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.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this school. Scores within the range of 1080 (25th percentile) - 1340 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and between 24 (25th percentile) - 30 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is usually submitted among applicants that get into Gustavus Adolphus College. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Gustavus Adolphus College average GPA ranges from 3.35 to 3.64 for accepted students. This school has an acceptance rate of about 63% with 20% of applicants deciding to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Gustavus Adolphus College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Gustavus Adolphus College was reported as 63.2% in Fall 2013 with over 4,800 college 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.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 24 - 30
  • Average GPA: 3.35 - 3.64

How Hard Is It to Get into Gustavus Adolphus College?

Applicant Selectivity: High

Gustavus Adolphus College has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Gustavus Adolphus College has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 73.5%
  • 2010-2011: 70.3%
  • 2011-2012: 64.1%
  • 2012-2013: 63.4%
  • 2013-2014: 63.2%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 65.0%

How Does Gustavus Adolphus College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Gustavus Adolphus College is fourteen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Bethany Lutheran College74.6%
Martin Luther College96.2%
St Olaf College59.2%
Crown College55.0%
Carleton College21.0%

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

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Gustavus Adolphus College (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English23 - 30
Math24 - 29
Composite Score24 - 30
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