Governors State University

1 University Pky, University Park, IL

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4 months ago
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Dose Governors State University have a American Sign Language course?
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8 months ago
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9 months ago
Does Governors State University consider SAT or ACT scores in its admissions decision?
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Majors offered at Governors State University

Biggest majors
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Psychology, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations

Academics at Governors State University

SAT Score Range
Required with application
ACT Score Range
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
10 to 1
Somewhat Selective (38% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution

Governors State University demographics

38% Black
33% White
13% Hispanic
3% Multiracial
2% Asian
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Common careers for Governors State University students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Financial Controller94k
Purchasing Manager83k
Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer79k
Human Resources (HR) Manager71k
Operations Manager62k
Human Resources (HR) Generalist59k
Staff Accountant53k
Based on 2,625 student responses
46.2kAvg. Early Career Pay
74.4kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
50%in High-Meaning careers
21%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Governors State University

Governors State University financial aid

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Student reviews of Governors State University

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100% of students

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Safe campus
Diverse and Inclusive
Helpful career services
Helpful learning and accessibility services
Accessible and helpful professors



I chose this school over UIC mostly because of the commute. Turns out that it was a great choice because of the small class size and how caring, enthusiastic, and helpful the professors are. I am a transfer student and this is my second year here.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I am not a huge fan of Blackboard- the online learning management system GSU uses. I think it is outdated and confusing at first. I got used to it now, but I would prefer Canvas.

Desire Epps
Business And Entrepreneurship
Painting and Studio Art
Clinical Psychology
Art + 1 other



I have learned that you must make sure you look at every class they have available for the major you are wanting to be in. Please make sure you understand that there is more to it than just being, for example, an art student. What kind of art student you want to be and what you intend to do with your degree play a big role in knowing if you are in the school you should be in. I love being in college, it is definitely a place where you grow. But I found out through trial and error that my past college was the best college for me and Governors State University was nice and special to me but it wasn't the place for me. Trust your gut and don't run away, find peace in tragedy.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Please look at the degrees they offer and the majors they have before you apply. Also, be careful and learn from the students how the teachers are. everyone is very friendly but If you don't speak up and stand up for what you believe you won't get what you need out of the experience. If you believe your piece is perfect for the assignment don't let them tell you otherwise without you speaking up for yourself. You got this!

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