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Bethel University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Bethel University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
83.5%
Admission Difficulty for Bethel University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Bethel University and can I get accepted? The school has a 83% acceptance rate. Last year, 1,513 out of 1,812 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 difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 41 percent. Bethel University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 39% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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Bethel University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1110-1420
Applicants Submitting SAT
6%
SAT Scores for Bethel University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 580
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1110
SAT Scores for Bethel University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 720
SAT Math 75th 700
SAT Composite 75th 1420
Average SAT Score 1270

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

Bethel University typically requires applicants to be in the top 39 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1110 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 950. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1270 out of 1600. 6 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Bethel University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1420 and Above Good >89%
1265 to 1420 Avg + 83%-89%
1110 to 1265 Avg - 74%-83%
955 to 1110 Reach 63%-74%
Less than 955 Low <63%
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Bethel University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
95%
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. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 95 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Bethel University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Bethel University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >89%
24 to 27 Avg + 83%-89%
21 to 24 Avg - 74%-83%
18 to 21 Reach 63%-74%
Less than 18 Low <63%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

You will need 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. 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 83% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Bethel University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
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

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%

Admission Statistics

Bethel University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,152 660 1,812
Accepted 969 544 1,513
Acceptance Rate 84% 82% 83%
Enrolled 361 226 587
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 37% 42% 39%

Admission Requirements

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

Bethel University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
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.