Governors State University School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

University Park, IL

$10,070

Avg in-state tuition

$17,582

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About Governors State University

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

Governors State University is a small public university located on a rural campus in University Park, Illinois. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,789, and admissions are very selective, with an acceptance rate of 46%. The university offers 30 bachelor's degrees and has a student-faculty ratio of 12:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $10,070, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $17,582.

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Admissions Breakdown

This school has a competitive acceptance rate.

This school is a little more selective about its students. Competitive acceptance schools welcome 15-50% of all applicants.

Acceptance Rate Insight

46% of students were accepted during the 2019-2020 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Test scores Required

High school rank Not required or recommended

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Required

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Not required or recommended

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Recommended

SAT & ACT

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 840-1030

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 17-22

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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5k

Students Enrolled

31%

Online Student Enrollment

12:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online
On-campus
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program.

Demographics

Black

39%

White

32%

Hispanic

13%

Unknown

8%

Two or more races

3%

Non-U.S. Citizen

3%

Asian

2%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

66%

Socio-economic diversity

78% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

7

Total Online Enrollment

1,472

Student Location Breakout

31% 69%

Percent of Programs Online

91% On-campus

9% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates Not offered

Associate Not offered

Bachelor's 10% online

Graduate Certificate 7% online

Master's 7% online

Doctorate 20% online

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

78%

State Grant Aid

70%

Institution Grant Aid

23%

Pell Grant

78%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $5,659
State Grant Aid $4,787
Institution Grant Aid $634
Pell Grant Aid $5,536

Financial Outlook

$40k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

$20k

Average student debt after graduation

Resource

Understanding Grants & Scholarships

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2019-2020]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.