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Governors State University
  • 4 Year
  • UNIVERSITY PARK, IL

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade unavailable
  2. Value
    grade B minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade C
  5. Athletics
    grade C+
  6. Party Scene
    grade C+
  7. Professors
    grade unavailable
  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

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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 1,829 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Governors State acceptance rate is 48%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Psychology, and Business. Graduating 24% of students, Governors State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $37,300.

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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

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Governors State Admissions

Acceptance Rate
48%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
830-1050
ACT Range
17-21
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$9,998 / 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
$11,047 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
90%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade unavailable
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
6:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 25 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 39 responses
44%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 39 responses

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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
4
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
4
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    52%
  • On Campus
    31%
  • Online
    17%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,829 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,193
Undergrads Over 25
45%
Pell Grant
70%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 27 responses
  • Hard working
    44%
  • Self-sufficient
    26%
  • Normal
    15%
  • UNRELIABLE
    11%
  • Nerdy
    4%
  • Stressed
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
77%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 43 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 60 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 40 responses
  • Affordable
    53%
  • Convenient
    23%
  • Different
    8%
  • Plain
    8%
  • Huff
    5%
  • Expensive
    3%
  • Underrated
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,800 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
24%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
75%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 28 responses

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