Governors State University

country rank  700
world rank  2225

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University Overview

Established in 1969, Governors State University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the small town of University Park (population range of 2,500-9,999 inhabitants), Illinois. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Higher Learning Commission, Governors State University (GSU) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 7,000-7,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Governors State University (GSU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 50 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 90-100% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym GSU
Founded 1969
Colours Black and white

University Location

Address 1 University Parkway
University Park (population range: 2,500-9,999)
60484-0975 Illinois
United States
T +1 (708) 534 5000
F +1 (708) 534 8399

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 90-100%
Admission Office 1 University Parkway
University Park 60484
+1 (708) 534 4490
(800) 478 8478

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 7,000-7,999
Academic Staff 500-599
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Governors State University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • Council for the Accreditation of Counselor Education and Related Programs (CACREP)
  • Illinois State Board of Education
  • National Council on Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
  • National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
  • National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
  • Alternative Certification Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI)
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
  • Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC)
  • Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI)
  • Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
  • International Reading Association (IRA)
  • Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association, Inc. (IAODAPCA)
  • National Addiction Studies Accreditation Commission (NASAC)
  • Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME)
  • Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA)
  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
  • Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
  • Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
  • Council on Social Work Education

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
  • National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)

Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Wednesday, 8 May 2019