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About Bethel University

Bethel University is a private, religous school located in the suburban setting of Mishawaka, IN.

Founded in 1947, Bethel University currently enrolls around 1,362 students a year, including 1,161 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $9,642,000. The school spends $8,923 for each full-time student enrolled.

2021 Admissions Facts About Bethel University

Acceptance rate: 93%

Average GPA: 3.4

Mean ACT score: 21

Does not offer early decision.

Doesn't offer early action.

Get ready! The 2022 regular decision application deadline for Bethel University is August 15

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Bethel University Acceptance Rate 2021

Bethel University is a slightly difficult school to get accepted to. Around 93 percent of all applicants are admitted to Bethel University each year. Last year, 1,235 students applied to Bethel University and 1,146 were admitted.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.4 /4.0. The mean ACT scores is 21.

Bethel University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

Is Bethel University a good school?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a school is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention and graduation rates

About 74 percent of students who start at Bethel University return the next year. Out of the 220 students who started at Bethel University as first-time freshman, 127 graduate within four years.

Bethel University's six-year graduation for undergrads is 62 percent. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.

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. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $35,766 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Bethel University sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Bethel University a good school for YOU?

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College Info

1001 Bethel Circle Mishawaka, IN 46545-5591

Campus Setting: Suburban

Bethel University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Bethel University is Aug 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Bethel University is Aug 15.

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Bethel University ACT Scores


ACT Range

19 - 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Bethel University is 22. Students with an ACT score of 24 and above have a good chance of getting into Bethel University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 24 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Bethel University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

470 - 580


Reading SAT Range

480 - 590

Bethel University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Bethel University is like? There are approximately 1,450 students enrolled at Bethel University, including 1,220 undergraduate students and 230 graduate students. 83% percent of students attend school full-time, 73% percent are from IN and 27% percent of students are from other states.


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