Chances of getting into Bethel University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
66.5%
Admission Difficulty for Bethel University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionLow

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

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
820-1070
Applicants Submitting SAT
11%
SAT Scores for Bethel University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 400
SAT Math 25th 420
SAT Composite 25th 820
SAT Scores for Bethel University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 550
SAT Math 75th 520
SAT Composite 75th 1070
Average SAT Score 950

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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 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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Bethel University admission chances by SAT score
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%
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Bethel ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
16-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
85%
ACT Scores for Bethel University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 14
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 16
ACT Scores for Bethel University
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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Bethel University admission chances by ACT score
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%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
2.9
Typical High School Grades
B-

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.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Bethel University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
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 1,078 811 1,898
Accepted 716 544 1,262
Acceptance Rate 66% 67% 66%
Enrolled 190 222 412
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 27% 41% 33%

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.

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.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 16 and 25. 85% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.