being new, you feel at home also. Having my own personal space was critical to me, so I chose the…

  • Jan-11-2012 Read More
  • Nadine from Grambling, LA
  • 5
  • This is a home away from home. Customize. Yo have your choice of various complexes go for the one within your budget or live off campus. it's all up to…

  • Oct-18-2012 Read More
  • Les Dames from Grambling, LA
  • 4
  • dorms are safe, clean and quiet. dorms have study areas in all dorms where students can study preventing students from making that long trip to the library.…

  • Jan-25-2012 Read More
  • Kyja from Fort Worth, TX
  • 4
  • The dorms are pretty nice, they have it where there are apartment style where two or four people can have a separate room with a kitchen like area to…

  • Jun-15-2012 Read More
  • Alexandria from Mather, PA
  • 5
  • The dorm life is great! As a freshman, you get your own bathroom, sink, and closet! Once you become a sophomore, you get your own separate room and there is…

  • Jul-15-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 2
  • Student
  • Dec-03-2013 I am a current student here

    The cafeteria food doesn't really supply a lot of healthy options, in my opinion. They also have horrible hours. However, they're open on Thanksgiving break, so the out of state students who can't go home have something to eat on the Holiday.

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  • 4
  • Lea from Grambling, LA
  • Oct-12-2013 I am a current student here

    The food and dining on campus is great only on tuesdays in the cafe. Tuesdays in the cafe is called fried chicken tuesdays and that is like the day everyone looks forward too! But other than that you can go to the express where there is Burger King, Taco Bell, and Panda Express. But the downside too that is on the weekend its only open till 9 :( . And some times they close earlier than that.

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  • 5
  • Traci from Bedford, TX
  • Oct-03-2013 I am a past student here

    The food on campus is full of southern home cooking. There are other fast food restaurant on campus also.

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  • 5
  • Kenisha from Tallulah, LA
  • Jul-10-2013 I am a current student here

    The variety is great....the tiger bucks are wonderful. I love that I can eat healthy when I want that choice it's available.

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  • 3
  • Belle
  • Jun-25-2013 I am a past student here

    For the most part the food was mediocre.. But the express and all the other restaurants around campus makes up for it.

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  • 3
  • Jahi from atlanta, GA
  • May-08-2013 I am a current student here

    The food is decent. Things could be better in this department but it gets the job done altogether. The choices of food are pretty good and the atmosphere of the cafeteria is awesome.

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  • 2
  • Chauntenee from Ruston, LA
  • Mar-10-2013 I am a current student here

    I recommend investing in food stamps immediately, if possible have them before you leave for school they will come in handy! Most cafeterias neglect to stay open at 12am when we're really hungry from studying all night!

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Lea from Grambling, LA
  • Oct-12-2013 I am a current student here

    The Greek Life here is very serious! They are very active on this campus and full of life. The Greeks have their different weeks in the fall where they have stroll offs and fun activties planned for people, its a great time and experiance for anyone!

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  • 0
  • Kenisha from Tallulah, LA
  • Jul-10-2013 I am a current student here

    They put on great shows and lots of activities for us. I enjoy the bond they have. I am thinking of pledging to one...which one I haven't confirmed as of yet.

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  • 0
  • Belle
  • Jun-25-2013 I am a past student here

    What Greek life? There are only a few active Greeks on campus. I heard the others have been suspended.

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  • 0
  • Chauntenee from Ruston, LA
  • Mar-10-2013 I am a current student here

    When our Greeks arent suspended, which they usually are the Greek life is everything you see in the movies. We have the entire Divine 9, however about 6 of them are on lock down.

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  • 0
  • Taelor from Aurora, CO
  • Nov-27-2012 I am a current student here

    Greek life is seen on campus but its not a big party of daily events here at GSU. The Greeks are often treated like normal students, they aren't given any fancy housing or special privilages.

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  • 0
  • Toni from Antioch, CA
  • Nov-25-2012 I am a current student here

    Though there isn't very many frat and sorority houses on or new Grambling the greeks are very prominent. Everyday you can see a group of AKA's or Iota's with a booth spreading awareness. Or you may hear about an Alpha probate coming up soon.

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