Gustavus Adolphus College

Saint Peter, MN 56082

Gustavus Adolphus College is one of the 34 private 4-year, not-for-profit colleges in Minnesota. Its campus is small in size and located in the town of Saint Peter. The institution offers only undergrad degree programs.

In the 2017 fall enrollment, 588 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 523 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 89%).

Every year 80% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

Gustavus Adolphus College's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $43,590, and fees were $490. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $43,590 and $490 respectively.


Campus LocaleFringe Town
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio11:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Evangelical Lutheran Church
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate89%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 6 25

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1915 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/12/1999 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$7,500/credit
In State Students$7,500/credit
Out of State Students$7,500/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $337,500 $337,500 $337,500
ADN 70 $525,000 $525,000 $525,000
BSN 125 $937,500 $937,500 $937,500
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 99% of Gustavus Adolphus College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 27% $4,114
Other Federal Grant 26% $489
State Grant & Scholarships 33% $5,118
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 98% $21,330
Federal Student Loans 66% $5,624
Private Loans 16% $11,954


Average Net Price/year
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$12,472
$30,001 to $48,000$14,167
$48,001 to $75,000$16,024
$75,001 to $110,000$21,164
Over $110,000$26,904

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Phillips/Laird Scholarship

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Gustavus Adolphus College MN Academic Excellence Scholarship

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Gustavus Adolphus College - National Merit Scholarship

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Minnesota state board of nursing.

Gustavus Adolphus College
800 West College Avenue
Saint Peter, MN 56082

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