Gustavus Adolphus College is a highly selective, private, coeducational, residential liberal arts college affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Founded in 1862, it has valued its Lutheran and Swedish heritages throughout its history. The college is guided by five core values: excellence, community, justice, service, and faith.
• More than 120 special interest groups and organizations
• Five daily Sabbath services, a Sunday worshipping community service, and one evening praise service weekly
• 12 student-run religious organizations
• Designated in 2015 by the Carnegie Foundation as a “community-engaged campus”—the highest national distinction available for higher education.