3,326
Students
Financial aid thermometer
11,536
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
42
42%
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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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

1,305
Applied
561
Accepted
3,326
Enrolled
43%
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Female Admissions

816
Females Applied
367
Females Accepted
45%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

489
Males Applied
194
Males Accepted
40%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

25
Application Fee
2.77
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 Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Math 460 520
ACT Composite 19 17 20

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

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

2,806
Full-time student fees
9,945
Room & board
7,945
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

11,536
Avg. Financial Aid Package
11,833
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
2,242
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
8,959
Avg. Loan Aid
2,526
Avg. Grant Aid
9,223
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
84% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
58%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
6%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

3,326
Total undergrad students
1%
International Students
2%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 13.17%
Black or African American 39.93%
White or Caucasian 31.51%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.12%
Asian 1.77%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.06%
Two or more races 2.92%
Other 9.05%

Gender

Male (36.53%)
Female (63.47%)

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 7%

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
Golf No Checkmark Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Volleyball No Checkmark Checkmark

Faculty

470
Total Faculty
Full-time - 230
Part-time - 240
Male - 190
Female - 280