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Bethany Lutheran College

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Bethany Lutheran College is a private, Christian, university-level American institution. Its 20 hectare campus is located just outside downtown in the safe city of Mankato, Minnesota, overlooking the Minnesota River Valley.

With a faculty to student ratio of 11:1 and an average class size of 15, students enjoy close, personal attention from faculty, hands-on learning, and a genuinely friendly environment, enabling students to reach their full potential for employment or graduate school.

Popular major programs include businessmedia artsengineeringcomputer sciencebiology, and chemistry.

Bethany offers a high-quality, affordable education, with academic scholarships available. International students matriculate in a unique program during their first year, which includes a three-week summer orientation course before the start of the semester, English as a Second Language (ESL) courses as needed, and mentorship.

Students at Bethany enjoy living in the comfortable on-campus dormitories and eating in the cafeteria. Mankato’s public transportation system is low-cost, and you can take the bus to the many stores and restaurants on Madison Ave.

Bethany students have an excellent track record in getting accepted into top graduate schools in the United States. Over 89% of Bethany graduates have been admitted to their first-choice graduate school program.

Key Programs Offered

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Chemistry
  • Communication
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering Sciences
  • English
  • Exercise Science
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Communication
  • Legal Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Media Arts
  • Nursing

Campus Life

Bethany is a vibrant campus throughout the year. There are numerous events, activities, and other opportunities for involvement. Our student body is 62% residential, which means there are always many fellow students around for socialization, games, group study, or enjoying a meal together.

At a Glance

About Bethany

  • 98%

    Students Receive Financial Aid

    Bethany makes your college experience affordable.

  • 30

    Countries Represented

    Students from all around the world.

  • 11:1

    Student to Faculty Ratio

    Professors that give you personal attention.

A Top-Ranked National Liberal Arts College

Bethany Lutheran College is ranked number one in the State of Minnesota (by U.S. News) for graduates’ social mobility. Bethany’s ranking tells the important story of colleges that are doing a great job educating students from a variety of academic and socioeconomic backgrounds. A top ranking in social mobility refers to the ability of a person to move upward in income and social class after earning a college degree.

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