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Gustavus Adolphus College


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Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1862
Affiliation: Lutheran
Academic calendar: 4-1-4
Undergraduate student body: 2,618
Environment: Rural
Endowment: $96,519,496
Admissions Address

800 W. College Avenue
St. Peter, MN 56082

Website

http://www.gac.edu

Admissions E-mail

admission@gac.edu


 

QuickFacts
Average high school GPA: 3.7
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Mark Anderson
Admissions office telephone: (507) 933-7676
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: None
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? No
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.collegenet.com Tuition deposit: $500 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $300 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English N/A 4
Mathematics N/A 4
Science N/A 3
Lab N/A 3
Foreign language N/A 2
Social studies N/A N/A
History N/A N/A
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units N/A 16

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? No
SAT/ACT requirements: Neither SAT nor ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: N/A
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? Yes for most students, but selective admission for some programs
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Important
Standardized test scores: Not considered
Application essay: Very important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Important
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Important
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: N/A
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: N/A
Overall acceptance rate: 78%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 78%
Total applicants: 2,663
Total acceptances: 2,077
Total freshman enrollment: 685
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 1,111
Male acceptances: 819
Male freshman enrollment: 289
 
Female applicants: 1,552
Female acceptances: 1,258
Female freshman enrollment: 396
Out-of-state freshmen: 19%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 75
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 75
Students enrolled from waiting list: 5

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 35%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 70%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 94%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 91%
Average high school GPA: 3.7
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 99%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: N/A
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: N/A
Math: N/A
Combined: N/A

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 N/A N/A
600-699 N/A N/A
500-599 N/A N/A
400-499 N/A N/A
300-399 N/A N/A
200-299 N/A N/A

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: N/A
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: N/A

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 N/A N/A N/A
24-29 N/A N/A N/A
18-23 N/A N/A N/A
12-17 N/A N/A N/A
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 



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