2,201
Students
Financial aid thermometer
37,892
Avg. Financial Aid
Very Selective
Admission Difficulty
67
67%
Acceptance Rate
Small town
Setting
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Overview

Gustavus Adolphus College is a 4-year institution located in St. Peter, MN, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address 800 West College Avenue
St. Peter, MN  56082-1498
United States
Contact Mr. Richard Aune
Vice President for Enrollment Management
Email: admission@gac.edu
Phone: 507-933-7676
Fax: 507-933-7474

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Scandinavian Languages Checkmark
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Physical Therapy Checkmark
Pre-dentistry Studies Checkmark
Pre-veterinary Studies Checkmark
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Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
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Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Theology And Religious Vocations Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

4,834
Applied
3,279
Accepted
2,201
Enrolled
68%
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Female Admissions

2,837
Females Applied
2,022
Females Accepted
71%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

1,997
Males Applied
1,257
Males Accepted
63%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

0
Application Fee
3.6
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
One recommendation
Recommended Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen April 1st Not reported
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported Yes
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
ACT Composite 24 30

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

44,900
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Fees

200
Full-time student fees
9,910
Room & board
6,300
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan Yes
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

37,892
Avg. Financial Aid Package
38,506
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
31,105
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
3,480
Avg. Loan Aid
22,283
Avg. Grant Aid
32,482
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
92%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
29%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

2,201
Total undergrad students
5%
International Students
17%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.07%
Black or African American 2.49%
White or Caucasian 78.29%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.05%
Asian 4.88%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.14%
Two or more races 3.82%
Other 0.65%

Gender

Male (43.8%)
Female (56.2%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 97%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Nobel Conference, Christmas in Christ Chapel and Mayday

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Most popular organizations:
Proclaim, Big Partner/Little Partner, Study Buddies, I am...We are and Pound Pals

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No Division 3 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Football No Division 3 No
Golf Checkmark Division 3 No
Gymnastics No No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark Division 3 No
Lacrosse No Checkmark No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark Checkmark No
Skiing (cross-country) Checkmark Checkmark No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 3 No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field Checkmark Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Checkmark No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Football No No No
Golf Checkmark Division 3 No
Gymnastics No Division 3 No
Ice Hockey Checkmark Division 3 No
Lacrosse No No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark Checkmark No
Skiing (cross-country) Checkmark Checkmark No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark Division 3 No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 3 No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field Checkmark Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No

Faculty

224
Total Faculty
11:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 184
Part-time - 40
Male - 111
Female - 113