Governors State University

University Park, Illinois

Overview

Address1 University Pky
School Websitewww.govst.edu
School TypePublic, 4-year or above

Fringe

StatusPublic
On Campus HousingYes
Level of StudyUndergraduate/Graduate

Governors State University is a small public, 4-year college based in University Park, Illinois that offers both undergraduate and graduate programs to its students. The highest level of offerings is doctor's degree. In the 2019 academic year, 1,507 students applied to Governors State University. Of those students, 578 were granted admission into the school.

In the 2019 academic year, the in-state tuition for enrolling in Governors State University was $9,390, in addition to fees of $2,806. This number excludes room and board. The school does provide on-campus housing, which you may want to factor into your cost analysis when planning to attend Governors State University.

Getting In

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The Governors State University acceptance rate is 38%. To put this into perspective, 578 of the 1,507 students who applied to Governors State University in the 2019 academic year were admitted. It’s clear that enrolling in Governors State University is not out of reach. You simply need the right credentials.

Most students who have been accepted into Governors State University had an SAT score between the range of 860 and 1,045. If you want a good shot of getting in, you'll also want to have strong ACT scores. The ACT range for Governors State University was between 16 and 20 in the last academic year.

In addition, applicants are required to submit their GPA to Governors State University as part of their application.

Annual Cost to Attend

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Cost is a crucial factor to consider when deciding what college to attend. At Governors State University, the tuition for in-state residents is $9,390. Combined with fees of $2,806, room and board costs of $8,896, other expenses of $3,000 and the $1,000 cost of books and supplies, the total in-state one-year cost is $25,092.

Out-of-state residents can expect to pay more. While the costs for room, board, and other expenses are the same, out-of-state tuition is significantly higher. Out-of-state students must pay $21,586 in tuition. This brings the total one-year cost of enrolling in Governors State University to $34,482 for out-of-state students.

Students at Governors State University are eligible for federal financial aid. The average federal aid awarded to students at Governors State University was $5,589 last year. The percentage of students awarded federal aid was 71%. This shows that if you apply for federal aid, you have a good chance of receiving it.

Governors State University Undergraduate Population

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Part-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Student-to-Faculty Ratio10:1

Student composition is an important deciding factor for most students applying to Governors State University.

Governors State University has a good gender split, with 62% of undergraduates being female and 38% of undergraduates being male.

At the school, most students are Illinois residents; in fact, 99% of all students reside in Illinois. However, 1% of students come from out-of-state .

The student to faculty ratio at Governors State University is 10:1. This means that you should have no trouble getting the academic support you need from Governors State University to thrive in your studies.

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