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Learn More About Bethel

We'd love to show you around campus, but in the meantime, you can use these resources to start exploring. Here, you'll find information about academics, extra curriculars, financial aid, and athletics. You'll also hear from Bethel community members about all the things they love about Bethel—and why they think you'll love it, too.

Visit Campus

A campus visit at Bethel is anything but ordinary. See for yourself why Royals choose to call Bethel home. Plan your personalized visit today.

Meet Some of Our Admissions Counselors

Ben Richburg remembers feeling the love of the Bethel community the first time he stepped foot on campus—and as an admissions counselor, he enjoys being able to help prospective students have that same experience.

The thing Admissions Counselor Riley McCann loves most about Bethel is the Christ-centered community. He says shared faith brings people together and helps us all understand that there's a greater purpose behind why we're here. 

Meet Your Admissions Counselor

Ben and Riley are just two representatives from a larger team of Bethel admissions counselors who would love to meet you answer your questions.

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Take a Virtual Campus Tour

This virtual college tour will provide an overview of all that Bethel's campus has to offer, but it's just the beginning. Be sure to come to campus for the full experience! 

Financial Aid Resources

Learn more about Bethel scholarships, get a financial aid estimate, and see what factors could affect your aid.

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Residence Hall Tours

Our detailed 360 degree residence hall tours will give you a preview of traditional first-year and second-year housing.

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Academic Programs

With more than 100 areas of study, you're sure to find a way to turn your passions into purpose here at Bethel. 

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Application Process

You can apply to Bethel for free using either our Bethel application or the Common App. When you apply, you'll be asked two short essay questions about your faith and about why you want to attend Bethel.

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Meet our undergraduate students!

Graphic design major Thanh Nguyen ’21 honored the women in her family by creating a Vietnamese cookbook for her senior art exhibition.

Meet Alise

Social work major Alise Ostercamp ’23 was nervous that she wouldn’t find her kind of people in college, but at Bethel she found a welcoming community.

Meet Jimi

Jimi Nshimirimana '23 is a missional ministries major who dreams of spreading the Gospel around the world.


of seniors rank their Bethel education as good or excellent


incoming students who receive financial aid

Athletics at Bethel

At Bethel, athletics are a life-changing experience for our student-athletes. Though we train and work hard, fielding top-tier Division III teams, our athletes are also marked by their commitment to growing as leaders and world-changers.

Meet Coach Johnson

Bethel's Head Football Coach Steve Johnson says that choosing a college "might be the third biggest decision of your life." Interested in athletics? Don't miss Bethel's 18 NCAA Division III athletic programs.

Department of Music & Theatre

Vocal performance major Jerzy Gillon ’21 is an aspiring opera singer. In Bethel University’s Department of Music & Theatre, she’s found unwavering faculty support, an unrivaled performance venue—and a deep sense of acceptance and belonging.

Healthcare Endorsement

Students in any major (business, journalism, philosophy, you name it!) can prepare for a career in one of the nation's fastest growing industries by adding a healthcare endorsement

Grow in Your Faith

Chapel isn't required at Bethel, but three times a week, hundreds of students choose to gather together with the Bethel community to learn and grow in their faith. You can also listen online!

Bethel University Blog

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Sit in on a Virtual Lecture

In spring 2020, Bethel's courses temporarily transitioned to a virtual instruction learning environment due to COVID-19. This means you can get a sneak peek into one of our undergraduate lectures here online! Tune into a Story in Modern America lecture above, or check out Digital Humanities and Modern Physics below. 

Digital Humanities Lecture

Digital humanities classes help prepare students for careers that require digital skills along with the critical thinking that has long been valued in humanities. 

Modern Physics Lecture

Around 18% of Bethel students major in the sciences, and incoming students can look forward to Bethel's brand new science addition coming fall 2020. 

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Come and see us! We offer a variety of campus visit options. Have questions? Feel free to reach out to your admissions counselor. We're here to help. 

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