Governors State University

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world rank  2372

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University Overview

Established in 1969, Governors State University is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the suburban setting of the medium town of University Park (population range of 2,500-9,999 inhabitants), Illinois. Officially accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Governors State University (GSU) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 6,000-6,999 students) coeducational US 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 51 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 30-40% making this US higher education organization a very selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. GSU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym GSU
Founded 1969
Colours Black and white

University Location

Address 1 University Parkway
University Park
60484-0975 Illinois
United States
Tel +1 (708) 534 5000
Fax +1 (708) 534 8399

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)

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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
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is neither required nor recommended
- Recommendations are neither required nor recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is recommended
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 30-40%
Admission Office 1 University Parkway
University Park 60484
(708) 534 4490
(800) 478 8478

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 6,000-6,999
Academic Staff 500-599
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
2000 Classification Masters Colleges and Universities I
Size & Setting Four-year, medium, primarily nonresidential institution
Enrollment Profile Majority undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, higher part-time institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, high graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, some graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Governors State University's Library
Governors State University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 276,687 physical volumes, 21,794 physical media, 13,265 digital/electronic medium and 170 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes
Governors State University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 278 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

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
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • 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


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Memberships and Affiliations

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

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