Governors State University

University Park, IL, USA
2.89 Average Rating

Governors State University is a public, 4-year institution established south of Chicago in University Park, Illinois. GSU offers programs of study ranging from certificates in Digital Forensics to doctoral degrees in Occupational Therapy. The college also offers a number of Dual Degree programs in association with local community colleges, which guarantees admission to GSU for students who are planning to earn a bachelor’s degree upon completion of their associate’s degree studies. The GSU campus has many open facilities, such as the Center for Performing Arts, the Recreation and Fitness Center, and the Center for the Junior Year.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Rural
In State Students
98%
Out of State Students
2%
0
100
41%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 19
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 911
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 15, 2018
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
5,819
Total Number of Undergrads
3,517
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
Student:Faculty Ratio
13:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$18,082
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$11,746
Out-of-State Tuition
$21,136
0
100
57%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
80%
Average Aid Per Year
$8,044
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
36%
64%
Size of Town
Rural: Fringe
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$42,600
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What Students Are Saying

2.89 Average Rating
GSU has great academic resources in the library including tutoring and essay writing skills.
GSU advisers are very helpful and always willing to make time to complete your plan of study.
GSU has a friendly and open campus that provides a comfortable learning environment.
Rachael from Merrillville, IN
I believe that Governors State University is a great school. They have great professors. The counselors are great and are always available when you need help with financial needs and career planing.
Kyndria from Chicago, IL

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