Grambling State University
Grambling, LA, USA

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Grambling State University
4.03 Average Rating

Sydney from Lonoke, AR

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2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
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!
Academic Rigor
I plan on double majoring in Psychology and Sociology and speaking to one of the professors there had me set on being there in the coming year.
Dorm Life
Viewed the 4-person dorm, very spacious, but very little bedroom space.
Food and Dining
The group I went to at a chicken restaurant and it was not even a block away. It's very close to good eateries.
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TaWanna from Lake Providence, LA

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
Always do your online application first, and follow-up on the processing of your application. Never give your last copy of important documentation.
Academic Rigor
You must remember that you spend lots of money toward your education so make the best of it and succeed.
Dorm Life
I have not had the opportunity to live the dorm life, but I have heard that GSU has some remarkable looking dorms.
Food and Dining
I have eaten in the Student Union and there were excellent eating spots.
What to do for fun
I hang out with my friends most of the time or go to a great movie.
Bang for the buck
When making the decision to transfer from on University to another one Grambling State University stayed on my mind because of the extravagant Early Literacy program that they incorporated for those students who wanted to get a Bachelors Degree in this field.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
The most unusual location on campus for me was the University Park, because it was the easiest to find, but hard for me because I had never gone to it until I was told to come to class there. I actually kept passing by it.
Great for these types of students
It doesn't matter what type of student you are Grambling State University has the program to fit your need.
Clubs and Activities
Grambling does have plenty of clubs and activities, but because I am a commuter student I rally get the opportunity to attend.
Greek Life
I am not a part of the Greek Life.
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Domonique McElroy from Little Rock, AR

a current student here
20 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Grambling is a great school because you get to experienve the life of a black college and how diffeerent some things at grambling are compared to other schools. Grambling also gives you the chance to make out there in the work world with the education and things you learn from Grambling
Am enjoying being here
I am enjoying being here because Grambling allows you to get your education and also time to have fun because it has everything from parties, to flag football to 3 on 3 tournaments and that keeps my time at Grambling good. Some other things about Grambling that I'm enjoying is that they also have plenty of extracurriuclar activities for you to participate in like Fraternities,Clubs, and Intramural league sports.
Bang for the buck
Grambling is a great school for the price because it is not to much to pay and they do things where if it is to much to pay you can get ways to lower the prices by making good grades and getting out of state fee;s waived
Tips for prospective students
Some tips for prospective students is to do your work and everything else falls into place
Great for these types of students
Grambling is great for the type of student who wants to experience something a different and also wants to have excitement added into there curriculum at the same time
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Jasmine from Colfax, LA

a current student here
8 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
If you're planning on attending GSU, be prepared to experience a challenge but at the same time, be open minded. They have many programs and things to offer, so feel free to get involved.
Academic Rigor
There are high expectations set at GSU. Students are expected to fully evaluate class work even with its difficulty.
Dorm Life
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 apartment style dorm and I haven't regretted my decision yet.
Food and Dining
In the cafeteria, there are many choices throughout the day, If you do not want one thing, you have the option of selecting another. If you get bored like I did with the cafe selections, then using your tiger bucks will come in handy for you, where there are sooo many different selections and food that will make you feel right at home
What to do for fun
For fun, most of the time depending on which day of the week that it is, Grambling will already have something planned on campus. but do NOT forget homecoming week or the bayou classic, you have to experience them.
Bang for the buck
If you choose Grambling State University as your college, you will not be sorry. Even with some downfalls, the good outweighs the bad. And as regards to the typical amount being around 7,000 a semester, its a cheap college with high quality.
Great for these types of students
African American Students, International Students, Social Work Majors
Campus Safety
There is never a moment that I haven't felt safe on campus, of course besides when you have to get used to not being at home. But there are emergency stations all around campus just in case.
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Nadine from Grambling, LA

