38%

Acceptance Rate

$9,021

Avg.Financial Aid

009145

FAFSA Code

About Governors State University (GOVST)

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Public

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

4,857

Website

www.govst.edu/

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

HLC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

#N/A

Location & Contact

Address

1 University Pky

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 7085345000
Fax: 7085348399
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Rankings

It becomes easier for the aspirants to apply to a university and have their doubts regarding the same cleared if the university has a ranking. The two popular publications, US News and Forbes, are among the most trusted publications when it comes to the rankings of an educational institution. The ranking of a university plays an important role in helping a prospective candidate choosing the right university. It helps them assess the university's performance based on several factors, which include research excellence, the performance of the students after they complete their education, student experience, and most importantly academic success. However, it is to be noted that Governors State University does not feature in the list of top colleges, according to the latest rankings by these two publications.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

N/A

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

38%

SAT Range

860 - 1045

ACT Range

16 - 20

Application Fee

$25

SAT/ACT

Neither required nor recommended

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

None

It is moderately difficult to secure admission in Governors State University. The university takes in a few number of students and is selective. The admission process starts by filling up the form and submitting a fee of $25. The SAT score in the range of 840-1030 would boost a student's chances of securing admission. A candidate, in order to take admission to Governors State University, must score 19 in her ACTs. But, in certain cases, those having ACT scores less than 17 are also given admission. The application process can be completed online. However, if needed, one can also visit the office at 1 University Pky, University Park, Illinois 60484, or call (708) 534-5000.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$15,304

Average Annual Cost

$9,390

Books And Supplies

$1,000

Other Fees

$2,806

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$8,896

Budget For Other Expenses

$3,000

Total One Year Cost

$25,092

The next two things to keep in mind before applying to GSU are the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The annual full-time cost of attendance comes out to be approximately $28,235. For students seeking financial assistance, the university offers a number of options.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

NA

Student:Faculty Ratio

10:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

53%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

N/A

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$302

Faculty Overview

40%

Male Professors

60%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

150 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

95 Graduates

Psychology, General

93 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

76 Graduates

Social Work

45 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

44 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

44 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

43 Graduates

Health and Medical Administrative S...

41 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

37 Graduates

Public Health

32 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

26 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

26 Graduates

Biology, General

22 Graduates

Communication Disorders Sciences an...

21 Graduates

Computer Science

16 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

8 Graduates

Sociology and Anthropology

7 Graduates

Political Science and Government

6 Graduates

Social Sciences, General

5 Graduates

Chemistry

5 Graduates

History

3 Graduates

Mathematics

3 Graduates

Economics

2 Graduates

Entrepreneurial and Small Business...

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

3,262

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

52%

Full-time

58%

Part-time

42%

Students Gender

Male

38%

US National: 44%

Female

62%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

31% White

9% Unknown

39% Black

15% Hispanic

3% Two or more races

1% Non Resident alien

2% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

1%

Out Of State

99%

In State

0%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$67,480 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

N/A

Undergrads in College Housing

N/A

Averege Housing Cost

$5,896/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $3,000/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$3,000/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Jaguar

School Colors

black, white, and orange

Varsity Athletics Association

NAIA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Not applicable

Total Male Athletes

N/A

Total Female Athletes

N/A

Intramural Sports

7

Sports Club

12

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

No

The university offers on-campus housing facilities to the students who wish to stay on the campus. At GSU, $9,181 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. The students at Governors State University have several dining and meal plan options to choose from. Moreover, the average meal plan costs around $3,000 per year. To ensure the safety and security of students, the university has a number of campus safety and security measures in place. Some of these features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones and 24-hr escort safety rides. The number of female and male students at the university are 37% and 63%, respectively.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$37,300/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$40,800/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$14,000

$23,900

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$145 - 248

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

79%

Average Aid Per Year

$9,021

Students Receiving Federal Grants

71%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,589

Students Receiving State Aid

60%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,702

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

8%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,871

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$7,586

$30K - $48K

$7,918

$48K - $75K

$5,575

$75K - $110K

$8,289

> $110K

$6,349

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$1,387,086

The financial aid department of Governors State University helps students by assisting them with scholarships, grants, and student loans in the event that they find the fees and the cost of living at the campus to be expensive. The average financial aid at Governors State University is around $634 and the federal grant is $5,659. Prospective students can benefit from state-level aid worth $4,787 as well as institutional aid worth $634. At GSU, the total amount of non-need-based scholarships/grants awarded to students stands at $1,387,086 per year.

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