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    Bethany Lutheran College: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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    Bhavya Rawal

    Study Abroad Expert | Updated on - May 15, 2021

    Bethany Lutheran College (BLC), established in 1927 is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association. The college offers around 60 programs along with various pre-professional and certificate programs. Bethany Lutheran College offers a total of 60 programs offering 26 majors, 25 minors, and 9 pre-professional programs. It has an educational rich diverse and inclusive environment. 

    For those planning to apply with Bethany Lutheran College, you must be prepared to spend around $28,000 on the tuition fees. However, there are plenty of scholarships available to meritorious applicants enrolling in the college. International applicants seeking admission to the college must be prepared to submit scores of English language proficiency tests. Some of the majors popular among international students at Bethany Lutheran are business, computer science, media arts, biology, engineering, and chemistry. 

    Also, find out what students say about Bethany Lutheran College, here!

    Bethany Lutheran College Rankings

    Some of the rankings of BLC are:

    • #81 in Top Performers on Social Mobility, US News 2021
    • #171- #221 in National Liberal Arts College, US News 2021
    • #109 In Best Colleges with No Application Fee In America, Niche 2021
    • #102 in Best Colleges for Communication in America, Niche 2021


    College Type Private
    Campus Setting Urban
    Location Minnesota
    Official Website
    Year of Establishment 1927
    Endowment $41.6 million
    Academic Calendar Semester-based
    Help Desk Tel: 507-344-7000, Email:
    Affiliation Evangelical Lutheran Synod
    No. of Programs Offered Over 60
    Student-to-Faculty Ratio 11:1

    Bethany Lutheran College Programs

    The college currently grants 60 academic degrees including 26 majors, 25 minors, 9 pre-professional programs and 17 sports programs (Bethany Athletics is a part of NCAA Division III). The popular courses offered at Bethany Lutheran College are Business Administration, Elementary Education, Nursing and Psychology.

    Undergraduate Minor and Major Programs

    Undergraduate programs of Bethany Lutheran College are of four years duration consisting of minimum 36 credits for major course whereas for minor courses, at least 18 credits are required to be completed. If a student doesn’t want to go for major course, then he/she can apply for minor also.

    Pre-Professional Programs

    Number of students enrolled for pre-professional program at BLC are very less. This course helps students for further studies in their respective areas. The popular pre-professional courses are Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Law, Pre-Medicine and Pre-Physical Therapy.

    Bethany Lutheran College Campus and Residence

    The 20-hectare college operates under the auspices of Evangelical Lutheran Synod, located in south-central Minnesota. The memorial library is one of the attractive centers of the campus where students spend their valuable time to learn and enrich their knowledge. While on-campus, students can choose to participate in various student activities like plays, drams, exhibitions, etc and indulge in numerous clubs and organizations at the college. There are 28 such clubs to opt from, where student can interact and grow with the choice of niche and build life-long connections. 

    Over 71% of the full-time students of Bethany Lutheran College live on-campus. Its five residence halls are Anderson Hall, Edgewood Place, Larson Hall, Gullixson Hall and Teigen Hall. The residential student fee of a standard room is USD 1905 whereas for an apartment it is USD 2155 and unlimited laundry facility at USD 30.

    • Anderson Hall: The top three floors from the 3rd-5th floor of the Old Main is the residence hall for women named as Anderson Hall. It has 94 rooms in total with maximum availability of standard rooms and 9 private rooms only. 
    • Edgewood Place: It is one of Bethany's newest two and three-bedroom apartment style buildings built in 2005 for women only. The residential student fee of an apartment is USD 2155.
    • Gullixson Hall: It is a four-floor building built in 1999 in which the first floor of the hall is apartment style and rest of the floors are having standard residence living.
    • Larson Hall: It is an apartment style residence built in mid 1990s located down the hill below the Memorial library for men/women as needed. 
    • Teigen Hall: It is also four-floor apartment style building in which students (men) staying on top three floors and first floor includes the staff offices. 

    There are three types of meal plans available: 

    • Continuous Access: Available for Standard Room residential students in Anderson, Gullixson, or Teigen Hall at USD 2,140.
    • Five meals per week plan (88 meals/semester): For apartment residential students in Edgewood Place, Larson Hall, or Gullixson Hall at USD 700.
    • Flex dollar account plan for non-resident students: Students must pay for individual meals displaying ID card. This plan is not available for residential students.

    Bethany Lutheran College Admission Process

    The admission to Bethany Lutheran College for most programs vary from one another. However, there are few common steps which all international students have to follow. 

