Governors State University is ...
Independent Great Lakes Region
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.25 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.28 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.28 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities168 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies92 Graduates
Business Administration and Management90 Graduates
Hospital Management52 Graduates
Social Work and Youth Services41 Graduates
Community Health and Preventive Medicine38 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.32 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.49 responses
After Governors State University
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.28 responses
Governors State University Reviews
Review Governors State University
This is a poorly run school by pseudo-intellectuals that have no idea how to connect with students. As you listen and watch the "leaders" check for authenticity in communication. Remember that this is a business and this business is trying to draw you in so that you can earn capital, your money. If you want a pretty easy credential and want to spend a minimum amount of money, this is the place! There are some good people, some really good people but you have to find them and it does take effort. There are a few very good teachers but not many. The film program is terrible. They have a saying that goes, "The little MFA program that could". But the word "NOT" was forgotten at the end of the sentence... Poor equipment, poor instruction, poor structure, poor connectivity and a lack of proper preparation. Perhaps this would be a good school/program for you. Only you can determine this. I wish you well on your quest!
One aspect of Governors State University that I love the most is how small the classes are. My personal opinion is that students can not truly connect with their professor if there two hundred students or more in one classroom. What I would like to change about the university is to broaden the full campus experience. Governors State University does not have a homecoming, a wide variety of clubs, nor a budget. With no budget clubs are canceled along with classes if the class is not full. Also, tuition has increases significantly. If Governors State University made those improvements, incoming freshmen may make Governors State University their first choice.
My freshman year was a journey full of many obstacles that I was able to overcome with the help of my professors and peers. At Governors State University, I was able to truly feel accomadated to the environment. The professors are there to fully help you through the courses. If I ever had an issue I knew that I could simply approach my professors without feeling ashamed or embarresed. Not only was my freshman year a journey but, it also was a huge eye opener for myself. At times my character and values were put to the test, I always had to remind myself that if I wanted to succeed in life I needed to surround myself with postive people. My roommate had a huge impact on college experience, she was the person I was able to connect with because we had the same mindset of succeeding in college. Overall, my experience was great and look forward to continuing my studies here!