Gustavus Adolphus College is a private liberal arts college closely affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The school combines interdisciplinary and international programs into all areas of study. A majority of students participate in service learning programs like Habitat for Humanity and Pound Pals. Gustavus Adolphus College offers study abroad programs in places such as Sweden, India, and Malaysia, as well as an exchange program in Sri Lanka.
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Not for Profit
Evangelical Lutheran Church
This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission
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Gustavus has a strong sense of community where there are plenty of opportunities to create lasting relationships. It is a Lutheran school but is very accepting of other religious practices. It's a great place to explore and learn about yourself.
gustavus is my community. i have met some of the nicest and most genuine people here. once a gustie, always a gustie.
carlie from virginia, mn
Gustavus is a place that prides itself on it's sense of community. However a lot of people believe that college who advertise that say that it sounds like a lot of hot air designed just to attract students. Now that I actually go here, I can say for sure, that they are not.