Tuition & Fees

$27,780

$27,780

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
11%
24-29
30%
18-23
43%
12-17
16%
30-36
4%
24-29
38%
18-23
43%
12-17
15%
30-36
8%
24-29
32%
18-23
54%
12-17
6%
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undergraduateRatios

46%

male

54%

female

1

teacher

9

students

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Moderately Selective

79%

acceptance rate

Accepted 307
Declined + 81
Total Received 388
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Private (nonprofit)

652

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Communication
  3. Biology
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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 652
Established in 1927
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Lutheran
Accredited by •  HLC Higher Learning Commission

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Mankato, MN

50-acre campus in Mankato (population: 41,720). 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
64%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
95%
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
17%
Top 1/4
34%
Top 1/2
56%
Bottom 1/2
44%
Bottom 1/4
13%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
11%
24-29
30%
18-23
43%
12-17
16%
30-36
4%
24-29
38%
18-23
43%
12-17
15%
30-36
8%
24-29
32%
18-23
54%
12-17
6%

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

79%

acceptance rate

Accepted 307
Declined + 81
Total Received 388

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Essay
Interview
Religious affiliation/commitment

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
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

Daniel Tomhave
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

$21,142

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $27,100
Room $3,820
Board $4,280
Additional fees $680
Books & supplies $800
Total $36,680
Average Financial Aid - $21,142
Total with Avg. Aid $15,538

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $710,529
State $1,108,203
Institutional $4,246,655
Other external $89,078
Total $6,154,465

Non-need-based

Federal
State $6,225
Institutional $934,344
Other external $67,478
Total $1,008,047
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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
jyounge@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
History
Legal Studies
Liberal Arts
Mathematics
Media Arts
Music
Nursing
Psychology
Religion
Sociology
Special Education
Studio Art
Theatre
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Communication
  3. Biology

Programs Offered

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

Pre-professional Programs

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

652

total students

73%

in-state

27%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

652
students

Female
54%
349

Male
46%
303

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

80%

523
students

Female
53%
276

Male
47%
247

20%

129
students

Female
57%
73

Male
43%
56

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Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
67%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

66%

Transfer applicants accepted

46%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: July 1

Spring: December 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 15
Countries most often represented China
Congo
Ethiopia
India
Kenya
South Korea
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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