Gustavus Adolphus College: Statistics

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#2550 of 14,131 In the World
#743 of 2,597 In North America
#681 of 2,496 In the United States
#16 of 48 In Minnesota
#1414 of 2,345 For Library and Information science
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Religion
Evangelical Lutheran Church
Acceptance rate
73%
Average ACT
29
Avg. cost to attend
$27,657 /y
Aid receiving
99%
Undergraduates
2,251
Male:Female Ratio
43:57
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Bachelor's degree
Website
gustavus.edu

Gustavus Adolphus College Acceptance rate and admissions statistics

Gustavus Adolphus College has an acceptance rate of 73% and is among the top 35% of the most difficult universities to gain admission to in the United States. The university reports the admission statistics without distinguishing between local and international students.

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 73% 65% 81%
Applicants 3,799 1,972 1,827
Admissions 2,757 1,284 1,473
Freshmen enrolled full time 551 251 300

968 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
155 or 28%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 26
or below

75% of them
had 31
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Gustavus Adolphus College are 26-31 (middle 50% range).

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
TOEFL Recommended
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment demographics by race or ethnicity

White 1791 (80%)
Hispanic 110 (5%)
Asian 90 (4%)
Two or more races 84 (4%)
Nonresident Alien 82 (4%)
Black or African American 73 (3%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 16 (0.7%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 2 (0.1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 2 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

The average net cost to attend Gustavus Adolphus College is $27,657 per year, calculated as the sum of the average cost of tuition, room and board, books, and supplies, reduced by the amount of average financial aid received.

The final cost of attendance varies for each student based on household income, residency, program, and other factors.

Net average cost to attend
$27,657/year
Average aid awarded
$33,174
Students receiving aid
99%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $15,582
$30-48K $15,904
$48-75K $17,040
$75-110K $18,402
$110K+ $20,055

Tuition and fees

Undergraduates
Tuition in-district $49,950
Tuition in-state $49,950
Tuition out-of-state $49,950
Fee in-district $540
Fee in-state $540
Fee out-of-state $540

Room and board costs

Dormitory capacity 2,125
Combined charge for room and board $10,700
Room charge $6,750
Meal charge $3,950

Gustavus Adolphus College majors

Gustavus Adolphus College has granted 449 bachelor's degrees across 41 programs. Below is a table with majors that lead to degrees at Gustavus Adolphus College.

Major Bachelor
Psychology, General 46
Business & Commerce, General 35
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 34
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 30
Political Science and Government, General 25
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 24
Education, General 21
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education & Fitness, Other 20
Economics, General 19
English Language and Literature, General 17
Environmental Studies 17
Biochemistry 12
History, General 12
Sociology, General 11
Geography 10
Chemistry, General 9
Mathematics and Statistics 9
Spanish Language and Literature 9
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management 9
Accounting 8
Music, General 8
Physics, General 7
Latin American and Caribbean Studies 6
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 6
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 5
Women's Studies 5
Art & Art Studies, General 4
Computer Science 4
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 3
French Language and Literature 3
Mathematics, General 3
Philosophy 3
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 2
Dance, General 2
Geology & Earth Science, General 2
Religion & Religious Studies 2
Russian Studies 2
Scandinavian Studies 2
English & Language Arts Teacher Education 1
Japanese Language and Literature 1
Social Studies Teacher Education 1
Grand Total 449

Gustavus Adolphus College has a graduation rate of 78%, which is among the 13% highest for universities in the US.

Total Men Women
Graduation rate 78% 74% 82%
  • Full-time retention rate - 84%

Publications & Citations

Gustavus Adolphus College has published 1,369 scientific papers with 16,672 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Biology, Environmental Science, Sociology, Political Science, Philosophy, Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, and Law.

Publications
1,369
Citations
16,672

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
905 / 9,498
Biology
535 / 10,551
Environmental Science
521 / 6,688
Sociology
507 / 5,624
Political Science
488 / 5,193
Philosophy
482 / 4,645
Engineering
471 / 7,171
Computer Science
465 / 7,808
Physics
449 / 7,125
Law
443 / 4,951
Chemistry
405 / 6,740
Medicine
396 / 6,457
Psychology
380 / 6,404
History
345 / 2,273
Quantum and Particle physics
283 / 4,227
Geography and Cartography
281 / 3,078
Mathematics
275 / 3,746
Geology
243 / 3,760
Art & Design
223 / 2,218
Organic Chemistry
221 / 3,606
Archaeology
213 / 2,201
Business
212 / 2,908
Ecology
210 / 3,800
Linguistics
194 / 2,322
Economics
189 / 2,160
Paleontology
183 / 2,934
Biochemistry
175 / 3,316
Genetics
167 / 3,326
Materials Science
163 / 2,763
Social Psychology
155 / 3,200
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
153 / 1,627
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
151 / 265
Statistics
140 / 1,966
Math Teachers
132 / 1,919
Education Majors
132 / 1,771
Optical Engineering
118 / 2,029
Development Studies
115 / 1,667
Neuroscience
115 / 3,080
Psychiatry
113 / 3,080
Literature
99 / 367

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 6 31
1991 6 90
1992 15 31
1993 14 79
1994 9 44
1995 16 40
1996 14 81
1997 20 84
1998 16 71
1999 27 81
2000 20 72
2001 28 152
2002 33 115
2003 24 125
2004 40 179
2005 32 240
2006 47 253
2007 22 265
2008 39 346
2009 31 415
2010 60 495
2011 47 678
2012 42 776
2013 46 811
2014 57 839
2015 71 908
2016 68 872
2017 50 1017
2018 59 999
2019 52 1183
2020 52 1280
2021 71 1595
2022 65 1454
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Gustavus Adolphus College alumni

  1. Peter Krause

    Peter Krause
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1965-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    directoractorfilm 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 56)
    Occupations
    film actorcomedianstage actortelevision actoractor
    Biography

    Steven James Zahn is an American actor and comedian. His film roles include Reality Bites (1994), Stuart Little (1999), Shattered Glass (2003), Sahara (2005), Chicken Little (2005), the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series (2010–2012), Dallas Buyers Club (2013), The Good Dinosaur (2015), 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), for which he was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie. 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 87)
    Occupations
    writeruniversity teacherhistorian
    Biography

    James Munro 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 56)
    Occupations
    jazz musiciansingercomposersongwriter
    Biography

    Kurt Elling is an American jazz singer and songwriter.

All 19 notable alumni

General info

Alternative names GAC
Founded 1862
Motto E Caelo Nobis Vires
Our Strength Comes From Heaven
Colors black, gold
Total FTE staff 594
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

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