Bethel University is a private, evangelical Christian, liberal arts university located primarily in Arden Hills, Minnesota. Founded in 1871 as a Baptist seminary, Bethel is currently a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and affilated with Converge, formerly known as the Baptist General Conference. Bethel University enrolls 5,600 students in undergraduate, graduate, and seminary programs. These programs are composed of 90 majors in over 100 different areas of study, and are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Bethel University has a campus of about 289 acres that includes several dorms, a performing arts center, and a student center. Students of Bethel University sign a community covenant promising to live in accordance with guidelines set by the University in an effort to foster a life of faith and personal morality. Students of Bethel participate in sports such as basketball, football, and soccer.
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