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Bethel University

St. Paul, MN 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate72%

About Bethel University

At Bethel University, you’ll quickly find that what sets us apart is our intentionality toward strong academics, mentoring, spiritual formation and our location. Bethel has over 50 areas of study and we are adding more every year. Our urban setting makes campus the perfect location for job shadowing, internships and countless opportunities for employment. Our knowledgeable faculty members are passionate teachers in their respective fields. At the core of all we do is our focus on your spiritual development. We are dedicated to building lives of commitment to leadership in the church and the world. Spiritual growth is nurtured at chapel and in small group gatherings where you can dive deeper into your walk with God.

Bethel University is a private, religious university in the suburb of St. Paul, Minnesota. Bethel University was founded in 1871. The university currently enrolls around 3,945 students a year, including 2,533 undergraduate students.

Bethel University Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into Bethel University. In 2022, Bethel University accepted 72% of applicants. Out of 2,199 applications received in 2022, 1,594 students were offered admission.

Bethel University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 72%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.6
Test Optional Yes

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Bethel University is located in the town of St. Paul, Minnesota, in the suburbs of Minneapolis-St. Paul.

If you would like to see Bethel University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 35 to St. Paul, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Minneapolis-St. Paul International.

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College Info

3900 Bethel Drive St. Paul, MN 55112-6999

Campus Setting: Suburban

Bethel University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

May 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Sep 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Bethel University is May 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Bethel University is Sep 1.

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Wondering what life at Bethel University is like? There are approximately 3,945 students enrolled at Bethel University, including 2,533 undergraduate students and 1,412 graduate students. 80% percent of students attend school full-time, 79% percent are from MN and 21% percent of students are from other states.


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