Gustavus Adolphus College


The world is big and it’s waiting for you. What do you long to be? A leader? A healer? An innovator? A caretaker? An educator? An explorer? A member of the community? We believe that whatever you dream, you can be.

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All of us for all of Gustavus

The Gustavus community is passionate, engaged, caring, and inclusive. Whatever field they choose, Gusties lead lives of leadership and service in society and give back to their communities. Learn more about how Gusties are living out the core values of excellence, community, justice, service, and faith.

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The Liberal Arts Perspective


In technology-driven, fast-paced, global economies, and in increasingly diverse yet often polarized societies, Gusties remain bolstered by liberal arts ideals. Cross-discipline thinking, lives lived with purpose, proudly taking on challenges — that's what we're known for, that's what we teach here. The world will always change. And our professors teach the greater lessons of change. Our students strive to discover their purpose buried within. Our alums act on those lessons and sense of purpose.

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Explore campus in person by scheduling a visit or through our virtual tour and see all the reasons why Gustavus just might be the best college for you.

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Gustavus Acts

Progress. Innovation. Promise.

Our campus is energized by the power of progress. We are moving forward together. New scholarships, top-notch faculty, and a growing endowment all support our belief that critical thinking and world perspective are essential skills. Gustavus is committed to meeting the financial need of all admitted students and to providing world-class, state-of-the-art resources and facilities.

Want specifics? Look to the $70 million Nobel Hall of Science project, a $10 million grant for career excellence, our commitment to become a zero-waste campus, a $225 million comprehensive campaign to equip, energize, and elevate the college, a $60 million expansion and renovation of Lund Center, and a community-wide focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion — just to name a few.

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Students in the STEAMery Cafe in Nobel Hall
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Plants growing at Big Hill Farm.
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After decades of remarkable achievements Gustavus Adolphus College is ready to step into the light. To move boldly into the future and share it with the world.

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Affordability & Outcomes

At Gustavus, we make our education accessible for all families through a combination of merit-based scholarships, need-based financial assistance, and financing options. Chances are, you qualify. Tell us about yourself and let us help you make it happen.

Once you’re here, you can count on graduating with communication, critical thinking, and leadership skills, which will give you a clearer and more confident vision of who you are in the world. At Gustavus, we’re defining excellence one student at a time.

Financial Aid at Gustavus

#1  among Minnesota private colleges for doing the most for low-income students (New York Times)
400  juniors and seniors are paired with a career mentor each year
90%  of students receive financial aid

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