Grambling State University

403 Main St, Grambling, United States
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Overview of Grambling State University

About this school

Grambling State University, founded in 1901, is a public university. It is a school that lives up to its motto: 'A place where everybody is somebody.' It is a warm, caring and friendly place. 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.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:4,089
    • Men:1,705 (41.7%)
    • Women:2,384 (58.3%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Grambling State University is noncompetitive: virtually all applicants accepted regardless of high school rank or test scores.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is not accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
-
-
History
3
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
403 Main Street
City, State, Zip
Grambling, LA  71245
Phone
(318) 274-6183
Fax
(318) 274-6172
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$20
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
19 units from Required Core 4 Curriculum including no more than one developmental course required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
45% of 6,340 applicants were admitted
Women
45% of 3,991 applicants were admitted
Men
46% of 2,349 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,581 (55%) of 2,862 admitted students enrolled
Women
912 (51%) of 1,785 admitted students enrolled
Men
669 (62%) of 1,077 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
2.81
375 And Above
4%
3.50 - 3.74
6%
3.25 - 3.49
10%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
38%
2.00 - 2.49
26%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
410-490 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
1%
• Score 500 - 600
19%
• Score 400 - 500
59%
• Score 300 - 400
18%
• Score 200 - 300
3%
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
0%
• Score 500 - 600
33%
• Score 400 - 500
54%
• Score 300 - 400
13%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
16-20 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
0%
• Score 24 - 29
5%
• Score 18 - 23
54%
• Score 12 - 17
41%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $7,435|Out-of-state: $16,458
  • Room & Board: - $10,054 (100.0%)
  • Other Expences: - Not reported
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Grambling State University accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 1 | Final deadline June 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002006
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
892 (98.3%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
782 (87.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
782 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent Of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
$3,744
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 782 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,309
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 754 (96.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,990
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 749 (95.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
33 (3.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,594

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
3,460 (92.7%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
3,013 (87.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,013 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent Of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
$4,045
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,013 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,579
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,808 (93.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,435
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 2,888 (95.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
39 (1.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,477

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
92%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$47,162
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Humanities, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Dance, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Junior Miss, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Public Servants, Ethnic Background, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Public Servants, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


160

Part-Time Faculty


16

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


64%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 20% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 23% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 21% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 20% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 9% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 7% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 23% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 15% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 46% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 15% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
385,655

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
500
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Grambling State University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


68.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


Not reported

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (28)


  • Accounting
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Technology, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, Other
  • Music, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Visual and Performing Arts, Other

Most Popular Disciplines


Not offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Internships, Summer session

Study Abroad


Public administration and social services, Education, Parks and recreation

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Science, Master of Social Work, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Nursing

Master's Programs of Study (24)


  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Developmental Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • English
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Higher Education
  • Human Resources Management
  • Mass Communication
  • Mathematics Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Reading Education
  • Science Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Social Work
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management
  • Student Affairs

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


5,049

Nearest Metropolitan Area


590 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Shreveport

Weather


Temperature
34.8 average low in January, 89.7 average high in September
Rain
99 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
42 mile(s) from campus in Monroe
Nearest Bus Station
Grambling
Nearest Train Station
130 mile(s) from campus in Jackson, Miss.

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Tigers
School Colors
Black and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cross-Country Running
Football
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cross-Country Running
Football
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, softball, table tennis, weight lifting

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Grambling State University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, tiger marching band, black dynasty modeling troupe, academic and professional clubs, sororities, fraternities

Sororities


65% of women participate

Fraternities


35% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


3,732

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
4,089
Women
2,384
Men
1,705

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.2% Asian
  • 94.5% Black/African-American
  • 1.5% Hispanic/Latino
  • 1.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 1.3% White
  • 0.7% Unknown

International Students


5.3% from 25 countries

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


1,099

Student Resources

Study resources