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Gustavus Adolphus College Overview

Located in Saint Peter, Minnesota, Gustavus Adolphus College is a private not-for-profit institution. Saint Peter is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

What Is Gustavus Adolphus College Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$35,799 Avg Cost After Aid
73% Acceptance Rate
  • The 1% student loan default rate at Gustavus Adolphus is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • The bachelor's degree is the highest award offered at Gustavus Adolphus.
  • For the <nil> academic year, 89% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from Gustavus Adolphus with a bachelor's degree make about $63,218 a year. That's 55% more than those who graduate from other schools.
  • The average Gustavus Adolphus student graduates in 4.1 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

Where Is Gustavus Adolphus College?


Contact details for Gustavus Adolphus are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 800 West College Avenue, Saint Peter, MN 56082-1498
Phone: 507-933-8000

How Do I Get Into Gustavus Adolphus?

You can apply to Gustavus Adolphus online at:

Admission Requirements for Gustavus Adolphus

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Required
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Gustavus Adolphus?

73% Acceptance Rate
53% Of Accepted Are Women
0% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Gustavus Adolphus College is 73%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 47% of accepted students are men and 53% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 65%, and the acceptance rate for women is 81%.

Average Test Scores

About 0% of students accepted to Gustavus Adolphus submitted their SAT scores.Gustavus Adolphus received ACT scores from 28% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 24 and 32. Math scores were between 25 and 30. Composite scores were between 26 and 31.

ACT English Scores for Gustavus Adolphus College  ( 24 to 32 )
ACT Math Scores for Gustavus Adolphus College  ( 25 to 30 )
ACT Composite Scores for Gustavus Adolphus College  ( 26 to 31 )

Can I Afford Gustavus Adolphus College?

$35,799 Net Price
49% Take Out Loans
0.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Gustavus Adolphus is $35,799. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Gustavus Adolphus, approximately 49% of students took out student loans averaging $11,173 a year. That adds up to $44,692 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Gustavus Adolphus is 0.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Gustavus Adolphus College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,224 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,251 undergraduate students at Gustavus Adolphus, with 2,224 being full-time and 27 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 2,224 full-time undergraduates at Gustavus Adolphus, 43% are male and 57% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Gustavus Adolphus College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 88
Black or African American 73
Hispanic or Latino 109
White 1,767
International Students 82
Other Races/Ethnicities 105

Geographic Diversity

Minnesota students aren't the only ones who study at Gustavus Adolphus College. At this time, 31 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 28 countries are represented at Gustavus Adolphus. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Vietnam, Pakistan, and Mexico.

Online Learning at Gustavus Adolphus College

0 Took All Classes Online
968 Took At Least One Class Online
In 2020-2021, 968 students took at least one online class at the school.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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