1001 Bethel Circle
Mishawaka, IN 46545
Phone: (800) 422-4101
$23,030 tuition and fees
rolling application deadline
Bethel College is a private institution that was founded in 1947. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,925, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 80 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Bethel College's ranking in the 2012 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (Midwest), 20. Its tuition and fees are $23,030 (2011-12).
School mission (as provided by the school):
Going to college is about much more than earning a degree, or at least it should be. At Bethel, we want our students to become truly educated: to understand, with depth and insight, the world and their place in it. Students find that Bethel drives them to think deeply and to work diligently, taking into account their particular strengths and goals. You will learn to evaluate ideas, to draw on ethics and values and to discern among theories and judgments you encounter every day. It can be challenging, but Bethel offers the resources you need to succeed. Bethel offers a true education in another powerful way as well. Our mission as a Christian college of the arts and sciences is to foster spiritual insight, growth and commitment. Faith gives fuller dimension to the learning that takes place here. You can see the whole picture. You can know the truth.
As a Christian college of the arts, sciences, and professions, Bethel can provide you with skills you will use throughout your lifetime: effective communication, resourceful problem solving, solid teamwork and critical thinking. The solid preparation built into a Bethel education means that students in every program enjoy exceptional success as they pursue their career or graduate school. Bethel offers more than 50 areas of study, so students are able to study what they love and put it to use in the real world. An internship program allows you to gain valuable experience prior to graduation. Students at Bethel quickly learn that their college education is not limited to the four walls of the classroom. Bethel offers educational opportunities across the country and around the world. Such opportunities include the American Studies Program in Washington, DC; Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies in Michigan and Florida; the Pacific Rim Program in Australia, New Zealand, and China; and the Los Angeles Film Studies Center in California. Bethel's campus is home to a variety of community-focused ministries, including tutoring children, building houses, feeding the hungry and the annual Work Day, which serves the Mishawaka/South Bend community. If students have a heart for missions, they can join a Task Force Team and reach out to others in places around the world. Mishawaka/South Bend, an active residential community in Northern Indiana, is an excellent location for your education. Beautiful buildings blend gracefully on our campus, which features stately oaks and cascading fountains. You will enjoy the safety and serenity of an established suburban setting. We are located in the third largest metro area in the state, so you can also find big-city advantages within easy reach. Chicago is just 90 miles away. You can pursue a great internship or job at a major business, health care facility, church, social service agency or governmental office, all easily accessible from campus.
School type - private, coed college
Year founded - 1947
Religious affiliation - Missionary Church
Academic calendar - semester
Setting - urban
2010 Endowment - $7,600,372
Selectivity - selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate - 72%
Application deadline - rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by - August 15
Class sizes -
Student-faculty ratio - 13:1
4-year graduation rate - 43% - Medium
Five most popular majors for 2010 graduates -
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 38% Health Professions and Related Programs 15% Education 12% Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 10% Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 6%