Grambling State University

Grambling, LA, USA
4.08 Average Rating

Founded by a group of African American farmers in 1901, Grambling State University is a 4-year public school in north central Louisiana. This Historically Black College and University is listed on the Louisiana African-American heritage trail. Part of the University of Louisiana System, Grambling State is home to colleges of Arts & Sciences, Business, Professional Studies, and Education conferring undergraduate degrees in 25 academic fields of study. In addition to classroom space, the Grambling State campus features a television center hosting student-produced public service TV programming facilities. 

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • HBCU
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
43%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision June 1, 2019
Spring Regular Decision December 1, 2018

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
57%
Out-Of-State Students
42%
74%
Submitting ACT
16%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 18
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 871
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
5,188
Total Number of Undergrads
4,089
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
35%
20-39 Students
45%
40-99 Students
18%
0
100
13%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
35%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
26:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$18,427
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$7,483
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$16,506
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$10,631
Books and Supplies
$1749

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
90%
Average Aid Per Year
$6,930
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
90%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,357
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$4,387

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
98%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,433
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$37,543
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$399
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
42%
58%
Student Organizations
70
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
53%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Tigers
School Colors
Black/Gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Southwestern Athletic Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Dallas
Monroe
Houston
Shreveport
Atlanta
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$28,100
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What Students Are Saying

4.08 Average Rating
Grambling State University is one of the most prestigious HBCUs. They are unique in the way that they educate their students. I would recommend them to anyone who was interested in going college.
TaWanna from Lake Providence, LA
Grambling State University is a great place to start your college career. I fully enjoyed my first semester there with all the things that they have to offer. If you choose Grambling as your college, I'm pretty sure you will not be sorry.
Jasmine from Colfax, LA
Great school with a diverse student body. This school has good standards, to ensure that students are motivated to do their best. GSU is located in a quiet city with stores and activities only a short drive away.
Nadine from Grambling, LA
it's a great educational environment.
teachers are ready to help students and
most students work together.
Les Dames from Grambling, LA
Grambling is a great place where Everybody is Somebody and by this I'm say that because this is the schools motto and they stick to it, no one is left unnoticed on the semi-big campus. Grambling is rated great for class and sticking wth traditon and most importantly the outstanding marching band!
Lea from Grambling, LA
Grambling State University is the best HBCU there is! It has a great atmosphere and the Criminal Justice degree program. It makes me feel right at home and it has the best school pride in Louisiana!
Alexandria from Mather, PA
Grambling made me feel at home! It's a very welcoming atmosphere, even just visiting there makes you feel like you belong. It's a great HBCU!
Sydney from Lonoke, AR

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