Bethel College

1001 Bethel Circle, Mishawaka, United States
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Overview of Bethel College

About this school

Bethel, founded in 1887, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 60-acre campus is located North Newtown, in the agricultural and industrial region of south-central Kansas.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:503
    • Men:237 (47.1%)
    • Women:266 (52.9%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Bethel College is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
4
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
3
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Recommended
August 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Considered if submitted
August 1
SAT Subject Tests Only
Recommended
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
300 East 27th Street
City, State, Zip
North Newton, KS  67117
Phone
(316) 284-5230
Fax
(316) 284-5286
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
-
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 required for some freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
56% of 770 applicants were admitted
Women
57% of 265 applicants were admitted
Men
56% of 505 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
140 (32%) of 431 admitted students enrolled
Women
64 (43%) of 150 admitted students enrolled
Men
76 (27%) of 281 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.37
375 And Above
41%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
16%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
24 average |20-26 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
6%
• Score 24 - 29
30%
• Score 18 - 23
61%
• Score 12 - 17
3%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $28,540 (69.8824681684623%)
  • Room & Board: - $8,850 (21.669931439764937%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,000 (2.4485798237022527%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,450 (5.999020568070519%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Bethel College accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning February 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001905
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
92 (94.8%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
90 (97.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
90 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
25 (27.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
83%
Average Award
$25,737
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 75 (83.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,124
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 73 (81.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,987
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 88 (97.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
6 (6.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,000

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
414 (90.0%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
401 (96.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
401 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
90 (22.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
82%
Average Award
$24,986
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 326 (81.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,398
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 345 (86.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,338
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 398 (99.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
56 (12.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,020

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
72%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$5,633
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
19.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Home Economics, Mathematics, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Debating, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Community Service
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Current Students, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, International Students, Local/State Students, Previous College Experience, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students, Spouses of Current Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


4-1-4

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


42

Part-Time Faculty


39

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


35%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 41% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 35% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 19% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 4% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 18% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 82% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
379,964

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
62
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Bethel College provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


60.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


31.0%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


42.1%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


42.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (17)


  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, Other
  • Natural Sciences
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Social Work

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Visual and performing arts

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


1,779

Nearest Metropolitan Area


90 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Wichita

Weather


Temperature
19.2 average low in January, 86.8 average high in September
Rain
86 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
30 mile(s) from campus in Wichita
Nearest Bus Station
27 mile(s) from campus in Wichita
Nearest Train Station
4 mile(s) from campus in Newton

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


68% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through senior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


42%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Not available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Threshers
School Colors
Maroon and grey

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, cheerleading, cross-country running, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Bethel College offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, student activities committee, student alumni association, students for social change, intramurals, kbcu fm 88.1

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


489

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
503
Women
266
Men
237

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.0% Asian
  • 16.5% Black/African-American
  • 9.5% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 67.5% White
  • 0.2% Unknown

International Students


1.4% from 5 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


Not reported

Student Resources

Study resources