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Gustavus Adolphus College
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  • 4 Year
  • SAINT PETER, MN

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

As we emerge from what we hope will be the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are called to continue our commitment to the safety, health, and wellbeing of every member of the community. The College continues to use evidence-based information from the Minnesota Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control & Prevention to inform the expected behaviors for all members of the community. Learn More

Report Card

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Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A minus
  2. Value
    grade A
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade B+
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade B minus
  7. Professors
    grade A
  8. Location
    grade C+
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade A+
  11. Student Life
    grade B+
  12. Safety
    grade B

About

800 WEST COLLEGE AVENUE
SAINT PETER, MN 56082
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
From Gustavus Adolphus College

At Gustavus, students find answers to questions through discovery and imagination. Physics students minor in art or music, theatre students minor in chemistry and English, and economics students minor in peace, justice, and conflict studies. Students get involved on campus and in the community, making a positive difference in the world by acting on the great challenges of our time.

Gustavus has a holistic approach to admission, which means we evaluate all the information in your application ā€” not just "the numbers." That's much fairer to you and a much better way for us to bring talented students together. As you apply, emphasize your academic preparation for college, give details about your involvement, offer explanations for any challenges, and help us understand what makes you distinctive.

Innovate, use your voice, share your ideas, chase down your passions, and find your purpose. Join us at Gustavus and make your life count.

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Gustavus Adolphus College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
71%
SAT Range
1080-1340
ACT Range
26-30
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$26,701 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$32,521 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
91%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 55 responses
72%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 69 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 69 responses

Majors

Learning Everywhere

Students learn both inside and outside the classroom. Faculty are dedicated to undergraduate teaching in 72 majors ranging from Scandinavian Studies to physics and exercise physiology to geography. On our residential campus, students take part in NCAA Division III athletics, create music and art regardless of major, and dive into student organizations devoted to many causes and activities.

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,220 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
10
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
28%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 43 responses
  • Invested students with varied interests
    47%
  • Full of ideas and motivated.
    19%
  • Friendly, driven and know how and when to have fun
    7%
  • Human, late teens or early twenties
    7%
  • Party People
    7%
  • Snobby
    7%
  • Abused
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
69%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 72 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 85 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 38 responses
  • Encouragement of holistic learning.
    32%
  • Make Your Life Count
    32%
  • Open to new ideas.
    11%
  • Business-minded
    5%
  • Friendly
    5%
  • Greedy
    3%
  • Home away from home
    3%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$51,700 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
78%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 25 responses

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