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Gustavus Adolphus College Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 28 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

57% Women
43% Men


NCAA Division III (with football)

Minnesota Intercollegiate Ath Conf

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $56,291)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $42,338)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 133 135 - -
Baseball 29 - - -
Basketball 26 25 - Yes
Football 109 - - Yes
Golf 14 7 - -
Gymnastics - 19 - -
Ice Hockey 74 23 - Yes
Skiing 15 11 - -
Soccer 26 23 - Yes
Softball - 23 - Yes
Swimming and Diving 34 47 - -
Tennis 23 15 - Yes
Volleyball - 15 - Yes
Badminton - - - Yes
Court Sports - - - Yes
Dance - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Skating - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5.4%
Black/non-Hispanic 2.7%
Hispanic 1.9%
Non-resident alien 1.1%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 1.1%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 87.4%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 2
Liquor Law Violation 73
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 3
Property Crime 0

Notable Alumni

  • Kurt Elling, jazz artist
  • Patsy O'Connell Sherman, co-inventor of 3M Scotchgard
  • Peter Krause, actor ("Six Feet Under," "Parenthood")
  • Steve Zahn, actor
  • Allison Rosati Dennis, news anchor in Chicago
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Anonymous
  • 4
  • the dorms are all pretty nice and the cfs (known as ras at most schools) try hard to make it a nice living environment. make sure you figure out which…

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  • Nick
  • 4
  • There are many options to choose from. The res life staff is very organized and on top of things as well as very approachable.…

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  • Kyra from Sioux Falls, SD
  • 5
  • I freaking love the dorms, it was a huge deciding factor for me. Most other colleges offered dark, dingy dorms but these are so new and shiny! And the don't…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • carlie from virginia, mn
  • I am a current student here

    the caf has the best deserts i have ever tasted. there is also a ton of variety and room for creativity so the food doesn't get too boring.

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  • 4
  • Angela from Chanhassen, MN
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Food is very good! There are a good variety of options everyday however those varieties can become very repetitive

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  • 5
  • Elin
  • I am a current student here

    Delicious! I cannot say enough about how fabulous the food is here, with tons of different opptions, and always the standard good stuff like pizza. My favorite is the asian cusine- many different types of stir fry, egg and spring rolls, etc.

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  • 5
  • from Montgomery, MN
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    The food is very good but it could take a while to get used to the way they run the food court...also there were no easily visible prices on items like fruit?

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  • 5
  • McKayla from Ramsey, MN
  • I am a current student here

    The food here is amazing. I rarely have heard a complaint about the food. Gustavus features an a la carte cafeteria instead of the traditional all you can eat style. This allows for the ability to buy grocery items in the cafeteria as well as the ability to grab a single item without using a whole 'meal' to pay for it. I continue to see new things on the menu each week and there are tons of choices every day. The cafeteria also stays open from 7am-11pm every day.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Sara from Farmington, MN
  • I am a current student here

    I am a part of greek life at Gustavus. Love the different options of national or local. Each chapter takes pride in volunteer work and each's own philanthropy. Also, each chapter knows how to have a good time after working hard. BUT admin's attitude toward greek life is ridiculous.

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  • 0
  • carlie from virginia, mn
  • I am a current student here

    both local and national fraternities and sororities. every one has a great philanthropy and isn't just a party 24/7.

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  • 0
  • Anonymous
  • I am a current student here

    We offer both local and national sororities and fraternities. All of the groups reach out to each other in order to accomplish goals or just to enjoy a night of fun together. A great number of students participate in these groups.

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  • 0
  • David from Apple Valley, MN
  • I am a current student here

    Greek life is very different here than it is at a normal school, there is no Greek row, there are no official Greek houses, also they are not usually nationally affiliated, except for Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) so they are cheaper but won't get you networked as easily. They focus more around community service, but it doesn't mean they don't have fun.

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  • 0
  • Madeline from Saint Peter, MN
  • I am a current student here

    There is a great greek life system for those who are interested. There are national and local sororities and fraternities. All do great things around campus and in the community.

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  • 0
  • DeDe from MN
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Gustavus has many different Greek organizations that are local to the area that have been around for over a hundred years, and Gustavus is very proud of them. There are also many national Greek organizations on campus as well.

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