Tuition & Fees

$10,478

$18,638

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
25%
500-599
25%
400-499
25%
300-399
25%
700-800
20%
500-599
20%
400-499
40%
300-399
20%
600-699
20%
400-499
80%
30-36
2%
24-29
13%
18-23
47%
12-17
37%
6-11
1%
30-36
1%
24-29
9%
18-23
39%
12-17
51%
30-36
1%
24-29
9%
18-23
61%
12-17
29%
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undergraduateRatios

35%

65%

male

female

1
12

teacher

students

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Very Selective

38%

acceptance rate

Accepted 433
Declined + 681
Total Received 1,114
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Public

3,570

undergraduate students

2,368

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Interdisciplinary Studies
  2. Business Adminstration
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 0807
ACT 1028

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School Facts

Governors State, founded in 1969, is a public, upper-division university. Its 767-acre campus is located in University Park, 35 miles from Chicago.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 5,938
Established in 1969
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  ACEN (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing)
•  AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CAHME (Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)

University Park, IL

767-acre campus in University Park (population: 7,111), 35 miles from Chicago. Served by bus; major airport serves Chicago. School operates evening transportation to Metra station. Public transportation serves campus.

Governors State University
1 University Parkway
University Park, IL 60484

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
4%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
55%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
14%
Top 1/4
33%
Top 1/2
67%
Bottom 1/2
33%
Bottom 1/4
9%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
25%
500-599
25%
400-499
25%
300-399
25%
700-800
20%
500-599
20%
400-499
40%
300-399
20%
600-699
20%
400-499
80%
30-36
2%
24-29
13%
18-23
47%
12-17
37%
6-11
1%
30-36
1%
24-29
9%
18-23
39%
12-17
51%
30-36
1%
24-29
9%
18-23
61%
12-17
29%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline November 15 (priority deadline)
April 1
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 15
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 15
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Very Selective

38%

acceptance rate

Accepted 433
Declined + 681
Total Received 1,114

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Important

Essay

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
Secondary school record
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Yakeea Daniels
Director of Admission
P: 708 534-4490
F: 708 235-7455
gsunow@govst.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $9,184,926
State $4,791,094
Institutional $62,906
Other external
Total $14,038,926

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $320,249
Other external $417,966
Total $738,215

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
bowling
cross-country
golf
racquetball
softball
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Mascot
Jaguar
School colors
black, white, and orange
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Addiction Counseling
Analytical Chemistry
Anthropology/Sociology
Art
Biology
Biology/Teaching
Business Administration
Business/Applied Science
Chemistry
Chemistry/Education
Communication Disorders
Communications
Communications Training
Community Health
Computer Science
Counseling
Counselor Education/Supervision
Criminal Justice
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Education
Educational Administration
Elementary Education
English
English/Teacher Education
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Biology
Health Administration
History
Independent Film/Digital Imaging
Information Technology
Interdisciplinary Leadership
Interdisciplinary Studies
Management Information Systems
Mathematics
Mathematics/Teaching
Media Studies
Multicategorical Special Education
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Occupational Therapy
Physical Therapy
Political Science
Political/Justice Studies
Psychology
Public Administration
Reading Education
Social Sciences
Social Work
Supply Chain Management
Urban Teacher Education
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Undergraduate

60%

3,570
students

Female
65%
2,337

Male
35%
1,233

Graduate

40%

2,368
students

Female
68%
1,620

Male
32%
748

undergraduateFull-time

52%

1,869
students

Female
64%
1,181

Male
36%
688

undergraduatePart-time

48%

1,701
students

Female
68%
1,156

Male
32%
545

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
38%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Hispanic/Latino
36%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

65%

Transfer applicants accepted

64%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.80
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Not Required/Recommended
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Required of Some

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

96

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

24

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

99%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 19
Countries most often represented Brazil
China
India
Mexico
Nigeria
Poland
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Jonathan Lee
Director
708 235-7611
jlee9@govst.edu

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