Bethel University

St. Paul, MN

Bethel University

St. Paul, MN

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Undergrad Christian Life

Tuition & Fees

$39,030

not including housing and food

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
670
25th
530
75th
668
25th
510
75th
28
25th
20
75th
27
25th
20
75th
28
25th
21
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undergraduateRatios

37%

male

63%

female

11

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

86%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,426
Declined 220
Total Received 1,646
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Private

3,243

undergraduate students

1,678

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Bethel University, founded in 1871, is a top-ranked, evangelical Christian university. Its 247-acre lakeside campus in suburban Arden Hills, Minnesota, offers a natural and spacious setting only 20 minutes from downtown St. Paul and Minneapolis.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 4,921
Established in 1871
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Baptist

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: Large town

Bethel University
3900 Bethel Drive
St. Paul, MN
55112

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
63%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
92%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
no
Students may not have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
24%
Top 1/4
52%
Top 1/2
85%
Bottom 1/2
15%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
670
25th
530
75th
668
25th
510
75th
28
25th
20
75th
27
25th
20
75th
28
25th
21

Admissions Facts

Application fee $0
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Application deadline (priority deadline) January 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

86%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,426
Declined 220
Total Received 1,646

Admissions Factors

Required

Admission test scores
Secondary School GPA
Secondary School Record

Neither required nor recommended

Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

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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

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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Financial Aid

88%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$21,169

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $38,870
Housing $5,900
Food $5,060
Additional fees $160
Books & supplies $1,290
Total $51,280
Average Financial Aid - $21,169
Total with Avg. Aid $30,111

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,200,997
State $4,401,734
Institutional $33,323,961
Other external $626,290
Total $41,552,982

Non-need-based

Federal $214,719
State $62,103
Institutional $10,764,397
Other external $579,089
Total $11,620,308

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 800 255-8706
F: 651 635-1491
finaid@bethel.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Football yes
Golf yes yes
Ice hockey yes yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Tennis yes yes
Track and field indoor yes yes
Track and field outdoor yes yes
Track and field x country yes yes
Volleyball yes

Club Sports - Men's

broomball, ice hockey, lacrosse, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

broomball, lacrosse, ultimate Frisbee

Intramural/Recreational Sports

badminton, basketball, broomball, flag football, volleyball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting and Finance. yes
Accounting. yes
Art Teacher Education. yes
Art/Art Studies, General. yes
Athletic Training/Trainer. yes yes
Bible/Biblical Studies. yes
Biology Teacher Education. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes yes
Chemistry Teacher Education. yes
Chemistry, General. yes
Communication Arts and Literature Teacher Education. yes
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling. yes
Computer and Information Sciences, General. yes
Counseling Psychology. yes
Data Science, General. yes
Digital Humanities. yes
Divinity/Ministry. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes
Economics, General. yes
Education, General. yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General. yes
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision. yes
Electrical and Electronics Engineering. yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship. yes
Engineering Science. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes
English/Language Arts Teacher Education. yes
Environmental Science. yes
Environmental Studies. yes
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other. yes
Exercise Science and Kinesiology. yes
Finance, General. yes
Fine/Studio Arts, General. yes
Gerontology. yes
Graphic Design. yes
Health Teacher Education. yes
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration. yes
History, General. yes
International Relations and Affairs. yes
Journalism. yes
Lay Ministry. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes
Linguistics. yes
Management Information Systems, General. yes
Mathematics Teacher Education. yes
Mathematics, General. yes
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor. yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes
Music Performance, General. yes
Music Teacher Education. yes
Music, General. yes
Neuroscience. yes
Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery. yes
Nursing Administration. yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes
Organizational Behavior Studies. yes yes
Organizational Leadership. yes
Pastoral Studies/Counseling. yes
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution. yes
Philosophy. yes
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching. yes
Physician Associate/Assistant. yes
Physics Teacher Education. yes
Physics, General. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Psychology, General. yes
Religion/Religious Studies. yes
Religious Education. yes
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education. yes
Social Sciences, General. yes
Social Studies Teacher Education. yes
Social Work. yes
Sociology, General. yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes
Special Education and Teaching, General. yes yes
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor. yes
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other. yes
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other. yes
Theology/Theological Studies. yes
Writing, General. yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business
  2. Nursing
  3. Education

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • External degree program
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

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

4,921

total students

77%

in-state

23%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

66%

3,243
students

Female
63%
2,041

Male
37%
1,202

34%

1,678
students

Female
64%
1,070

Male
36%
608

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

74%

2,413
students

Female
63%
1,513

Male
37%
900

26%

830
students

Female
64%
528

Male
36%
302

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
77%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

5%

Students are transfer students

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
Essay or personal statement Required of All
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Recommended of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some

Transfer Application Deadline

Summer: May 20

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

28

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Grand Cayman
Moldova
Sweden
The Democratic Republic Of Congo
Special services offered for international applicants English lab
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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