Be You at BU

Prepare for your future with one of Bethel University's 50+ academic programs.

With one of Bethel University’s key attributes being strong academics, you will experience rigorous curriculum to challenge and prepare you for your career and for your life. With more than 50 bachelor's programs for undergraduate students who live on campus or commute from the local South Bend/Mishawaka community, you’ll work toward an undergraduate degree on your terms.

As a liberal arts university, we offer degrees ranging from accounting to worship arts, with a lot in between. Every year we add more, like our fall 2019 additions of cyber security and computer science. Plus, internships, study abroad programs, task force trips, leadership opportunities, theatre productions and mentoring programs make for a well-rounded undergraduate experience.

No matter if you are a first-time freshman, transfer, REACH/Dual, 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 short form for access to our FREE VIEWBOOK DOWNLOAD and learn more today!

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At the core of all we do is your spiritual development. You will attend chapel three times a week, which features music, scripture and inspiring speakers. Other opportunities include Bible studies, a Collegiate Day of Prayer, and weekly Vesper services.

Relationships are an important part of student life. From the historic Oakwood-Slater Hall and Shupe Hall for underclassmen to the newer Logan Village for upperclassmen, there's a rich history in our student dorms. In your home away from home, you'll build close friendships and always have the support of our Student Life Staff. For commuter students, plenty of social activities connect you to your peers outside the classroom.

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Why Bethel?

Spiritual Formation.

Students take part in weekly chapel and small group Bible studies, and in special events like Scripture 66, when the entire Bible is read aloud in a weekend.

A Clear Value.

Bethel’s average award packages total over $20,000, with admitted students being automatically considered for an academic merit award of up to $16,000 per year.


Student Life.

Whether you participate in student clubs, go to an art opening, attend a basketball game or hang out in the dorm, you’ll build friendships that last a lifetime.

Strong Academics.

You’ll be challenged by our rigorous academic programs and learn from faculty members who will share their knowledge and real-life experiences.

Bethel University is affiliated with the Missionary Church.

We are a Christian community of learners dedicated to building lives of commitment for leadership in the Church and the world. Bethel University provides liberating academic and co-curricular programs to challenge the mind, enlarge the vision and equip the whole person for lifelong service.

By the Numbers



National championships for Bethel Pilots in the NAIA and NCCAA



hours of community service by Bethel students during the academic year



areas of study



year founded by the Missionary Church



of undergraduate students from culturally diverse backgrounds


1 of 10

of Indiana colleges to be recognized as a 2018 College of Distinction



of all students receive some form of financial aid

The Higher Learning Commission is a member of the North Central Association 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 Chicago, IL 60602 (800) 621-7440


Bethel University is authorized by the State of Indiana to operate as a postsecondary institution. Bethel University participates in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) as an approved Indiana NC-SARA institution.