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Gustavus Adolphus College
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  • 4 Year
  • SAINT PETER, MN

Report Card

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

About

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

At Gustavus Adolphus College we believe whatever you dream, you can be. You just have to make a good run at it. Open your mind to explore all the possibilities. Experience new ways to learn and connect yourself with the world. Be inspired by those around you through collaborative experiences in and out of the classroom. Innovate, use your voice, share your ideas, chase down your passions, and find your purpose.

Gusties do extraordinary things. You could be next.

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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
73%
SAT Range
1080-1340
ACT Range
26-31
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$27,657 / 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
$33,174 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
91%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 56 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 75 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 75 responses

Majors

Learning Everywhere

academic spotlight

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.

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    43%
  • On Campus
    57%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,224 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
27
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
25%
Varsity Athletes
30%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 49 responses
  • Invested students with varied interests
    45%
  • Full of ideas and motivated.
    16%
  • Friendly, driven and know how and when to have fun
    10%
  • Human, late teens or early twenties
    8%
  • Party People
    6%
  • Snobby
    6%
  • Stressed
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
Poll
67%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 78 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 91 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 44 responses
  • Make Your Life Count
    30%
  • Encouragement of holistic learning.
    27%
  • Friendly
    11%
  • Open to new ideas.
    9%
  • Business-minded
    5%
  • Selfish
    5%
  • Cramped
    2%

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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. 26 responses

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