Gustavus Adolphus College, founded in 1862, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. It emphasizes student participation. Gustavus students are usually the third or fourth largest group presenting papers at the National Undergraduate Research Conference. With 29 musical ensembles, 23 varsity sports, 85 campus clubs and organizations and a challenging academic program, Gustavus students are involved. Its 340-acre campus is located in St. Peter, 60 miles southwest of Minneapolis-St. Paul.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
2,245
Undergraduates
928
Men - 41.3%
1,318
Women - 58.7%
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Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
71% of 4,734 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.66
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
28 average
24-30 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$62,490
Tuition and Fees
$49,950
Room and Board
$10,700
Average Percent of Need Met
92%
Average Freshman Award
$44,514
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$35,145
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Academic Calendar System
4-1-4
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
179
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
18%
10-19
47%
20-29
23%
30-39
10%
40-49
1%
50-99
0%
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St. Peter Population
11,439
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Minneapolis-St. Paul
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
87% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Gus the Lion
Sororities
13% of women participate
Fraternities
17% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.2%
Asian
5.2%
Black/African-American
3.6%
Hispanic/Latino
5.8%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
4.3%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
80%
Unknown
0.7%
International Students
2.8%
First-Year Students Returning
88.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
74.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
42%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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