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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Students are either party animals or super nerds/hippies/hipsters.. there are very few in between.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: 60% of Gustavus students are single. But lots of people are very social and happy to meet new people and make new friends.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The girls are awesome. Most of them are attractive or nice. The guys have it made. Most of them are immature though and a lot of them lack in looks.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Everyone is Minnesota nice. Both guys and girls are approachable.

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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Gusties are all attractive. Some dress the same, but that's because it's so cold!

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 17th
    Most Athletic Girls
  • 102nd
    Most Athletic Guys
  • 128th
    Friendliest Girls
  • 145th
    Friendliest Guys
  • 154th
    Hottest Guys

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Steven Olson
Moorhead, MN
History and Scandinavian Studies
Grad Year
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Gustavus' athletic reputation adds to the number of trim and athletic students, and helps create a pool of physically appealing men and women. Just eating lunch in the caf will show the density of good-looking people. However, the athletic bodies come with athletic social strata, and they tend to only date within the ranks. If you're looking for the "regular" type, Gustavus is filled with mostly white Minnesotan kids who are friendly enough to start a relationship with anyone they think interesting (both socially and physically). Or some don't want a relationship and are simply looking to get laid on a Saturday night. Either way, it's not unusual at Gustavus (or at any college) to encounter these two relationship approaches. What is more unique, rather, is seeing the person you were grinding with last night in the library the next morning or sitting next to him or her in class on Monday. Gustavus' size makes consequences of the quick hookup a little more awkward by increasing the chances of you bumping into that special person. 

The social scene ranges from buxom beauties to shy hipsters, with the majority being playful and appealing. In your dorm, you'll have a few jaw-droppers, some freshly powdered blonds, and a couple "mehs." Whatever you're looking for, you can count on it being at Gustavus, where the school's relaxed and liberal atmosphere allows for both playful and serious relationships.

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
Male Undergrads
Birth Control Available?
Not only can students obtain free condoms from peer assistants and collegiate fellows, but Health Services also offers three-month starter packs of birth control pills for free before writing prescriptions. Morning-after pills are also offered at reduced prices.
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
  1. The Dive
  2. House parties
  3. Patrick's on Third
  4. The caf
Best Places to Hook Up
  1. House parties
  2. Back rooms in the library
  3. Linnaeus Arboretum
Social Scene
While many students may still be intimidated by an apparent "popularity" status that many students seem to hold, there is very little hierarchy with the social scene at Gustavus. While some groups remain exclusive, rarely are parties ever closed to the general public, with the exception of some parties that occur during the Greek pledging period. The weekend social scene is the perfect opportunity to meet students that you wouldn't necessarily know otherwise: If you really want to go to that kegger/house party/wine tasting/on-campus-sober-fun event, show up, pay your cover charge if necessary, and have a good time!
Hookups or Relationships?
Hookups seem to be more prevalent on campus-though it seems that girls are more in the market for a relationship, while the guys seem to be more inclined to date around. However, come your senior year, you will begin to wonder how you know so many people that are engaged.
Dress Code
Being a small residential college, it's the norm for students to show up to class in sweatpants. Some students take pride in their clothing, while most just want to be comfortable. Freshman girls usually adopt the sweatpants-in-UGG-boots-and-hair-in-ponytail look, while guys pick up the trend of a sweatshirt and jeans. As the weather turns cooler, everyone's North Face comes out and H&M sweaters pervade.

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 28 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 28 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?    Based on 26 responses

  • 23% Long-distance relationship
  • 18% Casual dating at your school
  • 18% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 11% Exclusively dating someone at your school
  • 11% Long-term relationship with someone at your school
  • 7% Long-term relationship with someone at a neighboring school
  • 5% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school
  • 5% None
  • 2% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school
  • 0% Casual dating at a neighboring school

What are the best places to meet guys/girls?    Based on 5 responses

  • 24% House parties
  • 18% The Dive
  • 18% The caf
  • 18% In the Dorms
  • 12% Patrick's on Third
  • 12% Through Friends

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 26 responses

  • 4% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.
  • 4% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 54% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 38% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.


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