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 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.
|Number of students||2217 undergraduates|
|Gender ratio||57% women; 43% men|
|% of students receiving financial assistance||70%|
|Full time faculty||184|
|Average class size||18|
|Student teacher ratio||11:1|
|Academic calendar||Spring ; Fall|
Gustavus Adolphus College is considered one of the best liberal arts colleges in the country. College has award-winning community service programs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Type||Cost (annual)|
|Meal plan||3,830 USD|
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:
|Institution Type||Private (Not for Profit)|
|Average Cost of Attendance||$44,900 / Year|
|Student : Faculty Ratio||1 : 1|
|Gustavus Adolphus College Enrollment||2263|
|Average Graduation Rate||82.9%|
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
|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|
|North Central Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Program Wise Accreditations|
|Music Programs||National Association of Schools of Music|
|Nursing Programs||Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
Rank (Out of Colleges)
#214 [Out of 650]
based on 3 students ratings
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary