Governors State University in University Park

University Park, IL

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Overview

Governors State University offers 212-degree programs and 24 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 12:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 94%. The most popular test is SAT - 2% of students submitted it in comparison to 95% of students who submitted ACT. 32.1% are women, and 67.9% are men. 4% percents of international students. Governors State University is a member of 4 athletic associations. Total price of living is between $17286 and $26286 per year. Average salary after attending is $41,000, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Governors State University is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.

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By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Governors State University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000--
$30,001 - $48,000--
$48,001 - $75,000--
$75,001 - $110,000--
$110,001+--

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores

Recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: 7638

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -

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Percent of students with financial aid

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7%

Types of financial aids

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2091 of Governors State University undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 58 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Governors State University number 59 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Illinois.

Students at Governors State University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
90.83%
$5,618
$30,001 - $48,000
97.06%
$4,699
$48,001 - $75,000
74.29%
$2,988
$75,001 - $110,000
26.67%
$869
$110,001+
30%
$300

Salary After Attending

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$41,000

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services

3%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition guaranteed plan

Tuition payment plan

Other alternative tuition plan

Tuition guarantee is a program which guarantees to entering first-time students that tuition will not increase for the years they are enrolled. These guarantees are generally time-bound for four or five years.

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Governors State University.

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

Study abroad - programs and arrangements providing students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Applying information

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

5 : 1

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores

Recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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94%

In comparison to National Average

Governors State University acceptance rate is above national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 68%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 26%.

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94%
ABOVE AVERAGE

In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $0 - $10k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 64%, so Governors State University acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 30%.

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94%
ABOVE AVERAGE

Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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58%

Total

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58%

Full time

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0%

Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate

59%

Part-time retention rate

0%

The Governors State University full-time retention rate is 59% and part-time retention rate is 0%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it demonstrates that school has quality curriculum, welcoming student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Governors State University students submitting SAT scores

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2%

Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
1285 - 1520

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 455 - 570
Math: 400 - 500
Writing: 430 - 450

SAT Test Score Range

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ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Governors State University students submitting ACT scores

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95%

Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
17 - 21

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 16 - 22
Math: 16 - 20
Writing: 5 - 7

ACT Test Score Range

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SAT Score Converter

The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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For the High School Class of 2016:
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Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Governors State University is 12:1, that means that for every 12 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

12:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

328
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4%

Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In Governors State University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Governors State University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Illinois.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 1 University Pky address in University Park, Illinois.

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Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Governors State University with 0.02% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary and motor vehicle theft.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Governors State University offers 212 programs in total: 84 are for Master's degree, 78 - for Bachelor's degree, 18 - for Post-master's certificate, 14 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, and 6 are Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 312 universities in Illinois state. Governors State University is one of the few institutions in Illinois that offers a Bachelor's degree program.

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Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 24 distance learning programs that are offered in the Governors State University: 9 are for Bachelor's degree, 6 - for Master's degree, 3 - for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs, 3 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate and 3 are Post-master's certificate.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Illinois state average data to help you compare.

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Governors State University provides coursework for undergraduate students, graduate students and students with doctors professional practice.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 2686 students with 80588 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 1621 with 38897 credit hours. The doctors professional practice enrollment was 183 students.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Governors State University

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

Great School. Great choice to begin your new chapter. Thankful i made the right choise by choosing GSU.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Family Development Center is not only the name but it's the center purpose of this facility. From the administrators, the teachers, the cooks, the maintenance workers, etc. When you come into the facility you're greeted with smiles, and gestures of kindness. I love how you can share your concerns about your child and how they listen in order to assist you. Their concerns are not just limited to your child while they're in the facility but at home as well. They offer activities for family bonding, seminars for family development and so on. By doing this, it allows parents to see other parents who are experiencing the same things and coming to great solutions. Developing families early on, giving a great start to assist our children to have a positive school experience as they grow. It is in my opinion, the hope and comfort that's needed to raise a child. Thank you all at FDC

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Worst University i have ever attended! The staff and administration are horrible. If you have an issue about anything you wont get a straight answer and you get passed around from person to person or play monkey in the middle. The professors are not the best but there are a few that are good. Over all i wouldn't go to this school if you want your moneys worth. If you are a Speech Pathology Major this school is not for you. Your GPA will definitely suffer from this school.

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Overall Rating:

This is a terrible facility!!!! Don't attend, the way that they handle their finances is terrible. They try to charge an arm and a leg just for registering. Even if you live in the state. I highly recommend looking into a different university if that is what your looking to go to.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Great school. I'm going here for the computer science program and I am happy with the level of challenge and work given. I'll be graduating in the Fall of this year (2018). I'm going to miss this university

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 1 University Pky

Place:

Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +7085345000

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: govst.edu

Financial aid office: Go to the page

Admissions office: Go to the page

Online application: Go to the page

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