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Discover your calling, grow spiritually and form lifelong relationships

Bethel will provide you with space to explore multiple areas of study and discover what you are most passionate about. You will find professors and mentors who will walk alongside you and encourage you in your academic and spiritual journey. You will experience a Christ-centered environment that cultivates authentic relationships. All so you can realize your God-given potential.

# 1

Ranked No. 1 in Indiana on the College Affordability Guide, 2022


of students receive some form of financial assistance


Bethel matches church scholarships, dollar-for-dollar, up to $1,000 per year

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Admission Process

At Bethel University, we’ll walk you through every step of the admission process – from your first visit to your first day of classes. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have along the way.

Step 1

Request Information – Are you a traditional-age student, a transfer student, an adult student, or a graduate-level student? Whichever you are, we have programs for you! Our admission process varies a little for each student category, so take a minute to identify where you belong and request information to learn more about Bethel!

Step 2

Apply for Admission – Now that you know where you fit, fill out an application.

Step 3

Apply for Aid – College is an investment in your future, but it’s not one you have to make alone. Our Financial Aid staff is here to help guide you through the financial aid process. Together we can explore all available aid options (including FAFSA) to help you reach your educational goals.

Take Our Tour of Bethel University

The best way to experience Bethel is through a personalized campus visit! Meet with a professor or athletics coach, tour campus and learn more about the admission process. We offer individual and group visit options throughout the year, so you can find the one that fits you best.

If you can’t come to campus, we’ll meet you where you are! Visit Bethel from the comfort of your own home with a virtual tour of our campus. See more pictures and videos at stops along the way.

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First-Year Students

Begin your undergraduate well-rounded education living on campus or commuting from the local South Bend/Mishawaka community.

Transfer Students

You have worked hard on your education by completing college coursework after high school, and we are excited that you are considering finishing your degree at Bethel University.

Adult & Graduate Students

Our flexible and affordable programs will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to advance your career while balancing personal and professional commitments.

Extension Studies (BU-X)

Experience Christian higher education and ministry training as we partner with communities across America through innovative and strategic connections with local churches through higher education that is affordable, local, practical and fully accredited.

Additional Enrollment Opportunities

We also have ways for students interested in REACH/Dual Enrollment or applying as International Students to become Bethel Pilots.

“It’s one thing to learn things in a book. It’s another thing to experience the human body. [My cadaver internship has] really expanded my knowledge of what actually happens in surgery.”

Darrian Arch ’18

Miss Indiana USA 2018, Biology Major

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Take the Next Step

Whether you are a first-time freshman, transfer, REACH/Dual enrollment, guest or returning student, you can be confident that Bethel University’s Admission and Financial Aid teams will guide you through the process. Don’t wait to plan your future – fill out our request info short form to request our FREE VIEWBOOK DOWNLOAD and learn more today!