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Study at Grambling State University

Grambling State University is a public, coeducational university, located in Grambling, Louisiana. It was established in 1901, and was accredited in 1949. It is named after Judson H. Grambling, a sawmill owner. The university offers a wide variety of degree and programs in diverse Course Topics. It is organized into the following academic units:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Education
  • College of Professional Studies
  • School of Graduate Studies and Research
The university's sports teams are nicknamed the Tigers. They compete in the NCAA Division I in the Southwestern Athletic Conference.

Profile of Grambling State University

Grambling, LA is home to Grambling State. Grambling is a town not particularly near any major cities. The school is a public institution. Degrees at Grambling State go up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

Students commonly pursue studies in computer science and engineering, family and social work, and security and law enforcement.

Grambling State Selectivity

Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants. The school attracts a lot of applicants every year, and can only accept about 30% of them . Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 360. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 360 and 450.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

Grambling State has 5, 161 enrolled students . The school has a large minority student population.

Student Life

Grambling State offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans. Grambling State values student athletics, and belongs to the Southwestern Athletic Conference.

Grambling State Tuition and Affordability

The school is a relative bargain, with lower tuition and fees than most schools offering similar degrees.

Grambling State Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Family and Social Work120social work, public administration, child development
Business and Management114business management, marketing, accounting, managerial economics
Security and Law Enforcement82criminal justice and safety, criminal justice and police
Nursing and Emergency Medicine76registered nursing, nurse practitioner, various nursing
Education and Teaching74social science teaching, physical education teaching, elementary school teaching, education courses, social studies teaching, teacher ed, special ed, English teaching, . . .
Computer Science and Engineering55information science, computer science
Media42mass communication
Science40biology, chemistry, physics
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy34sports and fitness management, parks and recreation studies
Therapy and Counselling25psychology
Liberal Arts22sociology, English, political science, history, French language, Spanish language, liberal arts and sciences
Law16legal assistant, pre-law
Engineering Technician13electronics tech, drafting, industrial tech
Hospitality4hotel management
Drama and Performing Arts3drama
Medical Support and Technology2speech pathology
Music2music performance
Art Studies1art studies

Contact: Grambling State

Grambling State University

100 Founders Street

Grambling, LA 71245

General Phone: (318) 247-3811


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