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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    A-
Bethany Lutheran is an above-average private college located in Mankato, Minnesota. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 522 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Bethany Lutheran acceptance rate is 79%. Popular majors include Business, Communications, and Elementary Education. Graduating 52% of students, Bethany Lutheran alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $29,400.
About Bethany Lutheran College...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Address
700 Luther Dr
Mankato, MN 56001
Website

Bethany Lutheran College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
79%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1060-1230
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Test Prep

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Cost

Net Price
$18,074/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$17,615/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.14 responses
80%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.15 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.15 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
522Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
129
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
41%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • Spiritual
    44%
  • Either a good Christian, dumb athlete, or druggie.
    22%
  • Intelligent and caring
    22%
  • Immature or concentrated
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
93%
Poll
95%
of students say they don't have Greek life.19 responses
Poll
46%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.24 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • Driven by education and faith
    78%
  • Strict Lutheran community
    22%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
52%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
75%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.8 responses
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Bethany Lutheran College has been a new experience with it's highs and lows. I went here to play soccer and I got to play it at a college level. I got to figure out what I wanted to do with my life with all the new people I met and that have changed my life for the better. I joined the fine arts portion of the college and just fell for it. It's a school with so many beautiful and amazing things about it that you can't just talk about one thing. It's has strengths and weakness as we all do, but at the end of the day it becomes a home for all people no matter where you come from.
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Bethany Lutheran College is a great school for those who are Christians and are seeking a religion-based education. They offer a high quality education, and the community is very close as it is a small school. This school would not be ideal for someone who is not as focused on their studies.
I would say Bethany is a fairly good school. You get what is expected from a small school, teachers are willing to help because of the small class sizes. If you have food allergies I do not recommend because the selection is limited and very repetitive.