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Campus & Student Life at Bethel University

Home to about 35 undergraduates in 2020, Bethel is a very small, private university located in Hampton, Virginia. This urban setting might be best suited for students who like the fast-paced city life. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by Bethel can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our Bethel Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

Bethel University is a Assemblies of God Church Affiliated Faith-Based Institution.

Faith-based colleges and universities like Bethel typically have similar core requirements and offerings to secular institutions but likely require undergraduates to take some religious studies.

If a Assemblies of God Church enhanced curriculum interests you, check out our ranking of The Best Assemblies of God Church Colleges and Universities.

Bethel Has a Disability Services Site

For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Bethel Disability Services.

Bethel for the Military

While not a "service academy", Bethel does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit Bethel Veteran Services . For more information, check out our Bethel for Veterans Guide.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Bethel University

Bethel does not offer on-campus housing.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Bethel University

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Bethel University

Bethel has a comparatively very small, student body. There were 35 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 9 (25.7%). Part-time attendance was 26 (74.3%).


Bethel University is Ranked #1,971 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Bethel is about average in terms of overall diversity. We rank Bethel #1971 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at Bethel University

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at Bethel by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the Bethel Diversity Guide.

Bethel University Athletics

We wanted to tell you about student athletes at Bethel, but that information was not available.

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Bethel University Athletics

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