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Bethel University

Saint Paul, MN


  • Type
    4-year • Private
  • Campus Life
    Small • Suburban
  • Average Per Year After Aid
  • SAT Range
  • Graduation Rate

Bethel University is a small, 4-year, private university. This coed college is located in a city in a suburban setting and is primarily a residential campus. It offers certificate, associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees.

From the Institution

Bethel University is a leader in Christian higher education with around 4,500 students from 50 states and 32 countries enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, seminary, and adult education programs. Based in St. Paul, MN, Bethel offers bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees in approximately 80 relevant fields. We've been a leader and model in Christian higher education since 1871. For generations, our fusion of evangelical faith with top-ranked academics has transformed women and men, preparing them for unique callings in the kingdom of God. A Bethel education prepares students to follow their dreams, do work that matters, and live with purpose so they can make a difference in their careers, their communities, and our world. We are a community of gracious servants, compassionate friends, and diligent scholars who are confident in our abilities and humble in our faith. Popular programs for undergraduates include business, nursing, communication studies, and psychology. The Department of Physics and Engineering has a tradition of excellence and a strong national reputation while offering majors in Applied Physics and Physics, as well as in such standalone programs as Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Software Engineering. Bethel's B.S. in biokinetics meets a growing need in the marketplace and features the Exercise Medicine and Prevention Center, giving students hands-on laboratory experience. Bethel is highly ranked nationally for the percentage of students participating in study abroad programs, with many options for off-campus study. Adult undergraduate students enroll in convenient evening and online degree-completion programs in fields like nursing, business, and human services. Graduate programs train leaders in healthcare, education, and business, including the M.S. in Medical Sciences, the M.A. in Special Education and the MBA. Bethel Seminary is among the 15 largest accredited seminaries in the United States and offers programs that blend online learning with week-long classroom intensives, making them a popular option for students serving throughout the country and the world. The Master of Arts, Master of Divinity, and Doctor of Ministry degree programs focus on developing whole leaders who are prepared to serve wherever they are called.

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Application Types Accepted
  • Common Application
  • Online through college's own website
Religious Affiliation
Baptist General Conference
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Available to all qualified students. Visit the college website for details.

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Important Dates

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April 15
Financial Aid Application Due

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