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Governors State University
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  • 4 Year
  • UNIVERSITY PARK, IL

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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 1,918 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Governors State acceptance rate is 46%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Psychology, and Business. Governors State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $37,300.

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1 UNIVERSITY PARKWAY
UNIVERSITY PARK, IL 60484
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference

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Governors State Admissions

Acceptance Rate
46%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
840-1030
ACT Range
17-22
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$11,498 / 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
$10,002 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
93%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade unavailable
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
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 36 responses
44%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 36 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
3
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
3
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    10%
  • On Campus
    67%
  • Online
    23%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,918 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,288
Undergrads Over 25
31%
Pell Grant
78%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 25 responses
  • Hard working
    48%
  • Self-sufficient
    28%
  • UNRELIABLE
    12%
  • Normal
    8%
  • Stressed
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
80%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 40 responses
Poll
46%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 57 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 39 responses
  • Affordable
    54%
  • Convenient
    21%
  • Different
    8%
  • Home away from home
    5%
  • Huff
    5%
  • Expensive
    3%
  • Plain
    3%

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