Governors State is a public university located in University Park, Illinois in the Chicago Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,926 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Governors State acceptance rate is 41%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Psychology, and Business Administration and Management. Governors State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,300.
NAIA Division II
Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Governors State University Rankings
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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.30 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.30 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities150 Graduates
Business Administration and Management87 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies76 Graduates
Social Work and Youth Services45 Graduates
Hospital Management41 Graduates
Community Health and Preventive Medicine32 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.34 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.51 responses
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
I'm a transfer student into GSU. The academics and professors are great here! The campus is a bit of a maze, but there is always someone around to help you find where you need to be and there are signs everywhere helping you figure out where you are. The athletic program is currently growing, so the school doesn't offer many sports yet but is in the process of adding more and expanding its current programs. There are always events going on through different clubs and organizations on campus. GSU has a diverse population of students in terms of race, religion, and age. Many students are commuters and transfer students because GSU only started accepting freshmen a few years ago.
At Governors State University (GSU), one will have to try to fail. This school is relatively small, but it's fantastic because the teachers become more focused on the students rather than just getting through a lecture. I love how hands-on this school is, there are resources everywhere for students; resources may range from tutoring, job employment fair, health awareness, etc... GSU stays busy with its' activities but given all of that they still pay attention into making sure you as a student will not only succeed, but also understand what you are achieving.
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!