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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  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-
Bethel University is a private, Christian university located in Mishawaka, Indiana in the South Bend Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,060 undergraduate students. The Bethel University acceptance rate is 92%. Popular majors include Business, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Nursing. Graduating 71% of students, Bethel University alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,400.
1001 Bethel Circle
Mishawaka, IN 46545
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Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Crossroads League

Bethel University - Indiana Rankings

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Bethel University Admissions

Acceptance Rate
92%
Application Deadline
August 1
SAT Range
970-1170
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$20,247/ 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
$19,352/ 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
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.29 responses
74%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.34 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.34 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
7
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
4
Online Bachelor's Programs
3
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    16%
  • On Campus
    75%
  • Online
    10%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,060Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
269
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
45%
Varsity Athletes
32%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 20 responses
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  • Committed kind loving community focused Christian
    30%
  • Committed, kind, loving, community focused
    25%
  • Christian
    20%
  • Stereotypical christian
    15%
  • Down-to-earth
    10%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
83%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.28 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.47 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Community
    37%
  • Bethical
    26%
  • Bethicial
    26%
  • Amazing
    5%
  • Awesome
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
71%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.20 responses
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For the bad reviews.. All were about the "sexuality" policies, the weather, or the nightlife.. Let's use common sense here. This is a PRIVATE CHRISTIAN COLLEGE in Indiana. You agree to live a Christian lifestyle before attending classes, and really?.. Indiana is cold.. and Christian schools are not for partying/homosexuality.

As a student, Bethel has been great! Everyone I have dealt with, from professors to administration, have been great. The work is manageable, and I have yet to feel overwhelmed, outside of waiting last second for a few assignments. For us less-strict Christians, Bethel only requires 2-3 Christian courses, and they can often transfer as literature courses (the Bible is a book), but are still reasonable.

Bethel has one of the best transfer policies in the country, and will take most classes/experience out there. It's not the cheapest school around, but is still a non-profit evangelical school, and does missions, etc., still competitive to most private schools.
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I love the community and deep discussions; they pull no punches in holding conversations that are both meaningful and practical. Furthermore, the professors are encouraging and extremely insightful. I've made so many amazing friends and learned so many things about life and myself! I can't recommend my wonderful school highly enough. Pick up a copy of our newspaper if you stop by. :)
I have had a few online classes in the 2 years that I have been there and they are definitely not blow off classes! You definitely have to work for it to get the grade you want but it is also so nice because the professors, although challenging, are also there to help and guide you and want you to be in touch with them about how you are retaining the information.