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Colleges / Bethany Lutheran College

Bethany Lutheran College

Mankato, MN 4-Year Private

About bethany

Bethany Lutheran College is a private, religous school located in the small town setting of Mankato, MN, less than an hour from Minneapolis-St. Paul.

Founded in 1927, bethany currently enrolls around 769 students a year, including 769 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $41,592,583. The school spends $11,053 for each full-time student enrolled.

Admissions Facts About bethany

Acceptance rate: 65%

Average GPA: 3.41

Mean ACT score: 23

Mean SAT score: 1117

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: July 1

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:

bethany Acceptance Rate

bethany is a moderately difficult school to get accepted to. Around 65 percent of all applicants are admitted to bethany each year.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.41 on a 4.0 scale. The mean SAT scores for students who get into bethany is 1117. The mean ACT scores is 23.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is bethany a good school?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a school is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention, graduation rates, and job placement statistics can help you understand how satisfied students are with their school experience, and how effectively an institution prepares students for careers.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at bethany, around 87 percent return for their sophomore year. Out of the 141 students who started at bethany as first-time freshman, 67 graduate within four years.

bethany's six-year graduation for undergrads is 62 percent. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. 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.

Based on this information, how does bethany sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So the real question to ask yourself: is bethany a good school for YOU?

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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

bethany ACT Scores


ACT Range

20 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

26 and Above


20 to 26


20 and Less


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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


Composite SAT Range

990 - 1110


Math SAT Range

490 - 580


Reading SAT Range

460 - 570

bethany Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees


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Cost Breakdown
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State Tuition

Student Life

Wondering what life at bethany is like? There are approximately 741 students enrolled at bethany. 80% percent of students attend school full-time, 73% percent are from MN and 27% percent of students are from other states.


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Part Time


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Campus Setting

Small Town

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Application Deadline

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