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GRAMBLING UNIVERSITY

 

HISTORY


   Founded in 1901 as a private industrial school to educate the African American citizens of north central Louisiana, Grambling State University -- originally a two-story building on 23-acres of land was purchased from a Black man -- was first known as The Colored Industrial and Agricultural School.

   In 1905, the School moved to its present location on a 200-acre plot, was reorganized using Tuskegee as a model, and renamed the North Louisiana Agricultural and Industrial School. As the school continued to grow it also experienced several more name changes, becoming Grambling State University in 1974.


CAMPUS LIFE


   The campus is situated in the heart of Grambling, Louisiana -- Monroe and Shreveport both the largest nearby cities -- 36 and 60 miles respectively, from the campus.

   Known as "The Place Where Everybody is Somebody," the university has several service organizations, fraternities and sororities, clubs, and professional/national honor societies, and students both mingle and study in several locations including the Favrot Student Union, Foster-Johnson Health Center, and intramural center.

   Grambling was also ranked fifth among all American colleges and universities in the conferring of four-year degrees to African Americans in 1998.

 

ADDRESS: 403 Main Street, Grambling, LA
PHONE: 318-247-3811
WEBSITE: http://www.gram.edu

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