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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  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
    A-
  12. Safety
    A-
Bethany Lutheran is an above-average private college located in Mankato, Minnesota. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 593 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Bethany Lutheran acceptance rate is 78%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia. Graduating 55% of students, Bethany Lutheran alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $29,400.
700 Luther Dr
Mankato, MN 56001
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Upper Midwest Athletic Conference

Bethany Lutheran College Rankings

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Bethany Lutheran Admissions

Acceptance Rate
78%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1050-1190
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$17,546/ 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
$19,307/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.14 responses
83%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.18 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.18 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
1
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    24%
  • On Campus
    61%
  • Online
    15%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
593Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
146
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
47%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • Spiritual
    36%
  • Either a good Christian, dumb athlete, or druggie.
    18%
  • Intelligent and caring
    18%
  • Involved
    18%
  • Immature or concentrated
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
95%
Poll
91%
of students say they don't have Greek life.22 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.27 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • Driven by education and faith
    75%
  • Strict Lutheran community
    17%
  • Home away from home
    8%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
55%
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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I consider myself very blessed to have been able to attend Bethany. I met fantastic people on campus - some of my dearest friends - and I know Bethany's education really set me up for success. I was able to double major (and minor), study abroad, get a good internship in Mankato, and land a full-time job before I had even graduated (all while participating in numerous extracurricular activities). Every single one of my professors at Bethany knew me by my first name, and I was able to pursue what I loved in so many areas! Bethany may not have all the bells and whistles of larger universities, but it has something way more important: faculty and staff who pour their hearts and souls into their students and go out of their way to serve you. The community at Bethany is super tight-knit and full of passionate learners, and THAT is the finest thing you can find in higher ed. I wouldn't trade my Bethany education for anything.
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My experience at BLC has been rewarding in so many ways. I have found a solid friend group, future career opportunities, and a faith based community that thrives off of God's Word. Yes, everyplace has it's pit-falls, but Bethany cares about students's education and spiritual growth and my Profs have my best interest in mind!
Bethany offers a great Christian liberal arts education. You get to build your knowledge, skills, and in faith. Friendly people and professors as well.

As a Media Arts student, I've had tons of opportunities to get hands-on experience creating things starting freshman year. There is a great community of student artists on campus which is really valuable as a creative. If you want to make things, Bethany can give you the tools to do so.

There is a decent amount of diversity on campus as well. Lots of people from different backgrounds, cultures, and countries.