Governors State University is a public university located near Chicago, offering affordable and high quality academic programs.

Serving more than 5,000 students, GSU offers 60+ degree programs, through which our students earn the qualifications needed to succeed in business, healthcare, arts, sciences and education. The GSU experience includes a comprehensive student life – complete with on-campus housing, athletics and recreation, civic engagement, study abroad, 70+ student organizations, the world renowned Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park, the Center for Performing Arts, and much more – on one of the safest university campuses in the U.S.

Basic details

  • Region: Midwest
  • Location: University Park, Illinois
  • Campus setting: Suburban
  • Type of institution: Public

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 75%
  • Average ACT score: N/A
  • Average SAT score: N/A
  • Test optional?: Yes
  • Common Application accepted?: No
  • Areas of study offered include: Accounting/Finance, Anthropology, Arts, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Communications, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Drama/Theatre Arts, Economics, Education, English, Environmental Sciences, Film/Cinema Studies, Gender Studies, History, Humanities, Information Sciences/Systems, Liberal Arts, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work
  • Full list of majors available


  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $28,354


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NAIA
  • Varsity sportsMen's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Men's Cross Country, Women's Cross Country, Men's Football / Soccer, Women's Football / Soccer, Men's Golf, Women's Golf, Women's Volleyball

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