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GSU- Grambling Admission Requirements

Grambling, Louisiana

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Chances of getting into Grambling State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
97.2%
Admission Difficulty for Grambling State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into GSU- Grambling and can I get accepted? The school has a 97% acceptance rate ranking it #23 in Louisiana for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,023 out of 3,109 applicants were admitted making Grambling State University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 76 percent. Grambling State University typically accepts and attracts "B-" average high school students. Only 29% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

GSU- Grambling SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
910-1060
Applicants Submitting SAT
76%
SAT Scores for Grambling State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 460
SAT Math 25th 450
SAT Composite 25th 910
SAT Scores for Grambling State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 540
SAT Math 75th 520
SAT Composite 75th 1060
Average SAT Score 990

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Grambling State University?

Grambling State University typically requires applicants to be in the top 76 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 910 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 830. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 990 out of 1600. The school ranks #16 in Louisiana for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 76 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Grambling State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1060 and Above Good >98%
985 to 1060 Avg + 97%-98%
910 to 985 Avg - 95%-97%
835 to 910 Reach 92%-95%
Less than 835 Low <92%
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GSU- Grambling ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
16-20 
Applicants Submitting ACT
62%
ACT Scores for Grambling State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 15
ACT Composite 25th 16
ACT Scores for Grambling State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 19
ACT Math 75th 21
ACT Composite 75th 20
Average ACT Score 18

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into GSU- Grambling?

Admission data indicates that GSU- Grambling regularly accepts students with ACT's of 16 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 75 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 18 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 20 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #19 in Louisiana for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 62 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Grambling State University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Grambling State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
20 and Above Good >98%
18 to 20 Avg + 97%-98%
16 to 18 Avg - 95%-97%
14 to 16 Reach 92%-95%
Less than 14 Low <92%
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GSU- Grambling GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
2.9
Typical High School Grades
B-

What GPA do you need to get into Grambling State University?

You can get into GSU- Grambling with slightly below average high school grades. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Grambling State University was 2.9 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #20 in Louisiana for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 2.9 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as GSU- Grambling accepts 97% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Grambling State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 4% Good
3.50 to 3.75 6% Good
3.25 to 3.50 10% Good
3.00 to 3.25 15% Good
2.75 to 3.00 38% Avg +
2.50 to 2.75 26% Avg -
2.25 to 2.50 1% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

52% of Grambling State University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Grambling State University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 8%
Top 25% of class 22%
Top 50% of class 52%
Bottom 50% of class 48%
Bottom 25% of class 16%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Grambling State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,065 1,044 3,109
Accepted 2,015 1,008 3,023
Acceptance Rate 98% 97% 97%
Enrolled 541 333 874
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 27% 33% 29%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 15, 2021
Days left to Apply
179

Applicants have 179 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jul 15, 2021.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Grambling State University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Grambling State University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Grambling State University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=159009 IPEDS survey data for Grambling State University.

FAQs

Does Grambling State University prefer SAT or ACT?

76% of students submit their SAT scores to GSU- Grambling. 62% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Grambling State University?

97% of those who apply are granted admission to GSU- Grambling. Admission competition is and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Grambling State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 910 and 1060. 76% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Grambling State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 16 and 20. 62% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.