Bethel University - MN Reviews

  • 18 Reviews
  • Saint Paul (MN)
  • Annual Tuition: $37,300
83% of 18 students said this degree improved their career prospects
83% of 18 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 2/20/2020
  • Degree: Psychology
"Bethel University was overall the best academic experience. Professors are amazing and very willing to work with you at whatever level you're at! I made some of the best friends I will ever have there, and have grown exponentially as an individual. HOWEVER. One thing Bethel advertises is that they "love their alumni" and will "welcome them back to use their resources". I graduated in May of 2018, and I have had staff members (not professors) ask me what I'm still doing there, and that I should not be going back to Bethel to use the Wellness Center, go to the Career Development and Calling Center, study in the library, etc. Additionally, it seems very apparent that the athletic students get far more benefits opposed to those that are not involved in sports there. For example, there used to be morning times available in the Wellness Center for staff, faculty and alumni. But, they have claimed the free weight equipment for only the football team and other sports to use. Although there are times to exercise in the day occasionally, all times before work or afterwork are filled with sports teams that reserve the equipment. This is an inconvenience for not only students but for alumni who attempt to come use the free gym because we paid over $40,000/year to go to school there. I still come back and visit with professors and students, but as an alumni, I have felt disrespected and devalued. If you truly value a good community and strong education, this is the place for you! The amount the professors care for you is absolutely incredible. But do not expect to feel valued after you graduate."
Katie Sibbet
  • Reviewed: 9/16/2019
  • Degree: Business
"Bethel University's business program enjoys the expertise of over a dozen faculty members who are committed to their students success. Each professor that I had in the program took the time to get to know me, and invested in me not only as a student, but a person as well. It is not uncommon for professors to sit down with students in lounge or study areas just to chat, or catch up on how the student is doing. They make themselves available to students far more than what is expected, because they want to see their students interact and engage with the topics they are studying, not just get through the class for the credits. The program itself is very clearly laid out, with expectations and course work explained in full online, in each syllabus, and in the Business & Economics department brochures. Students have a personal academic advisor and vast opportunities to get involved outside of classroom activities. There is a business association with networking events, workshops, and social activities that occurs each semester. Recently the university opened an investments program for selected students to manage a $6 million portfolio. There is also support for certifications and opportunities to become teaching assistants for programs of interest."
Sabu
  • Reviewed: 12/3/2017
  • Degree: Cognitive Psychology
"I was sold a bill of goods that was not delivered on. I was told that this would be a Christ centered program and it was anything but that. Quite frankly it was really high priced and the professors were not consistent. One class would be awesome the next class you would wonder where they found them. For example in an ethics class one professor play favorites with a student who he worked with someone in her family which is a blatant conflict of interest in the counseling ethics class and same professor then during the class stated "sometimes you have to do what you have to do in the business." It was a complete joke. Then in another class we were required to buy books that no one read that had diseases human sexual organs. Again we are in counseling and not physicians which makes the books not usable. I personally have told quite a few people to avoid this program and steered them towards better and cheaper schools. I felt ripped off and funny enough again they promote a "Christ Centered" education and then the practicum professor would not enforce respectful boundaries between students and then called "fundies" the root of all evil... I went to a better school and they did not have the professor turnover (a third of the MA program left within 9 months) and had a much better experience. Avoid this program."
Waselah Alhaj
  • Reviewed: 3/13/2017
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"Criminal Justice Program at the Bethel University online was great. Instructors were very helpful they were there when I needed them. Material covered was very helpful. Learned much more than I thought that I was. Online courses very user friendly and was easy to understand. Tech dept was available 24 hours if any problems occurred they contacted you within 10 mins."
Patrick Spehn
  • Reviewed: 2/6/2017
  • Degree: Physical Education
"Bethel was a great place if you want to feel like you're a part of something bigger than just a University. Many opportunities that welcome newcomers regardless of past experiences. Awesome place to find out where you want your faith to lead you. The advisors were the best I have ever had."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 11/30/2015
  • Degree: Journalism
"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."
Reba
  • Reviewed: 7/20/2015
  • Degree: Social Work
"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."
Sarah Kopp
  • Reviewed: 1/6/2015
  • Degree: Biology
"Very competitive to get in to. Lacks in support for returning students."
Kelsey
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2014
  • Degree: Environmental Science
"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."
L.K.K.
  • Reviewed: 8/5/2014
  • Degree: Human Services
"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!"
David Romero
  • Reviewed: 3/4/2014
  • Degree: Biomedical Sciences
"Small school so lots of personal attention, but small family run school also means rumors and disorganization run rampant. Good education for the price."
David Romero
  • Reviewed: 11/27/2013
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Small school, good interaction with faculty. Good pass rates."
David Romero
  • Reviewed: 11/27/2013
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Bethel is a small school so there is a lot of one on one interaction with the faculty. They are willing to help a student who is struggling with the intense work load. They also have really good first time pass rates on the board exams."
David Romero
  • Reviewed: 11/11/2013
  • Degree: Public Health
"Pros: small school means instructors know you personally and are often lenient if they know you are having a personal issue. Cons: its a small school so everyone knows everything about everything. Its also a family-run school so theres a lot of dirty back room politics that go on."
Jordan Joyner
  • Reviewed: 4/26/2013
  • Degree: Educational Leadership
"The computer lab in the education building rarely works. Half the computers won't even open SPSS which we need for thesis."
William Harris
  • Reviewed: 2/26/2013
  • Degree: MBA
"The program is great for the working adult because of its flexibility and willingness to work around your schedule."
Annette Larson
  • Reviewed: 11/30/2012
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"I am being prepared for my Master's in Counseling Psychology with both theoretical and practical training, based on real-life needs."
Kelsey Norton
  • Reviewed: 11/12/2012
  • Degree: Business
"I really enjoy the integration of the Christian faith into the business world, it provides a completely different perspective than other colleges or universities."