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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I haven't started classes yet. I have no idea about Greek life on campus. Why is this a part of this survey?

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Bethel teams typically perform in the top half of the conference.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I am on campus early to participate in the volleyball program. Everyone has been very friendly and welcoming thus far.

5 College Student

Overall Experience: Class sizes are very small, which makes for a great, close-knit learning environment.

4 College Student

Overall Experience: The alumni network is great; I know so many.

5 College Student

Health & Safety: The campus security is very responsible and alert. It is very easy to report anything, especially after learning from the required Sexual Assault training in the summer.

4 College Student

Campus Housing: I do not live on campus, but I did live in Heritage for Girls State over the summer. It was super fun living with five other girls and getting to know them. We are all still great friends, even though they live so far away. The cleaning volunteers were so great to help us move in and to make everything fresh for us.

4 College Student

Athletics: I loved going to football games to support my friends. It is a great atmosphere, and the team isn't too bad. Also, all the girls on the cross country team are so sweet!

5 College Student

Overall Experience: Bethel University is a haven for driven, young Christians who wish to make a positive impact on their world. I have so much pride for my school and applying was one of the best decisions I have ever made, due to the community and to all of the great opportunities I have thus been provided with so far.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Bethel is a great institution. The student body makes bethel have a bad rep. If bethel wasn't known to be a very conservative predominately white institution, it would definitely make my experience at bethel better. But the campus is beautiful and the facilities and opportunities bethel provides is amazing.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Bethel's values are amazing and our covenant is great. I would definitely send my future children to bethel if the diversity rate improves.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There are shuttles that run around campus and in the community which keeps students safe. We also have security every day after dark. Students are able to call security to help them get from one location to another at any time of night.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The housing is great! It's mainly apartment style and relatively close to campus.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Bethel just made a whole new Wellness Center which is amazing. State of the art machines and a great space to work out! One of the best parts of campus-besides the dining center!

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The professors are very caring, since it's a small school you would see people often and professors often as well. The campus is absolutely beautiful.

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1 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There is no party scene or nightlife here. It's Bethel.

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1 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There is no party scene at all.

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1 College Sophomore

Academics: The academics here is honestly terrible and frustrating. The profs are terribly unkind and u helpful and lack the knowledge needed to assist students. Gen ed classes also make up so much of your time, people rarely take classes for their majors until sophomore year. The academics are also very vigorous and cause high stress for students.

1 College Sophomore

Diversity: Bethel has had a lot of backlash about its diversity so it is now trying too hard to fix it. They recently added a cultural connection center for only minorities to hangout at, however it actually causes a greater barrier between minorities and caucasians.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drinking and drug use at Bethel isn't as abundant as other schools but is definitely present. You definitely hear about people who drink in their dorm rooms and go into the cities to party but its not as if everyone does.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: One of Bethel's best attributes is it's safety on campus. I've never felt uncomfortable or scared on campus-even at night. However, I will say that Bethel has a lot more issues with sexual assault than they will admit or know about.

1 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: 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.

1 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: A degree from Bethel doesn't mean anything unless you plan on studying something biblical. I know a lot of recently graduated students are struggling to find jobs because no one has heard of Bethel or has high regards about it. Additionally, alumni connections are severely lacking compared to other schools because of this.

1 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Just as a warning, half of the dorms on campus at Bethel don't have AC which is incredibility hard to deal with. Also, no dorms have cable available in the rooms. Additionally, Bethel's housing is very old and rarely updated. People find rats in their rooms all of the time and the bathrooms are disgusting. It's definitely not worth the money you're paying for it. As for the social atmosphere on the floors, the RA's really try to make everyone bond and most of the girls hide in their rooms or go home for weeks at a time. Also, Bethel has strict visitation hours and makes it difficult for causes a lot of frustration. I know many people who have gotten fined and written up for staying past vis hours for a few minutes. Even once you become an upperclassman, the dorms don't get better and vis hours still remain. Also, housing draw is a stressful mess and this year, due to an overload of students, many underclassman were forced to get upperclassman dorms on the other side of campus.

1 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I came to Bethel thinking I'd found my dream school. After touring the campus and getting financial aid, I was sure this was the place for me. However, I and many others at the school, quickly realized this wasn't true. First off, the professors and classes are useless and incredibly unhelpful. Because Bethel is such a small school that is not nationally recognized, the only profs they can find are usually alumni who don't have good teaching skills or profs just looking for a job who couldn't get one anywhere else. Also, the social atmosphere is terrible. Everyone goes home on the weekends every single weekend and as an out of state student, I found this campus to be very depressing since no one was ever there. Making this matter worse, freshman aren't allowed cars so you're basically stuck on campus alone. Bethel tries to plan activities for students but no one goes and it's more like children vacation bible school events than college age events. Almost half of the freshman class this year transferred spring semester or are transferring this year, however a lot of people feel trapped due to Bethel's classes being nearly impossible to transfer over. I think a large issue is that no one going here likes being here so there is a severe lack of school spirit and pride in the school. Bethel is just simply not a good school at all- especially for the high price.

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