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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).
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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.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||Mennonite Church USA|
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.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||64.9%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 15|
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.
|4-year graduation rate||36%|
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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.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NAIA|
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|
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.
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||$23,500 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$7,950 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data