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Bethel Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Bethel? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 965 out of 1,149 applicants or 84% were admitted making Bethel University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores. Bethel University typically accepts and attracts B- average high school students. Of those applicants which were admitted, 65% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by Bethel University is a prized outcome for many students.

Women Men Total
Applied 560 589 1,149
Accepted 473 492 965
Acceptance Rate 84% 84% 84%
Enrolled 281 346 627
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 59% 70% 65%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Bethel University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Bethel regularly accepts students with ACTs of 17 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 22 and above have very competitive chances. 57 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Bethel University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 880 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 760. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1000 out of 1600. 4 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 880 1120
SAT Reading 450 580
SAT Math 430 530
ACT Composite 17 22
ACT English 15 22
ACT Math 16 22

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
22 and Above Good >91%
19 to 22 Avg + 84%-91%
17 to 19 Avg - 77%-84%
15 to 17 Reach 69%-77%
Less than 15 Low <69%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1120 and Above Good >90%
1000 to 1120 Avg + 84%-90%
880 to 1000 Avg - 76%-84%
760 to 880 Reach 64%-76%
Less than 760 Low <64%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You can get into Bethel University with slightly below average high school grades. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Bethel University was 2.9 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B- students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school grades are above the average 2.9 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Bethel accepts 84% of all applicants.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 9% Good
3.50 to 3.75 12% Good
3.25 to 3.50 9% Good
3.00 to 3.25 14% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 25% Avg +
2.50 to 2.75 25% Avg -
2.25 to 2.50 6% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Bethel University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=219718 IPEDS survey data for Bethel University.



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