651
Students
Financial aid thermometer
21,147
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
79
79%
Acceptance Rate
Small town
Setting
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Overview

Bethany Lutheran College is a 4-year institution located in Mankato, MN, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address 700 Luther Drive
Mankato, MN  56001
United States
Contact Mr. Daniel Tomhave
Vice President of Admissions and Enrollment Management
Email: dtomhave@blc.edu
Phone: 507-344-7000
Fax: 507-344-7376

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Digital Communication And Media/multimedia Checkmark
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Theology And Religious Vocations Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

388
Applied
307
Accepted
651
Enrolled
79%
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Female Admissions

197
Females Applied
163
Females Accepted
83%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

191
Males Applied
144
Males Accepted
75%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

0
Application Fee
3.42
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
A minimum high school GPA of 2.4
Required for some programs Interview
Recommended A minimum high school GPA of 3.2
Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen July 1st Not reported
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 540 540 630
SAT Math 550 520 600
ACT Composite 23 20 25

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

27,100
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Fees

680
Full-time student fees
8,040
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees

Financial Aid

21,147
Avg. Financial Aid Package
21,015
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
4,829
Avg. Loan Aid
9,435
Avg. Grant Aid
16,844
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
85%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
18%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

651
Total undergrad students
5%
International Students
24%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.45%
Black or African American 2.76%
White or Caucasian 82.8%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.15%
Asian 0.61%
Two or more races 2.46%
Other 1.69%

Gender

Male (46.54%)
Female (53.46%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 64%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
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Campus events:
Spring Formal, Fall Festival and Luthapalooza

Student Services

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Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Bethany Activities Committee, Student Senate, Scholastic Leadership Society, PAMA (Promoting Awareness, spurring Motivation, and encouraging Action) and Bethany Society of Royal Scientists

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 3 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Division 3 No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Soccer No Division 3 No
Softball No No No
Tennis No Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Division 3 No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Soccer No Division 3 No
Softball No Division 3 No
Tennis No Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No

Faculty

63
Total Faculty
9:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 44
Part-time - 19
Male - 43
Female - 20