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Study at Gustavus Adolphus College

Gustavus Adolphus College is a private, liberal arts college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church located in St. Peter, Minnesota, United States. It was established in 1862 as Minnesota Elementar Skola by Eric Norelius. Gustavus consistently ranks high among the U. S. liberal arts colleges by U. S. News and World Report. The college offers more than 70 programs of study with 75 majors in over 20 academic departments and 3 interdisciplinary programs.

Gustavus Adolphus College has an active student life. The athletics department sponsors men's and women's sports teams, and they participate in basketball, golf, soccer, tennis, and cross country. They are nicknamed the Golden Gusties. The college participates in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

Profile of Gustavus Adolphus College

Gustavus Adolphus College is in a town not particularly near any major cities, in Saint Peter, MN. The school has a Evangelical Lutheran Church religious affiliation. Gustavus Adolphus College is classified as a private, not-for-profit college. Students at the school earn degrees up to the Bachelor's degree.

Course Topics

The most common major fields study at Gustavus Adolphus College include mathematics and science.

Gustavus Adolphus College Selectivity

The school does not admit all applicants.


One indicator of school quality is the number of students per professor, and here Gustavus Adolphus College does well in comparison to most schools. Some professors at the school are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members. Faculty salaries at Gustavus Adolphus College are higher than most.

Student Enrolment

The school, in 2007, had 2, 625 students (2, 596 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

Gustavus Adolphus College is not thought of as a commuter school, and many students live on campus or nearby. Dorm living is common. Athletic teams at Gustavus Adolphus College belong to the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference for major sports.

Gustavus Adolphus College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts212political science, economics, English, history, sociology, geography, Spanish language, Classical languages, . . .
Science101biology, chemistry, physics, biochemistry, geology
Business and Management94business, international business, accounting
Education and Teaching54elementary school teaching, social studies teaching, music teaching, health teaching, physical education teaching, math teaching, art education, biology teaching, . . .
Therapy and Counselling50psychology
Media42communication studies
Nursing and Emergency Medicine24registered nursing
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy23health and fitness, athletic trainer
Religion and Philosophy21religion, philosophy
Art Studies11art studies
Conservation and Resource Management11environmental studies
Security and Law Enforcement9corrections and criminal justice
Drama and Performing Arts9drama, dance
Computer Science and Engineering5computer science
Fine Arts4art history and criticism, fine arts

Contact: Gustavus Adolphus College

Gustavus Adolphus College

800 West College Avenue

Saint Peter, MN 56082-1498

General Phone: (507) 933-8000

http://www.GUSTAVUS. EDU

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