Tuition & Fees

$11,746

$21,136

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
2%
24-29
7%
18-23
47%
12-17
44%
24-29
11%
18-23
30%
12-17
58%
6-11
1%
24-29
9%
18-23
54%
12-17
37%
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undergraduateRatios

37%

male

63%

female

1

teacher

13

students

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Selective

42%

acceptance rate

Accepted 561
Declined + 744
Total Received 1,305
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Public

3,326

undergraduate students

1,859

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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Location

School Facts

Governors State University, 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 5,185
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)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)

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University Park, IL

742-acre campus in University Park (population: 7,006), 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

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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
8%
Top 1/4
33%
Top 1/2
67%
Bottom 1/2
33%
Bottom 1/4
12%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
2%
24-29
7%
18-23
47%
12-17
44%
24-29
11%
18-23
30%
12-17
58%
6-11
1%
24-29
9%
18-23
54%
12-17
37%

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 no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Selective

42%

acceptance rate

Accepted 561
Declined + 744
Total Received 1,305

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

Paul McGuinness
Director of Admissions
P: 708 478-8478
F: 708 235-7455
admissions@govst.edu

Financial Aid

58%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$11,536

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $9,390
Room $8,104
Board $2,000
Additional fees $2,356
Books & supplies $1,700
Total $23,550
Average Financial Aid - $11,536
Total with Avg. Aid $12,014

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $10,111,968
State $6,818,411
Institutional $165,523
Other external
Total $17,095,902

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $351,299
Other external $348,289
Total $699,588
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
October 1

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 708 534-4480
F: 708 534-8951
faid@govst.edu

Financial Aid Officer

John Perry
Director of Financial Aid
jperry@govst.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
cross-country
golf
volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

Basketball, Bowling, Cricket, Soccer, Softball

Club Sports - Women's

Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Cricket, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Basketball, Bowling, Golf, Racquetball, Softball, Table Tennis, Volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Anthony Bates (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

Mascot
Jaguar
School colors
black, white, and orange

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Addiction Studies
Anthropology/Sociology
Art
Biology
Biology/Teaching
Business Administration
Business/Applied Science
Chemistry
Chemistry Teacher Education
Communication
Communication Disorders
Communication/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
Gender/Sexuality Studies
Health Administration
History
Independent Film/Digital Imaging
Information Technology
Interdisciplinary Leadership
Interdisciplinary Studies
Management Information Systems
Manufacturing Management
Mathematics
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics/Actuarial Science
Media Studies
Multicategorical Special Education
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Occupational Therapy
Physical Therapy
Political Science
Political/Justice Studies
Psychology
Public Administration
Reading/Literacy
School Psychology
Social Sciences
Social Work
Supply Chain Management
Theatre/Performance Studies
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Interdisciplinary Studies
  2. Business Adminstration
  3. Psychology

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

5,185

total students

98%

in-state

2%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

64%

3,326
students

Female
63%
2,111

Male
37%
1,215

36%

1,859
students

Female
72%
1,343

Male
28%
516

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

56%

1,879
students

Female
62%
1,163

Male
38%
716

44%

1,447
students

Female
66%
948

Male
34%
499

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Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
40%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Hispanic/Latino
31%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

62%

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 Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

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

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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