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Bethel University

St. Paul, MN 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate89%
Acceptance Rate89%

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 school in the suburb of St. Paul, Minnesota. Bethel University was founded in 1871. The college enrolls around 3,945 students a year, including 2,587 undergraduates.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Bethel University

It is moderately difficult to get into Bethel University. Bethel University admitted 89% of all applicants in 2022. In 2022, 2,050 students applied to Bethel University and 1,818 were admitted.

Bethel University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 89%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.6
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 4%

Click below to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics, majors and more.


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Bethel University is locatedin 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.

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

Bethel University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1123 - 1325


Math SAT Range

543 - 670


Reading SAT Range

580 - 673

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1325 and Above


1123 to 1325


1123 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Bethel University students is 1231. Applicants with SAT scores of 1325 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Bethel University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1123 to 1325 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1123 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Bethel University.

Bethel University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Bethel University is like? There are approximately 3,945 students enrolled at Bethel University, including 2,587 undergraduate students and 1,358 graduate students. 82% percent of students attend school full-time, 82% percent are from MN and 18% percent of students are from other states.


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