Welcome to Gustavus!


Gustavus Adolphus College is a private, liberal arts college committed to helping you make your life count—in the classroom, on the field, at our campus in St. Peter, and wherever you go after graduation.

Founded in 1862 by Swedish Lutheran immigrants, the College is well known for its strong science, fine arts, athletics, study abroad, and servant-leadership programs. Gustavus has the distinction of hosting the annual Nobel Conference®, which brings the world's greatest minds to campus each October.

As you learn more about Gustavus, discover the details and features that are important to you by exploring this website.

Quick Facts

70 miles south of the Twin Cities

Founded in 1862 by Eric Norelius

72 majors in 24 academic departments


Avg Class Size

Student-Faculty Ratio

79% of students graduate within 4 years

340 beautifully landscaped acres

More than 100 interest groups and organizations

Hosted 99 Nobel Laureates and counting

Top 20 for students studying abroad

Top 10 for Peace Corps volunteers

70% receive need-based financial assistance

More than 90% participate in experiential education

$45 million in institutional scholarship assistance