Bethel University is an evangelical Christian liberal arts university in the Twin Cities metro area. Bethel confers bachelor’s degrees in more than 90 majors covering 106 academic areas of study featuring a general education curriculum that integrates faith in all classes. As a Christian university, Bethel holds chapel services three times per week featuring sermons from campus pastors and guest speakers and students are encouraged to adhere to the university Covenant for Life Together. For students interested in the performing arts, Bethel’s theatre department mounts four plays every year in the Benson Great Hall and Black Box Theatre.
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Of all the schools I have toured and visited, Bethel seems the most like home. I feel like a fish dropped into my fishbowl. The people, professors, activities, and environment are absolutely charming.
Laura from St. Paul, MN
I believe Bethel University has a great community that is both friendly and spiritual. The professors take time to get to know each student individually. Everyone that is at Bethel is so nice and are always wanting to know more about you.
Kayla from Randolph, MN
Bethel University is a school meant for kids who want to strive academically, socially, and in their faith. We all push each other to be the best versions of ourselves in every way possible. This is a place for growing so we are able to reach our full potential.
Keshini from Minneapolis, MN
Bethel University is an incredible institution that has been life changing. It is a college that pushes kids not only to grow in the knowledge of their specific field, but to grow in their faith as well. There is no college setting that will prepare one for life better than Bethel.