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Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
2,440
Total Undergrads
Including 28 Part-time
590
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

57% Women
43% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division III (with football)

Minnesota Intercollegiate Ath Conf

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

10
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $56,291)
11
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $42,338)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 133 135 - -
Baseball 29 - - -
Basketball 26 25 - Yes
Football 109 - - Yes
Golf 14 7 - -
Gymnastics - 19 - -
Ice Hockey 74 23 - Yes
Skiing 15 11 - -
Soccer 26 23 - Yes
Softball - 23 - Yes
Swimming and Diving 34 47 - -
Tennis 23 15 - Yes
Volleyball - 15 - Yes
Badminton - - - Yes
Court Sports - - - Yes
Dance - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Skating - - Yes -

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5.4%
Black/non-Hispanic 2.7%
Hispanic 1.9%
Non-resident alien 1.1%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 1.1%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 87.4%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
Other
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 2
Liquor Law Violation 73
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 3
Property Crime 0

Notable Alumni

  • Kurt Elling, jazz artist
  • Patsy O'Connell Sherman, co-inventor of 3M Scotchgard
  • Peter Krause, actor ("Six Feet Under," "Parenthood")
  • Steve Zahn, actor
  • Allison Rosati Dennis, news anchor in Chicago
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Anonymous
  • 4
  • the dorms are all pretty nice and the cfs (known as ras at most schools) try hard to make it a nice living environment. make sure you figure out which…

  • Feb-18-2012 Read More
  • Nick
  • 4
  • There are many options to choose from. The res life staff is very organized and on top of things as well as very approachable.…

  • Mar-28-2012 Read More
  • Kyra from Sioux Falls, SD
  • 5
  • I freaking love the dorms, it was a huge deciding factor for me. Most other colleges offered dark, dingy dorms but these are so new and shiny! And the don't…

  • May-17-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • from Montgomery, MN
  • Feb-10-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    The food is very good but it could take a while to get used to the way they run the food court...also there were no easily visible prices on items like fruit?

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  • 5
  • McKayla from Ramsey, MN
  • Jan-10-2014 I am a current student here

    The food here is amazing. I rarely have heard a complaint about the food. Gustavus features an a la carte cafeteria instead of the traditional all you can eat style. This allows for the ability to buy grocery items in the cafeteria as well as the ability to grab a single item without using a whole 'meal' to pay for it. I continue to see new things on the menu each week and there are tons of choices every day. The cafeteria also stays open from 7am-11pm every day.

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  • 5
  • Andrew
  • Nov-27-2013 I am a current student here

    Amazing Cafeteria!! Rated top in the nation!

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  • 3
  • mani from Minneapolis, MN
  • Jul-08-2013 I am a current student here

    We have a GREAT selection for food & dining. For the most part the food is amazing, but like any other school or place after awhile you want something different. We have a wide variety, but there will be times you just want to order a pizza or run down to get better Chinese food/ Erbert's & Gerbert's. The deserts are really yummy. Oh and the dining services people/ workers are pretty nice and sweet, you definitely get to know the kitchen staff.

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  • 4
  • Anonymous
  • Jun-20-2013 I am a current student here

    The food is really great at Gustavus. Some items are in the Market Place all the time, pizza and french fries for example, while others are made every so often, like Eggplant Parmesan. They do have some Gluten-free and vegetarian options available.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Anonymous
  • Jun-20-2013 I am a current student here

    We offer both local and national sororities and fraternities. All of the groups reach out to each other in order to accomplish goals or just to enjoy a night of fun together. A great number of students participate in these groups.

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  • 0
  • David from Apple Valley, MN
  • Nov-02-2012 I am a current student here

    Greek life is very different here than it is at a normal school, there is no Greek row, there are no official Greek houses, also they are not usually nationally affiliated, except for Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) so they are cheaper but won't get you networked as easily. They focus more around community service, but it doesn't mean they don't have fun.

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  • 0
  • Madeline from Saint Peter, MN
  • Jul-26-2012 I am a current student here

    There is a great greek life system for those who are interested. There are national and local sororities and fraternities. All do great things around campus and in the community.

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  • 0
  • DeDe from MN
  • Jun-04-2012 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Gustavus has many different Greek organizations that are local to the area that have been around for over a hundred years, and Gustavus is very proud of them. There are also many national Greek organizations on campus as well.

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