Tuition & Fees

$38,460

$38,460

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
22%
24-29
34%
18-23
35%
12-17
9%
30-36
12%
24-29
50%
18-23
29%
12-17
9%
30-36
14%
24-29
46%
18-23
35%
12-17
5%
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undergraduateRatios

38%

male

62%

female

1

teacher

12

students

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Moderately Selective

70%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,540
Declined + 644
Total Received 2,184
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Private (nonprofit)

2,857

undergraduate students

1,606

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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Location

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 4,463
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)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  TEAC (Teacher Education Accreditation Council)

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St. Paul, MN

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.

Bethel University
3900 Bethel Drive
St. Paul, MN 55112

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
66%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
93%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
25%
Top 1/4
55%
Top 1/2
84%
Bottom 1/2
16%
Bottom 1/4
4%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
22%
24-29
34%
18-23
35%
12-17
9%
30-36
12%
24-29
50%
18-23
29%
12-17
9%
30-36
14%
24-29
46%
18-23
35%
12-17
5%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted no
Application deadline January 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

70%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,540
Declined + 644
Total Received 2,184

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

Financial Aid

83%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$30,734

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $38,300
Room $5,900
Board $4,880
Additional fees $160
Books & supplies $1,270
Total $50,510
Average Financial Aid - $30,734
Total with Avg. Aid $19,776
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Jeffrey Olson
Director of Financial Aid
finaid@bethel.edu

Varsity Sports

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

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 Directors

Bob Bjorklund (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

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

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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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

4,463

total students

82%

in-state

18%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

64%

2,857
students

Female
62%
1,775

Male
38%
1,082

36%

1,606
students

Female
61%
978

Male
39%
628

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

84%

2,417
students

Female
62%
1,496

Male
38%
921

16%

440
students

Female
64%
279

Male
36%
161

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
74%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

61%

Transfer applicants accepted

42%

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 Application Deadlines

Summer: May 20

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

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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