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BETHEL UNIVERSITY, SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA

Saint Paul, MinnesotaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1871Established Year
  5600Enrollment

Bethel University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

Bethel University is known for its Christian education and is a private university located in Arden Hills in Minnesota, United States of America. Founded in 1871, the campus of the university is located in a suburban setting; spread over 247 acres on a lakeside. The university follows a 4-1-4 academic calendar. The university has a total enrollment of around 4,500 students belonging to 22 countries and 47 states. Around 50 Christian denominations are represented on campus. The student- faculty ratio is 12:1 while an average class comprises 20 students.

Highlights

Type of UniversityPrivate
Year of Establishment1871
Academic Staff544
Students6,532
LocationMinnesota, United States
Campus SettingSuburban

Rankings

  • The University is ranked # 1 largest institute in the list of 13-member Christian College Consortium of USA.
  • Ranked at #11 among Top Midwest Universities and the city in which the campus of the university is located is adjudged the 3rd best city to seek a job as per U.S News and World Report.

Bethel University, USA Campus

  • University’s Main Campus is easily accessible, located a few minutes’ distance from Minneapolis and St. Paul.
  • The 247- acre campus houses Academic offices and classrooms, Administrative offices, Benson Great Hall Avenue, Residence halls for on Campus housing Modern Brushaber Commons student centre, Restaurants, and coffee shops etc.
  • The campus has a community place spread in 110,000 square feet having coffee shops, dining centers, campus stores and students organizations offices.

Bethel University USA Residence

  • The university offers on-campus housing and has 9 residence halls for First Year, Second Year, Upper class students.
  • All the rooms of residence halls are well equipped with basic amenities like bed, closet, chair and desk, dresser and have wireless internet connection.
  • The residence campus has a kitchen, laundry room, recreation and lounge areas, Vending machines, housing appliances, parking facilities, storage lockers etc.
  • The residence cost for the academic year 2020-21 is estimated to be USD 2915 to 2950 per semester.

Bethel University USA, Programs

  • Bethel University offers programs at undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Students are offered undergraduate programs in over 106 major and 41 minor programs such as in business, science, environmental studies, international relations etc.
  • Master’s degree is offered in 10 areas at the university and college also offers practical undergraduate programs to working professionals and adults.
  • The University is divided into 4 academic schools and colleges namely College of Arts & Sciences, Graduate School, College of Adult & Professional Studies and Bethel Seminary.

Bethel University USA, Application Process

The international students have to submit their applications online. The deadline for Spring application is October 01, and for Fall it is May 01. The prerequisites for undergraduate applications are listed below:

  • Transcripts of Secondary school qualifications in English and a score of at least 2.5 GPA.
  • SAT or ACT scores with at least 920 on SAT and 21 on ACT.
  • Essay
  • International students will be required to prove their proficiency in English. The minimum required test scores are given below:
TestMinimum required score
IELTS6.5
TOEFL- iBT80
TOEFL- PBT550
  • Certification of finances

Bethel University USA, Cost of Attendance

The estimated cost of attendance for incoming students for the 2020- 21 are given below:

Cost HeadAmount in USD
Tuition fee (Undergraduate- 12-18 credits)38,870
Tuition fee for Post-baccalaureate or teacher, licensure students (Per credit)1,080
Tuition fee for Summer 2021 (per credit)540
Room5,900
Meal Plan5,060
Student Activity Fee160

Financial Aid for International Students

Bethel university offers many scholarships and financial aid options to help international students finance their studies.

  • Over 90% of the incoming students receive some sort of financial aid. In the previous year, the university gave around USD 33 million as scholarships and grants.
  • International undergraduate students are automatically considered for the Royal Merit Scholarship.
  • Some other scholarships are Arts & Humanities Scholarship, Bethel National Merit Scholarship, Bethel Physics and Engineering Scholarship, Chemistry Performance Scholarship etc.

Bethel University USA, Alumni

Bethel University has a strong alumni network of over 50,000 members who receive free subscriptions of Bethel Publications and are invited to numerous events organized for alumni like Homecoming, Bethel University Young Alumni (BUYA) events etc.

  • Alumni can avail various services and benefits free of cost like access to the Wellness Centre, Library, and Alumni Book club and are entitled to 15% discount at campus store, and discounted rates at hotels etc.
  • Career services are also offered to alumni. It includes job searching, networking, resume reviewing, and career counseling.
  • Some of the notable alumni are:
    • Mark Johnson: Republican member of Minnesota Senate
    • Doug Ohlson: abstract artist
    • Dawson McAllister: talk-radio host
    • Peter Ludlow: Professor at Northwestern University

Bethel University USA, Placement

97% of the recently graduated students of the University are either employed or enrolled in graduate school.

