Bethel University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

Bethel University Commons Building
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Bethel University Admissions Profile:

Bethel is not a highly selective college--around 95% of those who apply are selected; students with good test scores and grades have a pretty decent chance of getting in. Bethel does require students to submit SAT or ACT scores to be considered for admission to the school. As part of the online application, applicants need to complete a "personal statement of faith" and affirm their religious beliefs.

Students must also submit high school transcripts, and, in some cases, letters of recommendation from a counselor or teacher. Bethel University's website has all of this information, and interested students are encouraged to check out the site, and to ask the admissions office any questions if they have them. 

Admissions Data (2016):

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. Popular sports include football, track and field, softball, basketball, and soccer.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 4,016 (2,964 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 38% Male / 62% Female
  • 83% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $35,160
  • Books: $1,186 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,110
  • Other Expenses: $2,530
  • Total Cost: $48,986

Bethel University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 70%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $19,932
    • Loans: $10,078

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biblical Studies, Biology, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Elementary Education, Nursing, Psychology, Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Social Work, Art

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 88%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 68%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 76%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

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

    Data Source:

    National Center for Educational Statistics

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