Tuition & Fees

$46,520

$46,520

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
31%
24-29
36%
18-23
30%
12-17
3%
30-36
20%
24-29
57%
18-23
20%
12-17
3%
30-36
27%
24-29
52%
18-23
21%
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undergraduateRatios

42%

male

58%

female

1

teacher

11

students

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Moderately Selective

66%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,419
Declined + 1,749
Total Received 5,168
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Private (nonprofit)

2,240

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

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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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,240
Established in 1862
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Lutheran
Accredited by •  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)

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St. Peter, MN

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.

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
93%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
99%
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 16% of male students
 
5 sororities 15% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
32%
Top 1/4
61%
Top 1/2
94%
Bottom 1/2
6%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
31%
24-29
36%
18-23
30%
12-17
3%
30-36
20%
24-29
57%
18-23
20%
12-17
3%
30-36
27%
24-29
52%
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

66%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,419
Declined + 1,749
Total Received 5,168

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

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

Financial Aid

93%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$41,099

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $46,520
Room $6,450
Board $3,700
Books & supplies $900
Total $57,570
Average Financial Aid - $41,099
Total with Avg. Aid $16,471

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,145,481
State $4,767,309
Institutional $41,595,293
Other external $518,693
Total $50,026,776

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $18,721,388
Other external $1,095,954
Total $19,817,342
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
April 15

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 487-8288
F: 507 933-7727
finaid@gustavus.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Doug Minter
Director of Financial Aid
dminter@gustavus.edu

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

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/Recreational Sports

Badminton, Basketball, Broomball, Flag Football, Golf, Hockey, Racquetball, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Walleyball

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Athletic Directors

Tom Brown (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Kari Eckhart (women's)
Assistant Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Mascot
Gus the Lion
School colors
black and gold

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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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Biology
  3. Education

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-theology
  • Pre-veterinary science

2,240

total students

82%

in-state

18%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

2,240
students

Female
58%
1,309

Male
42%
931

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

2,213
students

Female
59%
1,293

Male
41%
920

2%

27
students

Female
60%
16

Male
40%
11

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Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
76%
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

Transfer Admissions

56%

Transfer applicants accepted

56%

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

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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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
Countries most often represented China
Ghana
Mexico
Pakistan
Rwanda
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Host family program
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Joy Reese
Coordinator of International Recruitment
507 933-7004
jreese2@gustavus.edu

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