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Academics: I'm a Nursing Major at Grambling State University. The nursing program has its pros and con just as any program would but it's smaller classroom environment aids int the understanding and useful class time for the students.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: So far the registration process has been a lot to deal with, but I'm learning the ropes.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I love my major because it is so informative and covers such a vast range of areas in society. This particular field of study allows you to venture into everything from law to medicine

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Grambling State University takes pride in hiring the best professors in the United States and foreign countries to ensure their students receiving a quality education and important life skills.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: The professors and dean of my major are very helpful from what i've experienced thus far. I haven't gotten too far into my actual workload as I just finished my freshman year, but I do know there is a psychology/sociology honor society or club to which you can get into.


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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
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
Total FT Faculty
Faculty with Terminal Degree
Average Faculty Salary
Full-Time Retention Rate
Part-Time Retention Rate
Graduation Rate
Programs/Majors Offered
Academic/Career Counseling?
Remedial Services?
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
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Doctorate - Research/scholarship
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate
Most Popular Majors
  • Business Administration and Management: 3%
  • Criminal Justice and Safety Studies: 11%
  • Registered Nursing (RN): 5%
  • Social Work: 4%
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.

Student Polls

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 26 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • Grading is generally consistent and fair.
  • There are a variety of interesting courses to take.
  • Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of courses and topics.
  • The workload is easy to manage.
  • There are plenty of good online course options.
  • Teaching assistants (TAs) are used effectively.
  • The course scheduling/registration process is efficient and student-friendly.
  • Classrooms/labs are up-to-date and incorporate new technologies effectively.

Who are the most notable alumni from this school?    Based on 8 responses

  • 36% Doug Williams - former NFL player
  • 36% Erykah Badu - singer
  • 7% James "Shack" Harris - former NFL player
  • 7% Willie Brown - former NFL player
  • 7% Willie Davis - former NFL player
  • 7% Natalie Desselle-actress
  • 0% Buck Buchanan - former NFL player
  • 0% Tommie Agee - former MLB player

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding the professors at this school?    Based on 26 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Professors are approachable and helpful when needed
  • Professors are engaging and easy to understand.
  • Professors are experts in their field.
  • Professors are passionate about the topics they teach.
  • Professors care about their students' success.
  • Professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.
  • Professors use teaching assistants (TAs) effectively.

How often do you:    Based on 5 responses

  • Attend class (lectures and recitation)
  • Do all of your homework
  • Do all of your assigned reading
  • Adequately study
  • Take advantage of office hours/study sessions
  • Take notes


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