Overview

Applicants
2,059
Acceptance Rate
95%
Average HS GPA
3.50

GPA Breakdown

38%
Over 3.75
21%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
11%
2.50 - 2.99
4%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
22 - 28

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores
Non-Academic

Religious Affiliation / Commitment

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
12:1
Total Faculty
285
with Terminal Degree
169

143
Men
142
Women
16
Minority
4
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
63%
Graduate in 5 years
71%
Graduate in 6 years
73%

Majors

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry/Biophysics and Molecular Biology
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business Administration and Management, General

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication, General
  • Journalism
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General

  • Education

  • Art Teacher Education
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

  • Engineering

  • Engineering Science

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Linguistics
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Social Work

  • Social Sciences

  • Economics, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Social Sciences, General

  • Theology and Religious Vocations

  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • Lay Ministry

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music, General


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Doctoral
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Internship

Prominent Alumni


Mary Pawlenty
First Lady of Minnesota, General Counsel

Ron Tschetter
Former Director of Peace Corps

Dr. Ralph Holman
Original research for Omega 3

Scott Diddams
Developed the optical atomic clock

Jeff Nelson
Major League Umpire

Joel Hodgson
Creator of (and Main Character in) Mystery Science Theatre 3000

Dawson McAllister
Radio Host, National Youth Minister

Career overview


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
63%
Graduate in 5 years
71%
Graduate in 6 years
73%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
School

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$19,827

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$18,217

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,368

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$33,685

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
79%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$17,342

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$31,620
Required Fees
$140
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,080

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$3,900
Transportation for Commuters
$1,200

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
3,051
Out of State
22%

International
Foreign Countries Represented
11

Demographics

62% female
38% male
22% are out of state
85% are full time
15% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
71%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
95%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
55
Number of Honor Societies
7

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
20

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

Men's Sports (Royals)
10 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Royals)
10 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Ice Hockey
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of Minnesota
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of St. Thomas

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
33

Average Number of PC's per Lab
15

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
95%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Apple, Dell, HP (servers)

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Address
Office of Admissions - CAS
3900 Bethel Drive
Saint Paul, MN 55112

Phone
651-638-6242

Email
campus-visit@bethel.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Brushaber Commons/Student Life Building
Monson Dining Center/3900 Grill/Royal Grounds
Benson Great Hall
Student Recreation Center/Sport Fields
Nursing, Physics, Biology & Chemistry Labs
A new Wellness Center is anticipated to open in Fall 2015.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Mall of America, Water Park of America
Valley Fair Amusement Park/Minnesota Zoo
Beautiful lake and bike path system
Orchestra Hall/Ordway and Guthrie Theaters
Metrodome, Xcel Energy Center, Target Center

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday through Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
651-638-6242

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
See website for dates

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
campus-visit@bethel.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
varies depending on the time of year requested. ( ie. finals week, holidays, ect.)

Transportation

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Key Stats

2,059
Applicants
3,051
Size
95%
Acceptance Rate

Rankings & Lists