- 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
- Academicsgrade A minus
- Valuegrade A
- Diversitygrade B+
- Campusgrade B+
- Athleticsgrade B minus
- Party Scenegrade B minus
- Professorsgrade A
- Locationgrade C+
- Dormsgrade B minus
- Campus Foodgrade A+
- Student Lifegrade B+
- Safetygrade B
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 — 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.
Gustavus Adolphus College Rankings
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Most Popular Majors
- Psychology47 Graduates
- Business42 Graduates
- Biology41 Graduates
- Communications35 Graduates
- Nursing32 Graduates
- Physical Education Teaching and Coaching28 Graduates
- Political Science and Government27 Graduates
- English25 Graduates
- Economics24 Graduates
- Environmental Science24 Graduates
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.
- Invested students with varied interests47%
- Full of ideas and motivated.19%
- Friendly, driven and know how and when to have fun7%
- Human, late teens or early twenties7%
- Party People7%
- Encouragement of holistic learning.32%
- Make Your Life Count32%
- Open to new ideas.11%
- Home away from home3%
Gustavus Adolphus College Reviews
Driven students. Tons of interests. Many minds. Even more perspectives.
Extremely intriguing and useful courses.
Resources. Resources. Resources. Make use of them!
Liberal arts. Nothing beats it.
Cliquey. Very much so.
Drama. Ugh. Worse than middle school, if you're into that. There's plenty of crowds that don't run like that, however. Just be patient with yourself to find them.
Not-too-Christian. (Hope this is reformed).
Homey. Small. Sincere. Personal.
Trust me, it's better than what the pictures show. It's better than what's advertised. It's home for four years, and a nice one.
There was always plenty to do around campus and tons of great facilities you can take advantage of!