Gustavus Adolphus College

730 reviews
  1. Saint Peter, MN
  2. 4 Year
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    C+
Gustavus Adolphus College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Lutheran
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
800 West College Avenue
Saint Peter, MN 56082

Gustavus Adolphus College Rankings

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Admissions

Acceptance Rate
61%
SAT Range
1080-1340
ACT Range
26-30
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$25,064/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,986/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,927/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,213/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,476/ year
  • $110k+
    $30,598/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.40 responses
82%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.39 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.39 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,425Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
28%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Full of ideas and motivated.
    43%
  • Invested students with varied interests
    43%
  • Human, late teens or early twenties
    7%
  • Party People
    7%
  • Friendly, driven and know how and when to have fun
    0%
  • Snobby
    0%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
76%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.42 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.56 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • Encouragement of holistic learning.
    67%
  • Business-minded
    11%
  • Nurturing
    11%
  • Open to new ideas.
    11%
  • Friendly
    0%
  • Make Your Life Count
    0%
  • Uncaring
    0%

After Gustavus Adolphus College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
81%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.10 responses

Reviews

730 reviews
  • Excellent
    121
  • Very Good
    319
  • Average
    237
  • Poor
    43
  • Terrible
    10
The campus is a very close-knit community. It's nice because you typically can get to know your professors fairly well, or at least they know you by name. The class sizes can vary from around 50 or so to 5. Campus is kind of in the middle of nowhere so it is easy to feel isolated from the world if you are not used to a rural area. Overall a fairly good school.
  • College Sophomore
  • 1 month ago
Gustavus is a great liberal arts college that can open so many doors and experiences. One needs to know who to talk to and confide in for support with in the faculty. Time defines all and after a year at Gustavus Adolphus College I found good professors, stocked up ones, passionate professors and some that were still trying to find out their own style. Not to mention how caring and devoted is both the staff and faculty.This place wants to see everyone succeed and as long as you show respect and drive anything can happen for you here.
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago
Prices wise, this place is amazing - even for an international student like myself!
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago