Chances of getting into Bethany Lutheran College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
77.9%
Admission Difficulty for Bethany Lutheran College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionVery 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

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1050-1190
Applicants Submitting SAT
7%
SAT Scores for Bethany Lutheran College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1050
SAT Scores for Bethany Lutheran College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 580
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1190
Average SAT Score 1120

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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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Bethany Lutheran College admission chances by SAT score
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%
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BLC ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
85%
ACT Scores for Bethany Lutheran College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Bethany Lutheran College
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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Bethany Lutheran College admission chances by ACT score
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%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.33
Typical High School Grades
B+

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.

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High School GPA's for admitted Bethany Lutheran College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 29% Good
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

High School Class Rank

67% of Bethany Lutheran College freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Bethany Lutheran College students
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%

Admission Statistics

Bethany Lutheran College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 275 222 497
Accepted 212 175 387
Acceptance Rate 77% 79% 78%
Enrolled 94 82 176
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 44% 47% 45%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jul 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Jul 1, 2020.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Bethany Lutheran College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Bethany Lutheran College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
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.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 25. 85% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.