Private 4 Year

Bethany Lutheran College

Mankato, Minnesota

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Bethany Lutheran College overview
Location Mankato, Minnesota
Online blc.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Remote Town
Religious Affiliation Other (none of the above)
Bethany Lutheran College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad
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Bethany Lutheran College is a private residential liberal arts college located in Mankato, Minnesota, approximately 85 miles southwest of Minneapolis-St. Paul. Established in 1927 by the Evangelical Lutheran Synod, the college features a picturesque 50-acre campus marked by a blend of historic and modern buildings with a coherent, collegiate Gothic architectural style. Bethany Lutheran offers a range of undergraduate programs, with notable strengths in media arts, business, education, and pre-professional studies. While the college maintains a broadly based liberal arts curriculum, it is also known for its Vocation and Christian Leadership Program, emphasizing the integration of faith with professional and academic pursuits. Bethany Lutheran has a selective admission process and provides on-campus housing options, encouraging a close-knit educational and living environment. The college competes athletically as the Vikings but is not primarily recognized for its athletic programs.

In the most recent statistical year 665 prospective students applied, and 389 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 176 enrolled in the school.  667 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 163 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $28,330 plus fees of $680.












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Admission Standards

Bethany Lutheran College overview
SAT 990/1290
ACT 20/25
GPA 3.51

Applications Accepted

Bethany Lutheran College overview
Applications Due Jul 1, 2024
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Bethany Lutheran College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$800
Other Fees$680
Room and Board $8,270
Budget for Other Expenses$1,850
Total One Year Cost$39,930

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$37,300 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

53% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Bethany Lutheran College students
Subject Percent of Class
Visual and Performing Arts 18%
Business 14%
Biology 13%
Communication 13%
Psychology 10%

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