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Grambling State University is a public institution that was founded in 1901. It has a rural setting and the campus size is 370 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Grambling State University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $4,886 (2011-12); out-of-state tuition and fees are $12,099 (2011-12).
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Grambling State University was founded in 1901 as a private industrial school to educate African-American citizens of north central Louisiana. Now a constituent institution in the University of Louisiana System, Grambling State University offers undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. These programs are designed to meet the educational needs of a global clientele. Grambling State University endeavors to achieve excellence in higher education through teaching, research and service governed by the principles of academic freedom. The University believes that education is the cornerstone of an enlightened, creative and productive society. It strives to be true to its motto: "Grambling State University where everybody is somebody."
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to Grambling State University, it's important to note the application deadline is June 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due June 1. The application fee at Grambling State University is $20. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 55.1 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||55.1%|
|Application deadline||June 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||June 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Grambling State University is 20:1. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 63.0 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||N/A|
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Grambling State University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
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|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
Campus Info & Services
Grambling State University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Grambling State University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Grambling State University, 50 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Grambling State University.
|Students who have cars on campus||50%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
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|In-state tuition and fees||$4,886 (2011-12)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$12,099 (2011-12)|
|Room and board||$8,498 (2011-12)|
|Financial aid statistics||N/A|
* Overview details based on 2011 data