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Governors State University
  • 4 Year
  • UNIVERSITY PARK, IL

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade B
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade C
  5. Athletics
    grade C+
  6. Party Scene
    grade C+
  7. Professors
    grade B
  8. Location
    grade C minus
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade B+
  11. Student Life
    grade C minus
  12. Safety
    grade A minus

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Governors State is a public university located in University Park, Illinois in the Chicago Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,659 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Governors State acceptance rate is 52%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Psychology, and Business. Graduating 16% of students, Governors State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $37,300.

About

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UNIVERSITY PARK, IL 60484
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Athletic Division
NAIA
Athletic Conference
Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference

Governors State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Governors State Admissions

Acceptance Rate
52%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
830-1060
ACT Range
16-22
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$9,943 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$10,791 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
89%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
6:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 28 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 43 responses
47%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 43 responses

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Majors

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    53%
  • On Campus
    19%
  • Online
    28%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,659 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,050
Undergrads Over 25
47%
Pell Grant
56%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 32 responses
  • Hard working
    41%
  • Self-sufficient
    25%
  • Normal
    19%
  • UNRELIABLE
    9%
  • Nerdy
    3%
  • Stressed
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
72%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 47 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 64 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 46 responses
  • Affordable
    50%
  • Convenient
    20%
  • Different
    7%
  • Plain
    7%
  • Underrated
    7%
  • Home away from home
    4%
  • Huff
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,800 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
16%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
77%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 30 responses

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