66%

Acceptance Rate

$31,858

Avg.Financial Aid

002353

FAFSA Code

About Gustavus Adolphus College

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

2,241

Website

gustavus.edu/

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

HLC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Evangelical Lutheran Church

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

Gustavus Adolphus College, which is located in St. Peter, MN is a private, Evangelical Lutheran Church university. Gustavus Adolphus College occupies a total area of about 340 acres. In 1862, Gustavus Adolphus College was founded. Gustavus Adolphus College believes in imparting education and contributing to society by focusing on innovation, research, education, and commitment. The motto of the university is E Caelo Nobis Vires and its official colors are black and gold. Across all the courses offered at Gustavus Adolphus College, the enrolment stands at 2,237. The school has an academic staff of 170 full-time who teach various courses to the students. At Gustavus Adolphus College, around 100% of the students are 24 and under. Talking about gender distribution at GAC, around 59% of the students are females and 41% are males. In its 158 years of existence, GAC has produced several known personalities like Patsy O'Connell Sherman (Chemist), Steve Zahn (Comedian, Actor), Harold LeVander (Lawyer), and James M. McPherson (Historian, Professor). The school believes in the all-round growth of the students and, hence encourages students to take part in several sporting activities, conducted inside the campus. Students taking admission here will notice that the university boasts of a decent sports infrastructure. GAC offers a total of 34 undergraduate and graduate programs, including both residential and online. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by HLC Higher Learning Commission, NASM (National Association of Schools of Music), NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education), and NLN (National League for Nursing). Gustavus Adolphus College has around $194 million (2019) in endowment.

Location & Contact

Address

800 West College Avenue

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 5079338000
Fax: 5079337474
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Rankings

It becomes easier for the aspirants to apply to a college and have their doubts regarding the same cleared if the college has a ranking. Considered one of the best publications when it comes to ranking universities, Forbes has placed Gustavus Adolphus College at the 214th position on the latest list of top colleges. However, it is to be noted that the rankings are decided based on common metrics like acceptance rate, endowment, benefits, and SAT scores, among others.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

Rolling Admissions

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

66%

SAT Range

N/A

ACT Range

N/A

Application Fee

FALSE$

SAT/ACT

Recommended

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

Yes

The admission to Gustavus Adolphus College is easy and the students can make the most out of it. The varsity has 2 admission thresholds. Along with the admission form, the students have to deposit a non-refundable fee to complete the application process. Securing a good score in a standardised test like SAT or ACT improves an applicant’s chances of securing admission. However, Gustavus Adolphus College doesn’t focus much on standardised tests. Interestingly, the average SAT or ACT scores of students securing admission is not available. The application process can be completed online. However, if needed, one can also visit the office at 800 West College Avenue, Saint Peter, Minnesota 56082-1498, or call (507) 933-8000.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$23,906

Average Annual Cost

$44,900

Books And Supplies

$900

Other Fees

$500

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$9,910

Budget For Other Expenses

$1,160

Total One Year Cost

$57,370

The next two things to keep in mind before applying to GAC are the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The total one-year cost on a full-time basis would be somewhere around $59,270. This cost includes the average annual tuition cost ($47,040), books and supplies ($900), room and boarding ($10,160), and budget for other expenses ($1,170). If it sounds unaffordable to the applicant, there are numerous financial aid options available that they can explore.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Bachelor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

11:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

87%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

N/A

Academic Calendar

Four-one-four plan

Research Funding per Student

$64

Faculty Overview

49%

Male Professors

51%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Business/Commerce, General

57 Graduates

Psychology, General

51 Graduates

Biology, General

48 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

40 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

38 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

31 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

29 Graduates

Economics

27 Graduates

Chemistry

25 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

22 Graduates

Education, General

20 Graduates

Political Science and Government

17 Graduates

Physics

16 Graduates

History

14 Graduates

Music

14 Graduates

Sociology

13 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

12 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

12 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

12 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

11 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

11 Graduates

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

11 Graduates

Computer Science

10 Graduates

Classics and Classical Languages, L...

9 Graduates

Geography and Cartography

9 Graduates

Area Studies

8 Graduates

Mathematics

8 Graduates

Dance

7 Graduates

Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

7 Graduates

Statistics

7 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

6 Graduates

Philosophy

5 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

3 Graduates

East Asian Languages, Literatures,...

2 Graduates

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

2,241

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

24%

Full-time

99%

Part-time

1%

Students Gender

Male

42%

US National: 44%

Female

58%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

76% White

1% Unknown

3% Black

6% Hispanic

4% Two or more races

4% Non Resident alien

6% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

19%

Out Of State

78%

In State

3%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$72,113 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 99% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

99%

Undergrads in College Housing

88%

Averege Housing Cost

$6,300/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $3,610/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$3,610/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Gus the Lion

School Colors

black and gold

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Minnesota Intercollegiate Ath Conf

Total Male Athletes

393

Total Female Athletes

232

Intramural Sports

13

Sports Club

12

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Football

Golf

Ice Hockey

Soccer

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Golf

Gymnastics

Ice Hockey

Soccer

Softball

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

The college offers on-campus housing facilities to the students who wish to stay on the campus. A candidate will be needed to pay a normal expense of $10,160 per year for living on campus. Gustavus Adolphus College has several dining and meal plan options for its students and the average meal plan at GAC costs around $3,610 per year. The college considers the safety and security of its students to be paramount. At GAC, campus safety and security features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The number of female and male students at the college are 41% and 59%, respectively.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$41,700/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$51,700/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$23,250

$27,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$241 - 280

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

92%

Average Aid Per Year

$31,858

Students Receiving Federal Grants

28%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,907

Students Receiving State Aid

40%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,082

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

92%

Average Aid Per Year

$28,168

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$40,822

$30K - $48K

$40,795

$48K - $75K

$39,250

$75K - $110K

$32,513

> $110K

$27,238

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$45,739,135

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$19,817,342

In case the students at Gustavus Adolphus College face any financial issues concerning the fees and cost of living, and find the same to be high, they can seek help from the financial aid department of the varsity. It focuses on settling the issues that students face, and candidates can be assisted with scholarships, grants, and student loans. At the college, the average federal grant comes to be around $4,925, whereas the financial aid is $30,475. Prospective students can benefit from state-level aid worth $5,389 as well as institutional aid worth $30,475. At GAC, the total amount of need-based scholarships/grants awarded to students stands at $45,739,135 per year. On the other hand, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants offered in a year add up to $19,817,342.

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