Gustavus equips students to lead purposeful lives and to act on the great challenges of our time through an innovative liberal arts education of recognized excellence. 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.

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Undergraduate student profile

2,139 Total undergraduate students
17% Domestic students of color or Native American students
55% Students who are female
4% Students who are transfers 
100% Students who are under 25

I was looking for a more diverse education where I get to explore multiple areas of interest — which the liberal arts education is great for, a community that is smaller and tight knit, and the opportunity to participate in more extracurriculars. Each of these are strengths of Gustavus.

Kevin Durham Jr. '22

Credit transfer

Course-by-course evaluation, evaluated on an individual basis. Learn more about transferring credit to Gustavus.

Maximum number of credits that can transfer
64 semester credits (96 quarter credits)

Number of credits required for degree
128 semester credits (34 courses)

Minimum cumulative GPA required
2.4 on a 4.0 scale recommended

Minimum grade required for a course to transfer

Block transfer accepted


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Application deadlines
Fall term: Aug. 15
Spring term: Jan. 15

Application fee

Where electronic transcripts must be sent
[email protected]

Financial aid & cost

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Tuition and fees

President's Scholarship ($34,500 to $36,500)
Dean’s Scholarship ($32,000 to $34,000)
Gold Scholarship ($25,000 to $31,000)
Phi Theta Kappa ($2,500)
Gustavus Legacy Award ($2,500)
Rucker Diversity Scholarship ($2,500)
Church Matching Scholarships (up to $1,000)

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