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Public
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Address
1 University Pky
University Park, IL 60484
Website

Governors State University Rankings

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Admissions

Acceptance Rate
39%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
855-1070
ACT Range
17-21
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$15,146/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,925/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,844/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,555/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,674/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,243/ year

Academics

Professors
NG
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.25 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.29 responses
45%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.29 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,869Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
40%
Pell Grant
72%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Hard working
    48%
  • Self-sufficient
    29%
  • UNRELIABLE
    14%
  • Normal
    10%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
82%
of students say they don't have Greek life.33 responses
Poll
44%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.50 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 32 responses
Report
  • Affordable
    53%
  • Convenient
    25%
  • Different
    9%
  • Huff
    6%
  • Expensive
    3%
  • Plain
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%
75%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.28 responses
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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!
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I am currently Commuting to Governors Sate University to get a Bachelor's in Accounting. I haven't been there too long, but from what I've seen it is a good school. It is large and offers many different subjects to study. There is a diverse number of people both learning and teaching at the University (3 of my 4 teachers are from other countries). It is a pretty safe school. There are plenty of lights around the school as well as security cameras, and the parking lots are patrolled by security in the evenings. Governors State is always looking for people to add to their roster, and they are willing to work with you towards your goals.
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.