Gustavus Adolphus College
Saint Peter, MN 56082-1498

Admission Requirements

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.

Admission Requirements and Recommendations

Gustavus Adolphus College uses the following list of admission requirements and recommended documents when evaluating students applications. All documents listed under the "Required" sections must be submitted with your application but those listed under the "Recommended" section are optional.

Please double check with the school to verify the current and complete admission requirements.


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations


  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Neither required nor recommended

  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Fall 2016 Applicants Statistics

The following table details the number of students who applied, admitted and erolled in Gustavus Adolphus College, in Fall 2016.
Men Women Total National Avg.
Applicants 1,989 2,812 4,801
Admitted students 1,232 1,879 3,111
Enrolled students 250 293 543
Acceptance rate 61.9% 66.8% 64.8% 64%
Yield 20.3% 15.6% 17.5% 35%

Accepted Credits

The following table outlines which college prepartory work and life expreaince will earn you credits at Gustavus Adolphus College.

Advanced placement (AP) credits
Dual credit (college credit earned while in high school)
Not Accepted
Credit for life experiences

Admission Deadlines

March 1

  • Fall application

April 15

  • Applicants notification date

May 1

  • SAT Reasoning / ACT scores
  • Students must reply to acceptance offer
  • Housing deposit

November 1

  • Early action application

November 20

  • Early action applicants will be notified
Transfer application (regular) : Rolling admission

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Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Gustavus Adolphus College.

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