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Governors State University offers a dynamic learning experience, packed with outstanding academic programs, student activities and education services. We are proud that our student body is made up of individuals of all ages and backgrounds who have chosen GSU to realize their diverse educational goals. Whether you are looking for a bachelor’s, a master’s or doctoral degree Governors State will expertly deliver the highest quality learning in a time, a place and a format that is sure to work for you.

Why GSU Really Stands Out Among all of the Excellent Colleges in Chicago


At GSU, we recognize that our students deserve the highest academic standards. Every one of our programs has either earned or is in the process of earning the appropriate professional accreditation, wherever that type of accreditation exists and is recognized by the profession.

In addition to a top notch curriculum, GSU also offers the additional advantage of small class sizes that are taught by professors - not teaching assistants. Our professors take their teaching responsibilities seriously, and their students benefit from the individualized attention.

You may think that small class sizes and outstanding academics means that a degree at GSU would be more expensive than other colleges in Chicago, but nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, GSU has the lowest tuition of any state university in Illinois. You will be pleasantly surprised at how affordable a degree at GSU can be, especially when combined with the many types of financial aid that are available to qualified students through our Office of Financial Aid office.

GSU is conveniently situated in the heart of Chicago’s Southland near I-57, I-80 and the Metra. The main campus is an easy commute from a variety of locations around the greater Chicagoland area. For added convenience, we have several satellite locations in the Chicago area with select course offerings.

For those students interested in living on-campus, Prairie Place is our brand new, state-of-the-art residential housing. This living and learning community provides a real opportunity to meet and get to know students who may be from the area, another state, or have traveled from other countries to join our student body.

We invite you to explore our many degree, certificate and individual course offerings listed on our web site. In addition, you can learn about our history, cultural amenities and the beauty of our campus. After seeing all that GSU offers, we are sure that you will agree that GSU really is one of the finest colleges in Chicago and the metropolitan region.

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