Bethany, West Virginia

Bethany College Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Bethany College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Bethany College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Bethany College and can I get accepted? The school has a 94% acceptance rate ranking it #16 in West Virginia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 804 out of 855 applicants were admitted making Bethany College an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 71 percent. Bethany College typically accepts and attracts "B-" average high school students. Only 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the lower half of their high school class.

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Bethany College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Bethany College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 470
SAT Math 25th 460
SAT Composite 25th 930
SAT Scores for Bethany College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 610
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1180
Average SAT Score 1060

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Bethany College?

Bethany College typically requires applicants to be in the top 73 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 930 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 800. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1060 out of 1600. The school ranks #14 in West Virginia for highest average SAT composite score. 57 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

Bethany College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1180 and Above Good >96%
1055 to 1180 Avg + 94%-96%
930 to 1055 Avg - 90%-94%
805 to 930 Reach 84%-90%
Less than 805 Low <84%
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Bethany College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Bethany College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for Bethany College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 23
ACT Composite 75th 24
Average ACT Score 20

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Bethany College?

Admission data indicates that Bethany College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 17 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 69 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 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 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #9 in West Virginia for highest average ACT composite score. 55 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Bethany College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Bethany College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >97%
20 to 24 Avg + 94%-97%
17 to 20 Avg - 91%-94%
14 to 17 Reach 86%-91%
Less than 14 Low <86%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

You can get into Bethany College with slightly below average high school grades. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Bethany College was 2.8 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #17 in West Virginia for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 2.8 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Bethany College accepts 94% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted Bethany College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 13% Good
3.50 to 3.75 10% Good
3.25 to 3.50 10% Good
3.00 to 3.25 9% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 27% Avg +
2.50 to 2.75 25% Avg -
2.25 to 2.50 7% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

53% of Bethany College freshman were in the bottom half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Bethany College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 12%
Top 25% of class 30%
Top 50% of class 47%
Bottom 50% of class 53%
Bottom 25% of class 20%

Admission Statistics

Bethany College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 356 499 855
Accepted 336 468 804
Acceptance Rate 94% 94% 94%
Enrolled 60 100 160
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 18% 21% 20%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 20, 2020
Days left to Apply

Applicants have 303 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 20, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Bethany College before the Aug 20 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Nov 2 Nov 15
Dec 7 Dec 20
Mar 14 Mar 27
May 2 May 15
Jun 6 Jul 15
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Oct 26 Nov 14
Dec 14 Dec 24
Feb 8 Feb 19
Apr 4 Apr 14
Jun 13 Jun 23
Jul 18 Jul 28

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Bethany College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Bethany College 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 Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Bethany College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=237181 IPEDS survey data for Bethany College.