Governors State University Reviews

  • 27 Reviews
  • University Park (IL)
  • Annual Tuition: $17,980
83% of 27 students said this degree improved their career prospects
89% of 27 students said they would recommend this school to others
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  • Reviewed: 10/26/2022
  • Degree: Occupational Therapy
"I am currently in this masters program and I highly do not recommend it. Several professors lack compassion. The grading scale is really competitive a 95 and above is an A. They have very little leniency when it comes to personal matters. If I could go back I would not go here."
  • Reviewed: 8/31/2022
  • Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
"I used to be graduate student in this school’s counseling program and I must say that I had the worst experience ever. I was one hour away from graduating, but I was failed by three professors on the board that did not like me. All I did was finish with a 3.5 GPA, complete all my practicum and internship hours, and I completed and submitted my defense portfolio. The worst part of all is that they were allowed to get away with it. Luckily, I was able to attend another school’s marriage and family therapy program to obtain my degree. Thank God I was taught perseverance."
Lexi W
  • Reviewed: 11/21/2019
  • Degree: Occupational Therapy
"I am very pleased with the education I was provided at GSU while earning my Master's degree in Occupational Therapy! The professors are very knowledgeable and genuinely care about their students academic and professional success. The program is set up in a way that prepares you for each upcoming fieldwork rotation within the semester. The professors even assisted my classmates and myself in finding a fieldwork placement out of state after expressing interest; GSU's MOT program has numerous fieldwork placement connections throughout the United States. The program is also affordable when comparing to other programs within the state of Illinois. Research is highly emphasized in the program. I highly recommend GSU's Master of Occupational Therapy program!"
Khristina Brent
  • Reviewed: 2/11/2018
  • Degree: Psychology
"Governors State University delivers a superb education that is instructional and creates an excellent experience to students who are majoring in Psychology and many other majors! The Professors are interested in the students and engaging in terms of academia and excellence in creating the best educational route for students. The successful core curriculum prepared myself for an amazing educational experience. I just recently received my acceptance letter from Adler University, where I will study Clinical Psychology entering a doctoral program ( Psy.D.) designed for Psychologist. This program is accredited by the American Psychological Association and is well known globally. None of this would be possible with it were not for Governors State University, who opened the pathway for me! Thank you so much, I am forever eternally grateful to the Faculty and the admissions department at GSU!"
Jay Dee
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Physical Therapy
"Small classes with a good price for masters degree"
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"good and affordable state university with flexible classes hours"
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: MBA
"I chose GSU because of the tuition, the cheapest one I could find around Chicago. I an say that there were few good professors, but most of them were foreign students few years ago and I barely could understand their English. Not a good place for international students."
Mychael Vanarsdale
  • Reviewed: 3/9/2017
  • Degree: Communications
"My program is great for individuals interested in doing research in the communication discipline. I also get to understand how to produce film amd television in my program. I like my program because it has a producer side and technical side. I get an understand of the management of media productions while understanding methods to effectively getting work done in an ever changing environment."
Jennifer Barnes
  • Reviewed: 2/9/2017
  • Degree: School Counseling
"The counseling program at GSU is beyond incredible! The professors are very detailed and thorough. They are passionate about this field. The instructors make class interesting by creating group discussion and application. It's truly a one of a kind program. I recommend this program to anyone that desires to go into the field of counseling. You won't regret it!"
Jennifer Barnes
  • Reviewed: 2/3/2017
  • Degree: Counseling
"Governors State University is a wonderful institution rich with opportunities. These opportunities open your eyes to another world view and perspective. GSU offers a variety of study abroad possibilities but most importantly they offer scholarships for these once in a lifetime experiences. So, if you desire to travel the world at a reasonable cost, receive an experience that will change your being and receive a high quality education then contact Governors State University!"
Jennifer Barnes
  • Reviewed: 2/1/2017
  • Degree: Counseling
"If you are looking for a school the economically efficient, rich with diversity and support, then Governors State University is your place! It gives you that home away from home experience and the staff, instructors and students are great! The staff goes above and beyond to help students. The instructors are very balanced with their teaching methods so you won't ever get bored in class. The tuition is reasonable and they offer SEVERAL scholarships and resources as well. Just talking about GSU brings a smile to my face because I know I made the right decision in choosing Governors State and them choosing me. So, I recommend contacting the admissions department today to take a glimpse into this beautiful campus and GSU life! You won't regret it!"
Steele Dan
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2017
  • Degree: Education
"It was very unorganized. The office staff was confusing. The teachers were nice and decent."
D. Rawls
  • Reviewed: 4/27/2016
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"I love GSU. The classes was a nice size meaning your instructor will know you by name. They was very helpful and care about you succeeding. I received my B.S there. In would have stayed fire my master's, but Mrs. S. is over the criminal justice department who really do not give a crap....when 'chip'was over it he was AWESOME."
Human Resource Management Grad
  • Reviewed: 11/18/2015
  • Degree: Business
"GSU is a good school, and it is great that it is the cheapest university in the state. Having knowledgeable instructors with working experience helped to make me extremely passionate about the field; I was very excited about my career possibilities. My only problem with the Human Resource Management concentration was the lack of resources for students while I was attending. The HR club met once in the 2 years I attended the university; there were no scholarships available to HRM students; and the university did not provide HRM students with internship or career opportunities. This did not seem to be the case for other BA concentrations. (HR and Entrepreneurship were the only concentrations without sections in the career fair in 2013/2014.) I moved out of state shortly after graduation and have not been able to find a career or truly utilize the knowledge I gained here [in a paid position]; my bachelor's degree seems to only afford me administrative assistant positions (and I had 2 years of HR experience prior to completing the program). I would not recommend studying at GSU unless you're planning to stay in IL (specifically the Chicagoland area) or Northwest Indiana. It is, unfortunately, not a university recognized elsewhere, and the network your university has is crucial for your success after graduation. Despite my employment situation, I do truly feel the program made me knowledgeable of business as a whole and of human resource management. I would recommend this school to anyone seeking an adequate and affordable education back home."
Joseph Klis
  • Reviewed: 1/6/2015
  • Degree: Physical Therapy
"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."
Nishia Ikezoe
  • Reviewed: 12/13/2014
  • Degree: Communications
"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."
Sonya Richardson
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2014
  • Degree: ESL
"GSU is a good school. Some of the online instruction in the reading program is too demanding and inconsiderate of the fact that people work full-time."
Jenny Hardesty
  • Reviewed: 8/6/2014
  • Degree: Communications (Speech Pathology)
"My experience here has been wonderful. The community is approachable, caring, and willing to help make the students experience valuable."
Etta Oben
  • Reviewed: 12/14/2013
  • Degree: Communications
"I feel that the pros of my program are that it is simple and quick to complete, more affordable than other programs in other colleges, challenging in terms of coursework, reputable, and convenient in distance. I feel that the cons of my program are that it is limited in concentrations and doesn't allow for more financial aid to be awarded. Other than that, it is GREAT!!!"
Steven Wilson Jr.
  • Reviewed: 11/20/2013
  • Degree: Education
"The program is very interesting and flexible."