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Chances of getting into Bethel University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
78.5%
Admission Difficulty for Bethel University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into Bethel University and can I get accepted? The school has a 79% acceptance rate ranking it #27 in Minnesota for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,912 out of 2,435 applicants 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 challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 49 percent. Bethel University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 31% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Bethel University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bethel University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1030-1290
Applicants Submitting SAT
6%
SAT Scores for Bethel University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1030
SAT Scores for Bethel University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 640
SAT Math 75th 650
SAT Composite 75th 1290
Average SAT Score 1160

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Bethel University?

Bethel University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 55 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1030 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 900. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1160 out of 1600. The school ranks #12 in Minnesota for highest average SAT composite score. 6 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Bethel University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1290 and Above Good >86%
1160 to 1290 Avg + 79%-86%
1030 to 1160 Avg - 69%-79%
900 to 1030 Reach 57%-69%
Less than 900 Low <57%
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Bethel University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
96%
ACT Scores for Bethel University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 21
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Bethel University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 27
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 27
Average ACT Score 24

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Bethel University?

Admission data indicates that Bethel University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #8 in Minnesota for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 96 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Bethel University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Bethel University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >86%
24 to 27 Avg + 79%-86%
21 to 24 Avg - 69%-79%
18 to 21 Reach 57%-69%
Less than 18 Low <57%
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Bethel University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.51
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Bethel University?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Bethel University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Bethel University was 3.51 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #11 in Minnesota for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.51 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Bethel University accepts 79% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Bethel University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 41% Good
3.50 to 3.75 21% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 14% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 10% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 11% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 3% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

61% of Bethel University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Bethel University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 32%
Top 25% of class 61%
Top 50% of class 84%
Bottom 50% of class 16%
Bottom 25% of class 2%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

Bethel University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,511 924 2,435
Accepted 1,182 730 1,912
Acceptance Rate 78% 79% 79%
Enrolled 374 215 589
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 32% 29% 31%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Bethel University is $0.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Bethel University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Bethel University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Considered but not required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Bethel University
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=173160 IPEDS survey data for Bethel University.

FAQs

Does Bethel University prefer SAT or ACT?

6% of students submit their SAT scores to Bethel University. 96% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Bethel University?

79% of those who apply are granted admission to Bethel University. Admission competition is and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Bethel University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1030 and 1290. 6% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Bethel University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 27. 96% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.