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Bethel University

3900 Bethel Dr, Saint Paul, MN

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Bethel University, a nonprofit private institution, offers an assortment of educational opportunities, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in Saint Paul, MN, the school resides in a suburban setting for students to study in. The Baptist affiliation of this school is an important part of the history, education and mission that defines the school. Over 4,200 students enroll at Bethel University yearly.

Here is a list of some of the popular programs Bethel University offers:

  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Communications And Journalism
  • Psychology
  • Education

The admissions process begins with the submission of an application, transcripts, and test scores, which are then evaluated by the admissions committee. Students may provide either the ACT or SAT scores to be considered for admissions to this school. A score between 1020 to 1305 on the SAT, or 22 to 28 for the ACT is common among admitted students. An estimated 80% of all students that applied were accepted at this school, with 36% of those accepted choosing to attend. More information from the admissions office can be found here.

Tuition is approximately $32,000 for the year, though it may change based on any number of circumstances. Students may check the school's net price calculator to get a more personalized estimate of costs. Housing is available on-campus for students. The yearly cost of housing is estimated to be $5,400. Some students at Bethel University may be eligible for financial aid, which is typically offered in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

Athletic programs are available at Bethel University through the NCAA, allowing students to participate in intercollegiate athletics. Athletic programs offered include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division III)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division III)
  • Football (NCAA Division III)

Students who wish to learn more about Bethel University may take a look at their website at http://www.bethel.edu.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may give an overview of the applicants Bethel University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Bethel University has a total student population of about 4,000. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 16% enrolling as graduate students and 75% as undergraduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • The estimated tuition range is around $34,000-$41,000 per year
  • Per unit charges are around $1,600 for part time students

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid100%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships100%$17,608
Receiving Student Loans70%$9,856
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Bethel University may provide services like:

  • Online course work available
  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Assisting students to find work
  • Day care

Graduation Rates

With a graduation rate of around 71%, Bethel University is among the most successful schools in the area.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years63%
Graduating in 5 Years8%
Graduating in 6 Years0.2%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

Campus: Bethel University

  • Teacher Education (Bachelor's) Program
  • Nurse Midwifery Education Program
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program

Campus: Bethel Seminary of the East

  • Theology (Ministry) Program
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (since 2000)

Campus: Bethel Seminary of the East at New York Center

  • Theology (Ministry) Program
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (since 2004)

Campus: Bethel Seminary of the East at New England Center

  • Theology (Ministry) Program
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (since 2000)

Campus: Bethel Seminary of the East at Washington DC Center

  • Theology (Ministry) Program
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (since 2004)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Bethel University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division III (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Minnesota Intercollegiate Ath Conf)
  • Basketball (Minnesota Intercollegiate Ath Conf)
  • Track and Field (Minnesota Intercollegiate Ath Conf)
  • Football (Minnesota Intercollegiate Ath Conf)
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Bethel University by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences

Psychology

Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Social Sciences

Theology and Religious Vocations

Visual and Performing Arts

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Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Bethel University for official up-to-date information.

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
94.91%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
100%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
12:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
22

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$15,954