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Governors State University

University Park, IL 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate52%
Acceptance Rate52%

About Governors State University

Governors State University is a public, state college in the suburb of University Park, Illinois. Governors State University was founded in 1969. The college currently enrolls around 4,395 students a year, including 2,709 undergraduate students.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Governors State University

It is moderately difficult to get into Governors State University. In 2022, Governors State University accepted 52% of applicants. In 2022, 1,168 students applied to Governors State University and 608 were admitted.

Governors State University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 52%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED offered but % not available
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 4.0
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 21%

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Governors State University is locatedin the town of University Park, Illinois, in the suburbs of Chicago.

If you want to see Governors State University for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 57 to University Park, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Chicago Midway.

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College Info

One University Parkway University Park, IL 60484

Campus Setting: Suburban

Governors State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Apr 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Governors State University is Apr 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Governors State University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

820 - 885


Math SAT Range

405 - 430


Reading SAT Range

448 - 530

Governors State University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Governors State University is like? There are approximately 4,395 students enrolled at Governors State University, including 2,709 undergraduate students and 1,686 graduate students. 61% percent of students attend school full-time, 98% percent are from IL and 2% percent of students are from other states.


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