Grambling State University (GSU)

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Grambling State University is a historically black college found in Grambling, LA. Nearly five thousand students are enrolled at Grambling State University.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this school. Scores within the range of 910 (25th percentile) - 1060 (75th percentile) on the SAT and between 16 (25th percentile) - 20 (75th percentile) on the ACT is common among applicants admitted to Grambling State University. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Grambling State University (GSU) average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.71 - 2.97. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Grambling State University (GSU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Grambling State University was reported as 97.2% in Fall 2020 with over 3,110 college applications submitted to Grambling State University. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • GSU ACT Scores: 16 - 20
  • GSU Average GPA: 2.71 - 2.97

How Hard Is It to Get into Grambling State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Low

Students applying to Grambling State University have a higher chance of getting accepted due to the low selectivity of the school as determined by the average standardized test scores ACT/SAT and average high school GPA of applicants from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for GSU has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 45.1%
  • 2017-2018: 42.8%
  • 2018-2019: 94.7%
  • 2019-2020: 97.2%
  • Projected GSU Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 74.2%

How Does Grambling State University (GSU) Compare?

This School
National Avg

The acceptance rate for Grambling State University is seventy-one percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Louisiana-Monroe80.0%
Louisiana State University-Shreveport83.9%
Southern Arkansas University Main Campus65.1%
Louisiana College69.4%
Louisiana State University-Alexandria56.3%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Grambling State University (GSU) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading460 - 540
Math450 - 520
Total Score910 - 1060
ACT®Score Range
English16 - 19
Math15 - 21
Composite Score16 - 20
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