282 reviews
  1. University Park, IL
  2. 4 Year
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    D+
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    D-
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    B-
Governors State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
Data not available
Athletic Conference
Independent Great Lakes Region
Address
1 University Pky
University Park, IL 60484
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
94%
SAT Scores Range
770-995
ACT Scores Range
17-21
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Governors State University

Cost

Net Price
Data not available
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    No Data
  • $30-48k
    No Data
  • $49-75k
    No Data
  • $76-110k
    No Data
  • $110k+
    No Data

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
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.27 responses
44%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.27 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,713Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
41%
Pell Grant
Data not available
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Hard working
    53%
  • Self-sufficient
    26%
  • Normal
    11%
  • UNRELIABLE
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
81%
of students say they don't have Greek life.31 responses
Poll
46%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.48 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 30 responses
Report
  • Affordable
    53%
  • Convenient
    27%
  • Different
    10%
  • Huff
    7%
  • Plain
    3%

After Governors State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
Data not available
National
47%
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

Governors State University Reviews

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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!
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.
My freshman year was a journey full of many obstacles that I was able to overcome with the help of my professors and peers. At Governors State University, I was able to truly feel accomadated to the environment. The professors are there to fully help you through the courses. If I ever had an issue I knew that I could simply approach my professors without feeling ashamed or embarresed. Not only was my freshman year a journey but, it also was a huge eye opener for myself. At times my character and values were put to the test, I always had to remind myself that if I wanted to succeed in life I needed to surround myself with postive people. My roommate had a huge impact on college experience, she was the person I was able to connect with because we had the same mindset of succeeding in college. Overall, my experience was great and look forward to continuing my studies here!