Gustavus Adolphus College

800 West College Avenue, Saint peter, MN 56082-1498
Tel: (507)933-8000
Private not-for-profit | 2,524 students
Gustavus Adolphus College is a church-related, residential liberal arts college firmly rooted in its Swedish and Lutheran heritage. The College offers students of high aspiration and promise a liberal arts education of recognized excellence provided by faculty who embody the highest standards of teaching and scholarship. The Gustavus curriculum is designed to bring students to mastery of a particular area of study within a general framework that is both interdisciplinary and international in perspective.The College strives to balance educational tradition with innovation and to foster the development of values as an integral part of intellectual growth.

School Overview:

Gustavus Adolphus College
CountyNicollet County, MN
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
227 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment2,524 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
2,482 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
42 students137 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Percent Admitted63%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)570-700450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)570-670460-573
ACT English (25-75%)24-3019-25
ACT Math (25-75%)25-2918-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)26-3020-25

School Notes:

  • Gustavus prepares its students for fulfilling lives of leadership and service and is committed to the ideals of academic excellence, community, justice, service, and faith.
  • Gustavus has achieved an enviable track record in developing collaborative, interactive, student/faculty learning opportunities. Typically, the College ranks among the top ten schools in the nation in number of students invited to present at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR). There is strong evidence that undergraduate research experience is an especially valuable asset when applying for graduate study, as well as when seeking employment requiring a high level of independence.
  • Gustavus Adolphus College has made a strong commitment to facilities for its athletics and intramural programs. The combined indoor and outdoor facilities at the college are considered by many to be among the finest in the nation. Over 700 students participate in the intercollegiate athletics program. In addition, approximately 80 percent of the student -body participates in the intramural program each year. The newest addition to the Gustavus athletic facilities is the soccer and track complex, which was added in 2002, while the oldest facility at Gustavus is the football field, which was constructed in 1905. Strong athletic and recreational facilities support the Gustavus mission of encouraging its students to exercise the mind, the body, and the soul for overall health.
  • Fully accredited and known for strong science, writing, music, athletics, study-abroad, and service-learning programs, the College hosts a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa and is internationally recognized for its annual Nobel Conference.
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