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Bethel University is a top-ranked, evangelical Christian university based in St. Paul, Minnesota.
With a total enrollment of 6,500 students, Bethel is the largest institution in the 13-member Christian College Consortium and among the top five in the 106-member Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. In recent years, our students have come from as many as 49 states and 23 countries, and have represented more than 65 Christian denominations.
The 110,000-square-foot Brushaber Commons (completed in March 2009) is the latest addition to our 245-acre lakeside campus in suburban Arden Hills, Minnesota, 20 minutes from downtown St. Paul and Minneapolis. The spacious, modern building houses a two-story dining center, a restaurant, coffee shop, expanded campus store, offices for student organizations, and a green roof.
Bethel is sponsored by the churches of Converge Worldwide, although we serve students from more than 65 Christian denominations.
As a comprehensive liberal arts university including a seminary, we offer more than 100 different undergraduate and advanced degree programs through 4 different schools.
The Bethel Royals field 18 NCAA Division III varsity sports in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC)
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Bethel’s musical, theatre, and visual arts are highly respected among Christian colleges. Our music department fields 11 vocal and instrumental performance groups — jazz, choir, symphony orchestra, even handbells—in the expansive Benson Great Hall. Plus, our theatre students stage 4 plays annually in the hall or in the intimate Black Box Theatre.
We have two art galleries on campus which host exhibitions showcasing the work of nationally and internationally established artists as well as artists in our local communities.
Additionally, the Twin Cities’ arts community provides opportunities to experience culture firsthand or engage professionally with the arts through internships.