Governors State University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(3.94 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 36 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB and ACBSP
  • Campus Setting: Rural: Fringe
  • Student Population: 5,819 (3,517 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 13 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 59% part-time, 41% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $10,372 in-state; $18,844 out-of-state
Source: NCES

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2.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2009

It was very unorganized. The office staff was confusing. The teachers were nice and decent.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2017

Governors State was an upper-division commuter school until it converted to a four-year school last year. As such, many of the students are continuing education students, which is excellent in that it provides adults with an opportunity to relaunch careers and pursue higher education. However, the nature of an adult-oriented commuter school is distant at first. It is difficult to make roots and socialize in a school where most people have busy schedules and a long drive home. However, over time, because of the small class sizes, students can form deep connections with other members of their major through class discussion. Overall, Governors State provides students with an affordable and quality education.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros of my graduate program is the price. It's very affordable and I don't have to take a lot of money for student loans. The professors are very caring and accessible if you need additional help. The campus is very safe and the student diversity is amazing. The cons of my graduate program is that a student must have a vehicle to attend the school. There is a metra station close by, but the walk from the college to the station is about 6 blocks.
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2014

The Public Administration program prepared me for a career in developing and shaping public policy. Dr. Susan Gaffney, program director, was instrumental in designing a cirriculm that challenges students academically and professionally.
3.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros include the dedicated faculty and the clinical experience that they provide, small class size, as well as tuition cost. I am an optimist so I don't see any cons, I love my program.
3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2015

I am only in my 2nd semester in this program. But, thus far I haven't been challenged and I don't think that I have learned much. This might be because a lot of GSU's communication classes are mixed with both graduate and undergraduate students. Although the school is super affordable, I'm only giving it one more semester with this program before I opt to start searching for another school.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications (Speech Pathology)
Graduation Year: 2016

My experience here has been wonderful. The community is approachable, caring, and willing to help make the students experience valuable.
2.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Fine Arts
Graduation Year: 2016

This school is close to home, but over all I would've went back to my undergraduate where it was more organized
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016

The nursing program at Governors State University is great for the working nurse! The school makes it possible to earn your degree while working by using the hybrid courses. The tuition is also very affordable.
2.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016

This program have te wrong classes online and the the ones should be online are in class. It is very disorganized and should be revamped.
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