Should I apply? What do they look for? Will I get in? Since every college considers different factors as they build their incoming class, the answers to these questions will vary depending on the college, its curriculum, the overall quality of its applicants, and your specific qualities.
Gustavus is a selective college, one that carefully evaluates each application and has many more applicants than space in the first-year class. In 2012, Gustavus received nearly 5,000 applications and about 60% of our applicants were admitted.
Should you apply if you've had academic challenges? In general, yes. Don't disqualify yourself from Gustavus or any college for any reason. If you're interested, apply. If Gustavus cannot offer you admission, hopefully you've been able to explore other options and the admission process at Gustavus has helped you focus on what college features are most important to you.
Gustavus students are much more than a series of numbers. They are motivated, talented, and enthusiastic members of a close-knit community, made of individuals with varying backgrounds and many levels of ability.
Students applying for admisson to Gustavus may now choose whether or not to submit standardized test scores, which:
Therefore, the following information should be used as a guideline-- along with the suggested academic preparation-- for prospective applicants.
|Grade Point Average||3.68|
|Laboratory Science||3 years|
|Social Science||3 years|
|Foreign Language||Strongly Recommended|