    • Students applying for programs at Bethany Lutheran College can apply only though the college’ s official online portal.
    • Select the area of interest and start with the application process.
    • No application fee is charged while applying for programs.
    • Students have to submit all the supporting documents including standardized test score with their application form prior to deadlines for the respective semester.
    • After successful submission of application, final decision reverted to students within 3-4 weeks via acceptance letter.

    Application Portal: Applications are accepted through Bethany Lutheran College’s online application.

    Application Fee: Application fee for the undergraduate admission process is 130 USD.

    Application Deadline: Applications for Fall- April 30, Applications for Spring- October 31

    Admission Requirements:

    • An average GPA of 2.75 or above
    • SAT/ACT test scores
    • Motivational essay/ Personal statement of purpose
    • Overall GPA in previous school
    • Official transcripts.
    • English Proficiency Test Scores (international applicants only)- IELTS/TOEFL.
    • References and letters of recommendation.

    Bethany Lutheran College Cost of Attendance

    Total expenses that students enrolled in undergraduate programs at Bethany Lutheran College, have to bear are

    Expense Type Cost (per year)
    Tuition USD 27,980
    Fees USD 810
    Residence Hall / Food Services USD 3,900
    Board USD 4,280
    New Student Processing Fees USD 130
    Totals USD 36,970

    Total living expenses do not include expenses for books and supplies, extra-curricular activities, clubs fee, health insurance, etc. in the table. 

    Bethany Lutheran College Scholarships

    Bethany Lutheran College offers a good amount of scholarships to full-time international students coming to the USA for study purposes. When a student applies for admission, academic scholarship applications are automatically submitted whereas for non-academic scholarships students must apply separately. 

    At Bethany Lutheran College, 99% of students receive some sort of financial aid, and $13M is financial aid awarded to students. All candidates are automatically considered for all academic scholarship to which students are awarded accordingly. Some of the academic scholarships provided by the college are: 

    Scholarship Annual Value Qualification (ACT|SAT Score) Minimum GPA Required
    Meyer Full tuition 26 | 1240 3.6
    Presidential USD 13,000 26 | 1240 3.6
    Ylvisaker USD 16,000 26 | 1240 3.6
    Luther USD 12,000 23 | 1140 3.2
    Bethany USD 10,500 20 | 1040 2.8

    Academic scholarships are renewable and students need to maintain their academic record to avail themselves scholarships till the completion of their degree. The application deadline for these academic scholarships is February 28 and the interview is scheduled on March 28. Activity scholarships are only awarded to creative arts students that enroll in such programs and the application deadline for scholarships is January 31.

    Work-Study Program

    On-Campus: Around 260 students work on-campus while studying and they apply through the on-campus student employment department.

    • IRS form W-4 is to be filled.
    • Employment eligibility verification Form I-9 needs to be filled.
    • Social Security Number (SSN), contact ISS for information.

    Off-Campus: Students, fulfilling the following conditions, can apply for off-campus work while studying at the institute:

    • Must be a full-time student
    • Have a valid study permit/co-op work permit
    • Have already started studying
    • Studying to obtain a degree, diploma, or certificate with the duration of at least 6 months
    • Have an SSN (Social Security Number)

    Bethany Lutheran College Alumni Network

    Bethany Lutheran College organizes a Golf event for the alumni as well as a homecoming weekend festival where alumni of every age reunites and share their experiences. Two of the notable alumni of the college are Jacob Schneider: Universal Banker/Loan officer at Reeseville State Bank and Mackenzie Lindstrom: Credit Review Specialist at U.S Bank.

    Bethany Lutheran College Placements

    A glance at Bethany Lutheran College graduates and alumni working as professionals in various sectors. an average Bethany Lutheran College graduate and alumni earn an annual salary package of $48,764 with the highest-earning Bethany Lutheran College graduates in the employment sector being a chief financial officer with an average annual salary of $125k and lowest is the credit analyst with approx. $40k annually.

    Program Average Salary (USD/year)
    CFO 125,000 
    Vice President, Operations 60,000
    Social Media Manager 52,000
    Assistant Professor 51,000
    Video Producer 46,000
    Graphic Designer 45,000
    Credit Analysis 40,000

    International students planning to get into Bethany Lutheran College must have an outstanding LOR as they play an improtant role in the admissions. The university focusses on making quality education available to students from across the world. 

