3900 Bethel Drive St. Paul, MN 55112 651-638-6242
About Bethel University
  • Year of Foundation 1871
  • Size of Campus 247 acres
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation Baptist General Conference
  • Degrees Bachelor's , Master's, Post-Bachelor's,Post-Master's
  • Calendar Type 4-1-4
  • Undergraduate Population 3,197
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 61%, 39%, 22%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State
  • Room and Board
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition More selective
  • Application Fee N/A
  • Enrollment No. 3,335
Bethel University is a Christian higher education institution with approximately 6,000 students from 36 countries enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, seminary, and adult education programs. The main campus is located in Arden Hills, Minnesota, and the school has satellite seminary locations on both coasts. The university has a performing arts program, including Benson Great Hall, a concert hall, and The Bethel Choir, the university's 75-voice concert choir which has performed throughout Europe and Scandinavia. Fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission-North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the university is also a member of the Christian College Consortium. Bethel University is affiliated with and supported by the congregations of the Converge Worldwide, formerly known as the Baptist General Conference.
Social Life And Activities
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Nursing Christian Fellowship, Twin Cities Outreach, RIOT, summer and spring missions programs, worship teams, Vespers teams, World Challenge
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 0%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Asian Christian Fellowship of Bethel, Mu Kappa, United Cultures of Bethel, Multicultural Mentors
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Number of frats 0
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Festival of Christmas (concert), NIKDAG and GADKIN (campus weekend events), Black History Month, Women's History Month
  • Number of students in fraternities 0
  • Percent students who are frat members 0%
  • Number of honor societies Tri Beta - Biology, Sigma Zeta, Omnicron Delta Kappa
  • Setting Suburban
  • Number of sororities 0
  • Car Permitted On Campus No
  • Distance to nearest airport Bloomington (17)
  • Distance to nearest train St. Paul (7)
  • Distance to nearest bus Minneapolis (10)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
Student Housing
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 58%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 72%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 1%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 60%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 1%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 10
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms, apartment for single students, special housing for disabled students
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available No
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 40%
Campus Services
  • Number Of Microforms 181,402
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help N/A
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number of e-books 14,083
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 20
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, academic, older student, psychological, religious
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Number Of Books in Library 167,005
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 50
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 1,000
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 13,510
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 30
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Computer Courses No
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Museums Eugene Johnson Art Gallery and Olson Art Gallery
  • Number Of Subscriptions 20,104
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 100
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Library Facilities Bethel Seminary Library is nearby on the same campus, providing a significant collection of theological materials for academic research.
Student Employment and Career
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (University of Minnesota)
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 1,500
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 40%
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Thomson West, Medtronic, Target Corp., KPMG, Northwest Airlines, Unisys Corp., Boston Scientific, The Salvation Army, Minnesota Life Insurance Company, Ramsey County, Fairview University Medical Center, Mayo Clinic, Hennepin County Medical Center, Wells F
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (University of St. Thomas)
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Metropolis