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  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 2,417 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Bethel - Minnesota acceptance rate is 71%. Popular majors include Business, Nursing, and Communications. Graduating 77% of students, Bethel - Minnesota alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $41,100.
3900 Bethel Dr
Saint Paul, MN 55112
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Bethel University - Minnesota Rankings

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Bethel Admissions

Acceptance Rate
71%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1030-1290
ACT Range
22-28
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$27,085/ 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
$23,246/ 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
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

Online

Online Programs Offered
6
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
2
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
4
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    13%
  • On Campus
    79%
  • Online
    8%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,417Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
439
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
28%
Varsity Athletes
21%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 31 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    48%
  • Surface nice
    29%
  • Open
    13%
  • Hypocritical
    10%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
94%
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
77%
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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I love Bethel! It has been such a life changing place for me! Who I am as a person has been positively impacted much more than just the academic side. I am a student athlete here and it is amazing to see the community of this school! Among all the female athletes there’s a Sunday night bible study where we are able to connect with all different kinds of sports and cheer one another on! The professors are incredible and have invested so much into me and my future as an educator! I’m so thankful that I chose to come to this school!
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I love Bethel! The community is great, the people you meet will be some of your closest friends, and the faculty is so welcoming and helpful. The professors are very personable. I have had a couple that invite our class over to their house for Christmas parties or an end of the year BBQ.
I went to Bethel for their RN-ADN to BSN program. I had 2 previous associates degrees from MNSCU colleges. Bethel was by far the best experience. The teachers care about their students and are flexible. I was very sick at the time an assignment was due and they extended the date without a problem. That never would have happened at my other colleges. Also, their main concern is student comprehension instead of temporarily remembering information for a test. The program wasn’t easy by any means but the instructors made it enjoyable by engaging students and really making us interested in the coursework.