Grambling State University 1

2014 Quick Stats
Box 607

Grambling, LA 71245

Phone: (318) 247-3811
2012-2013 Tuition
Jun. 1
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Regional Universities (South)

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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 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $5,273 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $13,643 (2012-13).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

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."

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1901
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment N/A


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 least 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.

Selectivity least selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 55.1% 4
Application deadline June 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by June 1

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Academic Life

The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 65 percent.

Class sizes N/A
Student-faculty ratio N/A 4
4-year graduation rate N/A
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
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Student Life

Grambling State University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.

Total enrollment N/A
Student gender distribution N/A
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

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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

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In-state tuition and fees $5,273 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $13,643 (2012-13)
Room and board $8,901 (2012-13)
Financial aid statistics N/A

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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