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    Bethany Lutheran College Overview

    Insitution type
    Private (Not for Profit)
    Student Population
    FAFSA Code
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $27,400 / Year
    Student : Faculty Ratio
    1 : 1

    Admission & dates

    Application Portal :

    Early Action Deadlines

    November 1

    Application deadline

    April 1

    Application results

    Regular Decision Deadlines

    January 15

    Application deadline

    April 1

    Application results

    Test Scores For International Applicants

    ExamsAvg. ScoreMin ScoreMax. Score%Submitted
    SAT Check Detailed Score1145106012305
    Evidence-Based Reading and Writing585540630-
    ACT Check Detailed Score23202589

    Bethany Lutheran College Acceptance Rate

    79.1 %

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    Undergraduate Programs
    Total Applicants
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    Attendance Cost


    attendance cost

    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $27,400 / Year
    On Campus
    Books & Supplies
    $800 / Year
    On campus, Room & Board
    $8,040 / Year
    On Campus, Other Expenses
    $1,600 / Year
    Off Campus
    Off campus (not with family), Room & Board
    $8,100 / Year
    Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses
    $1,600 / Year
    Off campus (with family), Room & Board
    $1,500 / Year
    Off campus (with family), Other Expenses
    $1,600 / Year

    Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

    Institutional accreditations
    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools


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    College Rating

    Based on 4 Students Rating

    8.6 out of 10
    8.3/10Social Life


    8.2 /10

    Bethany Lutheran College engages us with the saving knowledge of Christ and assists them in developing their God-given talents and abilities for meaningful lives of service in the family, church, and society. After securing a GPA of 7, I had applied through an online application form.

    Course Curriculum :

    The mathematics major at Bethany offers courses in both applied and theoretical mathematics to prepare us for advanced studies as well as careers in mathematics. It does this within a Christ-centered, liberal arts framework that encourages breadth as well as the depth of knowledge.

    8 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    7 /10 extracurricular
    7.8 /10

    Bethany Lutheran College is a Christian liberal arts college owned and operated by the Evangelical Lutheran Synod. The fifty-acre campus overlooks the Minnesota River Valley in Mankato, Minnesota, a community of approximately fifty thousand people. My GPA was 8. I had applied through a common application.

    Course Curriculum :

    The legal studies program prepared us for various law-related careers while adhering to biblical moral principles and values. This major equips us for a variety of vocations, including paralegal, business leadership, nonprofit board service, community development, consulting, corrections, and probation. This major also provides a foundation for the pursuit of advanced degrees in law or other graduate programs. I cultivated a broad understanding of basic principles of law and the role and function of the legal system.

    8 /10 academic/food
    7 /10 faculty
    7 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    8.3 /10

    I have opted for this college because it provides a very unique course curriculum in fine arts. In high school, I am constantly practicing fine arts and come up with the best outcome. My interest and dedication towards this field motivated me to choose this course. The nonrefundable application fee was $250 for the online application.

    Course Curriculum :

    This course uses various different interdisciplinary procedures, models, methods, materials, and techniques to integrate, teach, and develop an appreciation for art, music, and drama.

    9 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    10.0 /10

    I had chosen this college as much searching on the internet, led me to this college which was renowned for its extremely high academic standards. My application was completed online and In was required to submit my official high school transcripts and certificates. The application was free, with no application fee. Other documents I had submitted were - a certificate of financial responsibility and supporting documents such as bank statements and a copy of my valid passport. On being accepted, I had paid a tuition deposit fee of around $150 and a statement of medical records from my doctor with all my immunization records.

    Course Curriculum :

    Our course was exceptionally good and we had a blend of lectures, case studies as well as internships towards the end of our program. We could choose to specialize in any one of the following - finance, marketing research, consumer marketing, public relations, marketing management, human resources, or sports administration.

    10 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    10 /10 accomodation
    10 /10 placement
    10 /10 extracurricular
    700 Luther Dr, Mankato, MN 56001

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    • Airport
    • Shopping Mall
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    Bus Station

    N 4th St & E Mulberry St0.18 km
    Mayo Clinic Health System0.24 km
    Mankato Clinic0.42 km
    Bethany Lutheran College0.46 km
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    Shopping Mall

    Christy's Crystals0.88 km
    Mankato Place Mall1.21 km
    Madison East Center1.51 km
    Fisher Commercial Realtors Group1.54 km
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    Helipad Hospital0.62 km

    Book Store

    Pages Past Book Store0.96 km
    Once Read Used Book Store1.47 km
    Double Play1.47 km
    Barnes & Noble Minnesota State University Mankato2.32 km
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    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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