Bethel University

St. Paul, MN

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.

School Profiles: Undergrad Christian Life

Tuition & Fees

$39,030

$39,030

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
18%
24-29
31%
18-23
40%
12-17
11%
30-36
11%
24-29
50%
18-23
28%
12-17
11%
30-36
13%
24-29
39%
18-23
44%
12-17
4%
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undergraduateRatios

37%

male

63%

female

1

teacher

11

students

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Moderately Selective

78%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,912
Declined + 523
Total Received 2,435
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Private (nonprofit)

2,799

undergraduate students

1,540

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 4,339
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
63%
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
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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

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
18%
24-29
31%
18-23
40%
12-17
11%
30-36
11%
24-29
50%
18-23
28%
12-17
11%
30-36
13%
24-29
39%
18-23
44%
12-17
4%

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

78%

acceptance rate

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

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

84%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$31,730

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 - $31,730
Total with Avg. Aid $19,550

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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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
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
Theological 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

4,339

total students

82%

in-state

18%

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 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
75%
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 Admissions

78%

Transfer applicants accepted

61%

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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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

International Student Contact


Office of Admissions
651 638-6242
undergrad-admissions@bethel.edu

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