Founded in 1969, Governors State University (GSU) was created as an experimental institute of higher education that sought to break away from traditional academic standards and methods in favor of a more open, innovative and flexible curriculum. Classrooms were built without walls and students received competencies rather than grades for their coursework. The school was one of the first upper-division and graduate university in Illinois - allowing flexibility for students transferring from community colleges and adult learners looking to restart their education.
Today, GSU has evolved into a more traditional university with graded classes and classroom walls. Students living in student housing or an off campus apartment near GSU have access to the school's College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business and Public Administration, College of Health and Human Services and College of Education. Popular bachelor's degree programs range from communications, chemistry, nursing, social work, art, accounting and criminal justice.
Student living and university living at GSU provide unique opportunities for student activities. The school is home to the Center for Performing Arts, which features musicians and performer from around the world, as well as the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park, one of the nation's largest and most famous collections. GSU is located just south of Chicago, allowing students to visit city landmarks like Willis Tower, Grant Park, Navy Pier, Wrigley Field and Lake Michigan.
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