Gustavus Adolphus College

Saint Peter, MN

Gustavus Adolphus College

Saint Peter, MN

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Tuition & Fees

$48,460

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

30-36
32%
24-29
52%
18-23
15%
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undergraduateRatios

41%

male

59%

female

12

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

69%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,432
Declined 1,525
Total Received 4,957
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Private

2,235

undergraduate students

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Location

School Facts

Gustavus Adolphus College, 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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 2,235
Established in 1862
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

340-acre campus in St. Peter (population: 11,906), 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.

  • Campus Setting: Small town
  • Metropolitan area: Minneapolis-St. Paul
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Mankato Regional

Gustavus Adolphus College
800 West College Avenue
Saint Peter, MN
56082-1498

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
92%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through senior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Proclaim
  • Big Partner/Little Partner
  • Study Buddies
  • I am...We are
  • Pound Pals

Top Events

  • Nobel Conference
  • Christmas in Christ Chapel
  • Mayday
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
31%
Top 1/4
62%
Top 1/2
93%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

30-36
32%
24-29
52%
18-23
15%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application deadline April 1
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.65

Moderately Selective

69%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,432
Declined 1,525
Total Received 4,957

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record

Important

application essay
interview
class rank
recommendation(s)

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
talent/ability
standardized test scores
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

99%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$4,925

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $48,250
Room & board $10,430
Additional fees $210
Books & supplies $900
Other fees $640
Total $60,430
Average Financial Aid - $4,925
Total with Avg. Aid $55,505
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Ice hockey
Skiing (cross-country)
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

equestrian sports, lacrosse, rugby, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

cheerleading, dance, equestrian sports, lacrosse, rugby, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Basketball, Golf, Ice hockey, Racquetball, Rugby, Skiing (cross-country), Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Tennis, Track and field, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo, Weight lifting

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Basketball, Golf, Ice hockey, Racquetball, Rugby, Skiing (cross-country), Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Tennis, Track and field, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo, Weight lifting

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Anthropology
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art Teacher Education
Art/Art Studies, General
Athletic Training/Trainer
Biochemistry
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemistry Teacher Education
Chemistry, General
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Computer Science
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Studies
French Language and Literature
Geography
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language and Literature
Health Teacher Education
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
History, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Japanese Language and Literature
Japanese Studies
Latin American Studies
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Natural Resources/Conservation, General
Philosophy
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Physics Teacher Education
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Law Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Religious/Sacred Music
Rhetoric and Composition
Russian Language and Literature
Russian Studies
Scandinavian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Scandinavian Studies
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Sciences, General
Social Studies Teacher Education
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Study abroad
  • Army ROTC

2,235

total students

83%

in-state

17%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

2,235
students

Female
59%
1,326

Male
41%
909

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

99%

2,213
students

Female
60%
1,317

Male
40%
896

1%

22
students

Female
41%
9

Male
59%
13

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 88%
Student 4 year graduation rate 76%
Student 5 year graduation rate 2%

Student Break-down

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

23

Transfer students enrolled

1%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment yes
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Very difficult

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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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