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IPEDS ID: 173647
OPE ID: 00235300
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Gustavus Adolphus College
800 West College Avenue, Saint Peter, Minnesota 56082-1498
General information:  (507) 933-8000
Website:  www.gustavus.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:  Town: Fringe
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  2,526 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  12 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges--Arts & Sciences
Religious Affiliation
Evangelical Lutheran Church
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army)
Teacher certification
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2012Full timePart time
Total faculty19043
Instructional18943
Research and public service10
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees$33,500$35,520$37,660$39,1203.9%
Books and supplies$900$900$900$9000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$8,400$8,700$8,880$9,0501.9%
Other$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,0404.0%
Off Campus
Room and board--$8,880$9,0501.9%
Other--$1,000$1,0404.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other--$1,000$1,0404.0%
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$43,800$46,120$48,440$50,1103.4%
Off Campus$34,400$36,420$48,440$50,1103.4%
Off Campus with Family$34,400$36,420$39,560$41,0603.8%
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Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition planX
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid166899%————
Grant or scholarship aid66197%$15,783,265$23,878
Federal grants16524%$689,489$4,179
Pell grants16424%$612,342$3,734
Other federal grants16024%$77,147$482
State/local government grant or scholarships19929%$773,405$3,886
Institutional grants or scholarships66197%$14,320,371$21,665
Student loan aid48572%$4,124,203$8,504
Federal student loans48171%$2,940,551$6,113
Other student loans10115%$1,183,652$11,719
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid12,42096%$52,240,706$21,587
Pell grants62625%$2,455,191$3,922
Federal student loans1,73969%$11,600,752$6,671
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2010-20112011-20122012-2013
Average net price$22,597$23,054$24,535
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$10,712$13,822$14,989
$30,001 – $48,000$12,858$15,573$16,671
$48,001 – $75,000$17,155$19,146$19,381
$75,001 – $110,000$22,642$25,014$24,012
$110,001 and more$27,572$29,024$29,738
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2012
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)2,526
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment109
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 98%
Part-time: 2%Student Gender:
Male: 44%
Female: 56%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 4%
Black or African American: 3%
Hispanic/Latino: 3%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 84%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 2%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 97%
25 and over: 1%
Age unknown: 2%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 76%
Out-of-state: 22%
Foreign countries: 2%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2011.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants4,8042,0252,779
Percent admitted63%62%64%
Percent admitted who enrolled20%24%18%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
Test Scores: Fall 2013 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT396%
ACT42470%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading550680
SAT Math530660
ACT Composite2430
ACT English2330
ACT Math2429
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 90%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Returned in Fall 2012
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 86 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2012.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 82%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
4-year: 80%
6-year: 82%
8-year: 82%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 80%
Female: 84%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 100%
Asian: 82%
Black or African American: 81%
Hispanic/Latino: 57%
White: 83%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 60%
Non-resident alien: 78%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
Latin American and Caribbean Studies1
Russian Studies1
Scandinavian Studies5
Women's Studies5
Category total12
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry14
Biology/Biological Sciences, General77
Category total91
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting26
Business/Commerce, General37
International Business/Trade/Commerce5
Category total68
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric33
Category total33
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science7
Category total7
Education
Art Teacher Education1
Education, General16
English/Language Arts Teacher Education3
Health Teacher Education1
Mathematics Teacher Education5
Music Teacher Education3
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching1
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education0
Social Studies Teacher Education4
Spanish Language Teacher Education3
Category total37
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General17
Category total17
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General6
French Language and Literature4
Japanese Language and Literature3
Spanish Language and Literature9
Category total22
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer12
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse23
Category total35
History
History, General12
Category total12
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General14
Category total14
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other1
Category total1
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies16
Category total16
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other25
Category total25
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy10
Religion/Religious Studies11
Category total21
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General20
Geology/Earth Science, General8
Physics, General17
Category total45
Psychology
Psychology, General59
Category total59
Social Sciences
Economics, General28
Geography13
Political Science and Government, General23
Sociology23
Category total87
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation1
Art/Art Studies, General7
Dance, General3
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General3
Music, General7
Category total21
Grand total623
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III (with football) MenWomen
All Track Combined131128
Baseball30
Basketball2518
Football107
Golf1612
Gymnastics18
Ice Hockey6224
Skiing109
Soccer5120
Softball21
Swimming3459
Tennis3011
Volleyball21
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission (!)1/1/1915 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels4/12/1999 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1947 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools1/1/1960 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations270
Liquor law violations735659
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations250
Liquor law violations504322
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible395
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary757
Motor vehicle theft020
Arson000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible364
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary656
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year20102009
Default rate2.3%2.7%
Number in default1314
Number in repayment551505
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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