Governors State University, University Park, USA

University Park, USA


History, Affiliations & Rankings

Founded in 1969, the Governors State University (GSU) is a public university in University Park, Illinois. The university was originally founded as an upper divisional institution to serve community college graduates pursuing baccalaureate degrees. It is the only regional, comprehensive public university in the south suburban area of Chicago. GSU is accredited to the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and authorised by the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE). The university's ranking in the 2022 edition of Best Colleges in Regional Universities Midwest Rankings by the U.S. News & World Report is 115-153. The university has also been ranked for first-gen student commitment

Infrastructure, Campus & Courses 

Located 40 miles south of Chicago, the GSU campus extends across an area of 750 acres. The university has four colleges to offer academic programmes namely: College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Education and College of Health and Human Services. The School of Extended Learning offers professional courses to help students meet their personal and career goals. GSU also offers fully online degrees at the Certificate, Bachelor, Master, and Doctoral level. Each major programme at GSU is offered under various specializations. These classes are delivered by trained faculty members who have relevant knowledge and experience in related fields. Classroom programmes at GSU are conducted in small-sized batches to give maximum attention to each student. 

Accomplishments & Alumni

GSU is the safest public university campus in Illinois. The university is committed to providing the best learning environment and helps students achieve their goals. Each college at GSU has stellar professors who are passionate and dedicated to helping students meet their goals. Governors State University has an alumni community of more than 45,000 graduates living throughout the U.S and the world. Most of these people are successful professionals, entrepreneurs, business people, or leaders who are contributing to society in different ways. Jeremy Joyce, an alumnus of College of Business- GSU and founder of the popular Black People Eats who was named among year's Fortune 40 under 40 are among GSU's notable alumni.

Student Diversity & Visiting Companies 

Every year, Governors State University enrols more than 6,000 students in high-value undergraduate and postgraduate educational programs. The university features highly diverse students, faculty and staff and 3% of its students are from Asian countries. GSU trains students to meet the expectations of industries and companies through its valuable academic programmes and several other services. It also has a separate Career Services Office to help graduates and students with the job search, internship opportunities and employment. It has partnered with Handshake- a modern career development platform where employers can post jobs, go through students profiles and view resumes. It is a convenient approach and several students and employers have benefited from this service.  

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Governors State University Courses

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  • B.S in Computer Science

    • Mode


      Application Fee


    • Duration

      4 Year

      Tuition Fee

      INR 11,57,100

Governors State University Facts & Highlights

Type of University 

Public, Coed

Average Annual Tuition Fee

Bachelors: $18,500 (2021-22)

Masters: $13,330 (2021-22)

Admission Intakes

Fall & Spring 

Average GPA Requirement


Average Exam Score Requirement

SAT - 960; ACT - 20; IELTS - 6.0; TOEFL - 80; GRE - 309; GMAT - 550

Admission Requirements

Academic Transcript, SOP, LOR  

Admissions Deadlines

Spring - Preferred Application Deadline: December 1, Final Deadline: January 2

Fall - Priority Application Deadline: November 15, Preferred Application Deadline: April 1, Final Deadline: June 1 

Percentage of International Students


Size of Campus (in acres)


Alumni Worldwide 


Female to Male Ratio

64 : 36

Average Salary after 10 Years $44,000 (Annual)

Governors State University Rankings

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US News & World Report - Regional Universities Midwest

119- 157




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Governors State University

University Park, USA

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