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Bethel, founded in 1871, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 231-acre campus is located in a residential area between Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Website: www.bethel.edu/

Private
Co-ed
2,857
Undergraduate
Students
(62.1%) 1,775 Women
(37.9%) 1,082 Men
1,606
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
71% of 2,184 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.60
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
25 average
22-28 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$53,200
Tuition and Fees
$38,460
Room and Board
$10,780
Average Percent of Need Met
86%
Average Freshman Award
$32,446
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$37,883
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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
168
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 19% of classes
10-19 students: 38% of classes
20-29 students: 24% of classes
30-39 students: 13% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

St. Paul Population
290,770
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Minneapolis-St. Paul
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
66% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Lion
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.4% Asian
4.9% Black/African-American
4.6% Hispanic/Latino
3.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
78.3% White
3.4% Unknown
International Students
0.8% from 10 countries
First-Year Students Returning
84.9%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
67.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
21.0%
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