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Bethel University - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


Bethel University Commons Building

Bethel University Commons Building

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Bethel University in Minnesota:

Located on a 245-acre campus just a few minutes from downtown Saint Paul and Minneapolis, Bethel University is a comprehensive evangelical Christian university. Students come from 48 states and 29 countries, and they represent more than 50 Christian denominations. Bethel University typically ranks highly among Midwestern universities, and its graduation rate is impressive when measured against its admissions standards. Bethel undergraduates can choose from 67 majors; professional fields such as business and nursing are extremely popular. In athletics, the Bethel Royals compete in the NCAA Division III Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 4,343 (3,462 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 37% Male / 63% Female
  • 79% Full-time

Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $31,760
  • Books: $1,0800 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,200
  • Other Expenses: $2,260
  • Total Cost: $44,300

Bethel University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99%
    • Loans: 72%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $15,396
    • Loans: $8,967

Scholarships for Bethel University (powered by Cappex.com)

Most Popular Majors:

Biblical Studies, Biology, Business, Communication Studies, Elementary Education, Nursing, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 83%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 62%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 71%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Bethel University Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.bethel.edu/about/mission-history

"Bethel University has a clear mission: boldly informed and motivated by the Christian faith, Bethel educates and energizes men and women for leadership, scholarship, and service. A world-class university, Bethel prepares graduates to serve in strategic capacities to renew minds, live out biblical truth, transform culture, and advance the gospel.

This mission lays the foundation for three pillars that have always guided Bethel: rigorous academics, vibrant campus life, and Christ-centered spirituality."

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