Five recent Gustavus Adolphus College graduates are among the 138 volunteers that recently began their year of service in 14 different cities across the country through Lutheran Volunteer Corps (LVC). Benjamin Batz ’12, Dan Burnett ’13, Elizabeth…
Jason Haaheim '01 earned degrees in honors physics and music and is now the Principal Timpanist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in New York.
Since transferring to Gustavus as a sophomore in 2011, Daniel Venn '15 has developed a passion for teaching English to students in South America. The secondary education major spent this past summer in Ecuador and is currently in the middle of a three…
Dr. Dan Dewey received the 2013 Gustavus Adolphus College Association of Congregations and Alumni Service Award. Dewey is recognized for his vision and leadership in co-founding World Altering Medicine, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing…
Zainab Jaji '13 grew up more than 6,000 miles away from Gustavus Adolphus College in Lagos, Nigeria. She earned her undergraduate degree in biochemistry and molecular biology and is now in her first year of medical school at Yale University.
From the time she was three years old through her four years in high school, Gustavus Adolphus College alumna Katie DeSantis ’10 found herself in and out of various Minneapolis homeless shelters. The difficulties and uncertainties of growing up…
Kurt Elling majored in history and graduated in 1989 from Gustavus. Today, he is Grammy Award winner and one of the world's foremost jazz vocalists.
Kelly Broady '11 was a standout student in the Biology Department at Gustavus and is now pursuing a master's degree in human genetics and genetic counseling at Stanford University.
Daniel Sellers '06 took his sociology and anthropology degree from Gustavus and had a transformational experience with Teach For America. Now Sellers is trying to eliminate the achievement gap in Minnesota schools as the Executive Director of the non-profit…
Gustavus Adolphus College alumnus Matt Wood '10 made his way from Pennsylvania to Gustavus and then to the Peace Corps in Nicaragua. After primarily training teachers in entrepreneurship for the past two years, he will return to the U.S. in July to pursue…
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.
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70 miles south of the Twin Cities
Founded in 1862 by Eric Norelius
72 majors in 24 academic departments
15 Average Class Size
11:1 Student-Faculty Ratio
80% 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