Bethel University

St. Paul, MN

Bethel University

St. Paul, MN

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Undergrad Christian Life

Christian Life Profile

At Bethel, earning a degree is just the beginning.

Bethel University prepares students like you to follow your unique calling to serve others. The University has been a leader and model in Christian higher education since 1871. For generations, our fusion of evangelical faith with top-ranked academics has transformed students, preparing them for unique callings—for God’s glory and our neighbors’ good.

At Bethel, we integrate our faith into everything we do. You’ll be challenged to think critically about your convictions and consider life’s most difficult questions. You’ll do this alongside renowned faculty who will invest in you as you grow in a supportive and encouraging community of Christ-followers.

And you can grow your faith at your own pace. Choose to attend Chapel and Vespers—a weekly student-led worship service—or choose to participate in Bible study groups or discuss theology in your residence hall. How you get involved is up to you. Through it all, you’ll find supportive peers who will journey alongside you.

Everything we do at Bethel is guided by our core values rooted in Scripture. We are:
• Christ-followers
• Character-builders
• Truth-seekers
• Learners
• Salt and light
• Reconcilers
• World-changers


EDsmart Badge

Ranked #8 among the top 60 “Best Christian Colleges & Universities” for 2019–2020 by EDsmart


Ranked in the top 12% of the “Best Colleges for Your Money” by Money magazine

Military Friendly

Designated as a Military Friendly® School for the 2021-2022 academic year

Faith at Bethel University

Enter into a genuine community that’s striving to discover what it means to live out Christ’s love in a complex world.

We know that striving to live more like Christ is a tough task. It engages our hearts, our minds, and our bodies. It challenges our assumptions and exposes us to complicated issues.

But we don't work at it alone. We work together as a community-pushing and encouraging each other along the way.

Meet our Christian Formation and Church Relations team and learn more about the opportunities we provide to help the Bethel University community work together towards life transformation.

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “I was talking to some bigger schools, and they were great. But Bethel—you can’t beat that culture, and the people are super nice. I love how it’s football mixed with a great community and a love for God.”

    • Luke Brandt ’24
  • “At Bethel, I’ve been especially encouraged by the female presence in both the Biology and Chemistry departments. There are so many strong female role models that have shown me the importance and value of women in STEM.”

    • Anna Swensen ’20
  • “Bottom line: students on campus want Jesus. They want more of Him. They want to experience what it looks like to live in true community with each other as we’re chasing after the Lord.”

    • Peyton Gallagher ’21