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Your chances of getting into Bethany Lutheran College

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

61.5%
Admission Difficulty for Bethany Lutheran College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Unavailable 
Applicant Competition Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at BLC is 61.5%.  Its admission rate is the 5th lowest in Minnesota.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into BLC and can you get accepted?

BLC is a moderately competitive school to get into. You have a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the criteria. Last year, 439 out of the 714 who applied were admitted.

Bethany Lutheran College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.51. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 45% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into BLC?

61% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Bethany Lutheran College you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.51 or better
  • Earn B+ grades in high school
  • Graduate in the top half of your high school class

BLC GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.51

Typical High School Grades 

B+

What GPA do you need to get into Bethany Lutheran College?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into BLC are to have around a 3.51 high school GPA. You are required to have very good grades in high school.

If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as BLC accepts 61% of students who apply.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at BLC is 3.51 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B+ letter grades and regularly score around 87-89 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #15 in Minnesota for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since BLC is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.5 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

High School GPA's for admitted Bethany Lutheran College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 7.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 21.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 17.0% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 17.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 17.0% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 18.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 3.0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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BLC SAT Scores

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is recommended but not required for admission to Bethany Lutheran College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application.

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

Not Reported

Applicants Submitting SAT 

7%
SAT Scores for Bethany Lutheran College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile N/A
Math 25th Percentile N/A
Composite 25th Percentile N/A
SAT Scores for Bethany Lutheran College
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile N/A
Math 75th Percentile N/A
Composite 75th Percentile N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

BLC ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

Not Reported

Applicants Submitting ACT 

85%
ACT Scores for Bethany Lutheran College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile N/A
Math 25th Percentile N/A
Composite 25th Percentile N/A
ACT Scores for Bethany Lutheran College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile N/A
Math 75th Percentile N/A
Composite 75th Percentile N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

High School Class Rank

65% of Bethany Lutheran College freshman are in the top half of their high school graduating class and 32% are in the top quarter.

High School Class Rank for admitted Bethany Lutheran College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 18%
Top 25% of class 32%
Top 50% of class 65%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

Bethany Lutheran College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 405 309 714
Accepted 265 174 439
Acceptance Rate 65% 56% 61%
Enrolled 115 84 199
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 43% 48% 45%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Jul 1, 2024

Days left to Apply

130

Applicants have 130 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Jul 1, 2024.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Bethany Lutheran College is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Bethany Lutheran College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Bethany Lutheran College Application Requirements
Test Scores Recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Considered but not required
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

Other Colleges to Apply To 

Students applying to Bethany Lutheran College often consider these colleges

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=173142 IPEDS survey data for Bethany Lutheran College.

FAQs

Does Bethany Lutheran College prefer SAT or ACT?

7% of students submit their SAT scores to BLC. 85% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Bethany Lutheran College?

61% of those who apply are granted admission to BLC. Admission competition is low and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.