Gustavus Adolphus College: Narrative Description
GUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS COLLEGE W-8
800 West College Ave.
St. Peter, MN 56082-1498
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.gustavus.edu/
Independent, 4-year, coed, affiliated with Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1862. Setting: 330-acre small town campus with easy access to Minneapolis-St. Paul. Endowment: $78.3 million. Research spending 2003-04: $91,726. Educational spending 2003-04: $11,565 per student. Total enrollment: 2,577. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 2,646 applied, 77% were admitted. 31% from top 10% of their high school class, 66% from top quarter, 95% from top half. 6 National Merit Scholars, 37 valedictorians. Full-time: 2,542 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 35 students, 57% women, 43% men. Students come from 41 states and territories, 19 other countries, 19% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 0% 25 or older, 85% live on campus, 1% transferred in. Retention: 89% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences and history; business/marketing; biological/life sciences. Core. Calendar: 4-1-4. Services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).
Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Placement: SAT or ACT required. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 4/1, 11/1 for early action. Notification: continuous until 5/1, 11/20 for early action.
Costs Per Year:
Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $28,765 includes full-time tuition ($22,590), mandatory fees ($365), and college room and board ($5810). College room only: $3410. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to student level. Room and board charges vary according to board plan, housing facility, and student level. Part-time tuition: $3000 per course. Part-time mandatory fees: $100. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment.
Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 110 open to all; local fraternities, local sororities; 20% of eligible men and 17% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Campus Activity Board, Gustavus Choir, Greens, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Big Partner/Little Partner. Major annual events: Nobel Conference, Christmas in Christ Chapel, Mayday. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 2,081 college housing spaces available; 2,013 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Option: coed housing available. Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library plus 2 others with 288,685 books, 35,440 microform titles, 996 serials, 16,623 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $1.6 million. 441 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.
St. Peter is located 68 miles south of Minneapolis with the usual community facilities. Bus transportation is convenient.