Bethel College

North Newton, KS

Bethel, founded in 1887, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 60-acre campus is located North Newtown, in the agricultural and industrial region of south-central Kansas.

Website: www.bethelks.edu/

Private
Co-ed
444
Undergraduate
Students
(54.1%) 240 Women
(45.9%) 204 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
44% of 1,093 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.46
SAT Math
453-585 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
514 average
468-563 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
21 average
18-24 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$41,638
Tuition and Fees
$29,390
Room and Board
$8,980
Average Percent of Need Met
91%
Average Freshman Award
$29,442
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$5,633
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
4-1-4
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
40
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 41% of classes
10-19 students: 35% of classes
20-29 students: 19% of classes
30-39 students: 4% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

North Newton Population
1,779
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Wichita
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
66% of all students
Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Threshers
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.9% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.8% Asian
15.7% Black/African-American
8.8% Hispanic/Latino
2.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
70.7% White
0.0% Unknown
International Students
1.6% from 6 countries
First-Year Students Returning
56.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
40.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
63%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
11.0%
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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   4
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 1
SAT Only Considered if submitted August 1
ACT Only Considered if submitted August 1
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Considered if submitted August 1
SAT Subject Tests Only Considered if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
300 East 27th Street
City, State, Zip
North Newton, KS 67117
Phone
(316) 284-5230
Fax
(316) 284-5286
E-mail
admissions@bethelks.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
 
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
2 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
44% of 1,093 applicants were admitted
Women
50% of 298 applicants were admitted
Men
42% of 795 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
140 (29%) of 482 admitted students enrolled
Women
44 (30%) of 148 admitted students enrolled
Men
75 (22%) of 334 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
3.46
3.75 and Above
41%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
16%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
453-585 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
6%
Score of 500 - 600
53%
Score of 400 - 500
41%
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
514 average
468-563 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
6%
Score of 500 - 600
53%
Score of 400 - 500
41%
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
21 average
18-24 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
5%
Score of 24 - 29
25%
Score of 18 - 23
51%
Score of 12 - 17
19%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 15%
Top quarter: 31%
Top half: 66%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$41,638
Tuition and Fees
$29,390
Room and Board
$8,980
Books and Supplies
$700
Other Expenses
$2,568
Payment Plans
 

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 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning February 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001905
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
106 (94.8%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
94 (97.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
94 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
31 (27.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
91%
Average Award
$29,442
Need-Based Gift
Received by 73 (83.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,773
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 87 (81.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,493
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 94 (97.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
12 (6.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,179

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
424 (90.0%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
386 (91.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
386 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
94 (22.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
83%
Average Award
$27,796
Need-Based Gift
Received by 304 (81.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,583
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 335 (86.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,938
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 385 (99.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
38 (12.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,545

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
72%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$5,633
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
15.0%
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
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Health Fields, Mathematics, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Debating, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Community Service
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Current Students, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, International Students, Local/State Students, Previous College Experience, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students, Spouses of Current Students
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
4-1-4
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Computer Science
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music, Other
  • Natural Sciences
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Social Work
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Parks and recreation
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Cooperative work study 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 for most or all students
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
40
Part-Time Faculty
33
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
36%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 41% of classes
10-19 students: 35% of classes
20-29 students: 19% of classes
30-39 students: 4% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 18% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 82% 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
389,066
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
47
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, 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


North Newton Population
1,779
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Wichita
Campus Size
90 acres

Weather

Temperature
19.2 average low in January, 86.8 average high in September
Rain
86 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
27 mile(s) from campus in Wichita
Nearest Train Station
4 mile(s) from campus in Newton

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
66% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through senior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
34%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Not available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
SMS Alert System

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
Threshers
School Colors
Maroon and grey

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

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

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, femcore, fellowship of christian athletes, rock-climbing club, social work student organization, we-belong or business club
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
444
Women
240 (54.1%)
Men
204 (45.9%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
430
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.9% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.8% Asian
15.7% Black/African-American
8.8% Hispanic/Latino
2.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
70.7% White
0.0% Unknown
International Students.
1.6% from 6 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
Not reported

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
56.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
40.6%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
50.5%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
42.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
63%
Average Starting Salary
63%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
11.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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