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Gustavus Adolphus College, founded in 1862, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. It emphasizes student participation. Gustavus students are usually the third or fourth largest group presenting papers at the National Undergraduate Research Conference. With 29 musical ensembles, 23 varsity sports, 85 campus clubs and organizations and a challenging academic program, Gustavus students are involved. Its 340-acre campus is located in St. Peter, 60 miles southwest of Minneapolis-St. Paul.

Website: www.gustavus.edu/

Private
Co-ed
2,201
Undergraduate
Students
(56.2%) 1,237 Women
(43.8%) 964 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
68% of 4,834 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.60
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
24-30 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$59,240
Tuition and Fees
$46,720
Room and Board
$10,160
Average Percent of Need Met
96%
Average Freshman Award
$44,057
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$34,655
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
4-1-4
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
184
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 18% of classes
10-19 students: 47% of classes
20-29 students: 23% of classes
30-39 students: 10% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

St. Peter Population
11,439
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Minneapolis-St. Paul
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
97% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Gus the Lion
Sororities
13% of women participate
Fraternities
17% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.1% Asian
2.6% Black/African-American
5.3% Hispanic/Latino
4.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
82.1% White
0.7% Unknown
International Students
4.5% from 26 countries
First-Year Students Returning
88.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
79.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
42%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
28.0%
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