Governors State University

University Park, IL

Governors State University

University Park, IL

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Tuition & Fees

$12,616

$22,006

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
5%
500-599
32%
400-499
54%
600-699
4%
500-599
30%
400-499
47%
300-399
1%
200-299
1%
30-36
2%
24-29
9%
18-23
59%
12-17
30%
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undergraduateRatios

37%

male

63%

female

1

teacher

12

students

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Selective

45%

acceptance rate

Accepted 654
Declined 780
Total Received 1,434
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Public

3,232

undergraduate students

1,622

graduate students

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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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 4,854
Established in 1969
Coeducational Coeducational

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.

  • Metropolitan area: Chicago
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Chicago Midway

Governors State University
1 University Parkway
University Park
60484

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
7%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
8%
Top 1/4
27%
Top 1/2
65%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
5%
500-599
32%
400-499
54%
600-699
4%
500-599
30%
400-499
47%
300-399
1%
200-299
1%
30-36
2%
24-29
9%
18-23
59%
12-17
30%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $25
Has early decision program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3

Selective

45%

acceptance rate

Accepted 654
Declined 780
Total Received 1,434

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
standardized test scores

Important

application essay

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 25
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $9,390
Room & board $8,102
Additional fees $3,226
Books & supplies $1,000
Other fees $1,000
Total $22,718
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Financial Facts

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Tuition guarenteed plan yes
Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball
Cross-country running
Golf
Soccer
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Table tennis

Intramural Sports Women

Table tennis

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Athletic Conference

NAIA

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Art/Art Studies, General
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
Computer Science
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Economics, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
History, General
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management
Information Technology
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Management Information Systems, General
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics, General
Operations Management and Supervision
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Social Sciences, General
Social Work
Sociology and Anthropology
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctorial degree - other
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

4,854

total students

98%

in-state

2%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

67%

3,232
students

Female
63%
2,046

Male
37%
1,186

33%

1,622
students

Female
72%
1,172

Male
28%
450

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

59%

1,926
students

Female
62%
1,176

Male
38%
750

41%

1,306
students

Female
67%
870

Male
33%
436

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Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
39%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
15%
Hispanic/Latino
30%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

720

Transfer students enrolled

15%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations yes
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit yes
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

'Minimally difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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