Gustavus Adolphus College: Statistics

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#2350 of 14,134 In the World
#689 of 2,597 In North America
#632 of 2,496 In the United States
#15 of 48 In Minnesota
#939 of 1,011 For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

Quick Review

Religion
Evangelical Lutheran Church
Acceptance rate
71%
Avg. cost to attend
$26,701 /y
Aid receiving
99%
Undergraduates
2,230
Male:Female Ratio
41:59
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Bachelor's degree
Website
gustavus.edu

Gustavus Adolphus College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 71% 65% 75%
Applicants 4,737 2,173 2,564
Admissions 3,345 1,418 1,927
Freshmen enrolled full time 587 269 318

Admissions requirements

Recommendations Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Required
Secondary school record Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended
SAT/ACT Recommended
TOEFL Recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 1730 (78%)
Hispanic 127 (6%)
Asian 114 (5%)
Two or more races 94 (4%)
Black or African American 79 (4%)
Nonresident Alien 63 (3%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 16 (0.7%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 3 (0.1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 2 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$26,701/year
Average aid awarded
$32,521
Students receiving aid
99%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $15,735
$30-48K $16,445
$48-75K $20,188
$75-110K $25,710
$110K+ $30,859

Tuition and fees

Undergraduates
Tuition in-district $48,250
Tuition in-state $48,250
Tuition out-of-state $48,250
Fee in-district $530
Fee in-state $530
Fee out-of-state $530

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 2,124
Combined charge for room and board $10,430
Room charge $6,600
Meal charge $3,830

Gustavus Adolphus College Majors

Major Bachelor's
Psychology, General 47
Business & Commerce, General 42
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 41
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 35
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 32
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education & Fitness, Other 28
Political Science and Government, General 27
English Language and Literature, General 25
Environmental Studies 24
Economics, General 24
Education, General 20
Accounting 16
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management 13
Art & Art Studies, General 13
Physics, General 10
History, General 10
Music, General 10
Chemistry, General 10
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 9
Computer Science 9
Geography 8
Biochemistry 7
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 7
Dance, General 6
Women's Studies 6
Sociology, General 6
Religion & Religious Studies 5
Latin American and Caribbean Studies 5
Music Teacher Education 5
Mathematics, General 5
Philosophy 5
English & Language Arts Teacher Education 4
Spanish Language and Literature 4
Mathematics and Statistics 4
Japanese Language and Literature 4
Geology & Earth Science, General 4
Social Studies Teacher Education 2
Scandinavian Studies 2
Russian Studies 2
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 1
Spanish Language Teacher Education 1
French Language and Literature 1
Grand Total 539
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 78% 76% 81%
  • Full-time retention rate - 88%

Publications & Citations

Publications
854
Citations
16,267

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
327 / 2,738
Psychology
146 / 4,533
Medicine
129 / 2,057
Sociology
95 / 478
Biology
88 / 2,237
Environmental Science
79 / 1,688
Computer Science
76 / 2,202
Physics
69 / 1,079
Chemistry
62 / 1,732
Business
59 / 1,187
History
53 / 63
Art & Design
53 / 1,312
Political Science
50 / 577
Engineering
48 / 1,272
Social Psychology
48 / 1,652
Economics
43 / 1,350
Mathematics
39 / 998
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
38 / 4
Education Majors
32 / 427
Child Psychology
31 / 1,808
Health Science
28 / 283
Math Teachers
26 / 934
Geology
25 / 706
Atomic and Molecular physics
25 / 211
Demography
24 / 401
Political Economy
23 / 408
Ecology
22 / 413
Cognitive Science
21 / 1,013
Classics and Ancient History
20 / 7
Communications and Public Relations
20 / 183
Oncology and Cancer research
19 / 355
Materials Science
18 / 149
Law
17 / 180
Geography and Cartography
17 / 317
Philosophy
15 / 21
Public Policy / Administration
15 / 71
Creative Writing
15 / 124
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
14 / 157
Clinical Psychology
14 / 435
Gender Studies
14 / 41

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 5 130
1992 10 44
1993 12 155
1994 6 60
1995 14 56
1996 16 139
1997 14 122
1998 13 106
1999 22 121
2000 14 112
2001 20 176
2002 24 166
2003 14 161
2004 28 206
2005 16 279
2006 36 312
2007 23 364
2008 36 492
2009 28 633
2010 56 775
2011 47 1056
2012 36 1230
2013 43 1258
2014 56 1290
2015 63 1345
2016 67 1276
2017 41 1400
2018 49 1258
2019 46 1438
2020 46 1627
2021 58 1773

Gustavus Adolphus College alumni

  1. Peter Krause

    Peter Krause
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    actordirectorfilm actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Peter William Krause is an American actor, director, and producer. He has played lead roles in multiple television series, portraying Casey McCall on Sports Night (1998–2000), Nate Fisher on Six Feet Under (2001–2005), Nick George on Dirty Sexy Money (2007–2009), Adam Braverman on Parenthood (2010–2015), Benjamin Jones on The Catch (2016–2017), and Bobby Nash on 9-1-1 (2018–present).

  2. Steve Zahn

    Steve Zahn
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    stand-up comediancomedianstage actorfilm actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Steven James Zahn is an American actor and comedian. His film roles include Reality Bites (1994), That Thing You Do! (1996), Out of Sight (1998), Stuart Little (1999), Riding in Cars with Boys (2001), Stuart Little 2 (2002), Shattered Glass (2003), Sahara (2005), Chicken Little (2005), Rescue Dawn (2007), the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series (2010–2012), Dallas Buyers Club (2013), The Good Dinosaur (2015), Captain Fantastic (2016), and War for the Planet of the Apes (2017). On television, Zahn appeared as Davis McAlary on HBO's Treme (2010–2013), and as Mark Mossbacher in the first season of the HBO satire comedy miniseries The White Lotus (2021). He won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male for his performance in the film Happy, Texas (1999).

  3. James M. McPherson

    James M. McPherson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1936-.. (age 86)
    Occupations
    historianuniversity teacherwriter
    Biography

    James Munro "Jim" McPherson is an American Civil War historian, and is the George Henry Davis '86 Professor Emeritus of United States History at Princeton University. He received the 1989 Pulitzer Prize for Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era. McPherson was the president of the American Historical Association in 2003.

  4. Kurt Elling

    Kurt Elling
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    singersongwritercomposerjazz musician
    Biography

    Kurt Elling is an American jazz singer and songwriter.

General info

Alternative names GAC
Founded 1862
Motto E Caelo Nobis Vires
Our Strength Comes From Heaven
Colors black, gold
Academic Calendar Four-One-Four
Total FTE staff 587
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Address 800 West College Avenue
Saint Peter, Minnesota, 56082-1498
United States
City population 12,000
Phone 5079338000
Fax +1 (507) 933 7041

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