Tuition & Fees

$16,552

$16,552

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
7%
500-599
29%
400-499
21%
300-399
29%
200-299
14%
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undergraduateRatios

44%

male

56%

female

1

teacher

17

students

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Not Selective

93%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,299
Declined + 89
Total Received 1,388
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Private (nonprofit)

4,829

undergraduate students

945

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 5,774
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)
•  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 Street
McKenzie, TN 38201

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
19%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
74%
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 2% of male students
 
4 sororities 1% of female students
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
7%
500-599
29%
400-499
21%
300-399
29%
200-299
14%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $30
Common application accepted no
Application deadline July 31 (priority deadline)
first day of fall term
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 of some

Not Selective

93%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,299
Declined + 89
Total Received 1,388

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

51%

Of students' needs
were fully met

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $15,292
Room $5,814
Board $3,384
Additional fees $1,260
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $26,950

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $8,451,821
State $3,976,700
Institutional
Other external
Total $12,428,521

Non-need-based

Federal
State $2,864,828
Institutional $3,104,384
Other external $226,821
Total $6,196,033
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

State aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 731 352-4233
F: 731 352-4069
batemanl@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
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-pharmacy

5,774

total students

85%

in-state

15%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

84%

4,829
students

Female
56%
2,714

Male
44%
2,115

16%

945
students

Female
63%
594

Male
37%
351

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

71%

3,454
students

Female
54%
1,849

Male
46%
1,605

29%

1,375
students

Female
63%
865

Male
37%
510

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Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
33%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Hispanic/Latino
42%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

93%

Transfer applicants accepted

34%

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

68

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

68

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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