University Park, IL
Governors State University


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Recent Reviews

Aaron
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Governors State University offers a wide range of academic ventures. I believe the best quality of the university is its safe...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Governors State University offers a wide range of academic ventures. I believe the best quality of the university is its safety and the diversity on the campus. There is an abundance of people from all circles of life and everyone I have encountered is nice. I believe Governors State University offers an excellent opportunity to receive and education.

Herb
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I think it's a great school. For me its very affordable and kind of close to home as well so i don't have to travel too far....

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think it's a great school. For me its very affordable and kind of close to home as well so i don't have to travel too far. Everyone is very kind and helpful from the moment you enter the building. I love that the advisers and teachers are always available throughout the day.

Leonard
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Governors state University is perfect for someone like me who wants to stay local, and close to family, but still wants the f...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Governors state University is perfect for someone like me who wants to stay local, and close to family, but still wants the full college experience and the versatile field of choosing a career for your life. It's awesome and I am really content with my choice. I know and have faith that from here great things are on the way.

Michelle
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GSU is a school that has recently opened its doors to the freshman class. It is still in the "developmental phase" of changi...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

GSU is a school that has recently opened its doors to the freshman class. It is still in the "developmental phase" of changing the culture of attracting younger students. The dynamic is changing quite a bit as they now have housing for undergrads and there are options for off campus housing. Nevertheless, the school is all about education. I still get the "commuter" vibe as when I attended for my undergrad. You go to class, interact with instructors (who are always available during office hours, email or phone) and go home. They do have many activities for younger students to keep them engaged and it is during the day so if you are going to school full time and on campus, you will always have something to do be it joining a committee, taking a walk or exercising in the gym or participating with various workshops that they offer. One thing is that you will not be bored. There are plenty of shops and movie theaters in the area. You can go shop at Sephora, Target or JC Penny, go grab a fancy lunch at Olive Garden and go to the movies. You will need a car. They do have transportation but the post office and dollar store or local convenience store is not easily accessible. They do have public transportation available to take you around but you will have to have the schedule for PACE on your phone. In all, it serves its point of providing a learning environment and it is serious about that. If you are a social butterfly and hope to join a frat or sorority, you will need to look at another institution for now. I have a feeling it is coming but not anytime soon. As previously stated, they are still in the developmental phase of undergraduate engagement. I truly believe it is more of a funding issue than anything else. They invest more in education and educational opportunities than parties and extracurricular now. I hope this will change as the school and its professors are really awesome and its a great environment for learning.

ashley
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GSU is an interactive environment that encourages students to engage in their education and get involved on campus. The profe...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

GSU is an interactive environment that encourages students to engage in their education and get involved on campus. The professors and administration work with students for the best rate of success. There is a variety of clubs on campus and students have several opportunities to take on leadership roles.

Kitty
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I think Governors State University is an okay school as far as academics but it needs some major improvement. When you are li...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think Governors State University is an okay school as far as academics but it needs some major improvement. When you are living on campus there isn't really much to do there on weekends that is walking distance, so basically, you are in the middle of nowhere. The students are loud almost all the time.

Anjie
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Governors State University is a fantastic institution! Not just the faculty/staff but the students are very well open-minded,...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Governors State University is a fantastic institution! Not just the faculty/staff but the students are very well open-minded, friendly, welcoming, warm-hearted with open arms, and great at assisting everyone on campus! Very well-mannered! When I got accepted to Governors State University, I got an acceptance letter in a big envelope and with a YouTube link. I thought to myself, “That’s odd. Why would there be a YouTube link at the very end of my letter?” So, I went on my laptop to type the URL into my search box. Clicked enter. YouTube’s website popped up and on the website, was a video. It was a welcome video for the first-year students that got an acceptance letter and it was the president of the institution that was in the video, welcoming us! Governors State University became a four-year college beginning of 2014. It was a junior college before. I was flattered when I was watching the video. Then, I realized that there’s was something else in the envelope. What I found was a welcome card from the president! I was like, “My gosh! What a friendly and heart-warming institution!” As from that day, the president is so willingly to hear our, as students, opinions about the institution and how to make it better. The president is so devoted in this institution! Not just the president that is devoted, but also the professors are beyond supportive for every student that they have. They will help you out no matter what! I approached a problem while I was taking my public discourse class. This class is required for all undergraduate students. The problem was that I was going to have double jaw surgery and that presenting my speech to my class was going to be difficult cause I couldn’t talk. My jaw was wired shut to help strengthen and heal my jaw. I emailed my professor about it before I got the surgery done and she completely understood. She scheduled my speech on the last day of the semester after class because there was a final in class that day. I deeply appreciated her actions that she made to help me to still do my speech. I will never forget that! Overall of my opinion about Governors State University, well-dedicated to their students and getting the education the students they need to obtain their degrees!

Karli
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I have never been very interested in school until Governors State University. I struggled throughout school and never had tea...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I have never been very interested in school until Governors State University. I struggled throughout school and never had teachers that helped me excel. I graduated H.S. with a 2.5 and now I am with a 3.6 GPA thanks to Governors State. I would recommend this school to anyone!

Taylor
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Overall it is a good school. Teachers are friendly and are always available to help. There also a lot of interesting clases t...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall it is a good school. Teachers are friendly and are always available to help. There also a lot of interesting clases that can be taken along with an array of different groups to join in an effort to get everyone involved. There is a lot of policital involvement as well as efforts to ake LGBTQ students feel safe, secure, and welcome.

Brendan
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Governors State University has an innumerable amount of potential but, the university as a whole is just not there yet. Grant...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Governors State University has an innumerable amount of potential but, the university as a whole is just not there yet. Granted, the university is fairly new to having freshmen being that it is only the second year with undergraduates enrolled so they have room to grow. But, many things need to be worked on. Extracurricular activities need to be worked on. The university does not give you a typical college feel because there aren't certain activities at the school that would regularly be at others. Also, the housing needs to be improved. RA's need to be more professional and accessible. But overall, GSU has room to be a great university years down the line when they get a hang of having undergraduates enrolled.

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  • 3,517
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $10,516
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  • 41%

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