Bethel U

Bethel University

3901-3965 Snelling Avenue N, Arden Hills, United States
All photos (10)
  • Total Documents
    16
  • Class Notes
    14
  • Textbook Notes
    0
  • Study Guides
    2
  • Currently Enrolled
    50
  • Previously Enrolled
    213

Overview of Bethel University (Bethel U)

About this school

Bethel, founded in 1842, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 100-acre campus is located in McKenzie, 120 miles from Memphis.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:4,239
    • Men:1,886 (44.5%)
    • Women:2,353 (55.5%)

Location

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Admission Information (Bethel U)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Bethel University is minimally difficult: most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% 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
2
-
Science
2
-
Foreign Language
-
-
Social Studies
2
-
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
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
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
325 Cherry Avenue
City, State, Zip
McKenzie, TN  38201
Phone
(731) 352-4030
Fax
(731) 352-4069
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$30
Application Fee Waiver
Not available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
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
-
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
62% of 1,573 applicants were admitted
Women
58% of 798 applicants were admitted
Men
65% of 775 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
Not reported
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.05
375 And Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
460-550 range of middle 50%
• 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
430-490 range of middle 50%
• 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
20 average |16-21 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
Not reported
• Score 24 - 29
Not reported
• Score 18 - 23
Not reported
• Score 12 - 17
Not reported
• Score 6 - 11
Not reported
• Score 5 Or Below
Not reported

Tuition & Financial Aid (Bethel U)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $16,552 (52.42952169781438%)
  • Room & Board: - $9,198 (29.135254988913527%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,200 (3.801076971808679%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $4,620 (14.634146341463415%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Bethel University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
Not reported
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003480
Free
Institution's own form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
Not reported
Found To Have Financial Need
Not reported
Received Financial Aid
136 applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent Of Need Met
79%
Average Award
$11,018
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 71 (52.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,976
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 38 (27.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,732
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 134 (98.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
Not reported
Found To Have Financial Need
Not reported
Received Financial Aid
Not reported
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent Of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
Not reported
• Need-Based Gift
Not reported
• Need-Based Self-Help
Not reported
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
99%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Institutional scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Religion/Biblical Studies
Creative Arts/Performance
Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, Local/State Students, Religious Affiliation

Employment


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

Academics & Instruction (Bethel U)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


184

Part-Time Faculty


141

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


Not reported

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 25% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 46% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 22% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 5% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 0% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 16% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 63% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 16% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 5% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not reported

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
258,964

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
12
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Bethel University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


64.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


20.9%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


34.1%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


34.0%

Programs & Majors (Bethel U)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (27)


  • Accounting and Business/Management
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Chemistry, General
  • Christian Studies
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • Human Services, General
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Management
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Physician Assistant
  • Pre-Engineering
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religious/Sacred Music
  • Sociology
  • Special Education and Teaching, General

Most Popular Disciplines


Not offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services, Education

Online Degrees


Engineering, pharmacy with University of Tennessee, Memphis

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science, Master of Arts in Education, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study (4)


  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Conflict Resolution and Mediation/Peace Studies
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Physician Assistant Studies

Campus Life (Bethel U)

Location & Geography

Population


5,383

Nearest Metropolitan Area


100 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
26.5 average low in January, 86.5 average high in September
Rain
121 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
120 mile(s) from campus in Memphis
Nearest Bus Station
45 mile(s) from campus in Jackson
Nearest Train Station
125 mile(s) from campus in Memphis

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


29% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through junior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


75%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Not available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Not available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Not available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Not available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Not offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Wildcat
School Colors
Purple and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Riflery
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Riflery
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, golf, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Bethel University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, campus crusade for christ, stea (education), student government association, students in free enterprise (sife), arete

Sororities


15% of women participate

Fraternities


20% of men participate

ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


3,606

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
4,239
Women
2,353
Men
1,886

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.4% Asian
  • 50.9% Black/African-American
  • 2.2% Hispanic/Latino
  • 0.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 77.2% White
  • 12.3% Unknown

International Students


1.3% from 19 countries

Average Age


27

Number of Graduate Students


1,314

Student Resources (Bethel U)

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