Bethel University

McKenzie, TN

Bethel University

McKenzie, TN

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Tuition & Fees

$17,010

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

30-36
14%
24-29
46%
18-23
34%
12-17
4%
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undergraduateRatios

1%

male

1%

female

12.69

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

70%

acceptance rate

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

2,799

undergraduate students

1,540

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Bethel University, founded in 1842, is a Cumberland Presbyterian Church-affiliated, liberal arts university. Its 100-acre campus is located in McKenzie, Tennessee.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 4,339
Established in 1842
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Cumberland Presbyterian

100-acre campus in McKenzie (population: 5,375), 120 miles from Memphis; branch campuses in Chattanooga, Clarksville, Memphis, and Nashville. Major airports serve Memphis and Nashville (135 miles); bus serves Jackson (40 miles); train serves Memphis.

  • Campus Setting: Small town
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Memphis International

Bethel University
325 Cherry Avenue
McKenzie, TN
38201

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
66%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through junior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Campus Crusade for Christ
  • STEA (Education)
  • Student Government Association
  • Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE)
  • Arete

Top Events

  • Convocation
  • School-Wide Dances
  • Homecoming
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Campus Facts

  • Drama/Theater group
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • Other security measures
  • night patrols by trained security personnel

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

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

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

30-36
14%
24-29
46%
18-23
34%
12-17
4%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $30
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.6

Moderately Selective

70%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,540
Declined 644
Total Received 2,184

Admissions Factors

Very Important

alumni/ae relation
character/personal qualities
religious affiliation/commitment
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

level of applicant's interest
application essay
volunteer work

Considered

extracurricular activities
first generation
interview
racial/ethnic status
class rank
recommendation(s)
talent/ability

Not Considered

geographical residence
state residency
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 19
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

99%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$5,300

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $15,750
Room & board $9,198
Additional fees $1,260
Books & supplies $1,200
Other fees $1,620
Total $29,028
Average Financial Aid - $5,300
Total with Avg. Aid $23,728
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Riflery
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

archery, cheerleading, dance, shooting sports

Club Sports - Women's

archery, cheerleading, dance, shooting sports

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Tennis, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Tennis, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NAIA

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting and Business/Management
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Chemistry, General
Christian Studies
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
History, General
Human Services, General
Management Information Systems, General
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Management
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Physician Assistant
Pre-Engineering
Pre-Pharmacy Studies
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religious/Sacred Music
Sociology
Special Education and Teaching, General
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

4,339

total students

82%

in-state

18%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

65%

2,799
students

Female
1%
28

Male
1%
24

99%

4,287
students

Female
63%
2,720

Male
37%
1,567

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

36%

19
students

Female
32%
6

Male
68%
13

64%

33
students

Female
67%
22

Male
33%
11

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 85%
Student 4 year graduation rate 67%
Student 5 year graduation rate 7%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
77%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

92

Transfer students enrolled

2%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment yes
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit yes
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

'Minimally difficult

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • Resume preparation

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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