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Bethany College is a private institution that was founded in 1881. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 628, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 80 acres. It utilizes a 4-1-4-based academic calendar. Bethany College's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (Midwest), 63. Its tuition and fees are $22,624 (2012-13).
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Bethany College, a small independent undergraduate college in central Kansas, is known for its friendliness and safety. With excellence in both professional programs and the liberal arts, its special strengths are in people-related programs such as business, education and criminal justice, as well as in the arts. Bethany is proud to be a college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, providing a rich spiritual life to students, faculty and staff of all faiths. Most students are of traditional age living on campus. Most students participate in extracurricular activities, especially intercollegiate athletics, music and art. Bethany College focuses on the principles of integrity, hospitality, relationship, leadership, and sustainability.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||Evangelical Lutheran Church in America|
When applying to Bethany College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 15. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 59.7 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||59.7%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 15|
The student-faculty ratio at Bethany College is 13:1, and the school has 72.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Bethany College include: Elementary Education and Teaching; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other; Biology/Biological Sciences, General; Criminology; and Art/Art Studies, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 59.0 percent.
Bethany College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 628, with a gender distribution of 53.8 percent male students and 46.2 percent female students. At this school, 72.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 28.0 percent of students live off campus. Bethany College is part of the NAIA athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NAIA|
Campus Info & Services
Bethany College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, health service, and health insurance. Bethany College also offers campus safety and security services like late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Bethany College, 70 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Bethany College.
|Students who have cars on campus||70%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Bethany College, 85.7 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $6,929.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$22,624 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$6,886 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data