Bethel University Minnesota
St. Paul, Minnesota
Bethel University is a comprehensive liberal arts university that offers more than 100 different undergraduate degree programs. Bethel University has been a leader in Christian higher education since its establishment in 1871. Graduates are prepared to face obstacles and opportunities with the skills, experience, and faith needed to succeed.
Get to know Bethel University Minnesota
Bethel University forges relationships with the surrounding Minnesotan community, encouraging students to embrace the power of service to gain perspective while changing lives.
- Act Six: This robust program awards scholarships to students from historically underrepresented populations along with the philanthropic work of leadership and community development opportunities. Through this initiative, students are empowered to take charge and learn to lead as they bring change to their neighborhoods.
- Frogtown: Students routinely engage with the surrounding Frogtown community through service and other kinds of civic, social, and spiritual engagement. Throughout the years, Bethel students have participated in a number of service-learning, just one example of which includes literacy tutoring in area school districts.
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH & SCHOLARSHIP
Bethel University boasts a long history of successful collaborative research between faculty and their students, operating the Bethel University Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship to help students find research opportunities in all academic disciplines. Notable programs include paid opportunities for undergraduate research and scholarship, on-campus summer housing, and student travel grants to present at professional conferences.
The Office of Off-Campus and International Studies is proud to offer more than 30 destinations where students can learn with the world as their classroom. Domestic and international trips offer students the unique opportunity to contextualize their studies within a global context. Whether they take part in a semester, summer, or interim study abroad program, students are inspired to grow as globally minded citizens.
ENROLLMENT BY ETHNICITY
Non-U.S. Citizen: 1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic: 5%
White, non-Hispanic: 77%
Native/Indigenous American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic: 0%
Asian, non-Hispanic: 5%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic: 0%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic: 4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown: 3%
Bethel’s values-based general education prepares Christians to thrive in an increasingly complex world. Students fulfill 4 years of requirements that all develop and hone essential competencies. No matter their major, every student learns how to reason, quantify, compute, create, and collaborate while continuing to integrate their faith with all fields of knowledge.
Students are not just taught how to find the first job after graduation. They are prepared for successful, meaningful lives—something best obtained through a strong foundation in the liberal arts. The R.E.A.L. Experience (Relevant. Experiential. Applied. Learning.) exposes students to a variety of hands-on learning activities, giving applicable meaning to what they are taught in the classroom. It’s no wonder why Bethel students graduate with the knowledge and experience needed to succeed in this rapidly changing world.
BETHEL STUDENT GOVERNMENT
Bethel Student Government (BSG) strives to enhance the student experience by developing a true sense of community among the university. With regular campus-wide events, allocated funding to student-led organizations, and a powerful representative student voice for administration, BSG makes sure the undergraduate experience is the best it can be.
CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS
BSG sponsors about 45 student-led athletic, academic, and special interest clubs and organizations. Participating students volunteer with local and global organizations, plan events, host speakers, network, and experience personal growth and leadership development.
Bethel is proud to offer some of the most respected arts communities among Christian colleges. The university hosts 13 vocal and instrumental performance groups as well as theatrical ensembles that cater to all artistic interest. Patrons of the arts can enjoy numerous performances in the Benson Great Hall or catch one of five annual stage productions in the intimate Black Box Theatre. Bethel is also home to two art galleries that exhibit the works of both nationally and internationally recognized artists.
Bethel’s 247-acre lakeside campus in suburban Arden Hills, Minnesota, offers a natural and spacious setting only 20 minutes from downtown St. Paul and Minneapolis. The campus includes the notable Benson Great Hall venue as well as the modern Brushaber Commons student center, which houses a two-story dining center, a restaurant, a coffee shop, an expanded campus store, offices for student organizations, and a green roof.
Men’s sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, hockey, soccer, tennis, track & field
Women’s sports: basketball, cross country, golf, hockey, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field, volleyball
CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND CALLING
Bethel University knows the importance of career readiness with a keen understanding of how intimidating the process can be. That is why the Center for Career Development and Calling is ready to help students as they prepare for meaningful work. Students can take advantage of multiple services and resources: career counseling, résumé editing, mock interviews, graduate school preparation, and much more.
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th Percentile: 523 | 75th Percentile: 668
25th Percentile: 510 | 75th Percentile: 618
25th Percentile: 22 | 75th Percentile: 28
25th Percentile: 21 | 75th Percentile: 27
25th Percentile: 21 | 75th Percentile: 28
Tuition & Cost
Room & Board: $10,780