Pursue your passion. Discover your purpose.
At Bethel University, you’ll grow as a whole leader—one who’s prepared to own your faith, step into the world with boldness and confidence, and act with integrity as you answer God’s call to do and be more.
With top-ranked academics, engaged faculty, and experiential learning opportunities, we'll equip you to make a kingdom impact—for God's glory and our neighbors' good. At Bethel, you can choose from more than 100 areas of study and participate in dozens of cocurricular options. You’ll also have several hands-on learning opportunities in your field, whether it’s a top internship or a summer research opportunity with a professor. With a 12:1 student-faculty ratio, you’ll learn alongside and collaborate with professors who are highly credentialed scholars and experienced professionals. Our professors are also compassionate people of faith. Besides challenging you with hands-on experience, they’ll become lifelong mentors in your career and life. Outside the classroom, you’ll experience exciting campus activities, valuable mentorship opportunities, excellent music performance groups, championship varsity and intramural sports, and a wide variety of student clubs and organizations.
The application process is more streamlined than ever as you can apply using the Common Application, which fills out the bulk of your information if you’re using it to apply to universities across the country. The University has adopted a test-optional admission policy, meaning prospective students with a 3.2 GPA or higher aren’t required to submit SAT or ACT scores when applying. If you choose not to submit test scores, we’ll use GPA to gauge academic achievement and essay questions to determine whether you’re a good fit for Bethel’s faith-centered learning environment—both are important factors in selecting students who are likely to be successful at Bethel.
99% of incoming first-year students receive some kind of aid from the University. Once you’re accepted to Bethel, we’re dedicated to helping you make the most out of scholarships, grants, and loans—so college expenses don’t stand in the way of your degree. Join our community of Christ-followers and live for something more.