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GUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS COLLEGE, SAINT PETER, MINNESOTA

Saint Peter, MinnesotaLOCATION
CollegeSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1862Established Year
  2217Enrollment

Gustavus Adolphus College: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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Established in the year 1862 in St. Peter, Minnesota, United States., Gustavus Adolphus College is a private, coeducational and residential liberal arts college. Stretched on the area of 340 acres, the campus can be easily accessed by car and bus and the nearby airport-Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

The college offers a number of programs majoring in Accounting, Arts, Economics, Management, Chemistry, Nursing and so on. It also holds a number of pre-professional programs in Actuarial Science, Dentistry, Engineering, Law and many more. 

The college is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). It is known to be one of the finest liberal arts colleges in the USA, holding the 58th rank on Niche's list of the Best Liberal Arts Colleges in America for 2017. 

Gustavus Adolphus College Rankings

Gustavus Adolphus College is a well-known liberal arts college in the country. The college holds a number of ranks in many of the publications in the country. 

  • Ranked 58th on the 58th on Niche's list of the Best Liberal Arts Colleges in America for 2017.
  • #3 in the list of private colleges in Minnesota in 2016. 
  • Ranked 144th among the colleges and universities in the first-ever Wall Street Journal in 2016. 
  • #74 out of 705 institutions by the Money magazine in 2016. 
  • Ranked 47th out of 300 in Kiplinger's Personal Finance list for costs and academics in 2015 edition. 

Highlights

College TypePrivate
Number of students2217 undergraduates
Gender ratio57% women; 43% men
% of students receiving financial assistance70%
Full time faculty184
Average class size18
Student teacher ratio11:1
Academic calendarSpring ; Fall

Programs

Gustavus Adolphus College is considered one of the best liberal arts colleges in the country. College has award-winning community service programs. 

  • Gustavus Adolphus College offers 72 major degrees in 25 academic departments and 12 interdisciplinary programs. 
  • College offers a bachelor of arts degree and programs majoring in Accounting, African studies, Arts Administration, Economics, Computer Science, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Arts and art history and so on. 
  • It provides a number of pre-professional programs such as Actuarial Science, Architecture, Arts Administration, Dentistry, Engineering, Physical therapy and so on. 

Campus

The spectacular campus of Gustavus Adolphus College is expanded in the area of 340 acres. It has 21 academic and service facilities which includes a Christ Chapel, Alfred Nobel Hall of Science, Schaefer Fine Arts Center, Mattson Hall and so on. 

  • Campus has a bookstore which is open on weekdays. 
  • Every student has to take a meal plan at the college. Students living off-campus are not required to do so. 
  • The college also provides a very good cost-effective printing and mailing services to the students and faculties at the Lower level of Jackson Campus Centre 
  • The department of safety is opened round the clock and is located at the Norelius Hall.
  • The student must have a parking permit to park their vehicles. 

Housing Facility

Gustavus Adolphus College has 14 residence halls and apartment/townhouse complexes and 5 college-owned houses which can house more than 2,200 students on campus. 

  • Gibbs Hall, Norelius Hall, North Hall, Arbor view apartments, College view Apartments and so on are few of the residences and housing places available for the students. 
  • Every student is required to have a meal plan. 
  • Students residing off-campus are not required to have a meal plan. 
  • Gibbs Hall- This hall has single and double occupancy rooms and resides 54 upper-class students. The hall has a study lounge, kitchen, computer rooms, etc. 
  • Norelius Hall- This hall resides 372 first-year students providing a lounge, fireplace area, study area and so on. 

Admission Process at the Adolphus Gustavus College

How to Apply: Applicants can apply by submitting the online application. The applicants can apply either on early admission or rolling basis. 

Application Fee: The college doesn’t charge any application fee. However, the applicants are required to submit a non-refundable deposit of 300 USD to confirm their enrolment in the college. 

Documents Required: 

  • Official High school transcripts 
  • Recommendations(optional)
  • Scholarship applications (optional)
  • TOEFL/IELTS scores required 
  • CSS profile/ ISFAA. 

Application Deadline: There are no application deadlines in college. Although, there are two types of admission plans and each one has a different deadline of submitting the documents required. 

  • Early action: In this type of plan, the applicants must submit all the required materials by November 1. 
  • Rolling basis: In this type of plan, the applicants’ documents are reviewed from December 1.

Cost of Attendance

Cost of attendance is an important factor for the students. Gustavus Adolphus College was ranked 33rd among the top colleges for low-income students by the New York Times. Following table shows the approximate total cost of attendance for the students: 

Expense TypeCost (annual)
Tuition485,250 USD
Room6,600 USD
Meal plan3,830 USD
Fees750 USD
Total59,430 USD

Financial Aids and Scholarships

Gustavus Adolphus College welcomes international admissions by providing financial aid in the form of scholarships and employment opportunities. These aids help in supporting a part of the total cost. Students will have to contribute to the rest of the cost on their own. 

