Grambling State University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

Grambling State Marching Band
Grambling State Marching Band. chad050 / Flickr

Grambling State University Admissions Overview:

Grambling State University is a somewhat selective school, admitting just 38% of those who applied in 2015. Still, students with high grades and test scores have a good chance of being admitted. Those interested in applying to Grambling State should send in an application, official high school transcripts, and scores from the SAT or ACT. Campus visits are welcome, although not required.

To learn more, and to see the detailed list of admissions requirements, check out Grambling State's website, and feel free to contact the admissions office with any questions.

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Admissions Data (2015):

Grambling State University Description:

Grambling State University's 375-acre campus is located in the town of Grambling, a small town about 60 miles east of Shreveport in north central Louisiana. Grambling State is a historically black university whose roots go back to 1901.

The university offers 68 degree programs, and among undergraduates professional fields in business, communications, criminal justice and nursing are the most popular. Among the school's dozens of student clubs and organizations, the Tiger Marching Band is probably the most famous. On the athletic front, the Grambling Tigers compete in the NCAA Division I Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC).

The university fields five men's and eight women's Division I teams. Popular sports include football, basketball, softball, soccer, and cross country/track and field.

Enrollment (2015):

  • Total Enrollment: 4,541 (3,571 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 43% Male / 57% Female
  • 93% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $7,371 (in-state); $16,394 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,749 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,321
  • Other Expenses: $6,276
  • Total Cost: $25,717 (in-state); $34,740 (out-of-state)

Grambling State University Financial Aid (2014 - 15):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 98%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 94%
    • Loans: 91%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,317
    • Loans: $7,693

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Criminal Justice, Health and Physical Education, Leisure Studies, Marketing, Mass Communication, Nursing, Psychology, Social Work
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Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 68%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 19%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 35%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Baseball, Football, Basketball, Track and Field, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Tennis, Volleyball, Track and Field, Soccer, Softball, Bowling, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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