Gustavus Adolphus College is a private liberal arts college in Saint Peter, Minnesota, that prepares 2,200 undergraduates for lives of leadership, service, and lifelong learning. Fully accredited and known for strong science, writing, music, athletics, study away, and service-learning programs, the College is guided by five core values: community, excellence, faith, justice, and service.

Academic Programs

  • Engineering
  • Research
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Religious Affiliation
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


Gustavus uses a holistic approach to admission, meaning that we evaluate a student's entire application, not just their GPA and test scores. We’re looking for students who we believe can be successful at Gustavus. Gusties are motivated, talented, and enthusiastic members of a tight-knit community, from varying backgrounds. If that sounds like you, we hope to see your application!
Early Action Application Deadline: November 1 
Rolling Admission: Review of applications begins December 1
Admitted students who submit their FAFSA by November 1 will be awarded their financial aid package by January 1. After November 1, admitted students financial aid packages will begin to be awarded February 1.


Transfer students are a welcome addition to the Gustavus community. They provide a unique perspective and enrich the campus with their previous college experience. Because the decision to transfer institutions can be a difficult one, we are here to help answer questions every step of the way. 
Questions? Visit our Transfer page to view a detailed list of required supporting materials specifically for transfer students.

Additional Information

Before Admission: Begin the financial aid process before receiving an offer of admission by completing scholarship applications (if applicable) and the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

Visit us

Explore campus to see all the reasons why Gustavus just might be the best college for you. Customize your experience with an individual campus visit, or choose to engage with one of our virtual or on campus visit events! Whichever option you choose, you’ll get an answer to the question “Why Gustavus?” Explore all your campus visit options.

Gustavus encourages its people to offer their diverse gifts for the common good. This is a place where shared experiences are felt deeply and become part of our collective story. We are blessed that “community” is one of our core values and is a part of the Gustavus culture.

Rebecca Bergman, President, 2014 - Current
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Admissions office

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School location

800 W College Ave
Saint Peter, MN 56082, United States of America

Phone number

(507) 933-7676