Bethel Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Bethel University
|Admission Standards||Very Easy|
How hard is it to get into Bethel and can I get accepted? The school has a 66% acceptance rate ranking it #19 in Tennessee for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,262 out of 1,898 applicants were admitted making Bethel a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 82 percent. Bethel University typically accepts and attracts "B-" average high school students. Only 33% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
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Bethel SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT11%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||400|
|SAT Math 25th||420|
|SAT Composite 25th||820|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||550|
|SAT Math 75th||520|
|SAT Composite 75th||1070|
|Average SAT Score||950|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Bethel University?
Bethel University typically requires applicants to be in the top 88 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 820 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 690. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 950 out of 1600. The school ranks #32 in Tennessee for highest average SAT composite score. 11 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|
|1070 and Above||Good||>77%|
|945 to 1070||Avg +||66%-77%|
|820 to 945||Avg -||53%-66%|
|695 to 820||Reach||40%-53%|
|Less than 695||Low||<40%|
Bethel ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT85%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||14|
|ACT Math 25th||16|
|ACT Composite 25th||16|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||28|
|ACT Math 75th||23|
|ACT Composite 75th||25|
|Average ACT Score||20|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Bethel?
Admission data indicates that Bethel regularly accepts students with ACT's of 16 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 75 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 12 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #32 in Tennessee for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 85 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Bethel University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|25 and Above||Good||>78%|
|20 to 25||Avg +||66%-78%|
|16 to 20||Avg -||55%-66%|
|12 to 16||Reach||43%-55%|
|Less than 12||Low||<43%|
Avg. High School GPA2.9
Typical High School GradesB-
You can get into Bethel University with slightly below average high school grades. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Bethel University was 2.9 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #36 in Tennessee for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Bethel accepts 66% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||12%||Good|
|3.25 to 3.50||9%||Good|
|3.00 to 3.25||14%||Avg +|
|2.75 to 3.00||25%||Avg +|
|2.50 to 2.75||25%||Avg -|
|2.25 to 2.50||6%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||27%||41%||33%|
What are the requirements for admission to Bethel University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Recommendations||Neither required nor recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||Yes|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=219718 IPEDS survey data for Bethel University.
Frequently Asked Questions
11% of students submit their SAT scores to Bethel. 85% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
66% of those who apply are granted admission to Bethel. Admission competition is low and the college has very easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 820 and 1070. 11% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.