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Bethany College

Lindsborg, KS 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate70%
Acceptance Rate70%

About Bethany College

Bethany College Overview

Bethany College is a private, religious school in a small town setting in Lindsborg, Kansas. Bethany College was founded in 1881 and enrolls around 775 students per year year, including 775 undergraduates. Bethany College provides on-campus housing for up to 449 students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 75% of students stay on-campus and participate in campus events and social life.

Student Activities at Bethany College

Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Bethany College's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Bethany College students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Bethany College does not have any greek life opportunties.

Planning to play sports? Bethany College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Bethany College on the Student Life page.

2022 Bethany College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar 4-1-4 (2 long terms separated by a month-long mini-term)
Overall Acceptance Rate 70%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.2
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 28%
Tuition $28,620
Percent of Need Met 91%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $22,204

Is Bethany College a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a clearer idea of what Bethany College offers and if it might be the right college for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Bethany College

It is moderately difficult to get into Bethany College. Around 70% of applicants get into Bethany College each year. Last year, 1,358 students applied to Bethany College and 952 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Bethany College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 56% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Bethany Collegereturn for their sophomore year. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook Bethany College Graduates

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with Bethany College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Bethany College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Bethany College's endowment was valued at $24.1 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. For each full-time student, Bethany College spends about $6,502 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Bethany College

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Bethany College meets 91% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Bethany College full-time are awarded $22,204 a year in financial aid, on average.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $22,015 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Bethany College.

Based on this information, is Bethany College the school for you? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Bethany College a good school for you?

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Where is Bethany College Located?

Bethany College is located in the small town setting of Lindsborg, Kansas.

If you want to see Bethany College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 135 to Lindsborg, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Bethany College and Lindsborg are like without leaving home.

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College Info

335 East Swensson Street Lindsborg, KS 67456-1897

Campus Setting: Small Town

Bethany College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Bethany College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Bethany College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Bethany College ACT Scores


ACT Range

18 - 23

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

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23 and Above


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Bethany College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

450 - 540


Reading SAT Range

440 - 520

Bethany College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Bethany College is like? There are approximately 775 students enrolled at Bethany College. 92% percent of students attend school full-time, 40% percent are from KS and 60% percent of students are from other states.


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