Fall 2017 Enrollment
775 undergraduate students
92% of undergrad students are full time
59% male — 41% female
52.4% of students are from out of state
2017-2018 Academic Year
39 full-time faculty
56 part-time faculty
12 to 1 student-to-faculty ratio
99% of first-year students live on campus
81% of all students live on campus
Bethany is located in Lindsborg, Kansas, a friendly college town that prides itself in its vibrant conservation of its Swedish culture and history.
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Retention Fall 2017
56% of students began in Fall 2016 and returned in Fall 2017 (full-time, first-time freshmen)
6-Year Graduation Rate 2017
47.3% of students graduated in 6 years
ENROLLMENT BY RACIAL/ETHNIC CATEGORY - FALL 2017
|Black or African American||14%|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||1%|
|Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander||1%|
|Two or more races||2%|
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Bethany College is a private, coeducational institution affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
Partners in Scholarship
The purpose of the Partners in Scholarship Program is to enable students and faculty to cooperate in a mutually rewarding research experience. Through this program, participating student partners engage in a yearlong research study under the supervision of a supportive faculty partner. Many Bethany students have even presented at national conferences with their work from the Partners in Scholarship program.
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Internships and job-shadowing experiences are facilitated through the Experience-Based Education program, unique to Bethany College. For nearly 45 years, this program’s emphasis on real-world learning has leveraged the Bethany College alumni and friends network to provide hands-on internships and professional shadowing opportunities for first-year students and seniors alike.
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CLASS SIZE BREAKDOWN
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The Performing Arts have played a central role in the life of Bethany College since its foundation in 1881. From world renowned artists traveling to Lindsborg each year to perform and teach to the longest-running annual performance of Handel’s Messiah, Bethany’s rich tradition of musical excellence remains vibrant.
Student Development at Bethany College works to provide a complete, well-rounded college experience for students. It enables Bethany College to offer a variety of on-campus events, nearly 40 student organizations, and 6 local fraternities and sororities. Beyond social events, Student Development provides career services and exploration, Campus Ministry, and Counseling and Health Services.
The Pearson Distinguished Professorship of Swedish Studies discovers ways in which present-day Swedish culture and experience can illuminate and strengthen life in the United States. Past Professors include art curator and historian Beate Sydhoff, journalist Arne Ruth, poet and novelist Ylva Eggehorn, theologian Krister Stendahl, anthropologist Brita Stendahl, environmentalist Jimmy Sjöblom, composer Eskil Hemberg, theologian the Rev. Kjell Ove Nilsson, international opera star Håkan Hagegård, expert in interfaith dialogue the Rev. Hans Ucko, specialist in forensic and genetic studies Peter Savolainen, Lutheran pastor and church musician Per Harling, and printmaker and art consultant Jordi Arkö.
Bethany College requires all students to live on campus for all four years and guarantees a welcome community with six different residence halls.
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The Career Services Office assists students with career and job exploration, job and graduate school search, skill development, on-campus employment, and experiential learning opportunities. Most notably, the Experience Based Education program at Bethany provides opportunities for students to participate in hands-on and shadow-based experiences with professionals in different industries in order for students to learn more about specific occupations. Career Services at Bethany also hosts multiple events throughout the year for exploration and job preparation, such as alumni panels, networking events, career and job fairs, résumé reviews, and professionalism workshops.
ADMISSIONS FALL 2017
1,358 total applicants
952 total admissions
279 total freshman enrollment
70.10% of applicants admitted
Admissions Deadlines for 2018-19 Admission
Rolling admission? Yes
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Freshman Profile Fall 2017
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|SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing||440||520|
TUITION AND COSTS
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TUITION AND COSTS BEFORE FINANCIAL AID 2018-2019
|Room and Board (on campus)||$11,415|
|Estimated Total On Campus||$39,375|