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Gustavus Adolphus College

Saint Peter, Minnesota

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Gustavus Adolphus College

Private 4 Year

About Gustavus Adolphus College

Gustavus Adolphus College (/ɡəsˈteɪvəs/ gəs-TAY-vəs) is a private, coeducational liberal arts college. A four-year, residential institution, Gustavus Adolphus College was founded in 1862 by Swedish Americans and is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. To this day the school retains Swedish and Lutheran heritage. The premier event on campus is the annual Nobel Conference, which features Nobel Laureates and other scholars explaining their expertise to a general audience. In 2015, U.S. News & World Report ranked Gustavus as the 64th best liberal arts college in the United States. The college is ranked No. 38 for liberal arts colleges on Payscale's 2016-17 list of highest-paid graduates.


Located in Saint Peter, Minnesota.

800 West College Avenue, Saint Peter, MN, 56082-1498, Nicollet County

Gustavus Adolphus College Rankings

Prepler rankings are based on rigorous and in-depth analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education.

2021 Best Colleges in America

#450 of 6828

2021 Best Colleges in Minnesota

#12 of 110

Best Health teacher education Colleges & Universities in America

#8 of 124

Most Popular Majors

Out of 19 majors categories at Gustavus Adolphus College, the 5 most popular are listed below.

Graduation Rate

Graduation rate of college is a strong indicator of success of the college’s students in attaining their educational goals. Prepler defines graduation rate as the percentage of first-time, full-time students who graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College within four or six years.

Graduate in 4 years

Notable Alumni