Bethel University - Indiana
- 4 Year
- MISHAWAKA, IN
Bethel University - Indiana Reviews
Rating 3.9 out of 5 563 reviews
Bethel is a giant bubble of people who all think the same and speak cult like language with no regard for the law. They have now covered up to massive scandals involving professors and staff sexually assaulting former/current students, they silence victims, they do not keep students safe and it’s all to try and save the institution from the current financial downfall it’s already in. Go anywhere else but here. All the good professors have left because they’re smart. And what’s left, it’s a literal joke. If you currently attend here, you should be scared. The cabinet is full of deceptive leadership and your education, your life, does not matter.
What I liked the most about Bethel University has got to be the community and the amazing people I met. I am making great friends, all of them are so unique. Another thing I would like to mention is the campus, I love every detail about it, it is not huge but not small either. The trees and nature make you feel connected to your surroundings. On the other hand, I would like to change the price, everybody says that it is overpriced for what they have to offer, and I agree. The academics are not as good as they should be for the total costs of attending this University.
Very strict and they force Christianity on everyone. People are so weird and have no saciar abilities. Basically no food option during the weekend and all food will make you sick! And very unsafe! There has been homeless people walking around campus, and getting into the dining hall.
I really liked Bethel. I believe the people there are doing something right and are looking to do the best for their community.
Bethel preaches love, but practices hate. The college’s stance on the LGBTQ community is saddening and its policies are even worse. I was pressured to go to Bethel by my parents. As a closeted gay man, I learned shame about my sexuality so I continued to suppress it until I had a health breakdown. They brought conversion groups on campus multiple times, which was despicable. I remember one time a Christian group who supported LGBTQ inclusivity was allowed on campus and administration had us all praying before they arrived (because they were different and therefore did not belong in the church unless they change. Bethel has no right receiving federal and state funds. I’m tired of the argument that students choose this institution so it’s their federal grant dollars, but that is not always true especially in cases of scholarships or family manipulation that pressure students to attend. I hope for actual change with this institution.
At Bethel, I feel as if I’m right at home. With the primary Christian principles, I have the ability to go on a deeper level with my faith.
Overall, college is good. However, I do think more activities would be fun. The activities there are are really fun, but I think a wider range of activities would be better. I also think the RA's and RD's could be more personal with students. I had that trouble last year.
It is a very small, caring community. Many professors really care about you and will do anything to see you succeed. The food could be better, but I love my department. Their ASL program is amazing.
So far, studying at Bethel University has been better than I expected. The professors and staff workers really care about you and try their best to make sure you succeed. They offer a lot of help and support and are very friendly. Mental health is also focused on a lot throughout campus. There are many resources available to help students, such as counseling services and stress relief activities during finals week. Overall, I am very excited to return to study at Bethel this fall.
The experience at Bethel University in Mishawaka has been a very good experience, now that I am going to be a senior, the campus is one of safest place I’ve been. They really push you to your best, even when you think you’re already at your best.
Bethel is an amazing college that is very Christ centered. The professors are the most caring profs that you could ask for. They are extremely understanding, totally fun and entertaining, and just amazing people in general. The community here on campus is so close: people here really are like family. There are also so many campus events going on all the time, so there is always something fun to be doing. They also offer a wide range of sports and extracurriculars. They also offer an extensive list of career options too. There is a wide range of diversity at Bethel as well. No matter what country you come from, Bethel wants, includes, and loves everyone. It truly is the best university around.
One of Bethel's main strengths is its size. Because of the small class sizes, I was able to get to know my professors well and use them as academic mentors. I also flourished within the Honors program, which allowed me to converse with other students interested in topics connecting the intellectual with the spiritual. Where Bethel struggles is its small amount of full-time professors within my major (Art). This made consistency within the coursework difficult to find. If you want a Christian environment this is a good place, but I would not recommend it for those who do not want to be a part of that kind of culture.
Great experience academically and extracurricularly! I was able to take a plethora of knowledge gained at this institution with me into the workforce as a nurse. Now, I am pursuing a graduate degree and owe a great deal of thanks to Bethel for how well the prepared me professionally. Every teacher at this institution is very personable and allowed for a safe learning environment which promoted the freedom to make mistakes, learn from them, and better ourselves. One of the buggest reasons I would recommend this school is their prority to make Christ the center of education. From beginning the class with prayer to the encouragement we received daily was just what I needed to help me get through classes that were especially challenging. This carried into clinical and the exceptional instructors we had in the hospital setting. I gained so much experience that was also helpful when I entered into the workforce, setting myself aside from my coworkers due to Bethel’s very exceptional program
Professors are caring. I wish the tuition was lower. I would like to see the campus safety officers actually get out of their cars and actually patrol the campus.
One of the best parts about attending Bethel University is the community. Not only with your peers but with professors and other staff as well. All of the professors want you to succeed and do great things, they are encouraging and very understanding. The community with peers is very good as well, everyone is so welcoming. There are always activities going on in one of the dorms or around campus.
So far as an admitted student at Bethel University, everyone is the admissions office and even the mens volleyball coach have all be so extremely help full with walking me through the college admissions process.
Bethel is such an inclusive, positive and welcoming institution. For inclusivity - everywhere you go on campus someone will always say hi to you. It’s positivity stems from the professors who know you personally and cheer you on and wish for you to succeed. The welcoming environment is attributed to the student life staff who always step up to make the campus more welcoming! Some room for improvement would be adapting more to how society has changed over the years.
Bethel University’s professors always helped me whenever I had any questions, and the classes were informative and were both challenging and engaging.
Bethel is driven to provide the best education while providing christ focused pathways as well. Christ included education allows for students to remain spiritually intact with God and their education.
Very small, extremely strict rules, not an sufficient college to let yourself grow and become an adult with your own ideas