Bethany Lutheran College

Mankato, MN

Bethany Lutheran College, founded in 1927, is a coeducational college affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Synod. Its 50-acre campus is located in Mankato.

Website: www.blc.edu/

Private
Co-ed
651
Undergraduate
Students
(53.5%) 348 Women
(46.5%) 303 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
79% of 388 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
July 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.42
SAT Math
550 average
520-600 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
540 average
540-630 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
23 average
20-25 range of middle 50%
See more

Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$38,700
Tuition and Fees
$27,780
Room and Board
$8,040
Average Percent of Need Met
85%
Average Freshman Award
$21,015
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$31,654
See more

Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
44
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 42% of classes
10-19 students: 28% of classes
20-29 students: 21% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
See more

Campus Life

Mankato Population
40,641
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Minneapolis-St. Paul
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
64% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Viking
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
See more

Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.6% Asian
2.9% Black/African-American
4.7% Hispanic/Latino
2.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
87.2% White
1.8% Unknown
International Students
5.1% from 16 countries
First-Year Students Returning
83.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
39.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
See more

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   3
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
700 Luther Drive
City, State, Zip
Mankato, MN 56001-6163
Phone
(507) 344-7331
Fax
(507) 344-7376
E-mail
admissions@blc.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
July 1
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot 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 all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
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
79% of 388 applicants were admitted
Women
83% of 197 applicants were admitted
Men
75% of 191 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
153 (50%) of 307 admitted students enrolled
Women
81 (50%) of 163 admitted students enrolled
Men
72 (50%) of 144 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
3.42
3.75 and Above
32%
3.50 - 3.74
21%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
11%
2.50 - 2.99
17%
2.00 - 2.49
6%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
550 average
520-600 range of middle 50%
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
540 average
540-630 range of middle 50%
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
23 average
20-25 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
8%
Score of 24 - 29
32%
Score of 18 - 23
54%
Score of 12 - 17
6%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 17%
Top quarter: 34%
Top half: 56%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$38,700
Tuition and Fees
$27,780
Room and Board
$8,040
Books and Supplies
$800
Other Expenses
$1,950
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 April 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning December 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002337
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
122 (88.4%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
112 (91.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
112 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
24 (21.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
85%
Average Award
$21,015
Need-Based Gift
Received by 112 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $17,566
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 87 (77.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,440
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 18 (16.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
18 (13.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $11,012

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
443 (87.7%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
405 (91.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
405 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
71 (17.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
85%
Average Award
$21,147
Need-Based Gift
Received by 405 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $16,844
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 327 (80.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,328
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 56 (13.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
67 (13.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $9,435

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
77%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$31,654
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
Alternative loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
44
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff
Number of Awards
31
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,753
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Christian Studies
  • Communication, General
  • Digital Arts
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • History, General
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, General
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Religious/Sacred Music
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Communication/journalism, Biological/life sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No 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
44
Part-Time Faculty
19
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
35%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 42% of classes
10-19 students: 28% of classes
20-29 students: 21% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 26% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 68% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 5% of discussion sections/labs

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
86,710
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
100
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


Mankato Population
40,641
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Minneapolis-St. Paul
Campus Size
50 acres

Weather

Temperature
2.6 average low in January, 77.7 average high in September
Rain
120 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Mankato
Nearest Train Station
80 mile(s) from campus in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing
Students in College Housing
64% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
36%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Viking
School Colors
Red, white, and black

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

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

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, racquetball, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, bethany activities committee, student senate, scholastic leadership society, pama (promoting awareness, spurring motivation, and encouraging action), bethany society of royal scientists
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
651
Women
348 (53.5%)
Men
303 (46.5%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
522
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.6% Asian
2.9% Black/African-American
4.7% Hispanic/Latino
2.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
87.2% White
1.8% Unknown
International Students.
5.1% from 16 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
Not reported

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
83.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
39.5%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
48.8%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
52.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

A portion of the College Profile data is provided under license by:
Peterson's Undergraduate and Undergraduate Financial Aid Databases, copyright © 2019 Peterson's, a Nelnet company. All rights reserved."