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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B-
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
800 West College Avenue
Saint Peter, MN 56082

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
68%
    SAT Range
    1080-1340
    ACT Range
    26-30
    Application Fee
    $0
    SAT/ACT
    Recommended
    High School GPA
    Required
    Accepts Common App
    Yes

    Cost

    Net Price
    $29,894/ year
    National
    $15,523
    Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
    Net Price by Household Income
    • <$30k
      $12,472/ year
    • $30-48k
      $14,167/ year
    • $49-75k
      $16,024/ year
    • $76-110k
      $21,164/ year
    • $110k+
      $26,904/ year
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    Academics

    Professors
    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
    76%
    of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.58 responses
    62%
    of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.58 responses

    Majors

    Students

    Full-Time Enrollment
    2,150Undergrads
    Undergrads Over 25
    0%
    Pell Grant
    27%
    Varsity Athletes
    27%
    Poll
    What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
    Based on 32 responses
    Report
    • Invested students with varied interests
      47%
    • Full of ideas and motivated.
      25%
    • Party People
      9%
    • Human, late teens or early twenties
      6%
    • Snobby
      6%
    • Friendly, driven and know how and when to have fun
      3%
    • Outgoing
      3%

    Campus Life

    Freshmen Live On-Campus
    99%
    Poll
    74%
    of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.61 responses
    Poll
    55%
    of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.74 responses
    Poll
    What one word or phrase best describes your school?
    Based on 28 responses
    Report
    • Encouragement of holistic learning.
      39%
    • Make Your Life Count
      29%
    • Open to new ideas.
      14%
    • Business-minded
      7%
    • Friendly
      4%
    • Nurturing
      4%
    • Uncaring
      4%

      After College

      Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
      $48,400/ year
      National
      $33,028
      Graduation Rate
      80%
      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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      Gustavus Adolphus College Reviews

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      Gustavus is a fantastic place for an undergraduate degree. What attracted me most to the school was the strong community and support for all students. The professors really care your success, and they care about you as a person. Anyone on campus will refer you to the best place of help for what you need. The food is really good, as far as college cafeterias go. The campus is in a nice small town, 15 minutes from Mankato and one hour from the twin cities. There are lots of parks and nature to explore nearby, like Seven Mile Creek County Park (I went there on a class field trip!). My favorite place on campus is definitely the arboretum!
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      Wonderful community that fostered both my desire for success and my need for higher education. The diversity of the college is surprisingly vast for the lutheran/private liberal arts background, and the atmosphere is very welcoming. The professors genuinely care for their students, both as learners and as people. The campus lifestyle is thriving, with both daytime activities and nightlife- but it isn't overwhelming to those who choose not to participate. Overall, an excellent place to spend your university years!
      If you're looking for a small, intimate college experience in a small town, Gustavus is a great school! The professors are fantastic and love getting to know you and helping you succeed. The food is excellent (nationally ranked) and the athletics are pretty good, too! It can get a bit cliquey since it's a small school but it's fun to recognize everyone and participate in a tight-knit community. These are people you will be friends with for a lifetime and an education that will help you achieve outstanding things -- nearly all of my friends from Gustavus have gone on to medical school, PA school, or other graduate schools!