Grambling State University

Also known as GSU, Grambling

403 Main Street, Grambling, LA

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Grambling State University is a public historically black institution located in Grambling, LA. Many historically black colleges and universities (also known as HBCUs) were established after the civil war to provide newly freed African Americans with educational opportunities. Nearly 5,000 students enroll at Grambling State University yearly.

Areas of study offered at Grambling State University include but are not limited to:

  • Security And Protective Services
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences

Students applying for admission are most often required to submit an application, transcripts, records, standardized test scores and any requested letters of recommendations, which will then be reviewed by the admissions office. Students may submit either the SAT or ACT scores to be considered for admissions to Grambling State University. A score within the range of 760 - 930 on the SAT, or 16 - 20 for the ACT is usually submitted among admitted students. 55% of students that apply are admitted to GSU, of which 38 percent choose to enroll. More information regarding admissions can be found here.

The cost of undergraduate tuition is close to $5,400 per year. Tuition prices may change for a variety of reasons, and that is why students should visit the school's price of attendance calculator to identify their costs. On-campus housing is available for students, which costs around $6,200 annually. Financial aid may be provided to students that meet the required requirements in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

The mascot for Grambling State University is the "Tigers", and they participate in intercollegiate athletic programs through oversight by the NCAA. Available sports offered:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Football (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Soccer (NCAA Division I-AA)

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may provide a better idea of the applicants Grambling State University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Grambling State University is about 4,500, where graduate students make up roughly 14% of the student body.


Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $17,100. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $20 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition is estimated to range between $5,300-$6,300 for both in-state and out-of-state students
  • Per unit charges are around $240 for part time students

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid98%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships94%$7,317
Receiving Student Loans91%$7,693

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Grambling State University may offer services like:

  • Distance learning
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Work study style employment
  • Assistance to find work

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Grambling State University is approximately 32%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years7%
Graduating in 5 Years16%
Graduating in 6 Years7%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Music Program (more info)
  • Master's Degree in Nursing (MSN) Program (more info)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)
  • Theatre Program

Intercollegiate Athletics

Grambling State University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division I-AA classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Southwestern Athletic Conference)
  • Basketball (Southwestern Athletic Conference)
  • Track and Field (Southwestern Athletic Conference)
  • Football (Southwestern Athletic Conference)
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Bowling

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences


Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions


Legal Professions and Studies

Mathematics and Statistics

Physical Sciences


Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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