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Bethel College-North Newton Reviews

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  • 07/15/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 1 of 6

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Bethel is great for student who like a slower pace. Someone who is friendly and likes to help others out would fit in very well with the other students. A person who is also looking for a academic challenge would in joy it here. Someone who is looking for a more one and one relationship with their teachers will like it at Bethel.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be afraid to meet new people. Everyone who attends Bethel is really nice. They will do almost anything within their power to help someone out.

    Bang for the buck

    This school may carry a little bit of a price but in the end it is worth it. This school is one of the most challenging private schools of Kansas. It is know across the country for the type of well educated students it turns out. The great education is supplies will help many incoming student get great supplies to succeed in life.

    Am enjoying being here

    People are really friendly and helpful. Through out the year students put on events that many people go to. With many things to do it will be a very enjoyable experience at Bethel.

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers at Bethel are interested in teaching making it easier to learn. There are many majors with highly qualified teachers. There is a challenge to learn new things and people will sit down and help you reach your goal.

  • 06/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 of 6

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Bethel is a small, trusting school in a small, trusting town. The community is very close and kind, and the crime rate is very low.

    Greek Life

    There is no Greek Life on Bethel's campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Nearly everyone participates in clubs and activities at Bethel in some way. Students are eager to be active about their interests and also to have fun.

    Great for these types of students

    Students that are friendly (introverts or extroverts!), engaging, and eager to learn.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The trails are very unique to Bethel's campus. They provide opportunity for students to explore, exercise, and appreciate nature all in one place. A few unusual traditions include Lighting of the Green, Winter Gala, and the Bubberts Awards. Lighting of the Green occurs every winter before break. Students light candles and stand in a huge circle around the grass center of campus and sing songs celebrating the season. It is always a beautiful experience. The Winter Gala is a great opportunity for students to dress up like they did for their high school prom, as well as enjoy a delicious meal and wonderful music. The Bubberts Awards occur every spring. Student made films are collected and shown during the awards. Students also dress up for this event, and everyone has a good time.

    Bang for the buck

    Attending Bethel is an unforgettable experience. The lifelong friendships you make and the well-rounded education you receive are well worth the money.

    What to do for fun

    Join any and all activities! Clubs are very active and fun at Bethel, and most people participate somehow. You can also walk the beautiful trails that accompany Bethel's campus, or go to Wichita (a 25 minute drive) for a little more big city excitement.

    Food and Dining

    The food at Bethel is pretty typical for a small college. However, there are a lot of options outside of the main hot meal for students to make their own meals.

    Dorm Life

    Bethel has a very unique but effective system of student housing. For one, students are required to live on campus all four years. Though this seems like an unfair restriction, it is actually very beneficial to the community as a whole. This rule results in a very strong and close community, and the dorm life is very fun! For freshman, doors are often left open to encourage interaction, and upperclassmen have the option of modular style living where nine close friends live together and share a bathroom and lounge area. Overall, dorm life at Bethel is excellent.

    Academic Rigor

    Bethel is known for its rigorous liberal arts curriculum. Each course you take will challenge your mind and encourage you to explore new interests that you might never have had before. The professors are there to teach you in an extremely personal class environment. Bethel College is truly a wonderful way to receive a well-rounded education for any student with a passion for learning.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be afraid to immediately jump into any school activity that is presented to you- it is a great way to meet new people who not only share your interests, but will be more than willing to accept you and welcome you into the community at large.

    In three sentences

    Bethel College is a wonderful school to attend. With an extremely supportive and close-knit community, students can easily find lifelong friends that they might even consider family. The basic love of life and friendship found on Bethel's campus is extraordinarily strong.

  • 08/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 of 6

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Bethel College is located in North Newton, KS. There is a movie theater in town that is cheap, so many students will go there. Bethel is very close to Wichita, which has many activites. There are even fun things going on on campus all the time. There will be a movie in the middle of the campus, or limeades on the football field. Bethel College tries to do activities about every week.

    Food and Dining

    Bethel College is re-doing the cafeteria. The food is pretty good. The best part is the environment where you eat. In the cafeteria, everyone normally eats around the same time, so it allows people to sit and talk to different students every day.

    Dorm Life

    Bethel College has all of the students live on campus all four years. Living in the dorm is a very influential opportunity. It allows everyone to get to know each other, and students are able to learn how to live with another person. Bethel College dorms try to have different activities for everyone to join in.

