Bethany College

Lindsborg, KS

Bethany, founded in 1881, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 62-acre campus is located in Lindsborg, 15 miles south of Salina.

Website: www.bethanylb.edu/

Private
Co-ed
665
Undergraduate
Students
(40.5%) 269 Women
(59.5%) 396 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
59% of 1,139 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.20
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
22 average
17-23 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$39,265
Tuition and Fees
$27,850
Room and Board
$11,415
Average Percent of Need Met
89%
Average Freshman Award
$22,204
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$22,015
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
4-1-4
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
39
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 44% of classes
10-19 students: 26% of classes
20-29 students: 22% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Lindsborg Population
3,464
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
67% of all students
Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Swedes
Sororities
21% of women participate
Fraternities
11% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.8% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.4% Asian
12.3% Black/African-American
12.0% Hispanic/Latino
4.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
69.1% White
0.3% Unknown
International Students
6.2% from 19 countries
First-Year Students Returning
64.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
26.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
32.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   3
Science   3
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies   3
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
335 East Swensson Street
City, State, Zip
Lindsborg, KS 67456-1897
Phone
(785) 227-3380 x8113
Fax
(785) 227-2860
E-mail
admissions@bethanylb.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
Required for some freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
59% of 1,139 applicants were admitted
Women
61% of 464 applicants were admitted
Men
57% of 675 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
259 (39%) of 670 admitted students enrolled
Women
89 (32%) of 282 admitted students enrolled
Men
170 (44%) of 388 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.20
3.75 and Above
18%
3.50 - 3.74
21%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
18%
2.50 - 2.99
18%
2.00 - 2.49
10%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
22 average
17-23 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
2%
Score of 24 - 29
21%
Score of 18 - 23
64%
Score of 12 - 17
13%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 8%
Top quarter: 20%
Top half: 63%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$39,265
Tuition and Fees
$27,850
Room and Board
$11,415
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001904
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
137 (99.3%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
112 (81.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
112 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
43 (38.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
89%
Average Award
$22,204
Need-Based Gift
Received by 97 (86.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,123
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 107 (95.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,308
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 35 (31.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
541 (99.1%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
466 (86.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
466 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
188 (40.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
91%
Average Award
$22,887
Need-Based Gift
Received by 411 (88.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,935
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 439 (94.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,354
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 146 (31.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
1 (.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,800

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
85%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$22,015
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
13.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships, Academic Competitiveness Grants, National SMART Grants, TEACH Grants
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
409
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
133
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major
Number of Awards
19
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students
Number of Awards
56
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,342
Academic Calendar System
4-1-4
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art Therapy/Therapist
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Christian Studies
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Drawing
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Finance, General
  • Financial Planning and Services
  • Fine and Studio Arts Management
  • Forensic Science and Technology
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
  • History, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Painting
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Sculpture
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Theatre/Theatre Arts Management
Most Popular Disciplines
 
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
39
Part-Time Faculty
35
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
38%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 44% of classes
10-19 students: 26% of classes
20-29 students: 22% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
65
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Lindsborg Population
3,464
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
80 acres

Weather

Temperature
16.3 average low in January, 84.2 average high in September
Rain
97 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
20 mile(s) from campus in Salina
Nearest Train Station
40 mile(s) from campus in Newton

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Women only housing, coed housing
Students in College Housing
67% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through junior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
25%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Not available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Not available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
night patrols by security personnel

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Swedes
School Colors
Blue and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cheerleading x x    
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Football     x x
Golf x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Wrestling     x x
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football    
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Wrestling    
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cheerleading    
Cross-Country Running x x
Football x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Wrestling x x
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, softball, table tennis, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, student activities board (sab), alpha theta chi, alpha sigma nu, fellowship of christian athletes (fca), bethany youth ministries team
Sororities
21% of women participate
Fraternities
11% of men participate
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
665
Women
269 (40.5%)
Men
396 (59.5%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
603
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.8% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.4% Asian
12.3% Black/African-American
12.0% Hispanic/Latino
4.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
69.1% White
0.3% Unknown
International Students.
6.2% from 19 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
Not reported

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
64.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
26.8%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
37%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
39.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
32.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Engineering 3%
Medicine 3%
Other 11%

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