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Governors State University Student Life

Governors State University is on a 742-acre campus in a suburban setting in University Park, Illinois, not far from Chicago. Governors State University has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – chorus,, a campus newspaper, and more.

Governors State University has not reported any data on the presence of fraternities or sororities..

Governors State University Housing

Governors State University offers housing. Students are not required to live on campus First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most Governors State University students live off campus. In 2021, 3% of undergrads at Governors State University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 97% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Governors State University. There are 288 spots available in on-campus housing for all 3,021 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 162 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 19% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Governors State University offers coed housing and .

Governors State University Athletics

At Governors State University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the unversity, funding, and compention level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Governors State University:

Sport Mens Intramural Womens Intramural Mens Division Womens Division Mens Scholarships Womens Scholarships
Golf Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Soccer Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Volleyball Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Cross Country Running Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Basketball Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport

Is Governors State University Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Governors State University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Governors State University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

Governors State University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Plan a Visit to Governors State University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Governors State University, take Interstate 57 to University Park, IL. If you need to fly, book your flight to Chicago Midway airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Illinois you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Governors State University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Governors State University Students

64%

Women

36%

Men

61%

Full Time

39%

Part Time

96%

In State

4%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

Undergraduate Students

3,021

Graduate Students

1,011

Governors State University Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

4,032

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

48%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$22,006

Out-of-State

$22,006

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Apr 1
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