Bethel - Minnesota is an above-average private, Christian university located in Arden Hills, Minnesota in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,407 undergraduate students. The Bethel - Minnesota acceptance rate is 83%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Communications. Graduating 71% of students, Bethel - Minnesota alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $41,100.
NCAA Division III (with football)
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.40 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.45 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.45 responses
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- of students say they don't have Greek life.47 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.67 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.30 responses
Bethel University - Minnesota Reviews
It's simple. If you don't believe in their religion, you shouldn't go here. I know that there are lots of religious schools like Augsburg or Concordia that are affiliated with a religion but Bethel university pressures it on you even if they SAY they won't. Also there is ZERO diversity here(in race, culture, experiences,etc.). It's made up of majority rich Caucasian students that have their parents paying for their tuition. Students here can also appear to be dumb sometimes because their sooooo frikin sheltered that they literally don't have a clue what the real world is actually like. This makes it hard to connect to them because they just sound ignorant when it comes to some discussions. As for their facilities, their food is better than a majority of colleges but their dorms suck....and there is absolutely no student life, to the point where everyone goes home every week, even if they live 3-4 hours away. That's all.
I have greatly enjoyed my time at Bethel. It is a really good school. The professors really care about the students and are passionate about what they do, which makes the learning environment so much more appealing. It is also such a nice sized campus. There are a good amount of students where you don't know everyone, but there is familiarity. It is also very convenient to get around campus. The academic building all being connected really helps in the cold Minnesota winter. Overall, Bethel is a good University. There is a good sense of community, when community is sought out by the individual. There are also a lot of ways to get involved if you seek out those opportunities. Bethel is very expensive, which is a downside, however, I do believe there is a good return on the investment. You will get a good education at Bethel.
Bethel has completely changed my attitude toward others, sports, academics, and my walk with Christ. The atomosphere here is so encouraging and positive and supportive. The academics so far have been outstanding! Bethel has given me some of my very close and forever friends.