Bethel College

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300 E. 27th Street

North Newton, KS 67117-8061

Phone: (316) 283-2500
2013-2014 Tuition
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#19 Overall Score: 71 out of 100. Regional Colleges (Midwest)

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Bethel College is a private institution that was founded in 1887. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 472, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 90 acres. It utilizes a 4-1-4-based academic calendar. Bethel College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (Midwest), 19. Its tuition and fees are $23,500 (2013-14).

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

Bethel College, a 4-year liberal arts college affiliated with Mennonite Church USA, offers academic excellence, opportunities for participation, intentional caring community and faith-based values. Core values are discipleship, scholarship, service and integrity. Bethel's distinctive educational experience integrates faith and learning and includes internships, undergraduate research and study abroad. Bethel prepares its students to make a difference.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1887
Religious affiliation Mennonite Church USA
Academic calendar 4-1-4
Setting city
2012 Endowment $14,436,499


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 $20. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 64.9 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 64.9%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 15

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Bethel College is 9:1, and the school has 68 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Bethel College include: Health Professions and Related Programs; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Public Administration and Social Service Professions; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; and Education. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 74.5 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 9:1
4-year graduation rate 36%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Health Professions and Related Programs 21%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 13%
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 11%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 6%
Education 6%

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Student Life

Bethel College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 472, with a gender distribution of 45.3 percent male students and 54.7 percent female students. At this school, 72 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 28 percent of students live off campus. Bethel College is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

Total enrollment 472
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NAIA

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Campus Info & Services

Bethel College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, health service, and health insurance. Bethel College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Bethel College, 75 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Bethel College.

Students who have cars on campus 75%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Bethel College, 86.9 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,299.

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Tuition and fees $23,500 (2013-14)
Room and board $7,950 (2013-14)
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Financial aid statistics

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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