Gustavus Adolphus College Rankings

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In the World#2227 of 14178
In North America#692 of 2629
In the United States#632 of 2528
In Minnesota#15 of 49
In Saint Peter#1 of 1

Quick Review

Religion
Evangelical Lutheran Church
Acceptance rate
69%
Avg. cost to attend
$21,707 /y
Aid receiving
99%
Undergraduates
2,237
Male:Female Ratio
40:60
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Bachelor's degree

Gustavus Adolphus College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate69%65%72%
Applicants4,9572,0312,926
Admissions3,4321,3182,114
Freshmen enrolled full time642261381

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

White1746 (78%)
Asian120 (5%)
Hispanic117 (5%)
Two or more races90 (4%)
Black or African American74 (3%)
Nonresident Alien70 (3%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown15 (0.7%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander3 (0.1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native2 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$21,707/year
Average aid awarded
$35,617
Students receiving aid
99%

Average costs by household income

<$30K$12,150
$30-48K$11,669
$48-75K$14,548
$75-110K$20,755
$110K+$27,762

Tuition and fees

Undergraduates
Tuition in-district$46,520
Tuition in-state$46,520
Tuition out-of-state$46,520
Fee in-district$520
Fee in-state$520
Fee out-of-state$520

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity2,124
Combined charge for room and board$10,160
Room charge$6,460
Meal charge$3,700

Gustavus Adolphus College Majors

MajorBachelor's
Psychology, General58
Biology & Biological Sciences, General48
Business & Commerce, General43
Speech Communication and Rhetoric39
Economics, General39
Health and Physical Education & Fitness, Other32
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse30
Accounting26
English Language and Literature, General25
Political Science and Government, General22
Physics, General19
Environmental Studies18
Chemistry, General18
Education, General18
Computer Science15
Mathematics, General14
Spanish Language and Literature12
Music, General12
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General12
Biochemistry11
History, General11
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management11
Mathematics and Statistics9
Religion & Religious Studies8
Art & Art Studies, General7
Philosophy7
Geography6
Dance, General6
Geology & Earth Science, General6
Latin American and Caribbean Studies5
Sociology5
Women's Studies5
Social Studies Teacher Education3
English & Language Arts Teacher Education3
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General3
Japanese Language and Literature3
Scandinavian Studies3
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other2
Art History, Criticism and Conservation2
Science Teacher Education & General Science Teacher Education2
French Language and Literature2
Russian Studies1
Grand Total621
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate78%75%81%
  • Full-time retention rate - 88%

Publications & Citations

Publications
974
Citations
17,108

Publication count by topic

Psychology
167
Sociology
110
Chemistry
102
Biology
77
History
72
Medicine
56
Political science
46
Computer science
45
Art
38
Physics
38
Philosophy
30
Mathematics
29
Geology
27
Materials science
20
Economics
19
Environmental science
18
Geography
15
Engineering
11
Business
10

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
History140147
Philosophy141338
Psychology14904,862
Sociology1577666
Geology1601656
Political science1602308
Art20769
Environmental science2094772
Chemistry23383,596
Geography2545197
Economics2610230
Physics2635378
Biology28791,826
Mathematics2969495
Medicine3114849
Computer science3210596
Business369874
Materials science4116152
Engineering464329

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
1990428
19915128
19921030
199312144
1994646
19951341
199615120
19971497
19981379
19992295
20001294
200116134
200222139
200313126
200427171
200515216
200636280
200722325
200829453
200928566
201053691
2011461005
2012341143
2013381109
2014561126
2015591190
2016631187
2017421279
2018461024
2019481245
2020451350

General info

Alternative namesGAC
Founded1862
WikipediaGustavus Adolphus College
MottoE Caelo Nobis Vires
Our Strength Comes From Heaven
Colorsblack, gold
Academic CalendarFour-One-Four
Total FTE staff623
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Address800 West College Avenue
Saint Peter, Minnesota, 56082-1498
United States
City population11,000
Phone5079338000
Fax+1 (507) 933 7041

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