Bethany College 1

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421 N. First Street

Lindsborg, KS 67456-1897

Phone: (785) 227-3311
2012-2013 Tuition
tuition and fees
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U.S. News Rankings

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#64 Overall Score: 42 out of 100. Regional Colleges (Midwest)

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Bethany College is a private institution that was founded in 1881. It has a rural setting and the campus size is 80 acres. It utilizes a 4-1-4-based academic calendar. Bethany College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (Midwest), 64. Its tuition and fees are $22,624 (2012-13).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

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.

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School type private, coed college
Year founded 1881
Religious affiliation Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Academic calendar 4-1-4
Setting rural
2012 Endowment N/A


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.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 59.7% 4
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 15

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Academic Life

The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 61 percent.

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Student-faculty ratio N/A 4
4-year graduation rate N/A
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
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Student Life

Bethany College is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

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Student gender distribution N/A
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NAIA

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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

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Tuition and fees $22,624 (2012-13)
Room and board $6,886 (2012-13)
Financial aid statistics N/A

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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