Bethel University - Tennessee

378 reviews
  1. McKenzie, TN
  2. 4 Year
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    D
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    A-
Bethel University - Tennessee is ...
Private not-for-profit, Presbyterian
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Mid-South Conference
Address
325 Cherry Ave
McKenzie, TN 38201

Bethel University - Tennessee 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
57%
SAT Range
835-1015
ACT Range
17-22
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$19,267/ 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
    $19,730/ year
  • $30-48k
    $19,222/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,926/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,751/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,131/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.31 responses
82%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.33 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.33 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,445Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
62%
Pell Grant
69%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Athletic or Music Scholarship recipiant
    25%
  • Full time parents and workers
    25%
  • Trying to make it.
    25%
  • Dedicated
    13%
  • Hard working
    13%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
50%
Poll
47%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.30 responses
Poll
37%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.35 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • A community with every type of person.
    58%
  • A community that every person matters
    17%
  • Interactive
    17%
  • Talent
    8%

After Bethel University - Tennessee

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
36%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
91%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.23 responses

Reviews

378 reviews
  • Excellent
    76
  • Very Good
    123
  • Average
    140
  • Poor
    24
  • Terrible
    15
There are so many challenging, yet interesting classes. Most of the professors I've had are very passionate about their job, and they explain the material very well. The professors also work well with students who are in sports, band, and Renaissance. My most favorite part about Bethel is the students on campus. Everyone is pretty friendly and the students support and attend all of the sports events and musical events consistently. The school's population and campus is big enough where you can meet someone new everyday, yet be able to see many people you do know walking to class. I absolutely love this school!
  • College Sophomore
  • 11 months ago
Not Too Much Here – mcKenzie, Tennessee is a very quite, beautiful, and small town. Bethel University is a big part of the community. Bethel holds their yearly Bethel blast and it is a hit with everyone, not just people of the McKenzie community. The town itself has limited shopping centers and a few gas stations. There is also a hospital, nursing home, and medical office. The hospital's birthing center is amazing and I had my son there in 2002. Bethel also puts on many plays and concerts through out the year. Overall, McKenzie is an 8 on a scale of 1 through 10!
  • College Freshman
  • Jan 3 2012
I treasure my school Bethel University because of the sincerity from the first day I left my name and number with a desire to future my education. I had just completed my Associates degree in General Studies, with Aurora Community College and was looking into moving toward my Bachelor degree. I wanted to attend Bethel University for three reasons, (1) the University has somewhat become our family graduate school (2) research and writing is of great importance at Bethel, and I had discovered I enjoy writing and I have a desire to write books, (3) it is a school based on Christian principles which are very important to me. I was a woman in her 60 plus returning to school after many years and was still somewhat nervous about going further in my education however, my recruiter, my orientation facilitator, my adviser, and every professor I have had has been there to assist in every way possible. The availability to students are awesome and I am grateful. I would highly recommend Bethel University to another person.
  • College Senior
  • 11 months ago