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5 Reasons to Apply

Completing an application is the best way to show your interest to our admission team. Our holistic process is simple from start to finish, and allows us to really get to know you. Here are just a few reasons why applying to Gustavus is easy, worthwhile, and a great decision for your future.
  1. Free. Applying to Gustavus is always free! No promo codes needed.

  2. Test-Optional. You’re way more than a test score! For over 15 years, we’ve let students decide whether or not they want to submit their standardized test scores as part of their application.

  3. Automatic Academic Scholarship Consideration. As soon as you apply, you’re automatically considered for up to $40,000 per year in scholarships! No extra applications needed.

  4. Quick Decision. Beginning September 1, within two weeks of completing your application, we’ll give you an admission decision and any eligible academic scholarships.

  5. One Stop Shop. Our Applicant Portal is the place for viewing your admission decision and scholarships, updating materials, and scheduling a visit.

Lots of Help Along the Way

Our experienced team of admission counselors are here to help you every step of the way! You’re always a name here, never a number. Find out who your admission counselor is.

Gustie Spirit: The Reasons We Love It Here

Uncover why Gusties love it here! A vibrant community, exceptional faculty, picturesque campus, and endless opportunities for growth make Gustavus Adolphus College an extraordinary place!

  • Our “Do It All” Mentality
    Here, you don’t have to choose to pursue just one passion. Gusties do it all. Complete a major (or two), play a sport, join a bunch of clubs, sing in the choir, have a job on campus, study away, have an internship, and perform research … all in just four years.

  • Top-Notch Facilities and Faculty
    In just the last five years, there have been more than $140 million in building renovations and expansions on campus. Those shiny new facilities are home to our dedicated faculty that are ranked in the top 75 for best undergraduate teaching in the nation (U.S. News and World Report).

  • It’s (Surprisingly) Affordable
    Don’t let that sticker price scare you! Over 97% of Gusties receive financial aid and our financial aid packages are competitive with, and sometimes even better than, other private and public institutions.

You can afford to attend Gustavus.

We want you to make the most of your college education, and not break the bank in the process. We're committed to making a Gustavus education affordable for students and their families. See what a Gustavus education might cost with our Net Price Calculator.

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Gusties develop skills that employers and graduate schools seek. That’s why after graduation you’ll find Gusties working at Fortune 500 companies like Allianz, Amazon, Target, and UnitedHealth Group, or attending top graduate programs like Harvard School of Medicine, Duke University, and Georgetown University. Apply to Gustavus today and start your journey to your future career.