Overview

At Gustavus, we encourage you to live your whole life. Our “do it all” mentality supports the pursuit of all your interests without compromise, in just four years. In the classroom, you will learn from our nationally recognized professors dedicated to your development and success. Our commitment to a premier private education that’s affordable has led us to be ranked in the top 20 of “Most Affordable Hidden Gem Colleges for the Middle Class” (College Raptor) and ranked in the top 25 “Best Bang for the Buck Colleges” in the Midwest (Washington Monthly). After graduation, you'll find Gusties working for Fortune 500 companies and attending top graduate programs just months after receiving their degree. Gusties get more out of college.

Religious affiliation: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Student body profile
Academics
Learning options

Dual-degree programs
Honors program
Intercampus agreements
Internships
Pre-professional programs
Study abroad/away
Teacher licensure programs

Pre-professional programs

Pre-Actuarial Science
Pre-Architecture
Pre-Arts Administration
Pre-Church Vocations
Pre-Dentistry
Pre-Engineering
Pre-Landscape Architecture
Pre-Law
Pre-Materials Science
Pre-Medicine
Pre-Ministry
Pre-Occupational Therapy
Pre-Optometry
Pre-Pharmacy
Pre-Physical Therapy
Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Gustavus provided me with a solid, challenging and broad liberal arts education that left me feeling prepared for the next stage of my academic pursuits. Not only did Gustavus provide me with superior academics, but the friendships I developed through music, soccer, volunteering, and study abroad are ones that will last a lifetime. In Gustavus I didn't just find a college, I found a home.

Kendyl Landeck '17

Admissions
Cost & financial aid

We are proud to offer the First-Year Free Tuition Program as part of the Gustie Guarantee. For Minnesota families with adjusted gross incomes less than $80,000 per year, we'll cover first-year tuition ($55,446 in 2024) through gift aid. If students continue to qualify for the program, they will be responsible for any tuition increases in following years, plus housing, meals and fees each year. Over four years, students can get over $220,000 in scholarships and grants towards their education!

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Tuition and fees

First-time, full-time students receiving grants and scholarships
97%

Financial aid application deadline
March 15 priority awarding deadline

FAFSA code
002353

Profile code
6253

Learn more about financial aid at Gustavus.

Student activities

Number of student organizations
120+

Types of student organizations

Academic clubs
Community service
Cultural or ethnic
Greek organizations
Honor societies
Political
Pre-professional
Religious
Student government
Student interest/hobbies

Fine art offerings

Instrumental Music

Handbells
Jazz Ensemble
Pep Band
Small Ensembles
Symphony Orchestra

Vocal Music

A capella
Jazz
Men's Choir
Mixed Choir
Women's Choir

Theater & Dance

Comedy / Improv
Dance Company
Dance Team / Club
Swing dance
Theater club
Theater productions

Athletic programs

NCAA Division
Division III

Conference membership
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC)

Men's varsity

Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country
Football
Golf
Hockey
Soccer
Swimming / Diving
Tennis
Track and Field (indoor and outdoor)

Women's varsity

Basketball
Cross-Country
Golf
Gymnastics
Hockey
Soccer
Softball
Swimming / Diving
Tennis
Track and Field (indoor and outdoor)
Volleyball

Club sports

Dance Team
Equestrian
Ice Hockey (men's)
Lacrosse (women's)
Nordic Skiing
Rugby (men's)
Rugby (women's)
Tennis
Ultimate (co-ed)

Number of intramural sports
13

After graduation

Disciplines with largest number of graduates
1. Social sciences
2. Biological and biomedical sciences (TIED)
2. Psychology (TIED)
3. Business, management, marketing and related support services

Alumni majors
Use LinkedIn’s alumni tool* to explore what Gustavus graduates majored in and the types of careers they have and with which companies.

*based only on those who have accounts on LinkedIn

Contact information

Other Student paths

Transfer

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Graduate

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