Gustavus Adolphus College

800 W College Ave, St. Peter, United States
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Overview of Gustavus Adolphus College

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:2,201
    • Men:964 (43.8%)
    • Women:1,237 (56.2%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Gustavus Adolphus College is very difficult: more than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
2
3
Foreign Language
2
3
Social Studies
2
-
History
2
-
Academic Electives
-
2

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Considered if submitted
May 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Used as a validity check on the application essay ACT: Used as a validity check on the application essay

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
800 West College Avenue
City, State, Zip
St. Peter, MN  56082-1498
Phone
(507) 933-7676
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
Rolling

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
68% of 4,834 applicants were admitted
Women
71% of 2,837 applicants were admitted
Men
63% of 1,997 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
602 (18%) of 3,279 admitted students enrolled
Women
365 (18%) of 2,022 admitted students enrolled
Men
237 (19%) of 1,257 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.60
375 And Above
38%
3.50 - 3.74
25%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
6%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
24-30 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
28%
• Score 24 - 29
50%
• Score 18 - 23
21%
• Score 12 - 17
1%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $45,100 (79.42937654103558%)
  • Room & Board: - $9,910 (17.45332863684396%)
  • Other Expences: - $900 (1.585065163790067%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $870 (1.532229658330398%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Gustavus Adolphus College accepts prepayment plan, installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15 | Final deadline April 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning December 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002353
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
518 (88.1%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
446 (86.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
446 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
267 (59.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
92%
Average Award
$38,506
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 446 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $32,990
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 419 (93.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,515
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 74 (16.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
118 (20.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $23,581

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,675 (76.1%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,541 (92.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,541 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
447 (29.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
92%
Average Award
$37,892
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,529 (99.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $32,482
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,474 (95.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,410
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 186 (12.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
616 (28.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $22,283

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Dance, Debating, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Junior Miss
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, International Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Siblings of Current Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


4-1-4

Summer Session


Not offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


184

Part-Time Faculty


40

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


75%

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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 13% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 30% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 20% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 30% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 8% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
381,283

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
400
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Gustavus Adolphus College provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


88.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


79.1%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


79.6%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


79.6%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (67)


  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
  • History, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Japanese Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Natural Resources/Conservation, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Religious/Sacred Music
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Russian Studies
  • Scandinavian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • Scandinavian Studies
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Social sciences, Biological/life sciences

Online Degrees


Engineering, social work, occupational therapy with Washington University in St. Louis

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


11,439

Nearest Metropolitan Area


340 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Minneapolis-St. Paul

Weather


Temperature
2.8 average low in January, 78.8 average high in September
Rain
116 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
60 mile(s) from campus in Minneapolis-St. Paul
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in St. Peter
Nearest Train Station
65 mile(s) from campus in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


97% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through senior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


3%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Gus the Lion
School Colors
Black and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Ice Hockey
Skiing (Cross-Country)
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Ice Hockey
Skiing (Cross-Country)
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, golf, ice hockey, racquetball, rugby, skiing (cross-country), skiing (downhill), soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, weight lifting

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Gustavus Adolphus College offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, proclaim, big partner/little partner, study buddies, i am...we are, pound pals

Sororities


13% of women participate

Fraternities


17% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


2,170

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
2,201
Women
1,237
Men
964

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

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


Not reported

Student Resources

Study resources