Governors State University: Review & Facts

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Governors State University is a medium four-year, public school with 5,940 students enrolled. This college was originated in 1969 and is the only school located in University Park, Illinois.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
51
Fair
Bachelor's degree, postbaccalaureate certificate, master's degree, postmaster certificate, and doctoral degree are available at Governors State University.

Governors State University deploys a semester-based curriculum calendar system and provides 51 majors. The most popular concentrations are Medical, Management, Psychology, General Studies, and Education. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings compared to other colleges and schools.


Student Retention
59%
Bad
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are normally a good sign. Nevertheless, if you anticipate to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Governors State University student retention rate is low at 59% (way below Illinois average). Considering this statistic, apparently students somewhat enjoy their stay at this school.

Student to faculty ratio at Governors State University is pretty good - 12:1. Learn more about instructors at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$18,500
High
Average tuition pricing is fairly high, $16,400 per year. The additional fees at Governors State University not covered by tuition are roughly $2,100, which comes to a total of $18,500 per academic year.

Read the details about Governors State University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
39%
Doable
According to government data, 1,114 applications were submitted and 433 were accepted; so it is pretty hard to get admitted at this school.

The school might accept your dual credits, credits for life experience, and advanced placement credits for admission.

Read more about admissions as well applicants test score info at Governors State University in the Admissions and Tests report for this college.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$7,600
High
Governors State University provides a distance learning option, study abroad programs, and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is an amazing option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Governors State University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
C
Unsafe
Governors State University provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates approximately 300 students, which provides a decent on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is a bit high -- roughly $7,600 per academic year.

Based on the college crime information, Governors State University appears to be a relatively safe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Governors State University Location and Maps



Post Address: Governors State University, 1 University Pky, University Park, Illinois 60484, USA
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