BLC Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Bethany Lutheran College
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
How hard is it to get into BLC and can I get accepted? The school has a 78% acceptance rate ranking it #28 in Minnesota for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 387 out of 497 applicants were admitted making Bethany Lutheran College an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 54 percent. Bethany Lutheran College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 45% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.
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BLC SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT7%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||520|
|SAT Math 25th||530|
|SAT Composite 25th||1050|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||580|
|SAT Math 75th||610|
|SAT Composite 75th||1190|
|Average SAT Score||1120|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Bethany Lutheran College?
Bethany Lutheran College typically requires applicants to be in the top 51 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1050 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 980. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1120 out of 1600. The school ranks #19 in Minnesota for highest average SAT composite score. 7 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.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1190 and Above||Good||>86%|
|1120 to 1190||Avg +||78%-86%|
|1050 to 1120||Avg -||68%-78%|
|980 to 1050||Reach||55%-68%|
|Less than 980||Low||<55%|
BLC ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT85%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||17|
|ACT Math 25th||18|
|ACT Composite 25th||19|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||24|
|ACT Math 75th||24|
|ACT Composite 75th||25|
|Average ACT Score||22|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into BLC?
Admission data indicates that BLC regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #18 in Minnesota for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 85 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Bethany Lutheran College.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|25 and Above||Good||>86%|
|22 to 25||Avg +||78%-86%|
|19 to 22||Avg -||68%-78%|
|16 to 19||Reach||55%-68%|
|Less than 16||Low||<55%|
Avg. High School GPA3.33
Typical High School GradesB+
You will need above average high school grades to get into Bethany Lutheran College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Bethany Lutheran College was 3.33 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #19 in Minnesota for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.33 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as BLC accepts 78% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||15%||Avg +|
|3.25 to 3.50||16%||Avg +|
|3.00 to 3.25||15%||Avg -|
|2.75 to 3.00||16%||Avg -|
|2.50 to 2.75||9%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
67% of Bethany Lutheran College freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||14%|
|Top 25% of class||32%|
|Top 50% of class||67%|
|Bottom 50% of class||33%|
|Bottom 25% of class||10%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||44%||47%||45%|
Applications are DueJul 1, 2020
Days left to Apply86
Applicants have 86 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Jul 1, 2020.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to BLC before the Jul 1 application deadline.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|May 2||May 15|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Jun 13||Jun 23|
What are the requirements for admission to Bethany Lutheran College and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Neither required nor recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=173142 IPEDS survey data for Bethany Lutheran College.
Frequently Asked Questions
7% of students submit their SAT scores to BLC. 85% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
78% of those who apply are granted admission to BLC. Admission competition is and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1050 and 1190. 7% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.