Bethany Lutheran College

Mankato, MN

Bethany Lutheran College

Mankato, MN

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Tuition & Fees

$28,380

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
16%
500-599
58%
400-499
21%
300-399
5%
700-800
5%
600-699
11%
500-599
58%
400-499
26%
30-36
10%
24-29
37%
18-23
49%
12-17
4%
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undergraduateRatios

45%

male

55%

female

11

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

72%

acceptance rate

Accepted 462
Declined 174
Total Received 636
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Private

741

undergraduate students

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School Facts

Bethany Lutheran College, founded in 1927, is a private, residential, Christian, coeducational, liberal arts college; owned and operated by the Evangelical Lutheran Synod. Its 50-acre campus is located in Mankato, MN.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 741
Established in 1927
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Lutheran

50-acre campus in Mankato (population: 42,610). Served by air and bus; major airport and train serve Minneapolis-St. Paul (80 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Small town
  • Metropolitan area: Minneapolis-St. Paul
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Minneapolis-St. Paul International

Bethany Lutheran College
700 Luther Drive
Mankato, MN
56001

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
71%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing

Top Organizations

  • Bethany Activities Committee
  • Student Senate
  • Scholastic Leadership Society
  • PAMA (Promoting Awareness, spurring Motivation, and encouraging Action)
  • Bethany Society of Royal Scientists

Top Events

  • Spring Formal
  • Fall Festival
  • Luthapalooza
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
24%
Top 1/4
43%
Top 1/2
77%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
16%
500-599
58%
400-499
21%
300-399
5%
700-800
5%
600-699
11%
500-599
58%
400-499
26%
30-36
10%
24-29
37%
18-23
49%
12-17
4%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application deadline July 1
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.42

Moderately Selective

72%

acceptance rate

Accepted 462
Declined 174
Total Received 636

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
interview
religious affiliation/commitment

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
first generation
recommendation(s)
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
class rank
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 21
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

99%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$4,388

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $27,700
Room & board $8,150
Additional fees $680
Books & supplies $800
Other fees $1,850
Total $39,180
Average Financial Aid - $4,388
Total with Avg. Aid $34,792
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Football, Racquetball, Sand volleyball, Soccer, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Football, Racquetball, Sand volleyball, Soccer, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

Assc. Bach.
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Art Teacher Education
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Communication, General
Computer Science
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering Science
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Exercise Physiology
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Graphic Design
Health Communication
History, General
Legal Studies, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Music, General
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Social Sciences, General
Social Studies Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Cooporative programs
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Army ROTC

741

total students

73%

in-state

27%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

741
students

Female
55%
410

Male
45%
331

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

79%

591
students

Female
55%
323

Male
45%
268

21%

150
students

Female
58%
87

Male
42%
63

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 71%
Student 4 year graduation rate 43%
Student 5 year graduation rate 8%
Student 6 year graduation rate 3%

Student Break-down

14%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
70%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

34

Transfer students enrolled

5%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: July 1

Transfer difficulty

'Minimally difficult

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math

Career placement services

Not Reported

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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