Bethel College Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Bethel College Kansas
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Bethel College Admissions Overview:

With an acceptance rate of 56%, Bethel is only a somewhat selective school. Students will generally need solid grades and test scores to be admitted to the school. In addition to filling out an online application, students need to send in high school transcripts and test scores from either the SAT or ACT. As part of the application form, students can enter in information about their work/volunteer experience, extracurricular activities, religious background, and why they would be a good fit at Bethel College.

Admissions Data (2016):

Bethel College Description:

Bethel College is a small, private liberal arts college affiliated with the Mennonite Church USA. The school's 90-acre campus is located in North Newton, Kansas, about half an hour from Wichita. Kansas City and Oklahoma City are each about three hours away. Students come from 24 states and 10 foreign countries. Bethel frequently outscores all other private Kansas colleges in national rankings, largely because of the school's higher-than-predicted graduation rate. All Bethel graduates complete a research project, public presentation, or internship.

A significant number of Bethel graduates pursue advanced degrees, and the school has a strong job placement rate. Academics are supported by a 12 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 20. For a small college, Bethel has an impressive 50 clubs and organizations including numerous music ensembles.

On the athletic front, students can choose from over a dozen intramural sports and 14 varsity sports. The Bethel Threshers compete in the NAIA Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference. Popular sports include football, soccer, softball, basketball, and track and field/cross country.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 460 (all undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 50% Male / 50% Female
  • 96% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $26,920
  • Books: $900 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,990
  • Other Expenses: $3,701
  • Total Cost: $40,611

Bethel College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 69%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $15,927
    • Loans: $5,483

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business, Elementary Education, Nursing, Social Work, Biology, Music, Business, Chemistry

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 62%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 39%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 53%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

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

    Data Source:

    National Center for Educational Statistics

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