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Gustavus Adolphus College is an undergraduate, residential, liberal arts college. Founded in 1862 by Swedish immigrants; it is the oldest Lutheran college in Minnesota.
Gustavus offers students a liberal arts education of recognized excellence, provided by faculty who embody the highest standards of teaching and scholarship. Small classes, an active and embracing community, and personal attention are the hallmarks of the College, where many of its more than 2,400 full-time students engage in collaborative research with their professors.
The College is fully accredited and is well known for its strong writing, science, music, and award-winning community service programs. In addition, over 75 percent of students are involved in varsity or intramural athletics and many students take advantage of opportunities to study abroad.
Gustavus has hosted a local chapter of Phi Beta Kappa since 1983 and is internationally recognized for its annual Nobel Conference. The College seeks to instill in its students a capacity and passion for lifelong learning and to prepare them for fulfilling lives of leadership and service in society. The significance of its impact is reflected in the support and continuing involvement of an extraordinary percentage of its nearly 20,000 alumni.