Gustavus is a highly rated private, Christian college located in St. Peter, Minnesota. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,219 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Gustavus acceptance rate is 65%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Biology. Graduating 81% of students, Gustavus alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $38,800.
NCAA Division III (with football)
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Gustavus Adolphus College Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.55 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.57 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.57 responses
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- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.60 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.73 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.25 responses
Gustavus Adolphus College Reviews
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!
I had an absolute blast at Gustavus. I felt connected immediately through my major, football, and orientation. While at Gustavus, I switched some passions and enjoyed being in a fraternity along with being an orientation leader. I had an amazing experience and wouldn't give it up for anything! Also, food is bomb, professors are cool, and friends are a plenty!