Bethel University

St. Paul, MN

Bethel University

St. Paul, MN

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Undergrad Christian Life

Tuition & Fees

$39,030

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

30-36
13%
24-29
39%
18-23
43%
12-17
3%
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undergraduateRatios

37%

male

63%

female

11

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

78%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,912
Declined 523
Total Received 2,435
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Private

2,799

undergraduate students

1,540

graduate students

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School Facts

Bethel University, founded in 1871, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts university. Its 289-acre campus is located in a residential area between Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 4,339
Established in 1871
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Baptist General Conference

289-acre, suburban campus in Arden Hills (population: 10,362), 10 miles from St. Paul. Air, bus, and train serve St. Paul. School operates transportation to college-owned apartments, local shopping centers, and mass transit connections.

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

Bethel University
3900 Bethel Drive
St. Paul, MN
55112

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
66%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Bethel Student Government
  • Bethel Business and Economics Association
  • Bethel Rec Sports
  • Welcome Week

Top Events

  • Christmas Formal and Dance
  • Homecoming Week Events
  • Airband Competition (annual lip sync competition)
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Campus Facts

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

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • video surveillance for residence halls, academic buildings, and parking lots

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
24%
Top 1/4
52%
Top 1/2
85%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

30-36
13%
24-29
39%
18-23
43%
12-17
3%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.6

Moderately Selective

78%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,912
Declined 523
Total Received 2,435

Admissions Factors

Very Important

alumni/ae relation
character/personal qualities
academic GPA
religious affiliation/commitment
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

level of applicant's interest
application essay
volunteer work

Considered

extracurricular activities
first generation
interview
racial/ethnic status
class rank
recommendation(s)
talent/ability

Not Considered

geographical residence
state residency
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 10
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$6,046

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $38,870
Room & board $10,960
Additional fees $160
Books & supplies $1,290
Other fees $2,180
Total $53,460
Average Financial Aid - $6,046
Total with Avg. Aid $47,414
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Financial Facts

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Tuition prepayment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

broomball, ice hockey, lacrosse, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

broomball, lacrosse, ultimate Frisbee

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Football, Lacrosse, Rugby, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Lacrosse, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting and Finance
Art Teacher Education
Art/Art Studies, General
Athletic Training/Trainer
Bible/Biblical Studies
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Communication, General
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Software Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
Education, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering Science
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
Fine/Studio Arts, General
General Studies
Graphic Design
Health Teacher Education
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Journalism
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Lay Ministry
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Linguistics
Management Science
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Neuroscience
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
Philosophy
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Sciences, General
Social Studies Teacher Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

4,339

total students

81%

in-state

19%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

65%

2,799
students

Female
63%
1,764

Male
37%
1,035

35%

1,540
students

Female
64%
984

Male
36%
556

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

83%

2,327
students

Female
63%
1,461

Male
37%
866

17%

472
students

Female
65%
303

Male
35%
169

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 83%
Student 4 year graduation rate 64%
Student 5 year graduation rate 8%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
78%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

96

Transfer students enrolled

2%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment yes
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
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

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

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

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

99%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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