a current student here
6 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
Be prepared to give it your all. Don't spend more than you need and don't be afraid to make international friends.
Academic Rigor
I am an honor student and have been for a while I know what it takes to make it to that bracket. Do not underestimate yourself. Give it your all and you will do great.
Dorm Life
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 you.
Food and Dining
The cafeteria provides a variety of foods from all over, from pizza and burgers to a vegetable buffet and tofu dishes.
What to do for fun
Grambling State is only a drive away from Ruston LA and Monroe LA. you can also go to the moves, to a play, or to the bowling rink all of which are on campus or the tiger game room which has just about every type of system available and... a pool table.
Bang for the buck
This school is among the cheapest accredited schools out there. Along with out of state fees, scholarships and financial aid it becomes a little more affordable than most.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Almost every Tuesdays and Thursdays between 11-1pm there is a DJ and a bit of dancing and merry going on the yard. this keeps up the spirits of the students. its also a fun way to get away from the stress of classes, as there are no classes scheduled during this time.
Great for these types of students
All types of students attend Grambling and with just a smile and a greeting we all get along.
Clubs and Activities
There are greek and non greek, honor and community service oriented clubs here. There are also clubs based on where you are from or even your department.
Greek Life
Come check it out.
Campus Safety
We do have a great security team. Our campus is an Open campus with a highway going straight through but it is also one of the safest places i know. I say this because i have walked from study sessions at 3am, i have sat outside surrounded by people I didn't know with an ipad, a laptop and a cell phone- all of which i still have.
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Starresha from Chicago, IL

a past student here
6 people found this review useful
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Did learn a lot
Teachers Really Care And Are willing to help at all times.
Did enjoy being here
Yes I enjoyed but to get around you need a car.
Bang for the buck
Cost are good but and dorms are the best!
Tips for prospective students
Always Go To Class And Make sure you Financial aid is in order.
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Les Dames from Grambling, LA

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
it's a great educational environment.
teachers are ready to help students and
most students work together.
Tips for prospective students
come thinking positively and you'll make . put your education first and
always work as a team.
Academic Rigor
because of the constant dedication of our teachers , the final outcome of students is awesome .
Dorm Life
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.
Food and Dining
variety is the spice of life.food in grambling is excellent as the menu is planned for all students considering the huge international student population. no one goes hungry here!
What to do for fun
there are lots of fun programs at the university to engage students while keeping them on track academically.
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Lea from Grambling, LA

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
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!
Tips for prospective students
For any student looking to come to Grambling State, be ready because professors do not play and games and are not cut for kids who are lazy and like to show up to class every other day. Also dont be shy to talk to other people on the campus! A great why to meet people is going on to the yard and hanging out meeting new people. But most importantly dont let the party life get to you! Always remember your studys because times at Grambling and the party scene can get pretty crazy.
Academic Rigor
The Academic stand point of Grambling State, I would have to say coming from a Arizona community college, is a wide awaken. I say this because professors are very cut thoat, but at the same time they are here to see you suceed in your work and the best thing about it all is that the computer labs have free printing and are open to mid-night.
Dorm Life
I have to give dorm life four stars. Its always fun getting to room with your friends and living on your own. But the only bad part is if you stay in the older tradtion halls the air condition seems to go out three times a semester and are off for likr three to four days. So you are either sweating or you are cold.
Food and Dining
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.
What to do for fun
What to do for fun on this campus.... Well the yard ofcourse, there is always some type of thing going on the yard, like a block party of just people hanging out. But usllauy you can go to the game room which is full of video games from xbox games to playstation and also the wii, and if you are not a gamer than you can play pool or ping pong. Or go bowling on the on campus bowling alley!
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Some tradtions on campus is that there is a big coranation each year and that is where they introduce Miss Grambling to everyone its like the Queens Ball and everyone gets dressed up to go to the event and they called out the diiferent clubs queens and kings and at the end is when Miss Grambling is presented her crown and then she gives a speech to everyone, then after that is done there is a reception.
Great for these types of students
This campus is great for every type of student, no student is left behind at this campus!
Clubs and Activities
This campus has so many different clubs and activites for students to get in! Any club that is imaginable is here!
Greek Life
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!
Campus Safety
Campus Safety is 100% great on campus. 24/7 police on campus, they are always riding around making sure everything is going smoove.
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Alexandria from Mather, PA

