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Bethel Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Bethel University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Bethel University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Bethel and can I get accepted? The school has a 94% acceptance rate ranking it #39 in Tennessee for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,299 out of 1,388 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 extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 70 percent. Bethel University typically accepts and attracts "B-" average high school students. Only 35% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Bethel SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Bethel University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 470
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 970
SAT Scores for Bethel University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 550
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1120
Average SAT Score 1050

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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 66 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 970 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 890. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1050 out of 1600. The school ranks #30 in Tennessee for highest average SAT composite score. 5 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
1120 and Above Good >96%
1045 to 1120 Avg + 94%-96%
970 to 1045 Avg - 90%-94%
895 to 970 Reach 84%-90%
Less than 895 Low <84%
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Bethel ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Bethel University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 16
ACT Scores for Bethel University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 21
ACT Math 75th 20
ACT Composite 75th 21
Average ACT Score 18

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 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 18 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 21 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #35 in Tennessee for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 61 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
21 and Above Good >97%
18 to 21 Avg + 94%-97%
16 to 18 Avg - 91%-94%
14 to 16 Reach 87%-91%
Less than 14 Low <87%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

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 #35 in Tennessee for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 2.9 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Bethel accepts 94% 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+ 9% Good
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

Admission Statistics

Bethel University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 728 660 1,388
Accepted 674 625 1,299
Acceptance Rate 93% 95% 94%
Enrolled 182 274 456
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 27% 44% 35%

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 Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor 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=219718 IPEDS survey data for Bethel University.