    Academic Rigor

    Bethel College is challenging when dealing with academics. If a student knows how to study and understands how they learn best, then there should not be a problem at all. Bethel College will push individuals academically in different ways.

    Tips for prospective students

    When preparing for Bethel, it is best to understand how you learn information. Learning how to study before you get to school will help out in the long run. Lastly, when going to Bethel College, keep an open mind and try to get to know everyone on campus.

    In three sentences

    Bethel College has a very unique campus that allows everyone to feel right at home. The academics push every member on the campus to strive to their best potential. There is an extracurricular event for everyone at Bethel College.

  • 01/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 of 6

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Not offered but do not miss it

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Mennonite based and festivals. Alot of History

    What to do for fun

    Hang with friends. campus activities.

    In three sentences

    It has my major. It allows me to play football on scholarship. I love the small school life.

  • 07/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 of 6

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I sang in choir this year, playing basketball kept me busy. Wichita is not far away.

    Food and Dining

    NIce, some different types of food.

    Dorm Life

    Not bad, and for upperclassmen, it is good

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on major, it is challenging. It is important to stay on top of your work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use your time wisely

    In three sentences

    Being from a larger city, it was hard to get used to at first, but by the end of the first year, I am looking forward to going back. The academics were very challenging for me, but I have a better understanding of what to expect. The campus is not big, so getting around is easy, and there are improvements being made for the coming year, so that is nice.

  • 11/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 of 6

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The location of Bethel is its own campus safety. There is not a lot of crime in North Newton. Very seldom are there break ins, or stealing vehicles. The campus wide notification system is for hazardous weather, or alerts that need to be known right away. They never use it, except for the testing at the beginning of school.

    Greek Life

    No sororities or fraternities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and activities to do on campus. Their are chances to join at the beginning and you are allowed to join during the middle of the year as well. The clubs vary from photography club, to Big Brother Big Sister, all the way to human versus zombies. There are clubs are everyone here on campus.

    What to do for fun

    Bethel College is in a small area called North Newton, which is North of Newton. There are a few things to do in Newton; movies, miniature golf, and other downtown activities. Bethel is only twenty to thirty minutes from Wichita, Kansas. There are many things to do in Wichita, movies, three malls, fine dining, and a lot more a big city has to offer.

    Food and Dining

    A few years ago, the cafeteria was remodeled to an up to date style. With the renovations, the food improved as well. Students come to The Caf not just to chow down on the many different types of foods offer, but also to mingle and talk to the other students. The food is not the best, but not a lot of small private colleges have this many choices to decide what to eat. Besides eating in the cafeteria, Mojo's is around the corner so students can enjoy a cup of coffee, or non caffeinated drinks while studying for their exams.

    Dorm Life

    You are required to stay on campus all four years, besides a few exceptions. All freshman stay in Haury for their first year. The bathrooms and the showers were remodeled last year. Haury has a kitchen on each floor, a community living area, and a sundeck on the third floor. Since all freshman stay in Haury, you form a community with your future classmates at an early time. Your sophomore, junior, and senior year you are either stay in Voth Hall, or Warkentin Court. Voth is a four-person suite style rooms, which share a bathroom in between the two rooms. It is more private than the other two halls. Warkentin Court is an apartment styled room, which can hold eight to nine people. Those rooms contain their own bathroom, and living area. Although there are three different halls, students mingle in all three forming bonds with their classmates.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics at Bethel are known to be one of the best in the NAIA private colleges. Right from the start you are excepted to get down to learning. The teachers at the college are very knowledgeable about the subjects they teach. They are willing to go above and beyond to help you if you are struggling with a course, and if they aren't available, there are tutors waiting to assist you. All the programs here at Bethel are tough, but it will prepare you for your future. It will give you an up when applying for graduate school, medical school, or even applying for a job.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to attend a small school, make sure you know what it really is like. Schedule a visit to make sure you know if you can deal with such a small school. If you are looking at sports, don't be upset with the programs. They are slowing rising and getting better; many sports just switched coaches who are improving the teams. Bethel is a friendly college, you will know mostly everyone by the end of your first year on campus. The academics are great, and it will prepare you for your career, graduate school, and even medical school.

    In three sentences

    Bethel College is a small private liberal arts college about twenty minutes away from a large community. The college is known for the nursing program, and their exquisite science programs. It is a friendly campus, where you know almost anyone, and the student to teacher ratio is great!