Governors State University

University Park, IL, USA

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
5,185
Total Number of Undergrads
3,326
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
10:1
US National: 21:1
Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
63%
20-39 Students
34%
40-99 Students
1%

Faculty Overview

Gender
Male
Female
37%
62%
Ethnicity

African American
24%
Asian/Pacific Islander
4%
White
46%
Hispanic
2%
Multi-Racial
2%
Unknown
18%

What Students Are Saying

2.89 Average Rating
I enjoy how small the classes are! Being in a class with 25 or less people is better than sitting in a class of 250+. Teachers know your name and really make themselves available to help when you need it. They give you their office hours and their contact. Walking around the school is a peaceful environment. There are some days when there are tables set up if you are ever interested in getting involved at the campus.
Briana from Richton Park, IL
It depends on the teacher but the work is challenging, in a good way. Its not like you cannot pass, if a student applies himself/herself, he/she will absolutely pass and will benefit as a result, however grades are not given away for free, just becasue the school is one of the cheapest in the state, do not think that the school is a bad school, Governors produces graduates that can compete with graduates of some of the best private schools (and their current students can compete too, I should know!)
ME
There are many tough instructors, but are very helpful.
Charles from Plainfield, IL
These highly qualified teachers don't take anyones guff and adhere to a strict code of conduct that is unsurpassed. Coming from a community college, the first day of class was a big kick in the butt for me.
Richard from Crestwood, IL
study and study.
Joan from Hazelcrest, IL
The instructors move at a fast pace. They will take time to assist you if your having trouble. There is a wonderful tutoring program that will suit almost all academic class. The writing centers is valuable to you take advantage.
Tracey from Markham, IL

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