Gustavus Adolphus College
Saint Peter, MN 56082-1498

Overview

Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale Town
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system 4-1-4
Total enrollment 2,250
Religious affiliation Evangelical Lutheran Church
Student to faculty ratio 11:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 2,133 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
No
Occupational
No
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
No
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
No
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
No
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
No
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
No
On-campus day care for students' children
No
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates

Admission

65%
Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Gustavus Adolphus College is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 4,801 applications and 3,111 students were granted admission. Gustavus Adolphus College is at the #63 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Gustavus Adolphus College's tuition was $42,360 for all students regardless of residency (58.1% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

$24,293
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $22,127
$42,360
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $26,792
$42,360
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $26,792
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 97% of Gustavus Adolphus College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 27% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,154 (which is 5.6% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Gustavus Adolphus College in 2016-2017, was 398, which is 65% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $6,180 (which is 4.8% above the national average.)

$4,154
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,400
$6,180
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $5,895
97%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Gustavus Adolphus College has enrolled a total of 2,250 students (2,219 students full-time and 31 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 2,250 students, 22 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 46% men and 54% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

2,250
Total Enrollment
22
Transfers

Student Diversity

White: 79%

Hispanic: 5%

Non-resident alien: 4%

Asian: 4%

Two or more races: 4%

Black/African American: 2%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Gustavus Adolphus College.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Social Sciences 8% 168
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 8% 162
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 8% 152
Psychology 7% 150
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 4% 80
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 4% 78
Physical Sciences 4% 76
Education 3% 70
Visual And Performing Arts 3% 58
Health Professions And Related Programs 2% 50

Graduation & Dropout Rates

81%
Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Gustavus Adolphus College full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

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Still enrolled
9%
Dropout rate
10%
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

$38,800
Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Gustavus Adolphus College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $38,800. Last year, out of the total 713 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 713 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 848 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 797 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $38,800 $48,400
Employment Rate 100% 94%
Total Graduates 713 848

Campus Location

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Nearby Colleges

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40.3 mile away
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