Gustavus Adolphus College

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Gustavus Adolphus College, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Saint Peter, MN, a predominately rural area. Gustavus Adolphus College has an enrollment of approximately two thousand students.

This school has an acceptance rate of about 69% with 19% of applicants deciding to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Gustavus Adolphus College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Gustavus Adolphus College was reported as 69.2% in Fall 2020 with over 4,960 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Gustavus Adolphus College has been slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 64.8%
  • 2017-2018: 67.8%
  • 2018-2019: 66.2%
  • 2019-2020: 69.2%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 62.8%

How Does Gustavus Adolphus College Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Gustavus Adolphus College is twenty-two percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

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Bethany Lutheran College72.6%
Martin Luther College83.8%
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Carleton College19.1%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Recommended
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Recommended

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)

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