Bethel University

St. Paul, MN

Bethel University

St. Paul, MN

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Tuition & Fees

$39,030

not including room and board

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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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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 4,921
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%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
92%
Percent 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

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

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Financial Aid

88%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$21,169

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $38,870
Room $5,900
Board $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
Basketball
Football
Golf
Ice hockey
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field indoor
Track and field outdoor
Track and field x country
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 Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Majors

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