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Bethel College is a private institution that was founded in 1947. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,801, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 80 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Bethel College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (Midwest), 19. Its tuition and fees are $24,970 (2013-14).
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Going to college is about much more than earning a degree, or at least it should be. At Bethel, we want our students to become truly educated: to understand, with depth and insight, the world and their place in it. Students find that Bethel drives them to think deeply and to work diligently, taking into account their particular strengths and goals. You will learn to evaluate ideas, to draw on ethics and values and to discern among theories and judgments you encounter every day. It can be challenging, but Bethel offers the resources you need to succeed. Bethel offers a true education in another powerful way as well. Our mission as a Christian college of the arts and sciences is to foster spiritual insight, growth and commitment. Faith gives fuller dimension to the learning that takes place here. You can see the whole picture. You can know the truth.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||Missionary Church|
When applying to Bethel College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 15. The application fee at Bethel College is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 73.4 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||73.4%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 15|
The student-faculty ratio at Bethel College is 13:1, and the school has 73.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Bethel College include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Education; Health Professions and Related Programs; Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities; and Theology and Religious Vocations. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 80 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||49%|
|Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates|
Bethel College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,801, with a gender distribution of 33 percent male students and 67 percent female students. At this school, 45 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 55 percent of students live off campus. Bethel College is part of the NAIA athletic conference.
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|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NAIA|
Campus Info & Services
Bethel College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Bethel College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Bethel College, 65 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Bethel College.
|Students who have cars on campus||65%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At Bethel College, 87.4 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $7,754.
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||$24,970 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$7,460 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data