Governors State University

University Park, IL

Governors State University

University Park, IL

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Tuition & Fees

$10,108

$17,620

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
530
25th
420
75th
520
25th
410
75th
22
25th
16
75th
19
25th
16
75th
21
25th
17
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undergraduateRatios

37%

male

63%

female

10

students

1

faculty

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Selective

47%

acceptance rate

Accepted 698
Declined 761
Total Received 1,459
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Public

3,899

undergraduate students

2,048

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 5,947
Established in 1969
Coeducational Coeducational

Social Networks

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.

  • Campus Setting: Rural community

Governors State University
1 University Parkway
University Park, IL
60484

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
8%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
41%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
3%
Top 1/4
11%
Top 1/2
34%
Bottom 1/2
66%
Bottom 1/4
25%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
530
25th
420
75th
520
25th
410
75th
22
25th
16
75th
19
25th
16
75th
21
25th
17

Admissions Facts

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

Selective

47%

acceptance rate

Accepted 698
Declined 761
Total Received 1,459

Admissions Factors

Required

Admission test scores
Secondary School Record
Completion of college-prepatory program
Secondary School GPA

Recommended

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Secondary School Rank
Recommendations

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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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Financial Aid

68%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$9,608

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,512
Room $7,468
Board $3,000
Additional fees $2,596
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $21,576
Average Financial Aid - $9,608
Total with Avg. Aid $11,968

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $10,357,219
State $6,464,692
Institutional $12,524
Other external
Total $16,834,435

Non-need-based

Federal
State $648,469
Institutional $464,620
Other external $273,997
Total $1,387,086
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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball
Golf
Soccer
Track and field x country
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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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting.
Analytical Chemistry.
Art/Art Studies, General.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Chemistry, General.
Cinematography and Film/Video Production.
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General.
Community Health and Preventive Medicine.
Computer Science.
Counseling Psychology.
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services.
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.
Curriculum and Instruction.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Economics, General.
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities.
Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
Elementary Education and Teaching.
English Language and Literature, General.
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies.
Environmental Biology.
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other.
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.
Nursing Administration.
Nursing Science.
Occupational Therapy/Therapist.
Operations Management and Supervision.
Organizational Leadership.
Political Science and Government, General.
Psychology, General.
Public Administration.
Reading Teacher Education.
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
School Psychology.
Social Sciences, General.
Social Work.
Sociology and Anthropology.
Speech Communication and Rhetoric.
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist.
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling.
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other.
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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

5,947

total students

96%

in-state

4%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

66%

3,899
students

Female
63%
2,471

Male
37%
1,428

34%

2,048
students

Female
71%
1,454

Male
29%
594

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

56%

2,189
students

Female
61%
1,341

Male
39%
848

44%

1,710
students

Female
66%
1,130

Male
34%
580

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Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
39%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
15%
Hispanic/Latino
30%
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 Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

4%

Students are transfer students

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
Essay or personal statement Required of Some
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

75

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

24

semester hours

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