Grambling State University in Grambling

Grambling, LA

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Grambling State University offers 216-degree programs and 21 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 20:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 44%. The most popular test is SAT - 19% of students submitted it in comparison to 75% of students who submitted ACT. 38.8% are women, and 61.2% are men. 5% percents of international students. Grambling State University is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Grambling State University is 14656$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $15022 and $24407 per year. 31% of full-time Grambling State University students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $28,400, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Grambling State University is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Grambling State University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$14,124
$30,001 - $48,000$14,382
$48,001 - $75,000$17,265
$75,001 - $110,000$17,927

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


    Neither required nor recommended:

    • Recommendations
    • Formal demonstration of competencies
    • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



    • Typical room charge for academic year: 7064

    • Typical board charge for academic year: -

    • Combined charge for room and board: -


    Percent of students with financial aid


    Types of financial aids


    2846 of Grambling State University undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 87 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Grambling State University number 18 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Louisiana.

    Students at Grambling State University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

    Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
    $0 - $30,000
    $30,001 - $48,000
    $48,001 - $75,000
    $75,001 - $110,000

    Salary After Attending


    According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

    Students services


    Academic/career counseling service

    Employment services for students

    Living & meal

    Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

    Institution provide on-campus housing

    Institution provides board or meal plan

    Veteran Services Available

    Credit for military training

    Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

    Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

    Disability services


    Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

    Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

    Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

    Alternative tuition plans

    Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

    Tuition payment plan

    Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

    Special learning opportunities

    Here are the learning opportunities available in Grambling State University.


    ROTC - Army

    Study abroad

    Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

    Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

    Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

    ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program providing scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

    Study abroad - programs and arrangements giving students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

    Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

    Athletic associations

    • Member of National Athletic Association
    • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
    • NCAA/NAIA member for football
    • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
    • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
    • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

    Graduation Rate


    Grambling State University graduation rate is below the national average.

    31% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Grambling State University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

    The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

    Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This index doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

    Applying information

    Average number of applicants to one enrolled

    6 : 1

    Admission considerations


    • Secondary school GPA
    • Secondary school rank
    • Secondary school record
    • Completion of college-preparatory program
    • Admission test scores
    • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


      Neither required nor recommended:

      • Recommendations
      • Formal demonstration of competencies
      • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

      Acceptance Rate

      The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


      In comparison to National Average

      Grambling State University acceptance rate is below national average.

      In comparison to state Average

      Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 69%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 25%.


      In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

      Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 67%, so Grambling State University acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 23%.


      Admissions yield

      Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



      Full time


      Part time

      Retention rate

      Full-time retention rate


      Part-time retention rate


      The Grambling State University full-time retention rate is 69% and part-time retention rate is 71%.

      Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

      Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it demonstrates that school offers quality curriculum, positive student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

      SAT/ACT scores

      SAT scores

      Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Grambling State University students submitting SAT scores


      Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
      1155 - 1415

      SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
      Critical Reading: 375 - 465
      Math: 420 - 490
      Writing: 360 - 460

      SAT Test Score Range


      ACT scores

      Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Grambling State University students submitting ACT scores


      Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
      16 - 20

      ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
      English: 16 - 20
      Math: 16 - 19
      Writing: 6 - 7

      ACT Test Score Range


      SAT Score Converter

      The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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      For the High School Class of 2016:
      Most students in the Class of 2016 will take the old SAT, and most colleges will convert new SAT scores to old SAT scores.

      For the High School Class of 2017:
      Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

      Student Body

      The student-to-faculty ratio at Grambling State University is 20:1, that means that for every 20 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

      Student-to-faculty ratio



      Number of international students


      Percent of international students

      Race/ethnicity breakdown


      Students enrollment in distance education


      In Grambling State University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

      Distance education location breakdown


      Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Grambling State University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Louisiana.

      Campus Safety

      The percentage of crimes on GRAMBLING STATE UNIVERSITY

      The campus located by 100 Founder Street address in Grambling, Louisiana.


      GRAMBLING STATE UNIVERSITY in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Grambling State University with 1.86% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on GRAMBLING STATE UNIVERSITY are burglary, aggravated assault, and robbery.

      Academic Programs

      Number of degree programs offered

      Grambling State University offers 216 programs in total: 147 are for Bachelor's degree, 51 - for Master's degree, 9 - for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs, 6 - for Post-master's certificate, and 3 are Associate's degree.

      This is the middle number of programs in comparison with other 130 universities in Louisiana state, with one of the highest number of Bachelor's degree. Grambling State University is one of the few institutions in Louisiana that offers an Associate's degree program.


      Number of degree programs offered via distance education

      There are 21 distance education programs that are provided in the Grambling State University: 9 are for Master's degree, 9 - for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs and 3 are Post-master's certificate.

      Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.


      Total credit/contact hours

      Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Louisiana state average data to help you compare.


      Grambling State University provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

      In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 3369 students with 101700 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 729 with 17500 credit hours.


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      Student Reviews and Ratings for Grambling State University

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      Overall Rating:

      Grambling was definitely a great start of this God blessed journey!!! Received a great education from some top-notched professors and had an awesome sports career at Grambling State University!!! Everybody is somebody at GSU!!!

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      My daughter is a Gram student. I enjoy going there its a good school and great Football team!! Love it! #gramfam4life

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      Horrible school! Stupid employees! DUMB DEAN! Money hungry & very unprofessional! Bunch of imbeciles!

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      Overall Rating:

      I am a potential transfer student. I was so excited to dawn the campus. I was sent to 3 different buildings before finding where I actually was to be. I was told not 1 of my hours would be accepted by a department head when the week following ULM advised they would accept them all. The thing is when comparing the two Universities, GSU is not ranked as high. Why couldn't they accept my credits?? Who is going to volunteer to start over and acquire more debt and they don't have to!!?? Certainly not me!! Very, very, very disappointed.

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      Overall Rating:

      This is my dream college and I will be attending this school this fall which is the most exciting time of my life ! GSUUU

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      Location & Website

      Address: 403 Main Street


      Religious affiliation: Not applicable

      Calendar system: Semester

      General Phone Number: +3182473811

      Institution is active in current year: 1

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