Grambling State University, “The Place Where Everybody is Somebody” is best known by some for “The World Famed Tiger Marching Band, 2008 SWAC Champion Football Team as well as academic programs. But why do most students choose to attend GSU?Some students attend Grambling because of family tradition while others say it is not too far from home. While asking different students why did they choose Grambling, various answers were received .
“I chose Grambling State University because I’ve always heard it was a great school. I’ve been around Grambling my whole life and I knew I was going to be in the band. Now I love every minute of it,” said Brittney Rhodes, a sophomore from Arcadia majoring in biology.
Mario Madison, a Bastrop freshman majoring in criminal justice said, “I made my decision because it is closer to home, and I had always wanted to attend a predominantly Black university.”
“I chose Grambling because it is not a big school meaning there won’t be a big distraction for me, and it is a legacy,” explained Cierra Johnson, a sophomore from Houma majoring in sociology.
Jacqueline Carrington, a senior from Los Angeles majoring in paralegal studies said, “Because it was located in an geographical area that I had never visited, as well as I had no family near. Additionally Grambling had a major that would help me prepare for law school.”
“I wanted to attend GSU because I wanted to be around African Americans,” said Curtis Arrington, a senior from Seattle, Wash., majoring in theatre.
Sparkle Springfield a senior majoring in Biology from Berkeley, Calif. stated, “I chose to attend GSU because my family moved to Arkansas and it would be closer to them and also because I wanted to attend a HBCU.”
“I chose GSU because I wanted to go to a HBCU in Louisiana, and I do not like southern,” said Eric Dangerfield, a sophomore from Hammond majoring in biology.