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Gustavus Adolphus College - ACT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


Gustavus Adolphus College

Gustavus Adolphus College

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Gustavus Adolphus College Description:

Named after King Gustav II Adolf of Sweden, Gustavus Adolphus College is a four-year private liberal arts college affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. To this day the college maintains its ties to Sweden and hosts an annual Nobel Conference featuring Nobel Prize winners. Gustavus Adolphus has an 11 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 15. Students can choose from 71 majors, and the college's strengths in the liberal arts and sciences earned it a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Gustavus is located in Saint Peter, Minnesota, about one hour southwest of Minneapolis. In athletics, the Gustavus Adolphus Gusties compete in the NCAA Division III Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC).

Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,526 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 44% Male / 56% Female
  • 98% Full-time

Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $39,120
  • Books: $900 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,050
  • Other Expenses: $1,040
  • Total Cost: $50,110

Gustavus Adolphus College Financial Aid (2012 - 13):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 97%
    • Loans: 72%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $22,878
    • Loans: $8,504

Scholarships for Gustavus Adolphus (powered by Cappex.com)

Most Popular Majors:

Biology, Business, Communication Studies, Economics, Elementary Education, Political Science, Psychology

Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 90%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 81%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 82%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Gustavus Adolphus College Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://gustavus.edu/faith/mission.php

"The Gustavus mission statement explicitly identifies a number of institutional goals that we collectively pursue. These goals include:

  • Providing a liberal arts education of recognized excellence that is both rigorous and innovative;
  • An integration of moral development with intellectual growth;
  • Developing a mature understanding of the Christian faith tradition;
  • Encouraging respect for others and sensitivity to community;
  • Developing a commitment to service and the skills of leadership;
  • Developing an international perspective;
  • Nurturing a commitment to work toward a just and peaceful world;
  • Developing a capacity and passion for life-long learning;
  • Encouraging independence of thought and cooperative scholarship;
  • Developing mastery of a field of concentration in the context of an interdisciplinary and broad general education."

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