Bethel University is on a 289-acre campus in the suburban setting of St. Paul, Minnesota, not far from Minneapolis-St. Paul.
Bethel University has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? Bethel University does not have fraternities or sororities.
Bethel University has the Bethel Student Government. In fact, more students participate in the Bethel Student Government than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at Bethel University include Bethel Business and Economics Association, Bethel Rec Sports, Welcome Week.
Bethel University students' favorite campus traditions are Christmas Formal and Dance, Homecoming Week Events and Airband Competition (annual lip sync competition).
This table offers information on housing at Bethel University.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for junior|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||No|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||Yes|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||63%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||1,891|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||1,305|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||37%|
Bethel University offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through junior year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
The majority of Bethel University students live on campus. In 2022, 63% of undergrads at Bethel University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 37% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Bethel University. There are 1,891 spots available in on-campus housing for all 2,587 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 1,305 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 60% students stay on-campus. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.
At Bethel University 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 Bethel University:
|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|
|Ice Hockey||√||√||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.
Bethel University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Bethel University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.
Bethel University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.
Additionally, Bethel University has video surveillance for residence halls, academic buildings, and parking lots.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Bethel University, take Interstate 35 to St. Paul, MN. If you need to fly, book your flight to Minneapolis-St. Paul International airport.
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