Gustavus Adolphus College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Lutheran
NCAA Division III (with football)
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Gustavus Adolphus College Rankings
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Evening Degree Programs
- 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.54 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.54 responses
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.57 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.70 responses
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After Gustavus Adolphus College
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.25 responses
Gustavus Adolphus College Reviews
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The campus is nice. The dorms are good but aren't spectacular. The food is average and we have decent sports teams. The academics are very good and the arts are exceptional. However the Liberal atmosphere can be a little too much. People get stuck in this bubble of Gustavus. Say one wrong thing and its off with your head. Needs more chill in its life. But overall I give it 4 stars because its a great instituition but its not top of the line. Also the price tag is spendy, so you can expect some very rich and kinda 'have my cake and eat it too' type of people. But if you like all that I have described then this place is for you!
Academically, I was quite happy with Gustavus. A majority of the professors were engaging and competent; very willing to help out and engage with students one on one. There were many interesting classes, and class sizes were very small. The curriculum challenged me and connected me with many life-changing ideas. It was easy to get connected with clubs, volunteer opportunities, and internships. I was not so pleased with the community, which is extremely insular, not very diverse, and mostly made up of spoiled suburban kids. The tuition and room and board is also extremely high, which can be frustrating when you live on campus in a tiny dorm and see the college always putting in flashy new public spaces to impress alumni and prospective students. There have also been issues with sexual assault and harassment in which the college worked harder to keep the issues hush hush than to ensure the safety and health of victims and students.
The athletic facilities at Gustavus are very up to date. They are always getting updated, in fact we recently got new treadmills put in. The pool, where I spend most of my time is large, clean and one of the nicest pools that I've seen around. There is a lot of student involvement in the athletics here. The swim team is one of the biggest in the conference. The women's team is really good (we got second at conference) and the men's team is constantly improving (they got fourth at conference this year). We also have a lot of fan support. The "Hill Crew" has recently been established, which is our cheering section, they draw big crowds to football, basketball, and other games. The swim team also has a decent sized fan section, with our stands usually full during competitions. There is a lot of school spirit, we are all proud to be Gusties!