Gustavus Adolphus College

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world rank  1557

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University Overview

Founded in 1862, Gustavus Adolphus College is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the medium-sized town of St. Peter (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Minnesota. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Higher Learning Commission, Gustavus Adolphus College (GAC) is a small (EduListing enrollment range: 2,000-2,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Lutheran religion. Gustavus Adolphus College (GAC) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 158 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym GAC
Founded 1862
Motto E Caelo Nobis Vires
Our Strength Comes From Heaven
Colours Black and gold

University Location

Address 800 West College Avenue
St. Peter (population range: 10,000-49,999)
56082-1498 Minnesota
United States
T +1 (507) 933 8000
F +1 (507) 933 7041

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
Not reported
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
Not reported

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office 800 West College Avenue
Saint Peter 56082
+1 (507) 933 7676
800 487 8288

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 2,000-2,999
Academic Staff 500-599
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar 4-1-4
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Lutheran Christian-Lutheran Evangelical Lutheran Church In America -

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Gustavus Adolphus College's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • American Chemical Society ACS
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation CAEP
  • National Association of Schools of Music NASM
  • National League for Nursing

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure

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