Tool December 2016

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Bethel University (St. Paul, MN)


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Bethel University is ranked 88 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Private Colleges and is ranked 274 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 4%
Applicants who took ACT 97%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+NA
600-699NA
600+NA

SAT Math Score

700+NA
600-699NA
600+NA

ACT Score

30-3613%
24-2946%
24+60%

Students applied1,531
Students admitted1,453
Admission rate95%

Students per faculty12

4-year graduation rate62%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$35,010
Fees$150
Room and board$10,110
Estimated book expense$1,186
Total cost$46,456

Cost after need-based aid$26,450
Cost after non-need-based aid$34,877

Average debt at graduation$34,803

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$45,000

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met79%
Average need-based aid$20,006
Average non-need-based aid$11,579

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment2,984

Full-Time

Men947
Women1,497

Part-Time

Men193
Women347

Freshmen retained84%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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