Bethany College Admissions

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Bethany College
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Bethany College Admissions Overview:

Bethany College is an accessible college with 64% of applicants getting accepted in 2016. Students are required to submit scores from either the SAT or ACT. Applicants fill out an online application and must submit a high school transcript. As part of the application, students can list any extracurricular activities, sports, or work experience they have, and there is no essay component. Students are encouraged to visit the campus and to meet with an admissions officer. Interested students should check out the school's website, and are encouraged to contact the school with any questions they have about the application or admissions process.

Admissions Data (2016):

Bethany College Description:

Bethany College is a private institution affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. The school's 53-acre campus is located in Lindsborg, Kansas, a small town with a rich Swedish heritage. Salina is 20 minutes to the north, and Wichita is an hour to the south. Members of the campus community are united by five core values: integrity, hospitality, community, servant leadership, and sustainability. The school takes pride in the personal attention students receive, a feature that is supported by small classes and a healthy 11 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Bethany is a residential college with a high level of student involvement. The school offers over 45 student clubs and organizations including a fraternity and sorority system. On the athletic front, the Bethany Swedes compete in the NAIA Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference. The college fields nine women's and ten men's intercollegiate sports. Popular sports include football, track and field, softball, soccer, and golf.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 721 (all undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 60% Male / 40% Female
  • 89% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $26,660
  • Books: $600 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,600
  • Other Expenses: $5,230
  • Total Cost: $42,090

Bethany College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 98%
    • Loans: 86%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $16,428
    • Loans: $7,334

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business, Elementary Education, Criminology, Theater

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 49%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 30%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 29%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 42%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Baseball, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Wrestling, Golf, Basketball
  • Women's Sports: Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, Softball, Cross Country, Track and Field, Golf

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Applicants looking for a school affiliated with the ELCA should also check out Wartburg College, Augustana College, Midland University, Luther College, or Augsburg University, all of which are located in the mid-west/plains region. 

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