Bethel University - Minnesota

652 reviews
  1. Saint Paul, MN
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    C+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    A-
Bethel University - Minnesota is ...
Private not-for-profit, Baptist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
3900 Bethel Dr
Saint Paul, MN 55112
Website

Bethel University - Minnesota Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
95%
SAT Range
1030-1300
ACT Range
22-28
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$26,624/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,198/ year
  • $30-48k
    $19,901/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,802/ year
  • $76-110k
    $26,940/ year
  • $110k+
    $30,055/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.40 responses
49%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.39 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.39 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,577Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
18%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 26 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    50%
  • Surface nice
    27%
  • Hypocritical
    12%
  • Open
    12%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
94%
Poll
95%
of students say they don't have Greek life.41 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.61 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 30 responses
Report
  • A Christian based community with good standards.
    53%
  • Christian community/student body good at faking it
    13%
  • Expensive
    13%
  • Caring
    7%
  • A great place to grow as a person until adulthood
    3%
  • A student body that is really good at 'faking it'
    3%
  • Intentional
    3%

After Bethel University - Minnesota

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
74%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.30 responses

Reviews

652 reviews
  • Excellent
    97
  • Very Good
    270
  • Average
    217
  • Poor
    42
  • Terrible
    26
So far, as a freshman after first semester I have loved Bethel! I was more of a studies based student during high school, as well as more of a introvert. After coming to Bethel, I was able to leave all that behind and start a new chapter. The other new students were all super friendly and I was able to branch out and make lots of friends. I have joined some intramural sports and clubs. The classes have been interesting, you can definitely tell it is a Christian based school. The professors are very approachable and passionate about what they do.
  • College Freshman
  • 12 months ago
The professors might be the worst thing about Bethel. Since we are such a small and non-natioanlly recognized school, the only profs Bethel can find are alumni who usually aren't good at their job or profs who couldn't find a job anywhere else so they settled for Bethel. The professors are usually extremely unapproachable and simply don't want to be there teaching or help you. Many students have to drop out of classes because their professors are so difficult and unhelpful. Also, their is a serious lack of variety of courses and so many useless gen ed courses that only this school requires. More than half of the courses you'll take here are unnecessary general ed requirements. One thing many students find frustrating is that Bethel often doesn't accept credits from community colleges- even local ones. For many of my classmates, they took community college courses in high school so they wouldn't have to take so many classes here. However, Bethel won't allow them to transfer over for unknown reasons. Transferring out of Bethel is also incredibly hard because of their unique classes they require you to take.
  • College Sophomore
  • 5 months ago
I have loved living on campus! I would say it is a must to live on campus. I have loved my floor, my RA is amazing. The reason my RA is so great is because he doesn't act like the police of campus, he acts like just another guy on the floor. I look up to my RA as a person, he is a great guy. The other people in my building have been great too! We all have common meeting grounds, and shack is a good place to meet. A lot of people say that the campus life is dead on the weekends. Although there is a definite amount of people leaving, I would say that only twenty percent of my floor leaves, and the weekends are prime time to make friends with the people that stay. I have formed the greatest bonds with these people.
  • College Freshman
  • 12 months ago