Bethel University - MN Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (4)
A decent education, but not worth the price. Despite some top-notch professors, Bethel does not prioritize academics. It's preoccupied with developing its brand right now, at the cost of some fundamentals.
I received a well balanced education while having the opportunity to live in a comfortable community where I made lasting friendships. My experience was worth the extra cost compared to other schools.
Bethel University provides the perfect integration of academic rigor and faith. I have applied a lot of my academic education in Environmental Science to my current position with Conservation Corps. My faith was challenged in a loving way and continues to influence and mold my life even after graduation. On a daily basis I strive to serve God, take care of his creation, and to be daily filled with joy. Professors genuinely care about you as an individual. Every professor has office hours which is a great time to ask questions. Professors work with individuals until they understand and help students acquire skills thats they need to succeed. Advisors are diligent in reviewing courses each semester to ensure graduation within four years. Lab days are Tuesdays and Thursdays. The community and Bethel feels like a family. Homecoming is a blast and fun activities are provided by Bethel Student Association (BSA) weekly! Chapel is not required but an incredible opportunity to learn about God and experience his grace, mercy, and love. Vespers on Sunday nights is an optional a night of worship. They are a lot of clubs to join on campus. Bethel has a wonderful study abroad program and the majority of students study abroad for either a semester or over the January term. I studied abroad with Creation Care Study Program (CCSP) in Belize and attended Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies in Michigan, both experiences were two of the best decisions I have made in my life so far! CCSP, Au Sable, and the courses I completed at Bethel integrated faith and environmental care. Food is amazing and the head chef enjoys providing new food options and is very accommodating to working with digestive issues. Their is a campus garden so some of the small dishes are made with vegetables from the garden. Bethel has a shuttle that goes to Rosedale Mall and Target in Roseville. There are lots of job opportunities for students on campus. There are lots of opportunities to connect with fellow students.
Although it is an excellent school, Bethel offers limited financial resources. They will help you as much as possible, but the grants are small and the scholarships are competitive. You must be motivated to seek outside scholarships to cover the difference. It is possible to make it affordable, but it takes planning and hard work!