Tuition & Fees

$7,435

$16,458

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

500-599
33%
400-499
54%
300-399
13%
600-699
1%
500-599
19%
400-499
59%
300-399
18%
200-299
3%
600-699
0
500-599
10%
400-499
56%
300-399
31%
200-299
3%
30-36
1%
24-29
7%
18-23
53%
12-17
35%
6-11
4%
24-29
5%
18-23
34%
12-17
61%
24-29
5%
18-23
54%
12-17
41%
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undergraduateRatios

42%

male

58%

female

1

teacher

26

students

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Selective

43%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,044
Declined + 4,016
Total Received 7,060
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Public

4,089

undergraduate students

1,099

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Criminal Justice
  2. Biology
  3. Business Adminstration
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Codes

SAT 6250
ACT 1582

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Location

School Facts

Grambling State University, founded in 1901, is a public university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Business, Education, Liberal Arts, and Sciences and Technology; and the School of Nursing. Its 340-acre campus is located in Grambling, 36 miles from Monroe.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 5,188
Established in 1901
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Historically Black college/university yes
Accredited by •  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Grambling, LA

340-acre campus in Grambling (population: 5,217), five miles from Ruston and 75 miles from Shreveport. Served by bus; major airport serves Monroe (40 miles); train serves Jackson, MS (140 miles). School operates transportation to Jackson Parish, Monroe, and Ruston.

Grambling State University
403 Main Street
Grambling, LA 71245

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
53%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
90%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
3 fraternities 22% of male students
 
4 sororities 6% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
6%
Top 1/4
15%
Top 1/2
52%
Bottom 1/2
48%
Bottom 1/4
18%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

500-599
33%
400-499
54%
300-399
13%
600-699
1%
500-599
19%
400-499
59%
300-399
18%
200-299
3%
600-699
0
500-599
10%
400-499
56%
300-399
31%
200-299
3%
30-36
1%
24-29
7%
18-23
53%
12-17
35%
6-11
4%
24-29
5%
18-23
34%
12-17
61%
24-29
5%
18-23
54%
12-17
41%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $20
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline June 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Selective

43%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,044
Declined + 4,016
Total Received 7,060

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Particular talent/ability
Standardized test scores

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Secondary school record

Considered

Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

Not Considered

Essay
Interview
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Right Now

Admissions Contact

Patricia Jenkins Hutcherson
Executive Director of Enrollment Management
P: 888 863-3655
F: 318 274-3292
admissions@gram.edu

Financial Aid

$4,045

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $5,140
Room $6,500
Board $3,554
Additional fees $2,295
Books & supplies $4,000
Total $21,489
Average Financial Aid - $4,045
Total with Avg. Aid $17,444

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $20,192,177
State $985,294
Institutional $960,288
Other external
Total $22,137,759

Non-need-based

Federal $39,144
State $781,268
Institutional
Other external $128,607
Total $949,019
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
June 1

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 761-8077
F: 318 274-3358

Financial Aid Officer

Gavin Hamms
Director of Financial Aid
hammsg@gram.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
bowling
cross-country
football
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Basketball, Flag Football, Racquetball, Weight/training

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Athletic Directors

Paul Bryant (men's)
Athletics Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Southwestern Athletic Conference (Division I, Football I-AA)
Mascot
Tigers
School colors
black and gold

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Biology
Chemistry
Child Development/Early Literature
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Curriculum/Instruction
Developmental Education
Economics
Educational Leadership
Elementary Education/Grades 1-5
Elementary Education/Special Education/1-5
Elementary Education/Special Education/Mod Grades 1-5
Engineering Technology
English/General
Family Nurse Practitioner
History
Kinesiology
Leisure Studies
Management
Marketing
Mass Communication
Mathematics/Physics
Music
Nursing
Political Science
Psychology/General
Public Administration
Secondary Education/Special Education M/Mod Grades 6-12
Secondary Education/Teaching
Social Sciences
Social Work
Sociology
Special Education
Sports Administration
Visual/Performing Arts
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Criminal Justice
  2. Biology
  3. Business Adminstration

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Natural Science

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-law

5,188

total students

71%

in-state

29%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

79%

4,089
students

Female
58%
2,384

Male
42%
1,705

21%

1,099
students

Female
72%
787

Male
28%
312

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

91%

3,732
students

Female
59%
2,172

Male
41%
1,560

9%

357
students

Female
60%
212

Male
40%
145

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Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
89%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Hispanic/Latino
1%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

35%

Transfer applicants accepted

70%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Recommended of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Co-op education
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Other
  • Tutors
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