This is one of the most exciting times in GSU’s history. High school seniors are excited about coming to GSU and that is reflected in the number of applications and acceptances to the university’s first ever freshman class, coming this fall.
Governors State has received more than 600 applications from more than 100 high schools and has admitted 270 freshmen. The university continues to receive more applications and confirmations every day.
“GSU is thrilled to have reached these milestones,” said Courtney Sanders, vice president of enrollment management and marketing. “High school seniors understand that GSU offers an excellent education that’s also affordable. So when they graduate, they have not only made a terrific investment in themselves and their careers, they aren’t burdened with the amount of student loan debt many other students face.”
Freshmen will be placed in three cohorts of 90 students apiece and will take at least three classes together each semester. The cohort model will give freshmen a chance to build personal and academic relationships with fellow freshmen.
The marketing department, in partnership with the Admission and Recruitment department, Digital Learning and Media Design, and GSU students, created a series of videos with confirmed freshman about why they decided to attend GSU. To see what inspired them to be a part of the First Class 2014, click on the videos below.
“GSU Undecided Campaign videos”