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Gustavus Adolphus College Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Gustavus Adolphus College? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Gustavus Adolphus offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Gustavus Adolphus College Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Gustavus Adolphus College was awarded 51 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health and physical education.

Overall Quality

Gustavus Adolphus is ranked #135 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

Gustavus Adolphus is also ranked #5 out of 37 schools in Minnesota.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Gustavus Adolphus?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Gustavus Adolphus College you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 68%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

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Gustavus Adolphus College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Gustavus Adolphus, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 11 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Gustavus Adolphus College is 81%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  81 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Gustavus Adolphus College

Freshmen Retention Rate

Gustavus Adolphus College has a freshmen retention rate of 89%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  89 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Gustavus Adolphus the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 81%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  81 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at Gustavus Adolphus

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,237 undergraduates at Gustavus Adolphus with 2,212 being full-time and 25 being part-time.

Gustavus Adolphus Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

The overall diversity score for Gustavus Adolphus is 68.92 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  68.92 out of 100
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How Much Does Gustavus Adolphus College Cost?

The overall average net price of Gustavus Adolphus is $21,853. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Gustavus Adolphus

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$14,931 $14,958 $16,503 $23,240 $28,515

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Gustavus Adolphus, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Gustavus Adolphus, approximately 65% of students took out student loans averaging $9,541 a year. That adds up to $38,164 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Gustavus Adolphus is 1.4%. 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.

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How Much Money Do Gustavus Adolphus Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Gustavus Adolphus make around $51,700 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future Gustavus Adolphus graduates since it is 30% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


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Location of Gustavus Adolphus College

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

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Location of 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

Gustavus Adolphus College Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Psychology 58 $32,500
General Biology 48 $26,300
Health & Physical Education 43 $31,000
General Business/Commerce 43 $44,900
Communication & Media Studies 39 $36,600
Economics 39 $47,500
Nursing 30 $59,600
Accounting 26 $56,100
General English Literature 25 $31,800
Political Science & Government 22 $35,700

Learn more about the majors offered at Gustavus Adolphus College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

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Notes and References


*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.


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