Bethany Lutheran College

Mankato, MN

Bethany Lutheran College

Mankato, MN

Tuition & Fees

$28,380

$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
13%
24-29
24%
18-23
44%
12-17
19%
30-36
6%
24-29
37%
18-23
40%
12-17
17%
30-36
10%
24-29
37%
18-23
49%
12-17
4%
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undergraduateRatios

45%

male

55%

female

1

teacher

11

students

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Moderately Selective

72%

acceptance rate

Accepted 462
Declined + 174
Total Received 636
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Private (nonprofit)

741

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Education
  3. Communication
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Codes

SAT 6035
ACT 2086

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Location

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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 741
Established in 1911
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Lutheran
Accredited by •  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission

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Mankato, MN

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.

Bethany Lutheran College
700 Luther Drive
Mankato, MN 56001

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
71%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
97%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
24%
Top 1/4
43%
Top 1/2
77%
Bottom 1/2
23%
Bottom 1/4
7%

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
13%
24-29
24%
18-23
44%
12-17
19%
30-36
6%
24-29
37%
18-23
40%
12-17
17%
30-36
10%
24-29
37%
18-23
49%
12-17
4%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted no
Application deadline July 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

72%

acceptance rate

Accepted 462
Declined + 174
Total Received 636

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Interview
Religious affiliation/commitment

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Class rank
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Jeffrey Lemke
Vice President of Admissions/Enrollment Management
P: 800 944-3066
F: 507 344-7376
admissions@blc.edu

Financial Aid

85%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$23,185.00

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $27,700
Room $3,810
Board $4,280
Additional fees $680
Books & supplies $800
Total $37,270
Average Financial Aid - $23,185
Total with Avg. Aid $14,085

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $909,413
State $1,326,595
Institutional $5,610,148
Other external $95,895
Total $7,942,051

Non-need-based

Federal
State $4,589
Institutional $1,183,130
Other external $45,304
Total $1,233,023
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

Other

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 944-3066
F: 507 344-7376
finaid@blc.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Jeffrey Younge
Director of Financial Aid
jeff.younge@blc.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
golf
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, dodgeball, flag football, racquetball, soccer, volleyball (indoor/sand)

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Athletic Directors

Don Westphal (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Mascot
Vikings
School colors
red and white

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
American Studies
Biochemistry
Biology
Broad Field Social Studies
Business Administration
Chemistry
Communication
Computer Science
Education
Educational Studies
Engineering Sciences
English
Exercise Science
Graphic Design
Health Communication
History
Legal Studies
Liberal Arts
Mathematics
Media Arts
Music
Nursing
Psychology
Religion
Special Education
Studio Art
Theatre
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Education
  3. Communication

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-theology
  • Pre-veterinary science

741

total students

71%

in-state

29%

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 Break-down

11%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
57%
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

Transfer Admissions

50%

Transfer applicants accepted

69%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Recommended of All
Interview Recommended of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: July 1

Spring: December 1

Summer: May 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

65

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

33

semester hours

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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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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 21
Countries most often represented Albania
China
Congo
Ethiopia
Spain
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Nicholas Cook
International Recruiter
507 344-7752
nicholas.cook@blc.edu

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