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Governors State University Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

5,660 Students

N/A Admitted

  • 5,185 full time
  • 3,691 part time
  • 593 men full time
  • 1,376 women full time

3,326 Undergraduates

$8,160 Tuition/Year

  • 2,667 Graduates
  • 68 Non-Degree
  • $8,160 in state
  • $2,356 fees
  • $8,896 room & board
  • $1,000 books and supplies

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At a Glance

Institution Type: Public
Campus Setting: Great Lakes Rural area, on fringe of an urban area
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • GSU student
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  • Governors State University is an excellent university for continuing education. I returned to academic study after being in the work force for over ten years. The campus is undergoing improvements…

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  • ME
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  • I love going to Governors State University. I can go to school closer to home and at my own pace. Its cheaper than other schools with as good as, and…

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  • Kristin from Bourbonnais, IL
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  • As with any school, there are teachers here that are extremely knowledgeable about the subject but just don't know how to teach it. Fortunately I've only experienced a couple like…

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  • Joseph from Momence, IL
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  • Very unique college setting geared to helping the student enhance their knowledge in the subject of studies and assist in the development of the student social interaction skills…

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  • Rachael from Merrillville, IN
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  • GSU has great academic resources in the library including tutoring and essay writing skills. GSU advisers are very helpful and always willing to make time to complete your plan of study. GSU…

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Governors State University
  • Located in University Park, IL
  • Public
  • 5,660 students enrolled
  • 66% admitted
  • $8,160 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
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  • Jessica from Oak Lawn, IL
  • I am a current student here

    The only bad part about being here is that I live almost an hour away and the class times offered are sometimes not the best. There are a lot of mid-afternoon classes...the worst time to drive, especially in the winter. And once you're within a mile of the school there are no stop-lights so it takes forever to get up to it if you're going or leaving at rush hour. I wish the science labs were better, coming from Moraine which were brand new, this was kind of a let down. But! They did just set construction into motion and the entire science building is getting redone, so it will get better.

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