Grambling State University

Grambling, LA
School Type:
4-year, Public
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Admission Requirements
Required GPA
Required SAT
Required ACT
Quick facts
  • Founded: 1867
  • Enrollment: 5,058 
  • Mascot: Grambling Tiger
  • Colors: Black and Gold
  • Motto: The place where everybody is somebody
  • Campus Setting: Town
  • Campus Housing: Yes
Short description

Grambling State University, located in the town of Grambling, Louisiana, has a storied history that began in 1867. It has since evolved into a prominent institution known for its commitment to academic excellence and cultural enrichment. The university's motto, "The place where everybody is somebody," encapsulates its inclusive and nurturing environment, which has been a hallmark since its inception.

Today, Grambling State University is a vibrant public historically black university, serving a diverse student body of over 5,000. It offers a wide range of academic programs, including Bachelor's, Master’s, and Doctorate degrees, as well as Postbaccalaureate and Post-master's certificates. The university is particularly noted for its strong programs in Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, Business Administration and Management, General Psychology, Biology, and Communications.

The Grambling Tigers, the university's athletic teams, compete in NCAA Division I within the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC), showcasing their prowess in various sports. The university's black and gold colors are a symbol of its enduring spirit and pride. Grambling State's rich history, combined with its dynamic present, continues to make it a significant and influential institution in the landscape of higher education.

Admissions & Financial Aid
  • Admissions: (318) 274-6183 
  • Admissions email: admissions@gram.edu

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  • Financial Aid: (318) 274-6440
  • Financial Aid email: jacksonal@gram.edu

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Popular Majors
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Business Administration and Management
  • General Psychology
  • Biology
  • Communications

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NCAA Division I - Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC)

Team name: Grambling Tigers

Mens Sports:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Track & Field
  • Cross Country
  • Football

Womens Sports:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Track & Field
  • Cross Country
  • Bowling
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

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