Tuition & Fees

$43,033

$43,033

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

46%

54%

male

female

1
11

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,111
Declined + 1,690
Total Received 4,801
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Private (nonprofit)

2,230

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Biology
  3. Education
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Codes

SAT 6253
ACT 2112

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
17%
600-699
22%
500-599
44%
400-499
11%
300-399
6%
700-800
17%
600-699
33%
500-599
30%
400-499
17%
300-399
3%
30-36
28%
24-29
43%
18-23
26%
12-17
3%
30-36
18%
24-29
59%
18-23
20%
12-17
3%
30-36
21%
24-29
58%
18-23
21%
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School Facts

Gustavus Adolphus, founded in 1862, is a church-affiliated, private liberal arts college. Its 340-acre campus is located in St. Peter, 60 miles southwest of Minneapolis-St. Paul.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,230
Established in 1862
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Lutheran
Accredited by •  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)

St. Peter, MN

340-acre campus in St. Peter (population: 11,570), 60 miles from Minneapolis-St.Paul. Served by bus; major airport and train serve Minneapolis-St.Paul; smaller airport serves Mankato (10 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

Gustavus Adolphus College
800 West College Avenue
St. Peter, MN 56082

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
97%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
5 fraternities 17% of male students
 
5 sororities 13% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
29%
Top 1/4
63%
Top 1/2
94%
Bottom 1/2
6%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
17%
600-699
22%
500-599
44%
400-499
11%
300-399
6%
700-800
17%
600-699
33%
500-599
30%
400-499
17%
300-399
3%
30-36
28%
24-29
43%
18-23
26%
12-17
3%
30-36
18%
24-29
59%
18-23
20%
12-17
3%
30-36
21%
24-29
58%
18-23
21%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline April 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Considered if submitted

Moderately Selective

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,111
Declined + 1,690
Total Received 4,801

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Class rank
Essay
Interview
Recommendations

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Religious affiliation/commitment
Standardized test scores
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Tom Crady
Vice President for Enrollment Management
P: 800 487-8288
F: 507 933-7474
admission@gustavus.edu

Cost

Tuition $42,360
Room $5,990
Board $3,410
Additional fees $673
Total $52,433
Average Financial Aid - $34,694
Total with Avg. Aid $17,739

Financial Aid

91%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$34,694

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,609,064
State $3,652,044
Institutional $37,290,724
Other external $1,017,698
Total $44,569,530

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $14,715,445
Other external $822,025
Total $15,537,470

Varsity Sports

M W
Nordic skiing
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
gymnastics
ice hockey
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (Division III)
Mascot
Gus the Lion
School colors
black and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Art
Art History
Art Studio
Athletic Training
Biochemistry
Biology
Chemistry
Classics
Communication Studies
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Dance
Economics
Education
Elementary Education
English
Environmental Studies
French
General Science
Geography
Geology
German
Health Education
Health Fitness
History
International Management
Japanese Studies
Management
Mathematics
Music
Neuroscience
Nursing
Peace Studies
Philosophy
Physical Education/Health
Physical Sciences
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Religion
Russian Studies
Scandinavian Studies
Secondary Education
Sociology/Anthropology
Spanish
Theatre
Women's Studies
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Undergraduate

100%

2,230
students

Female
54%
1,196

Male
46%
1,034

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

98%

2,200
students

Female
54%
1,179

Male
46%
1,021

undergraduatePart-time

2%

30
students

Female
57%
17

Male
43%
13

Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
78%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

60%

Transfer applicants accepted

55%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.40
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Winter: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

16

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

18

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

95%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

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