Gustavus Adolphus College Again Ranked A Top 100 National Liberal Arts College

Posted on August 23rd, 2004 by

Gustavus Adolphus College is once again ranked among the top 100 liberal arts colleges in the nation in U.S. News and World Report’s annual college rankings. Released to the public on Friday, Aug. 20 on the Web (, the rankings will be published in the Aug. 30 issue of U.S. News & World Report magazine and in the annual America’s Best College’s guidebook, both of which will be available Aug. 23 at newsstands and book stores.

Gustavus was ranked 77th this year and is one of five Minnesota colleges in the top 100 national liberal arts colleges for overall quality.

Gustavus has an 89 percent retention rate (freshmen who return for their sophomore year) and a 79 percent four-year graduation rate.

America’s Best Colleges is reportedly the top selling college guidebook. This ranking groups schools into categories based on a national educational classification that includes national liberal arts colleges, national doctoral universities, regional master’s degree-granting universities, and comprehensive regional colleges.


Media Contact: Director of Media Relations and Internal Communication Luc Hatlestad


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