Tuition & Fees

$14,102

$23,492

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
3%
24-29
13%
18-23
41%
12-17
41%
6-11
2%
Below 6
0
30-36
0
24-29
9%
18-23
37%
12-17
54%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
1%
24-29
9%
18-23
57%
12-17
33%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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undergraduateRatios

36%

64%

male

female

1
13

teacher

students

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Selective

42%

acceptance rate

Accepted 499
Declined + 677
Total Received 1,176
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Public

3,517

undergraduate students

2,302

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 5,819
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

742-acre campus in University Park (population: 7,095), 40 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
7%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
41%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
11%
Top 1/4
30%
Top 1/2
66%
Bottom 1/2
34%
Bottom 1/4
13%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
3%
24-29
13%
18-23
41%
12-17
41%
6-11
2%
Below 6
0
30-36
0
24-29
9%
18-23
37%
12-17
54%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
1%
24-29
9%
18-23
57%
12-17
33%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

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

Selective

42%

acceptance rate

Accepted 499
Declined + 677
Total Received 1,176

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
Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Services and Director of Admission
P: 708 534-4490
F: 708 235-7455
admissions@govst.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $11,746
Room $5,724
Board $500
Additional fees $2,356
Books & supplies $1,700
Total $22,026
Average Financial Aid - $10,462
Total with Avg. Aid $11,564

Financial Aid

51%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$10,462

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $8,917,979
State $5,498,906
Institutional $174,071
Other external $0
Total $14,590,956

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $0
Institutional $304,318
Other external $150,661
Total $454,979

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
cross-country
golf
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
Manufacturing Management
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
Theatre/Performance Studies
Urban Teacher Education
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Undergraduate

60%

3,517
students

Female
64%
2,268

Male
36%
1,249

Graduate

40%

2,302
students

Female
67%
1,534

Male
33%
768

undergraduateFull-time

54%

1,925
students

Female
64%
1,215

Male
36%
710

undergraduatePart-time

46%

1,592
students

Female
67%
1,053

Male
33%
539

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
12%
Hispanic/Latino
33%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
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

66%

Transfer applicants accepted

63%

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) Required of All
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Required of Some

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

85

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
  • Study skills
  • 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 service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

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