B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    C+
  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 College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Lutheran
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Address
700 Luther Dr
Mankato, MN 56001
Website

Admissions

Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Bethany Lutheran College

Cost

Net Price
$17,066/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,021/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,571/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,236/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,563/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,399/ year

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
85%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.13 responses
77%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.13 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
488Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
44%
Varsity Athletes
39%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
91%
Poll
94%
of students say they don't have Greek life.17 responses
Poll
45%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.22 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 7 responses
Report
  • Driven by education and faith
    71%
  • Strict Lutheran community
    29%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
49%
National
48%
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 Reviews

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Pros: BLC's small campus and student body makes the transition between high school and college fairly easy. The campus is very easy to navigate and even has tunnels between buildings for the cold weather. Students there are more serious about their education and professors are eager to see them be successful. There are various sources on campus, such as a Research Center in the library and a Writing Center.

Cons: Unless one shares a conservative, Lutheran view, it may be hard to fit in here. I was not as active in religious aspects of life and did not share some of the common political views there. As a result, it was difficult to feel welcome in more opinionated classes.
Review Bethany Lutheran College
Small college, cozy, comfortable, connected. Busy college town, nice food, nightlife, neat places.The professors are helpful and engaging and actually want you to succeed. Class sizes are small which adds to the quality of education. Cafeteria food is okay, but not great. The campus is quite small so it's easy to get from building to building, and you'll become familiar with nearly every face you meet. If you're looking for a college where everyone's pleasant and generally minds their own business, and has sports and study places and little clubs for everyone, this is it. The campus looks welcoming and feels safe. There are always several nighttime security on duty, and a quick phone call will get you a ride to your car or dorm any time.I attended as a post secondary high school student, and was accepted and fit quite comfortably in among the students, easy pace and class sizes. I likely will be attending Bethany for my college career and recommend it.
Bethany Lutheran College provides a fantastic learning environment that is accommodating to current students and prospective students. The atmosphere of the college is positive and inviting. The students, faculty, and staff are friendly and are always helpful. I am fortunate to be able to attend Bethany, as it was my first choice college, and have made so many memories on the cross country and track teams and also in the classroom. I would definitely choose to attend Bethany if I had to choose to attend college again.