Gustavus Adolphus College

Women's WCLA Contact: Rachel Spiering
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2,241 Undergrads / 2,241 Students
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$21,707 Net Price
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69% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    WCLA Div. 2

  • College Type

    4-year, Private non-profit

  • Campus Type

    Town: Fringe

Student Body
  • Male
  • Female
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • In-State
  • Out-of-state
  • Foreign
  • Other
  • White
  • Black
  • Asian
  • Latino
  • Foreign
  • Other
Student-to-faculty Ratio
11 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
Overall Graduation Rate
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
73% / 78%
Calendar System
Four-one-four plan
Religious Affiliation
Evangelical Lutheran Church
On campus housing is provided and is not required for incoming freshman

Other includes American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, two or more races and unknown race / ethnicity.

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Where Grads Live
  • Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area
  • Greater Chicago Area
  • Greater Denver Area
  • Rochester Minnesota Area
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • St. Cloud Minnesota Area
  • Washington D.C. Metro Area
  • Greater New York City Area
  • Duluth Minnesota Area
  • Greater Seattle Area
  • Madison Wisconsin Area
  • Greater Los Angeles Area
  • Sioux Falls South Dakota Area
  • Phoenix Arizona Area
  • Greater Boston Area
Where Grads Work
  • Target
  • UnitedHealth Group
  • University of Minnesota
  • Wells Fargo
  • U.S. Bank
  • ThreeM
  • Medtronic
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Thrivent Financial
  • State of Minnesota
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Best Buy
  • General Mills
  • Ameriprise Financial Services Inc.
  • Allina Health
What Grads Do
  • Education
  • Sales
  • Operations
  • Healthcare Services
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Research
  • Community and Social Services
  • Information Technology
  • Media and Communication
  • Marketing
  • Consulting
  • Administrative
  • Human Resources
  • Program and Project Management
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Overall Experience
Student Life
Professor Rating
Test Scores
Critical Reading
510 - 640
540 - 660
1130 - 1360
24 - 29

This range represents the middle half of incoming freshman from the 25th to 75th percentile. The writing component is now optional and no longer reported.

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Applicants 4,957 2,031 2,926
% Admitted 69% 65% 72%
% Admits That Enroll 19% 20% 18%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA 3.6
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    Majors / Programs

    Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

    Social Sciences (11%)
    Business (11%)
    Biological & Biomedical Sciences (9%)
    Psychology (9%)
    Psychology, General (9%)
    Biology/Biological Sciences, General (7%)
    Physical Sciences (7%)
    Business/Commerce, General (7%)
    Parks, Recreation & Fitness Stu. (7%)
    Speech Communication and Rhetoric (6%)
    Visual & Performing Arts (6%)
    Economics, General (6%)
    Communication & Journalism (6%)
    Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other (5%)
    Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse (4%)
    Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General (4%)
    Accounting (4%)
    Net Price

    Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.


    Average net price by income for incoming freshman receiving financial aid.

    Net price for all students (private non-profit and for profit institutions).

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    Sticker Price

    Sticker price = estimated total cost of attendance.

    On Campus
    Tuition & Fees$47,040
    Books & Supplies$900
    Cost of Living$10,160
    Personal Expenses$1,170
    Sticker Price$59,270

    Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

    Financial Aid

    99% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

    Receiving Aid %
    Avg. Aid Amount
    Type of Aid
    Grant or Scholarship99%$35,617
    Federal Grants33%$4,925
    Pell Grants33%$4,460
    Other Federal31%$495
    State & Local Grants64%$5,389
    Institutional Grants99%$30,475
    Student Loans63%$8,653
    Federal Loans63%$5,211
    Other Loans16%$13,605

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    All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

    Total Amount
    Per Student
    Financial Assets $184 Million $81,969

    Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.


    Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $27,000.

    Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

    Total Principal
    Monthly Payment
    10 Year Repayment $26,250 $287

    Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

    3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 1.3%

    Avg. rate for colleges with lacrosse is 5.1%.

    Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 1,043 students.


    Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $51,700

    Earnings of former students working by percentile.

    Earnings of former students who received federal financial aid. Figures shown are median.


    How long until this college investment pays off: 5.7 years.

    Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 73% of students graduate on time.

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    Campus Safety
    On Campus
    In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
    Criminal Offenses
    Murder - -
    Negligent Manslaughter - -
    Rape 5 5
    Fondling 6 5
    Incest - -
    Statutory Rape - -
    Robbery - -
    Aggravated Assault 1 1
    Burglary 4 4
    Motor Vehicle Theft 2 1
    Arson - -

    In Residence Halls are a subset of On Campus statistics. Murder includes non-negligent manslaughter.

    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. Statistics represent 3-year average data.

    Data from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

    Carnegie Classifications
    Basic ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus
    Undergrad InstructionArts & sciences plus professions, no graduate coexistence
    Graduate InstructionNot classified (Exclusively Undergraduate)
    Enrollment ProfileExclusively undergraduate four-year
    Undergrad ProfileFour-year, full-time, selective, lower transfer-in
    Size and SettingFour-year, small, highly residential

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