Grambling State Details

Email Address
Co_Education Yes
Campus Address 100 Main Street
City Grambling
State Louisiana
Zip 71245
Phone 318-274-2000
Total Enrollment 8000
Motto A Place Where Everyone Is Somebody
Level of Selectivity
Location Grambling State University (GSU) is located in the small city of Grambling, Louisiana (population 6,000). The city is 5 miles west of Ruston, a city of 20,000. The closest metropolitan cities are Monroe, within a 30-minute drive, and Shreveport, within a 1-hour drive. Mass bus transportation gives easy access to the campus. The airport is 36 miles away. The Bayou state offers recreational activities, such as fishing, hunting, and boating.
History GSU is a four-year, state-supported, coed, liberal arts university founded in 1901 as a relief school for black farmers. After a request for assistance from the Farmersí Relief Association of Ruston, Louisiana, Dr. Booker T. WashingtoGSU is a four-year, state-supported, coed, liberal arts university founded in 1901 as a relief school for black farmers. After a request for assistance from the Farmersí Relief Association of Ruston, Louisiana, Dr. Booker T. Washington felt prompted to send Charles P. Adams from Tuskeegee Institute to Louisiana. Once there, Adams and two faculty members established the Colored Industrial and Agricultural School. The original purpose of the school was to provide all students, who were willing to work, with a knowledge of how to farm, build houses, and maintain sanitary and wholesome living conditions. In 1905, Fredelia Jewett donated a large amount of money to the school, which became known as the North Louisiana Agricultural and Industrial Institute. At that time, the school moved 2 miles west to a 200-acre tract where it now rests. In 1918, under the direction of the Lincoln Parish School Board, the school was renamed Lincoln Parish Training School. When the school became a junior college in 1928, the name changed to Lincoln Normal and Industrial Institute. In 1940, a four-year program was initiated, with the first Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education degrees being awarded in 1944. The name changed to Grambling College in 1947. A year later, a program in secondary education began, graduating its first teachers in 1953. In 1954, programs in preliminary training for law, medicine, and dentistry were established. By the 1958-59 school year, a full liberal arts curriculum was developed. When Grambling was granted university status in 1974, it adopted its present name. Grambling remains dedicated to providing a high-quality education for students from across the country and abroad. The school has a track record of producing leaders in all the professions, including sports. Many of the schoolís athletes go on to play professional sports, such as Doug Williams, former quarterback for the Washington Redskins. Grambling Stateís football team and marching band are world-renowned. The campus consists of seventy-five buildings occupying 360 acres. The basic architectural style is colonial, with a blend of red brick and white frame structures.
Band Program Yes
Religious Affiliation No
Accrediation Grambling State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and masterís degrees.
Costs per Year 2002Ė03 Tuition: $2716 (in-state); $5350 (out-of-state) Room and board: $1550 (room); $162 (board) Special fees: $300 Books: $750 Estimated total cost: $6678 (in-state); $9312 (out-of-state)
In State Tuition 2716
Out of State Tuition 5350
Financial Aid-Institutional Funding Percentage of students receiving financial aid: 98 Financial Aid Specific to the School Army and Air Force ROTC offers two- and four-year scholarships that pay tuition, fees, books, and other expenses and provide a monthly stipend.
Financial-Aid Deadline June 1 (fall); December 1 (spring); April 1 (summer)
Admission Deadline Rolling admission; June 1 (fall priority); March 3 (spring priority).
Entrance Requirements ACT or SAT Graduation from an accredited high school (or equivalent) with the following units: 3 English, 2 mathematics, 2 science, 2.5 social studies, and 7 electives; 1 additional English is recommended. Students should submit official high school transcript and provide proof of immunizations against measles, rubella, and mumps. Out-of-state freshmen with 2.0 or better GPA are given priority. A $10 application fee is required. A $20 fee is required for international students. Admission Application Deadline: Rolling admission; June 1 (fall priority); March 3 (spring priority). Admission Contact: Director of Admissions and Recruitment, Grambling State University, Grambling, Louisiana 71245; Telephone: 313-274-6183; 88-863-3655 (toll-free); 313-274-3292 (fax).
Graduation Requirements A minimum of 125 to 128 credit hours; minimum 2.0 GPA; must attend all Lyceum and college-sponsored events during freshman and sophomore years; and must pass comprehensive exit exam.
Student Body Profile Total enrollment: 8,000 Other regions: 41 states, 13 international Full-time undergraduates (men/women): 2,870/4,130 Part-time undergraduates: 2,464 Graduate students (men/women): 164/236
Diversity 87
Student Life Campus Regulations: Curfews during first week and exam week; quiet hours; and dorm visiting hours 7-11 P.M. Campus Services: Health, career counseling and placement, student employment, learning resource center, tutoring, and religious activities. Campus Activities: Social and cultural activities include theater, chorale, band, orchestra, and dance. Student travel tours have been made to more than 26 countries and every state in the United States. Students may get involved in the Gramblinite (student-run newspaper) or the Tiger (yearbook). Communication majors may work at KGRM, the student-run radio station. Grambling strives to provide social and cultural activities that engender a sense of responsibility to the community, state, and nation. Leadership opportunities are found in the Student Government Association or the numerous other departmental clubs and interest groups on campus. Greek Life Sororities include: Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Sigma Gamma Rho, and Zeta Phi Beta. Fraternities include: Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, and Phi Beta Sigma. Honor societies are represented on campus. Housing Availability: 3,500 housing spaces. Handicapped Services: Wheelchair accessibility.
Faculty Profile Number of faculty members: 232 Student-teacher ratio: 21:1
Athletic Program Grambling State is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division I; football Division I-AA; and the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC). Intercollegiate Sports: menís baseball, basketball, football, golf, tennis, and track and field; womenís basketball, golf, tennis, track and field, and volleyball. Athletic Contact: Telephone: 318-274-2625 or 6562.
School Calender August-May (semesters) Commencement and conferring of degrees: May One summer session.
Degrees Associate of Arts: Paralegal Studies Associate of Science: Child Development, Criminal Justice Bachelor of Arts: Applied Music/Performance, Art, English, French, Geography, History, Mass Communication, Paralegal Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Social Science, Sociology, Spanish, Theater Bachelor of Science: Accounting, Accounting/Information Systems (dual), Applied Mathematics, Automotive Engineering Technology, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Computer Science Application, Construction Engineering Technology, Criminal Justice, Drafting Design Technology, Economics, Educational Administration, Electronics Engineering Technology, Elementary Education, Engineering Technology, Home Economics, Home Economics Education, Hotel/Restaurant Management, Industrial Technology, Management, Institutional Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Mechanics Engineering Technology, Nursing, Physics, Pre-School Education, Secondary Education, Social Work, Software Engineering, Speech Pathology, Wildlife Biology Preprofessional: Predentistry, Prelaw, Premedicine Master of Arts: Biology Education, Developmental Education, Humanities, Romance Languages, Social Science, Social Work, Sociology Master of Business Administration: Business Administration Master of Science: Criminal Justice, Developmental Education, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing, Social Work, Sociology Education, Sports Administration, Public Administration
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