Tuition & Fees

$17,010

$17,010

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
3%
500-599
36%
400-499
46%
300-399
12%
200-299
3%
600-699
3%
500-599
39%
400-499
43%
300-399
15%
600-699
7%
500-599
29%
400-499
21%
300-399
29%
200-299
14%
30-36
2%
24-29
13%
18-23
43%
12-17
40%
6-11
2%
24-29
11%
18-23
30%
12-17
59%
24-29
10%
18-23
49%
12-17
41%
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undergraduateRatios

44%

male

56%

female

1

teacher

17

students

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Moderately Selective

66%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,262
Declined + 636
Total Received 1,898
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Private (nonprofit)

4,560

undergraduate students

847

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Management/organizational Development
  2. Business Administration/management
  3. Nursing
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Codes

SAT 1063
ACT 3948

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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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 5,407
Established in 1842
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Presbyterian
Accredited by •  ARC-PA (Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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McKenzie, TN

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.

Bethel University
325 Cherry Avenue
McKenzie, TN 38201

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
26%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
80%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
3 fraternities 5% of male students
 
4 sororities 2% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
5%
Top 1/4
19%
Top 1/2
47%
Bottom 1/2
53%
Bottom 1/4
25%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
3%
500-599
36%
400-499
46%
300-399
12%
200-299
3%
600-699
3%
500-599
39%
400-499
43%
300-399
15%
600-699
7%
500-599
29%
400-499
21%
300-399
29%
200-299
14%
30-36
2%
24-29
13%
18-23
43%
12-17
40%
6-11
2%
24-29
11%
18-23
30%
12-17
59%
24-29
10%
18-23
49%
12-17
41%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $30
Common application accepted no
Application deadline July 31 (priority deadline)
August 16
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline August 20
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required of some

Moderately Selective

66%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,262
Declined + 636
Total Received 1,898

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Geographical residence
Interview
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
Secondary school record
State residency

Not Considered

Extracurricular activities
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Tina Hodges
Admissions Coordinator
P: 844-Bethel1
F: 731 352-4241
admissions@bethelu.edu

Financial Aid

67%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$15,789

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $15,750
Room $5,814
Board $3,384
Additional fees $1,260
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $27,408
Average Financial Aid - $15,789
Total with Avg. Aid $11,619

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $10,374,427
State $6,895,815
Institutional $4,205,334
Other external $190,018
Total $21,665,594

Non-need-based

Federal
State $232,391
Institutional $961,206
Other external $62,888
Total $1,256,485
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Financial Aid Office

P: 731 352-4233
F: 731 352-4069
financial-aid@bethelu.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Brenda Bradshaw
Director of Financial Aid for Traditional Program
bradshawb@bethelu.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

Archery, Cheerleading, Dance, Shooting Sports

Club Sports - Women's

Archery, Cheerleading, Dance, Shooting Sports

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Basketball, Corn Hole, Dodgeball, Flag Football, Sand Volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Dave Mcculley (men's)
Sports Information Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NAIA, Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Mascot
Wildcats
School colors
purple and gold

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Applied Music
Art
Athletic Training
Biology
Business
Business Administration
Business Administration/Accounting
Business Administration/Computer Information Systems
Business Administration/Management
Chemistry
Child Learning/Development
Criminal Justice
Customer Relationship Management
Education
Emergency Services Management
English
Exceptional Learning/Development
Fitness/Wellness Promotion
General Studies
History
Human Services
Human Services Management
Human Services/Criminal Justice
Management/Organizational Development
Mathematics
Music Education
Music Industry Studies
Music/Church Music
Nursing
Organizational Leadership
Physical Education
Physician Assistant Studies
Pre-Pharmacy
Psychology
Sociology
Student Initiated Major
Theatre
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Management/organizational Development
  2. Business Administration/management
  3. Nursing

Programs Offered

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

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-pharmacy

5,407

total students

84%

in-state

16%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

84%

4,560
students

Female
56%
2,551

Male
44%
2,009

16%

847
students

Female
65%
547

Male
35%
300

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

65%

2,981
students

Female
53%
1,575

Male
47%
1,406

35%

1,579
students

Female
62%
976

Male
38%
603

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
27%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Hispanic/Latino
38%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
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

58%

Transfer applicants accepted

87%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 1.50
High school transcript Recommended of All
College transcript(s) Required of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

80

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

32

semester hours

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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/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

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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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 27
Countries most often represented Brazil
Canada
Germany
Mexico
Puerto Rico
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Other
Special counselors/advisors

International Student Contact

Ellen Pruitt
International Enrollment Specialist
731 352-4249
pruitte@bethelu.edu

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