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Tuition & Fees

$36,210

$36,210

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
18%
24-29
35%
18-23
36%
12-17
11%
30-36
10%
24-29
49%
18-23
29%
12-17
12%
30-36
12%
24-29
46%
18-23
38%
12-17
4%
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undergraduateRatios

38%

62%

male

female

1
11

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

82%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,481
Declined + 317
Total Received 1,798
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Private (nonprofit)

2,965

undergraduate students

1,650

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business
  2. Nursing
  3. Education
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Codes

SAT 6038
ACT 2088

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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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 4,615
Established in 1871
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Baptist
Accredited by •  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  TEAC (Teacher Education Accreditation Council)

St. Paul, MN

289-acre, suburban campus in Arden Hills (population: 10,324), 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.

Bethel University
3900 Bethel Drive
St. Paul, MN 55112

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
68%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
92%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
29%
Top 1/4
53%
Top 1/2
84%
Bottom 1/2
16%
Bottom 1/4
4%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
18%
24-29
35%
18-23
36%
12-17
11%
30-36
10%
24-29
49%
18-23
29%
12-17
12%
30-36
12%
24-29
46%
18-23
38%
12-17
4%

Admissions Facts

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

Moderately Selective

82%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,481
Declined + 317
Total Received 1,798

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Religious affiliation/commitment
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Essay
Volunteer Work

Considered

Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations

Not Considered

Geographical residence
State residency
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Bret Hyder
Director of Admissions
P: 800 255-8706
F: 651 635-1490
buadmissions-cas@bethel.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,841,090
State $3,905,384
Institutional $28,174,619
Other external $776,201
Total $35,697,294

Non-need-based

Federal $28,373
State $0
Institutional $8,761,683
Other external $510,812
Total $9,300,868

Varsity Sports

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

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Mascot
Royals
School colors
blue and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting/Finance
Adult Development/Aging
Applied Physics
Art
Art Education
Athletic Training
Biblical/Theological Studies
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Biokinetics
Biology
Business
Business Administration
Business Management
Business/Political Science
Chemistry
Children's/Family Ministry
Christian Ministries
Christian Thought
Communication Arts/Literature Education
Communication Studies
Computer Science
Counseling Psychology
Divinity
Economics
Economics/Finance
Education
Elementary Education
Engineering Science
English Literature
English Literature/Writing
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Graphic Design
Health Education
History
Human Services
Individualized Major
International Relations
Journalism
Linguistics
Marriage/Family Therapy
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Media Communications
Mental Health Counseling
Ministry
Ministry Practice
Missional Ministries
Music
Music Education
Music/Applied Performance
Nurse/Midwifery
Nursing
Organizational Leadership
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physician Assistant
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Reconciliation Studies
Social Studies Education 5-12
Social Work
Sociocultural Studies
Spanish
Spanish Education
Special Education
Strategic Leadership
Teaching
Teaching English as a Foreign Language
Teaching English as a Second Language
Theatre Arts
Theological Studies
Third World Studies
Transformational Leadership
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Undergraduate

64%

2,965
students

Female
62%
1,833

Male
38%
1,132

Graduate

36%

1,650
students

Female
60%
993

Male
40%
657

undergraduateFull-time

82%

2,454
students

Female
61%
1,493

Male
39%
961

undergraduatePart-time

18%

511
students

Female
67%
340

Male
33%
171

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
69%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
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

67%

Transfer applicants accepted

58%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.50
College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Recommended of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

28

semester hours

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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/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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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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