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Grambling State University is a public institution situated in Grambling, Louisiana. Grambling is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.

$25,952 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
72% Acceptance Rate

Where Is Grambling State University?


Contact details for GSU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 403 Main Street, Grambling, LA 71245
Phone: 318-247-3811

How Do I Get Into GSU?

You can apply to GSU online at:

Admission Requirements for GSU

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Required
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into GSU?

72% Acceptance Rate
73% Of Accepted Are Women
91% Submit SAT Scores
GSU has an acceptance rate of 72%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 27% of accepted students are men and 73% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 73%, and the acceptance rate for women is 72%.

Average Test Scores

About 91% of students accepted to GSU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 422 and 520. Math scores were between 400 and 520.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Grambling State University  ( 422 to 520 )

SAT Math Scores for Grambling State University  ( 400 to 520 )
GSU received ACT scores from 91% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 14 and 16. Math scores were between 15 and 17. Composite scores were between 15 and 19.

ACT English Scores for Grambling State University  ( 14 to 16 )
ACT Math Scores for Grambling State University  ( 15 to 17 )
ACT Composite Scores for Grambling State University  ( 15 to 19 )

Can I Afford Grambling State University?

$25,952 Net Price
84% Take Out Loans
7.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of GSU is $25,952. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At GSU, approximately 84% of students took out student loans averaging $6,320 a year. That adds up to $25,280 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at GSU is 7.3%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Grambling State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,836 Full-Time Undergraduates
63% Women
94% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,405 undergraduate students at GSU, with 3,836 being full-time and 569 being part-time.


There are also 865 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,836 full-time undergraduates at GSU, 37% are male and 63% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Grambling State University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 4
Black or African American 3,480
Hispanic or Latino 43
White 21
International Students 114
Other Races/Ethnicities 174

Geographic Diversity

Louisiana students aren't the only ones who study at Grambling State University. At this time, 32 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 35 countries are represented at GSU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, Dominica, and Nigeria.

Online Learning at Grambling State University

1,169 Took All Classes Online
4,669 Took At Least One Class Online
7.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 3 bachelor’s degree and 15 master’s degree programs available online at GSU. In 2020-2021, 4,669 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at GSU has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of GSU

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Grambling State University was 7.2%. This is the #1,040 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at GSU regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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