  • Over 100 companies offer internships to students from Bethel University, these include companies like Medtronic, NASA, and 3M.
  • The career centre of the university assists the students in finding suitable jobs, reviewing resume and cover letters, offering career counseling and career assessment.
  • The average salary that a Bethel graduate earns is around USD 49,400 much higher than the national average of the USA.
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Bethel University Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population5600
FAFSA Code002338
Accreditation NCA
Average Cost of Attendance$38,300 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL-80- -
IELTS-6.5- -
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score119510301360 6%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing610530690-
Mathematics585500670-
ACTCheck Detailed Score242127 95%
English242127-
Mathematics242127-

Bethel University Acceptance Rate

83.5%

Acceptance Rate

1812

Total Applicants

4350

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

35.9%

Male

64.1%

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Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program83.5%
Total Applicants3601
Total Enrolled3006
Graduate
Graduate Programs83.5%
Total Applicants1610
Total Enrolled1344

Bethel University Enrollment

Enrollment
Bethel University Enrollment4350
Undergraduate Enrollment3006
Graduate Enrollment1344
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate55.8%

Attendance Cost

$38,300

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$38,300 / Year
Post Graduate Program$21,690 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,214 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$10,340 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$2,586 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$6,610 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$4,936 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$4,114 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$4,176 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Program Wise Accreditations
Nursing ProgramsCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing ProgramsAccreditation Commission for Midwifery Education
Theology ProgramsCommission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
5698252031782
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    RANKED  #352

    Overall (National)

    College rating

    based on 2 students ratings

    7.7/10

    7.5/10academic
    8/10infrastructure
    9/10placements
    8/10faculty
    6.5/10extracurricular
    7/10accommodation

    Reviews

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    Camryn johnson, US Social work
    Bethel University
    Current student , Batch : 2022
    6.7
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    EXCELLENT CHOICE

    I chose to attend Bethel University because I knew it was a Christian school and I knew others that had attended. When I started looking for colleges to attend, these are the reasons why Bethel caught my eye.


    Course Curriculum - 

    I am very fond of the course curriculum. I have found that Bethel University has many courses for students to take, to help them decide if the major they have chosen is the right fit for them. Within a chosen major, there are many interesting classes to take.

    6 /10
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    6 /10
    faculty
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    infrastructure
    6 /10
    accomodation/food
    8 /10
    placement
    6 /10
    extracurricular
    22, Apr 2019 read more
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    Kirsten carlson, USA Nursing
    Bethel University
    Current student , Batch : 2019
    8.7
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    BETHEL UNIVERSITY

    I loved the campus environment, the community of students and professors, Study abroad opportunities, quality of programs, especially the nursing program and the emphasis on Christian faith and growth.


    Course Curriculum - 

    I think the general education course curriculum has been really helpful in setting us up for success in upper-level classes. The course curriculum provides a strong foundation of critical thinking, discussion, and writing skills so that we can excel in upper-level courses.

    9 /10
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    faculty
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    infrastructure
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    accomodation/food
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    extracurricular
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    3900 Bethel Drive, St. Paul, MN 55112
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    Book Store

    Text Book Store0.11 Km
    Half Price Books4.96 Km
    Park Genealogical Books5.04 Km
    Vintage Dynasty5.73 Km
    Barnes & Noble6.05 Km
    Source Comics & Games6.2 Km
    Ramsey County Library - Mounds View6.45 Km
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    Corner Books6.61 Km
    Savers6.7 Km
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    Shopping Mall

    Shannon Square Shoppes1.28 Km
    ARDEN PLAZA1.48 Km
    Shoreview village mall2.7 Km
    Rosedale Square4.04 Km
    Roseville Crossing4.08 Km
    Bridge court center4.14 Km
    B.H 2064.19 Km
    North oaks village center4.25 Km
    Crossroads Center Of Roseville4.85 Km
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    Fairdale Shoppes5.34 Km
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    Roseville Plaza5.73 Km
    HarMar Mall6.05 Km
    St Anthony Shopping Center6.56 Km
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    Trader Joe's1.29 Km
    Target Grocery1.37 Km
    Fresh & Natural Foods - Shoreview2.71 Km
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    Cub Pharmacy5.19 Km
    Cub Foods6.24 Km
    ALDI6.85 Km
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    Cub7.49 Km
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    Airport

    Minn.Heliport11.93 Km
    Crystal Airport15.14 Km
    St. Paul Downtown Airport15.95 Km
    Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport20.24 Km
    South Saint Paul Municipal Airport24.44 Km
    South St. Paul Municipal Airport24.58 Km
    Flying Cloud Airport34.73 Km
    Stanton Airfield65.85 Km
    Amery Municipal Airport66.38 Km
    St. Cloud Regional Airport88.8 Km
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