bethany is on a 50-acre campus in the small town setting of Mankato, Minnesota, not far from Minneapolis-St. Paul.
There are many activities and organizations for bethany students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, and more.
Interested in Greek life? bethany does not have fraternities or sororities.
bethany has the Bethany Activities Committee. In fact, more students participate in the Bethany Activities Committee than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at bethany include Student Senate, Scholastic Leadership Society, PAMA (Promoting Awareness, spurring Motivation, and encouraging Action) and Bethany Society of Royal Scientists.
The bethany community comes together each year for Spring Formal, Fall Festival and Luthapalooza.
This table offers information on housing at bethany.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for freshman|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||No|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||No|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||62%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||549|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||412|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||38%|
bethany offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
The majority of bethany students live on campus. In 2022, 62% of undergrads at bethany lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 38% of students lived off-campus or commuted to bethany. There are 549 spots available in on-campus housing for all 781 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 412 students chose to live on-campus. On the weekends, about 30% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
bethany does not offer coed housing or housing for students with disabilities.
At bethany there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at bethany:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Golf||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Tennis||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Indoor Track||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
Bethany Lutheran College is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The bethany campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.
bethany offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit bethany, take U.S. Highway 169 to Mankato, MN. If you need to fly, book your flight to Minneapolis-St. Paul International airport.
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