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Governors State, founded in 1969, is a public, upper-division university. Its 767-acre campus is located in University Park, 35 miles from Chicago.

Website: www.govst.edu/

Public
Co-ed
3,232
Undergraduate
Students
(63.3%) 2,046 Women
(36.7%) 1,186 Men
1,622
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
46% of 1,434 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
 

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.00
SAT Math
460 average
400-510 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
483 average
440-520 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
19 average
117-22 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $24,718
Out-of-state: $34,108
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $12,616
Out-of-state: $22,006
Room and Board
$8,102
Average Percent of Need Met
82%
Average Freshman Award
$11,984
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
Not reported
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
226
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 20% of classes
10-19 students: 44% of classes
20-29 students: 29% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

University Park Population
7,111
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Chicago
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
7% of all students
Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
 
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.9% Asian
40.3% Black/African-American
15.5% Hispanic/Latino
2.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
30.3% White
9.0% Unknown
International Students
1.0% from 25 countries
First-Year Students Returning
51.7%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
28.4%
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