May 27, 2014 | 11:52 a.m.
By Michelle Westlund, Communications Specialist
Bethel University was recently named to the BestColleges.com list of America’s 50 Top Christian Colleges. The list identifies 50 colleges and universities that “offer the best academic programs and student experiences, and that place an emphasis on the teachings of Christ.” All institutions included on the list are affiliated with a Christian denomination and enroll at least 1,000 students. Each one is ranked according to the following BestColleges.com criteria: 1) acceptance rate; 2) graduation rate; 3) average SAT or ACT scores; 4) retention rate; 5) student GPA. The BestColleges.com listing provides information to prospective students who are looking for a college experience that supports and enhances their Christian faith. The snapshots of 50 top schools include details such as tuition, religious affiliation, graduation and acceptance rates, and the role Christianity plays in student life and academics.