International students are eligible for Count Folke Bernadotte International Student Scholarship, as well as talent-based scholarships. The applicants are required to submit a separate application for them. Student employment is also a part of the financial aid and an applicant will become eligible as determined by CSS/ISFAA form.

Following are the few scholarships available: 

  • Dean’s Scholarship: The scholarship amount ranges from 17,500 USD-25,500 USD annually and the students with the academic capability and leadership quality are awarded it. 
  • President’s Scholarship: The scholarship amounts up to 30,000 USD annually. The applicant scoring 30 or higher on ACT or 1400 on the SAT are eligible for this scholarship. 
  • Diversity Scholarship: Paul L. Rucker scholarships are awarded to those students who diversify the college. The scholarship amount is 2500 USD annually.
  • National Merit College-Sponsored Scholarship: This type of scholarship is for winners in the National Merit Scholarship competition. One more condition is that the winner has to put Gustavus Adolphus college as their first preference. The amount is 7,500 USD (renewable). 
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Gustavus Adolphus College Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population2263
FAFSA Code002353
Accreditation NCA
Average Cost of Attendance$44,900 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Gustavus Adolphus College Acceptance Rate

67.8%

Acceptance Rate

4834

Total Applicants

2263

Total Enrolled

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Female

46.5%

Male

53.5%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program67.8%
Total Applicants3337
Total Enrolled2263

Gustavus Adolphus College Enrollment

Enrollment
Gustavus Adolphus College Enrollment2263
Undergraduate Enrollment2263
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate82.9%

Attendance Cost

$44,900

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$44,900 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$900 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$9,670 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$1,150 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$9,670 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$1,150 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$1,140 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$1,150 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Program Wise Accreditations
Music ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Music
Nursing ProgramsCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
391028711039-
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  • 2019

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    RANKED  #214

    Overall (National)

    College rating

    based on 3 students ratings

    6.8/10

    7.7/10academic
    6.7/10infrastructure
    6.3/10placements
    7.7/10faculty
    7/10extracurricular
    5.7/10accommodation

    Reviews

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    Savanna, USA Business management
    Gustavus Adolphus College
    Current student , Batch : 2023
    8.2
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    GUSTAVUS, A PLACE TO CALL HOME

    Gustavus is one of the top-ranked schools in Minnesota and they're known for being generous with need-based financial aid. It also really helped that they didn't have an application fee. I applied to three colleges, was accepted by all, and still chose Gustavus. I was top of my class and scored very well (30) on my ACT. I had my pick of colleges and declined an Ivy League education in favor of a small-town Minnesota atmosphere and very small class sizes.


    Course Curriculum - 

    I enjoy all of the classes but find that they tend to cater to the lowest common denominator, which I'm sure is the case in any collegiate setting.

    8 /10
    academic
    9 /10
    faculty
    7 /10
    infrastructure
    7 /10
    accomodation/food
    8 /10
    placement
    10 /10
    extracurricular
    06, Sep 2019 read more
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    Courtney, USA Bachelors degree
    Gustavus Adolphus College
    Current student , Batch : 2020
    3.5
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    GAC, MEH ON A GOOD DAY

    It gave good scholarships for the amount that the school actually costs. It also was kind of close to my home but not too far away. The campus also had many pre-medicine/law/dental/OT/OP schedule layouts for students to use.


    Course Curriculum - 

    It's too varied and not very well planned out. Many curricula are now changing to include diversity which is great but it usually is not focused on in the correct manner. Also, many minors are being removed so that's bad.

    6 /10
    academic
    5 /10
    faculty
    3 /10
    infrastructure
    1 /10
    accomodation/food
    3 /10
    placement
    3 /10
    extracurricular
    17, Mar 2019 read more
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    Tanay marlo rege, INDIA Bachelor of science [b.sc] communication studies
    Gustavus Adolphus College
    Alumna/alumnus , Batch : 2018
    8.8
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    MY JOURNEY AT GUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS COLLEGE !!

    I wanted to study in the US but I don't have any relatives or friends to consult with. So, I approached a consultancy service. They helped me with finding this university. Also, they helped me with the admission application. I applied to the college online. There was no application fee for the same.


    Course Curriculum - 

    My Communication Studies course offerings reflected an emphasis on theory, research, and practice. We learned the theories and principles of communication as they sharpen their communication and critical thinking skills in the collection, evaluation, synthesis, and presentation of information. Through research opportunities that included fieldwork, independent study, internships, international study, and community-based learning, we were encouraged to expand the boundaries of the classroom and enhance our understanding of communication through practical experience.

    9 /10
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    faculty
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    infrastructure
    9 /10
    accomodation/food
    8 /10
    placement
    8 /10
    extracurricular
    18, Sep 2020 read more
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    Book Store

    The Book Mark0.24 Km
    Snuggie Books1.1 Km

    Super Market

    Family Fresh Market0.83 Km
    Family Dollar0.97 Km

    Bus Station

    St. Peter (Gustavus) MN1.04 Km
    St. Peter (Co-op) MN14.21 Km

    Airport

    Hospital Helipad3.07 Km
    Saint Peter Municipal Airport4 Km

    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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