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Gustavus Adolphus College

St. Peter, MN

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.

Web Sitewww.gustavus.edu/
Institution TypePrivate
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students2,386
   Women1,275 (53.4%)
   Men1,111 (46.6%)
Graduate StudentsNot reported

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyVery difficult
Overall Admission Rate67% of 4,657 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineRolling
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.60
SAT Math530-675 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading550-620 range of middle 50%
SAT WritingNot reported
ACT Composite24-30 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of Attendance$54,090
Tuition and Fees
$42,840
Room and Board
$9,400
Average Percent of Need Met93%
Average Freshman Award$37,682
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
$34,773

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar System4-1-4
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
189
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 16% of classes
10-19 students: 47% of classes
20-29 students: 23% of classes
30-39 students: 9% of classes
40-49 students: 5% of classes

CAMPUS LIFE

St. Peter Population11,439
Nearest Metropolitan AreaMinneapolis-St. Paul
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 100% of freshmen, 88% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division III
MascotGus the Lion
Sororities 
Fraternities 

STUDENTS

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.0% Asian
2.1% Black/African-American
4.4% Hispanic/Latino
3.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
85.7% White
0.4% Unknown
International Students3.8%
First-Year Students Returning89.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
81.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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CLASS OF 2022 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M ERW  
Average 3.84 4.00     30
Low 3.70 3.99     30
High 4.00 4.02     30
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Gustavus Adolphus hosts the only officially authorized Nobel Conference outside of Sweden and Norway.

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