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About bethany

Bethany Lutheran College Overview

Bethany Lutheran College is a private, religious school in a small town setting in Mankato, Minnesota. bethany was founded in 1927 and now enrolls around 769 students a year, including 769 undergrads. bethany provides on-campus housing for up to 534 students. The majority of students live on campus. On the weekends, about 30% of students stay on-campus and participate in campus events and social life.

There are many ways for students to get involved at bethany! Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of bethany's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? bethany students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

There are no fraternities or sororities at bethany, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.

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

Learn more about life at bethany on the Student Life page.

Mark your calendar! The final application deadline for Fall 2022 is July 1.

2021 bethany Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 65%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.4
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 11%
Tuition $27,980
Percent of Need Met 86.34%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $24,859

Is bethany a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Let's take a look at all of these areas to get a clearer idea of what bethany offers and if it sounds like a good fit for you.

2021 Acceptance Rate for Bethany Lutheran College

It is moderately difficult to get into bethany. Around 65% of applicants get into bethany each year. Out of 665 applications received in 2021, 429 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at bethany

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

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at bethany, around 87% return for their sophomore year. bethany's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 62%. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook bethany 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 directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

bethany'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. As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $41.6 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. The school spends $11,053 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at bethany

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 meets 86.34% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $24,859 a year.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $33,953 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit 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. Based on this information, how does bethany sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is bethany a good school for you?

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Where is bethany?

bethany is located in the small town setting of Mankato, Minnesota, less than an hour from Minneapolis-St. Paul.

If you want to see bethany for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Highway 169 to Mankato, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Minneapolis-St. Paul International.

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

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College Info

bethany Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jul 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to bethany is Jul 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to bethany is Jul 1.

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

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bethany ACT Scores

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ACT Range

20 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

26 and Above

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20 to 26

Avg

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to bethany is 23. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into bethany. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 26 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

bethany SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1040 - 1170

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Math SAT Range

513 - 640

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Reading SAT Range

518 - 638

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SAT Score

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1170 and Above

Good

1040 to 1170

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1040 and Less

Low

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for bethany students is 1117. Applicants with SAT scores of 1170 and above have a good chance of being admitted to bethany, while applicants with SAT scores between 1040 to 1170 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1040 have a low chance of being offered a spot at bethany.

bethany Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$37,640

In State

$37,640

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$27,980
$27,980
Fees
$680
$680
Housing
$8,180
$8,180
Books
$800
$800

Student Life

Wondering what life at bethany is like? There are approximately 769 students enrolled at bethany. 82% percent of students attend school full-time, 77% percent are from MN and 23% percent of students are from other states.

82%

Full Time

18%

Part Time

77%

In State

23%

Out-of-State

* Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

769

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

65%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$28,660

Out-of-State

$28,660

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jul 1
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