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Governors State University

University Park , IL

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Governors State University

Overview

Governors State University is a University institution located in University Park, IL, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address One University Parkway
University Park, IL  60484
United States
Contact Mr. Paul McGuinness
Director, Admissions
Email: pmcguinness@govst.edu
Phone: 708-235-7308

Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Hospital And Health-care Facilities Administration Checkmark
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History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

1,504
Applied
568
Accepted
3,262
Enrolled
38%
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Female Admissions

990
Females Applied
387
Females Accepted
39%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

514
Males Applied
181
Males Accepted
35%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

25
Application Fee
2.78
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 2.75
Required for some programs Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Early decision plan November 15th December 15th
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 488 440 535
SAT Math 465 420 510
ACT Composite 18 16 20

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

9,390
In-state
18,780
Out-of-state
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Fees

3,226
Full-time student fees
8,102
Room & board
6,102
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered Yes
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees

Financial Aid

11,439
Avg. Financial Aid Package
10,644
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
4,218
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
3,335
Avg. Loan Aid
9,016
Avg. Grant Aid
9,065
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
96% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
78.9%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
45%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

3,262
Total Undergrad students
1%
International Students
2%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 14.88%
Black or African American 39.38%
White or Caucasian 30.54%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.06%
Asian 1.77%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.06%
Two or more races 3.04%
Other 9.24%

Gender

Male (38.23%)
Female (61.77%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 8%

Student Activities

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Student Services

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Campus Security & Safety

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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
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Cross-country Running No Checkmark Checkmark
Golf No Checkmark Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Volleyball No Checkmark Checkmark
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
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Cross-country Running No Checkmark Checkmark
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Table Tennis Checkmark No No
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Faculty

407
Total Faculty
10:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 214
Part-time - 193
Male - 167
Female - 240
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