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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 1,879 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Governors State acceptance rate is 66%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Psychology, and Business. Governors State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $37,300.
About Governors State University...
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Address
1 University Pky
University Park, IL 60484
Website

Governors State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
66%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
880-1010
ACT Range
17-20
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$16,000/ 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
$7,566/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
88%

Academics

Professors
NG
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
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.33 responses
42%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.33 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,879Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,447
Undergrads Over 25
34%
Pell Grant
70%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Hard working
    40%
  • Self-sufficient
    24%
  • Diverse
    12%
  • UNRELIABLE
    12%
  • Normal
    8%
  • Stressed
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
81%
of students say they don't have Greek life.37 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.54 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 36 responses
Report
  • Affordable
    56%
  • Convenient
    22%
  • Different
    8%
  • Huff
    6%
  • Expensive
    3%
  • Home away from home
    3%
  • Plain
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
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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It is an amazing school, especially for a four-year institution. Teachers care very much about their students, and are always there to help you! Would definitely recommend to anyone interested in going to a comfortable and stress-free university.
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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.
I enjoy Governor State University. The professors are on point with their knowledge and pretty fair with the students. I would recommend anyone who is looking for a college to try them first.

The university is pretty locally set, in which, it is pretty convenient to get to. It is also very affordable. A student could go to school and also work a job to pay their tuition each semester. Another great feature that was just added was the building of a dormitory on campus. It has one bedrooms, two bedrooms, and suites available. A brand new home and lovely people to room with is a deal you can not pass up.

Therefore, keep Governors State University in mind if you are seeking a college now are in the future.

Katrice Sawyer