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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
    A+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A
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.
About Bethel University - Minnesota...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
3900 Bethel Dr
Saint Paul, MN 55112
Website

Bethel University - Minnesota 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
83%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1030-1360
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$28,706/ 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
$19,821/ 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
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.40 responses
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.45 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.45 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,407Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
494
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
23%
Varsity Athletes
20%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 32 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    47%
  • Surface nice
    28%
  • Open
    13%
  • Hypocritical
    9%
  • Diverse
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
92%
Poll
91%
of students say they don't have Greek life.47 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.67 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 36 responses
Report
  • A Christian based community with good standards.
    53%
  • Christian community/student body good at faking it
    14%
  • Expensive
    11%
  • Caring
    6%
  • A great place to grow as a person until adulthood
    3%
  • A student body that is really good at 'faking it'
    3%
  • Home away from home
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
71%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.30 responses
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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.
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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.