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
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!
Tips for prospective students
Make sure you be yourself and do not let anyone change you. Also, make sure you are very honest and humble. Have a lot of positive energy and surround yourself with positive people. Get to know upperclassmen because they know a lot about certain teachers and classes and they are experienced with the campus.
Academic Rigor
I major in Criminal Justice and it is a pretty easy going major up until your junior and senior year where the classes change in difficulty. The homework load is not bad either. You have to know how to balance your work and time.
Dorm Life
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 no community bathrooms in Tiger Village! It really gives you the best college experience!
Food and Dining
Not only does Grambling have a dining hall, but they also have a Cafe' and a place called the Tiger Express'. The dining hall has stir fry, pasta, sandwiches, burgers, pizza, and many other choices. The Tiger Express has a Burger King, Panda Express, Topio's, Louisiana Home Zone, Student grocery store, and a Starbucks. The Cafe' has different daily specials everyday and they fix really down home southern dishes.
What to do for fun
There are over 100 organizations to get involved in depending on what you like to do. There is also clubs for states and different regions of the country so students can feel comfortable. There is also plenty of Greek and Non-Greek organizations to get into. Also, each major has their own clubs to represent their major.
Bang for the buck
I cannot even put into words how much I love Grambling State University. If you would pay a visit during Homecoming, Springfest, or take a trip to New Orleans for the Bayou Classic then you would see how much the students love Grambling. I fell in love the first time I stepp on campus and I have grown to love it even more. The students have the southern hospitality and bring so much energy to the school. Grambling football games and band is like no other and I go to every game that they have in every sport. Grambling is just a great place to be and anyone who comes will have fun. There is also education things to know about the campus because each building and dorm on campus is named after a significant African American person who meant so much to history. I encourage anyone to come visit and experience it for themselves.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
The Courtyard and the Quad are two places that people like to unwind after class and many activities are held there during Homecoming and Springfest. People also like to hangout in front of each dorm or at the basketball court by Tiger Village.
Great for these types of students
Even though it is a Historiacally Black College or University, it is great for any kind of student. It does not matter color, religion, or any other factors. Grambling embraces all types of people and makes them feel at home. There is no discrimination on what types of students that should come to this University.
Clubs and Activities
There are over 100 clubs and organizations which can be seen on the website at www.gram.edu. There are clubs for singers, dancers, sports, and clubs for every major. There is also the two biggest organizations on campus which is the Favrot Student Union Board (FSUB) and the Student Government Association (SGA). FSUB creates all fun events on campus including homecoming and Springfest. SGA is the political organization that creates events to uplift and educate students in campus about certain issues in America.
Greek Life
Grambling has the Divine 9 which are Phi Beta Sigma, Zeta Phi Beta, Omega Psi Phi, Delta Sigma Theta, Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Sigma Gamma Rho, and Iota Phi Theta. They are all great organizations that have different qualities about them to make students want to join.
Campus Safety
Grambling police are sufficient and are always available around the clock to help students in danger. They are kind of on the slow side when it comes to getting to certain things on time, but they do come through when they are needed.
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Devanny from Birmingham, AL

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Each one, Teach one not only do I learn from the professors and staff but the students as well. There is ALWAYS someone to help you out with something.
Am enjoying being here
Life on Grambling's campus is something that you will never experience anywhere. You will make friends and family with people that will last a lifetime. As with any other school we like to party yet we get the work done first. Business before pleasure is key with Grambling
Bang for the buck
My only problem with the cost are the out-of-state fees. Thank God for scholarships. Keep your grades up & stay on top of those scholarships!
Tips for prospective students
Stay focused yet have fun. Being apart of Grambling is an honor within its own.. Cherish it..!!!
Great for these types of students
Open-minded, dedicated, focused, innovative, and functional
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