Governors State University


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Public

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Academic Calendar: Trimester

State: Illinois


Governors State University is the only public university in Chicago's rapidly growing south suburban area, serving approximately 6,000 students during the course of a year. GSU provides affordable and accessible undergraduate and graduate education to culturally and economically diverse life-long learners. GSU's high-quality educational programs are enhanced by its commitment to maintaining and increasing accessibility to its students and the community. At its founding on July 17, 1969, Governors State University embodied the most optimistic vision of the 1960s. It believed in its students and their ability to learn and succeed. So it took a deliberate step away from the "establishment" and forged opportunity through experimentation.

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Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 5636
Total Grad Students: Not available
Undergraduate Students: Not available
Faculty: 211

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 27:1
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Contact Information

1 University Pky
University Park Illinois 60466


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Main Phone: 708-534-5000

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Admissions Contact:
Sharon Evans
Interim Director, Office of Admission and Student Recruitment

Transfer Services Contact:
Jose Reyes
Coordinator, ffice of Admission and Student Recruitment

International Admissions Contact:
Vreni Mendoza
Director of International Services, Office of International Services

Athletics Contact:
No Athletic Department

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
The minimum GPA requirement for transfer admission consideration is a 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale).

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Most college level credits from a regionally accredited college or university will transfer as long as the general rule, a grade of "C" (2.0) or higher is met.

Credits (Min/Max):
You must earn 24 credits at Governor's State to earn your bachelor's degree.

Test Scores for Applying:
The submission of official standardized test scores is not required for transfer admission consideration.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Governors State University does not publish a requirement for letters of recommendation.

Essay(s) required:
You may be asked to submit an essay or personal statement with your application.

Application Fee:
There is a $25 nonrefundable application fee.

Other Requirements:
Some programs have application procedures that differ from the normal admission process.

Fall Deadline:
Rolling Admission

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Rolling Admission

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Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 930

Transfers Accepted: 924

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 99%

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Admissions Data From: Fall 2010



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Financial Aid is a student service that exists to help you finance your education. Our mission is to service the financial needs of GSU students by assisting students in obtaining the financial resources necessary to cover educational expenses.

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