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Location
Grambling, LA
Undergrads
4,087
Tuition (in-state)
$13,643 ($5,273)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Freshman

Academics: My major is very hard and challenging.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: My major is early childhood education and the program is great. The professors and my fellow students are very helpful. I really enjoy my major and the help from the University.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Academics: The academics at the university is great. The professors are very helpful and everyone attempts everyone to succeed. The best thing is the free tutorial sessions. It is extremely helpful.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Academics: Some teachers can be better.

1 person found this useful Report
3 Recent Alumnus

Academics: The curriculum could be improved.

2 people found this useful Report
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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 21st
    Most Manageable Workloads
  • 144th
    Most Flexible Curriculums
  • 412nd
    Most Available Classes
  • 493rd
    Best Online Course Options
  • 643rd
    Most Caring Professors

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Joseph Joseph
Hometown
Saint Lucia
Major
Computer Information Systems
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Grambling State University is a historically black university that offers tons of academic programs in four undergraduate colleges. GSU is probably best known for its nursing, computer science, and education programs. The professors here are generally interested in the subjects they teach and are accessible to students seeking additional help. Some weaknesses of the University are that the class registration process can be a little slow and frustrating and the classroom buildings could use an update.

The University offers a First Year Experience program to help new students adjust to college life. The program includes an orientation, academic counseling, and a year-long seminar. The first part of the seminar helps to introduce first-year students to GSU’s general education requirements, the registration process, and survival skills, like time management, note taking, test taking, and best ways to use the library. The second part of the seminar helps students with computer skills and provides tips for stress management, personal finances, and building positive relationships.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
21:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
229
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
31
Total FT Faculty
229
Faculty with Terminal Degree
58%
Average Faculty Salary
$55,539
Full-Time Retention Rate
69%
Part-Time Retention Rate
63%
Graduation Rate
31%
Programs/Majors Offered
51
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
Yes
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: No
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Education
  • College of Professional Studies
Degrees Awarded
  • Associate degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Doctorate - Research/scholarship
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate
Most Popular Majors
  • Business Administration and Management: 4%
  • Criminal Justice and Safety Studies: 9%
  • Registered Nursing (RN): 6%
  • Social Work: 5%
Graduation Requirements
  • Arts/fine arts
  • English (including composition)
  • Foreign languages
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Sciences (biological or physical)
  • Social science
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
Other Academic Offerings
  • Cooperative education program
  • Double major
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
Online Courses
The University's distance learning program includes online courses, hybrid classes (classroom time and online learning), videoconference courses, and web-enhanced classes. All online classes are taught through Blackboard, which allows for self-testing. Another key part of online courses is a discussion board. Teachers post discussion questions and the students post responses to the questions, as well as the other students' responses.
Best Places to Study
  • J.T. Stewart Building (JTS)
  • The library
Tips to Succeed
  • Always prioritize your assignments and exams.
  • Complete all assignments on time.
  • Continuously study-you never know when you'll have a pop quiz.
  • Don't miss too many classes.
  • Focus, but don't forget to have fun, too!
Did You Know?
Grambling State is the only university in the U.S. to offer a doctorate in developmental education.

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